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Male menopause: Myth or reality?

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As men grow older, their testosterone levels begin to decline. The reality of the situation is that they should keep a watchful on their health and treat the body accordingly. Physical and emotional changes occur as we age, noticeably in short hours of sleep, a lack of sex drive, internal drive and confidence may lessen. Men can see muscle and hair loss, and notice weight gain, but this is all normal. They should continue to live healthy and consult a doctor if they feel they need to actually boost testosterone levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Men go through a type of menopause called andropause, where male hormone levels start to decrease as they age.
  • The symptoms and treatment options to males going through andropause are different from females going through menopause
  • Starting testosterone levels differ between men and men start to see decreases in male hormone production starting around age 30.

“In general, older men tend to have lower testosterone levels than do younger men. Testosterone levels gradually decline throughout adulthood”

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/in-depth/male-menopause/art-20048056

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