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Andropause

Signs and symptoms of Andropause

  • Mood swings and irritability

  • Some men may develop depression

  • Loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise

  • Fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly or "man boobs" (gynaecomastia)

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • A general lack of enthusias or energy

  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness

  • Poor concentration and short-term memory

Treatments of Andropause

  • Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)

  • Regular exercise

  • Eating right

  • Reducing alcohol consumption and smoking cessation

More on Andropause

  • Andropause typically lasts 15-20 years

  • On average, andropause usually occurs at about 40 years old

  • Testosterone starts to drop by around 1% a year from age 30-40 but this is unlikely to cause any problems itself

Testosterone

  • Plays a role in maintaining bone density and health and protects against diseases like osteoporosis

  • Regulates sex drive (libido)

  • Fat distribution

  • Muscle mass and strength

  • Production of red blood cells and sperm

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