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Andropause: the menopause of men?

Until recent years, some medical specialists refuted the existence of andropause in humans.

But the knowledge advances and today, the decrease of the levels of certain hormones in the blood of the men over 50 years is objectively recognized: androgens (testosterone), DHEA, growth hormone, thyroid hormones ...

The decline of androgens in aging men is called andropause. Men are not spared from aging and diminishing genital function.

Unlike menopause (usually occurring in women in their fifties), which occurs quite suddenly, in men the decrease of androgenic hormones is very progressive and the signs appear just as gradually.

We talk about andropause when, with the biological decrease of androgens, are added clinical signs that can have certain consequences (like a drop in libido or muscular strength ...) that can affect the quality of life of these gentlemen .

It is possible, when the testosterone drop is proven by a bioavailable testosterone assay, to propose a hormone replacement therapy that can reduce the symptoms and significantly improve the quality of life of the man.

Statistically, with age, the very gradual decrease in circulating testosterone appears as early as 30 years and explains that signs of andropause also occur gradually; often sufficient amounts of androgens persist for the quality of life to remain correct.

To read this full article on andropause, symptoms ... treatment.

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