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an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz),
Decreased function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to female menopause.

andropause

(ăn′drə-pôz′)
n.
The gradual decline in testosterone levels in middle-aged men, often accompanied by physiological changes such as fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased libido.
A constellation of changes that occur in older men, including decreased libido, sexual performance, decreased sperm quantity and quality, erectile dysfunction, frailty, decreased muscle and bone mass, and increased body fat

Management Some data suggest that androgen replacement therapy may ameliorate andropause

andropause

Male climacteric, male menopause Endocrinology A constellation of changes that occur in older ♂, including ↓ libido, sexual performance, ↓ sperm quantity and quality, erectile dysfunction, frailty, ↓ muscle and bone mass, and ↑ body fat Clinical Hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, weakness, lethargy, ↓ lean body and bone mass, and impotence Management Some data suggest that androgen replacement therapy may ameliorate andropause. See Androgen replacement therapy, Midlife crisis.

an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz)
A postulated decrease in function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to menopause.

andropause

The period, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, during which a man's testosterone levels may fall, leading to a reduction in vigour and sexual drive. The term is rarely used, the etymologically-shaky term ‘male MENOPAUSE’ being commonly preferred.
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The complete pathway can be found in Maintaining postreproductive health: a care pathway from the EuropeanMenopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), by Eleni Armeni, Irene Lambrinoudaki, Iuliana Ceausu, Herman Depypere, Alfred Mueck, Faustino R.
There has been a major change in thinking with regard to late-onset hypogonadism, also known as andropause, a disorder that has served as the rationale for much testosterone prescribing.
"In some men, this leads to what is termed as Andropause, though the term is not a precise one since hormone production in men does not stop.
(9) Older men with a low testosterone level are described as experiencing "late-onset hypogonadism," also known by the popularized term "andropause." (10) This is attributed to decreased activity at the testicular and hypothalamic levels.
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"It could be the beginning of dementia or Alzheimer's; it could be many things." In particular, he pointed out, men go through hormonal changes as part of andropause. When testosterone levels drop, the symptoms can resemble depression, but treatment for depression won't produce the desired improvement in mood.
Andropause is a term used to describe age-related androgen decline.
Moreover, female menopause and male andropause are two major ontogenetic challenges, and their possible impacts on the sleep/wake cycle and sleep preferences are mediated by hormonal changes.
Men as young as thirty and forty often experience andropause, a slowing down of metabolism that is similar to menopause in women, but in men it seems to be complicated by lifestyle changes.
We may assume that D-Asp supplementation would improve the health or quality of life of men who experience its deterioration in the second half of life, which is partly genetically determined (59) but may also be linked to age-related androgen deficiency, commonly referred to as andropause (60), (61).