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male menopause

male menopause

A popular term for the male equivalent of menopause, which occurs with increased age and is attributed to blunting of hypothalamic-pituitary feedback loop, sensitivity to androgenic hormones, decreased Leydig cell mass, decreased serum testosterone, decreased testicular function, decreased mental and physical components of sexual arousal, decreased ejaculatory force, decreased semen volume and viscosity, decreased urethral and prostatic contractions, and increased sexual refractory periods.
 
Clinical findings
Hot flushes, insomnia, irritability, diminished libido, impotence, fatigue, depression, poor ability to concentrate, increased body fat, and decreased bone and muscle mass, energy and fertility.

male menopause

Andropause, male climacteric Endocrinology A popular term for the ♂ equivalent of menopause which is attributed to blunting of hypothalamic-pituitary feedback loop, sensitivity to androgenic hormones, ↓ Leydig cell mass, ↓ serum testosterone, ↓ testicular function, ↓ in mental and physical components of arousal, ↓ ejaculatory force, ↓ semen volume and viscosity, ↓ urethral and prostatic contractions, ↑ sexual refractory periods, which occur with ↑ age; other features of MM include↑ body fat, ↓ bone and muscle mass, energy, virility, fertility Clinical Hot flashes, weakness, exhaustion, insomnia, irritability, impotence. See Midlife crisis. Cf Menopause. Cf Androgen replacement therapy.
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These technological developments in hormone delivery systems, combined with the subtraction of the impotence problem, played a role in the medical profession's renewed interest in male menopause, or Andropause, as it had been renamed.
Symptoms OVER the years many symptoms experienced by men in their middle years have been linked to the male menopause.
Researchers found the male menopause, known as late-onset hypogonadism, was often linked to poor health and obesity.
It treats the male menopause with biologically-matched hormones.
'Outgoing, easy going men can become antisocial, suffer poor concentration, low libido and even physical symptoms like back and stomach pain.' Jed, whose previous best-seller, Male Menopause, detailed the condition as confined to middle aged men aged 40-55, now believes that IMS actually affects a much larger proportion of men.
However, some authors have focused their attention directly or indirectly on older men, such as Sheehy (1998) Understanding Men's Passages, Levinson (1978) The Seasons of a Man's Life, Thompson (1994) Older Men's Lives, Kosberg and Kaye (1997) Older Men: Special Problems & Professionals Challenges, Moore and Stratton (2002) Resilient Widowers, Brothers (2001) The Abuse of Men, Lund (2001) Men Coping with Grief, Kramer and Thompson (2002) Men as Caregivers, Pritchard (2001) Male Victims of Elder Abuse, and Diamond (1997) Male Menopause.
The concept of male menopause has been around for decades, but neither medical professionals nor the general population has taken it seriously.
This is an obvious symptom of male menopause, but, as with women, non-obvious symptoms can also be occurring and leading to more serious dysfunctions.
There was a piece in The New Yorker from July 29 about Andropause, or more casually "male menopause." There is very little agreement in the medical community if indeed there is such a thing as Andropause, but there are pharmaceutical companies pumping a bunch of money into an effort to give it some credibility.
Known by several names, including andropause, male climacteric, viropause, and low testosterone syndrome, male menopause should not be confused with a midlife crisis.
The male menopause is a myth and older men can be as sexually active in their 60s as they were in their 20s.
PADAM is also an acronym for Partial Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men Syndrome, the medical term for male menopause.