male menopause


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male menopause

male menopause

Etymology: L, mas, male, men, month; Gk, pauein, to cease
a late middle-age psychogenic condition affecting some men, who experience anxiety over diminished potency, increased fatigue, thinning and graying hair, and other signs of aging. Also called male climacterium.

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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Treatment SO the male menopause does appear to exist but only two per cent of the 3,300 men tested in the study had symptoms linked to low testosterone, showing it's very rare.
Only nine of 32 candidate male menopause symptoms were associated in any way with low testosterone levels.
com Those too young to be suffering from male menopause could ask their GPs for a blood test to check for abnormally low levels of testosterone Some men may benefit from a testosterone-replacement therapy such as Testogel.
It was never approved for treating male menopause or andropause.
For more information about male menopause, call (248) 849-3195.
Anyway, the male menopause is hardly the same," I protested, "I mean, if she wanted to buy a motorbike I wouldn't stand in her way.
This is also referred to as male menopause, or andropause.
Ye said that the symptoms of male menopause, which should appear in men above 60, can now be found in men around 40.
Unfortunately, Mike Nichols' film turned out to be more of a dog than anything else, acting more as a metaphor for the male menopause and one man's emasculation in the work place than showing loads of throats being ripped out.
Some doctors advocate the use of synthetic testosterone to relieve symptoms associated with so-called male menopause, such as weakness, depression and sexual problems.
As referenced in that article, the existence of a male menopause had been understood since the early 1940s, when a journal of the American Medical Association article highlighted the condition.