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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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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.
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Male menopause sufferers can experience fatigue, depression, weight gain, clouded thought, loss of libido and memory and sleep disturbance caused by plunging levels of testosterone.
Symptoms of the male menopause COMMON complaints from men in their fifties are similar to to many of the problems caused by the female menopause.
In many cases, his wife doesn't understand him either, which is why he has to trade her in for a younger and blonder model when he's approaching the male menopause.
Rhys Ifans and Michael Sheen will be approached about the title roles in a major new film about the male menopause, the Western Mail can reveal today.
My wife says it's the male menopause and my doctor says there is nothing he can do.
Indeed, many men who have symptoms of depression, irritability and tiredness may just put it all down to a mid-life crisis, when in fact they are going through the male menopause.
Asked how he planned to spend his prize money - a third share of pounds 642,000 - an overjoyed Sir Paul, 52, said: "I know it's the male menopause, but I do have my eye on a bigger motorbike.
Thank goodness for Richard Wagner's bout of male menopause, else the world might be without ``Tristan und Isolde.
Unfortunately, men in the region are not aware that male menopause is a real, treatable condition.
The male menopause is less complicated, having its roots in the bombshell realisation that there are women out there who won't give you a second glance.