Male Menopause commonly called as andropause is a condition seen when the testosterone levels drops down in men as they get older. Testosterone is considered as a male hormone whereas; estrogen is referred to as female hormone. These hormones are responsible for sexual features in both men and women.
Andropause describes age-related changes in male hormones levels. Decline in male hormone is usually associated with testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency and late onset hypogonadism. Male menopause mainly focuses on the drop in testosterone production in your body. Male menopause generally starts after the 50 years of age.
Production of Testosterone in testes makes certain changes in your body during puberty. It also improves your physical and mental energy apart from maintaining muscle mass in your body.
Male Menopause Symptoms
While suffering with andropause the following common symptoms become visible. The most common symptoms of male menopause include:
- Decreased motivation
- Low energy
- Lack of self confidence
- Difficulty in concentration
- Increased body fat
- Reduced muscle mass
- Loss of body hair
- Hot flashes
- Decreased bone density
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced libido
Male Menopause Diagnosis
To diagnose male menopause, blood tests are generally done to check the hormone levels. It is recommended to talk to your doctor and share the symptoms which you have experienced while suffering with male menopause. Sharing experience with your doctor will help in treatment and early diagnosis of the disease.
The common diagnostic techniques used to detect male menopause include:
- Physical examination
- Blood tests to check the hormone levels in your body.
Male Menopause Treatment
Male menopause can be treated by medications to increase the testosterone levels in your body. The other changes that are required for treatment include:
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Eat a healthy diet
- Regular physical activity
- Proper sleep
- Avoid stress
The above mentioned lifestyle changes benefit all men experiencing male menopause. Hormone replacement therapy is used in very rare cases, when the treatment is not possible. Anti-depressants are generally given to men during menopause as andropause increases the risk of depression in men.
Before taking any medication or therapy to increase the testosterone levels in your body, you need to consult your doctor. Taking certain medication can have a negative impact on your health and can increase the risk of chronic diseases. Testosterone replacement therapy poses certain risk in few rare cases. Testosterone replacement therapy increases the risk of heart attack and prostate cancer in few rare cases.
When you experience the low testosterone symptoms in your body, you can consult the infertility specialist. Infertility treatment cost in Hyderabad is comparatively less from other cities. There are infertility specialists available in different branches of Hegde fertility centers:
- Infertility specialist in Gachibowli
- Infertility specialist in Madhapur
- Infertility specialist in Kondapur.
These infertility specialists help in treating male menopause and other medical conditions that can lead to infertility in men.