Andropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone. It is unlike menopause in that the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more gradual than what occurs in women.
Common symptoms of andropause in men include:
- Memory loss.
- Muscle Loss.
- Weight Gain.
- Mood swings and irritability.
- Loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise.
- Fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly or “man boobs” (gynaecomastia)
- A general lack of enthusiasm or energy.
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness.
- Poor concentration and short-term memory.
Though the symptoms aren’t as severe as those of menopause, they can last for as long as 15 to 20 years. When your testosterone level drops to such a degree that you notice the difference, you could be experiencing andropause, otherwise referred to as a testosterone deficiency or male menopause.
Make sure you are getting your nutrients – zinc, vitamins C and E, and calcium are all vital andropause natural treatments. Exercise can also boost your testosterone levels. A major contributor to andropause is sleep apne
Tips on How to Prevent Problems Related to Andropause
- All men experience a gradual decline in their testosterone levels after the age of 30.
- Moderate your alcohol consumption.
- Avoid sources of stress.
- Check your diet.
- Stay active.
- Get enough sleep.