WHAT IS ANDROPAUSE?
Andropause, also known as “male menopause”, is a condition that is age-related and associated with the reduction of testosterone.
SYMPTOMS OF ANDROPAUSE
Symptoms of andropause can include fatigue or lack of energy, mood swings, irritability, loss of muscle mass, insomnia, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), poor concentration, depression, hot flashes or sweating, and physical changes such as developing a large belly or “man boobs” (gynaecomastia).
DIAGNOSIS OF ANDROPAUSE
Diagnosing andropause will require a consultation with the doctor to check in on your symptoms and then a blood test to check the level of testosterone.
TREATMENTS FOR ANDROPAUSE
Treatments for andropause usually involve replacing testosterone levels. Treatments can provide symptomatic relief associated with andropause. Testosterone replacement can be done in a variety of ways including injections, capsules or gel. A discussion with the doctor will be able to help determine which kind of treatment suits you the best. Lifestyle modifications such as increased exercise, good food nutrition and stress reduction can also help manage the condition.