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For a long time, experts decided – to be or not to be a “male menopause.” After all, if we draw an analogy with female menopause, then in women it is directly related to the cessation of the function of childbearing. And reproductive function in men most often persists until old age. However, andropause does exist.
Andropause is associated with a decrease in the body’s level of male hormones androgens, and especially testosterone. If he is normal – no problem! In the opposite case, erection and sperm maturation are impaired. Following sexual dysfunctions, muscle mass decreases, and the amount of subcutaneous fat increases, being deposited on the abdomen, hips, buttocks. The level of cholesterol and lipids in the blood rises, the risk of developing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases increases. A lack of testosterone affects memory, reaction speed, the ability to objectively assess the situation, and even mood. Continue reading