You may be more familiar with the term menopause, which is when a woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which causes her period to end.
Andropause is similar. It is the decline in the hormone testosterone in men. The condition is also called late-onset hypogonadism.
We men produce testosterone throughout our lives, however this production normally peaks when you are in your late teens, and then gradually declines over time.
The decline normally speeds up after you reach age 30, and then typically falls by about 1% a year.
When testosterone levels have fallen so much that this starts having significant effects on your body, you have entered the territory of andropause.
What are the common signs of andropause?
- Low sex drive: With lower levels of testosterone, your sex drive will normally decrease substantially
- Erectile dysfunction: Testosterone is essential in order for you to function sexually, and therefore, with low levels of this hormone, you are more likely to not ‘get it up’.
- Depression: Testosterone is important for a happy mood
- Fatigue: Testosterone is also crucial for giving you energy and a sense of overall well-being
- Increased weight: Low testosterone causes muscle size to decline and fat storages to increase
- Low bone density: Testosterone plays an important part in bone formation and maintenance
- Insomnia: Testosterone also regulates your sleep, and without adequate testosterone levels, your sleep is likely to suffer
However, you don’t have to suffer from declining testosterone levels as you age. You can be proactive and take steps to maintain and even increase your testosterone production.
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