Ladies and gents, have you ever wondered if there really is a such thing as male menopause, andropause or low t symptoms? Well, there is!  This is an informative article about male menopause and what the symptoms are, written by Dr. Ray.  It should help you prepare for and understand better, the middle age symptoms you (as a man) or your husband may be experiencing now or what may be coming.

What is Andropause or What is Meant by Low T Symptoms?

Sometimes called “The Male Menopause” or “MANopause”

The Facts:  Andropause, also known as the male menopause or MANopause, is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone which is an “androgen”, giving the condition its name.   An androgen is a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics.

As men age, usually when they get into their early 30s, they begin losing testosterone at a rate of one to two percent a year.

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4-5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone levels… and only 5-10% of these men will seek any type of treatment.

According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, male hormones were analyzed and found that the testosterone levels in most 70 year old men were 90 percent reduced from levels found in males that are 25 years old.

*By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55 they can begin experiencing symptoms of andropause.

What Are Low T Symptoms?

 The Importance of Testosterone:   Testosterone assists the male body in building protein and is crucial for normal sexual drive and stamina, and in producing erections.  Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, liver function, prostate gland growth and production of blood cells in bone marrow.

 Other Factors:

While testosterone declines in men, the Sex Binding Hormone Globulin (SHBG), also called androgen-binding protein, increases.

This hormone inhibits a substantial portion of remaining testosterone from working; the remaining working testosterone is referred to as bio-available testosterone.

Bio-available testosterone declines with time, causing gradual male menopause symptoms.

Here are the symptoms of male menopause or low t symptoms:

• Irritable Male Syndrome
• Weight gain
Sleep apnea
• Memory loss
• Diminished libido
• Hair Loss
• Erectile dysfunction
Hot Flashes
• Muscle loss

Author:   Dr. Ray Goddard
If you would like more information about low testosterone (Low T) symptoms or how to correct (Low T) symptoms, please contact me – [email protected]

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