Thursday, August 19, 2010

Menopause is not only for Women - Male Menopause - WebMD

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Menopause is not only for Women men actually also have a form of menopause which some doctors refer to this condition as androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male, or some may call this low testosterone.

What is Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone is defined as less than 300 nanograms per deciliter of blood. The symptoms of low testosterone include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, mood problems, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Doctors can prescribe hormone therapy to increase the testosterone levels in your body so that you don’t have to suffer from mood swings, irritability, and a lack of energy.

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I have a male friend who was very honest with me and told me that he has this condition and how they treat it and i have notice some mood swings his treatments was first steroid shots and he requested for this to be changed since he was gaining weight. Now he gets a small cut is upper hips were they inject several pellets the size of a tic tac and this slowly releases the medication, this will be in his body for a total of 4 months. There are of course other treatments and one should consult with there doctor to see which one if any should be taken.

Virtually all men experience some decline in testosterone as they start to age and may not even notice that this is going on in their body, its a small percent that a far below considered normal for their age.

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If you feel that this may be your case please consult your doctor as soon as possiable

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What is Menopause?
Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. Menopause is a natural biological process, the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, sap your energy and at least indirectly trigger feelings of sadness and loss.

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