PT Health Life

6 signs of male menopause you need to know

0 34,263

PT Health Life – Male menopause is the consequence of a decrease in testosterone levels in the blood, leading to decreased sexual performance, erectile dysfunction, decreased sperm quantity and quality.. This has negative effects. small impact on men’s physiology and quality of life.

1. Causes of male menopause

Andropause is quite common and is related to age. The older you are, the greater the risk, the main cause of decreased blood testosterone .

In addition, lifestyle, psychological stress, drinking too much alcohol, trauma, using drugs, stimulants, obesity, infections… are all factors that contribute to the rapid progression of the disease. symbol of sexual ecstasy.

Men often use drugs with anti-androgen properties such as estrogen hormone drugs ; Use Glucorticoids; some drugs like bucalutamide, Flutamide; Some other medications such as cimetidine… can cause male menopause earlier than normal.

Some chronic diseases such as diabetes , hypopituitarism, pituitary-testicular tumors, adrenal tumors and tumors in other organs… also cause male menopause faster than menopause. with age.

In Eastern countries, due to the habit of being afraid of sex life, taboo when encountering problems and more or less feeling guilty, men skip health examinations, making the disease even more serious.

Alcohol abuse is one of the causes leading to earlier male menopause.

2. Signs of male menopause

Andropause is often undiagnosed because symptoms can be vague and vary widely from person to person.

Male hormone production begins to decline in early 40s and continues throughout life. When the amount of testosterone in the blood decreases, men will be affected in many ways, with signs such as:

  • Reduced sexual activity
  • Reduced bone mineral density causes osteoporosis
  • Thinning hair appears;
  • Reduced muscle mass and muscle strength;
  • There are signs of erectile dysfunction, decreased sperm count,
  • Reduced interest in sex and pleasure;

In addition, patients have symptoms of hot flashes on the face, fatigue, concentration disorders and depression; Combined with high risk of cardiovascular disease, belly fat… However, only about 10-15% of patients come for examination because they are shy and afraid to see a doctor and their symptoms are getting worse.

For an accurate diagnosis, in addition to clinical manifestations, doctors prescribe biochemical tests to evaluate the function of all organs in the body.

Order imaging tests to identify other pathologies and for differential diagnosis.

The gold standard for determining male menopause is the amount of testosterone in the blood falling below normal levels

Hormonal tests, mainly reproductive hormones: LH, FSH, Prolactine, Estradiol, testosterone to find endocrine disorders. In Vietnam’s current conditions, provincial general hospitals and Andrology centers are responsible for doing this.

The gold standard for determining male menopause is the amount of testosterone in the blood falling below normal levels (normal blood testosterone level is: 10 – 35 nanomol/liter.

3. What to do?

When symptoms appear, you should see a doctor specializing in Andrology for advice and treatment. Treating menopause requires clearly identifying the cause.

Testosterone supplementation therapy may be used to treat men whose testosterone levels are below normal. This therapy can change the symptoms of male menopause such as increased desire, increased erection level… However, it should not be applied indiscriminately because some drugs are linked to the development of prostate cancer. Some side effects appear such as baldness, enlarged breasts, etc.

  • Patients need to have a happy and healthy physiology and avoid anxiety and depression; You need to have a reasonable diet and exercise regimen, and you need to arrange reasonable work and rest times.
  • It is necessary to have a scientific diet, eat a full range of nutrients, should supplement lots of B vitamins, and supplement Calcium. This will help reduce mood changes, headaches, and reduce stress.
  • You need to eat fruits and vegetables to provide some fiber and water to help the body fight constipation.
  • Need to drink lots of water, enough water per day from 1.5 to 2 liters, avoid stimulants such as alcohol, beer, coffee, cigarettes, etc.
  • It is necessary to exercise regularly to maintain the flexibility of the musculoskeletal system and help blood circulate evenly throughout the body. Exercising with appropriate exercises will help maintain flexibility and mental clarity. , optimistic.
  • When men are in menopause, maintaining sexual activity is extremely necessary. This is a form of exercise that helps the body move, has a comprehensive effect on the muscles, increases moderate heart activity, increases breathing rate, moves the joints of limbs and spine, helping to improve health. strong.
  • Especially intercourse will create excitement, sexual intercourse full of love will help quickly restore lost abilities, bring peace and happiness, bring spiritual joy, and physical satisfaction. psychological aspects, especially for older people.
Đánh giá bài viết
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.