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Manopause: Male Menopause Explained

By Stacy Lloyd HERWriter
 
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There are multiple, noninvasive treatments available for male menopause which include meditation, eating healthy, being active and getting plenty of sleep.

Another treatment is testosterone replacement therapy. This treatment can be controversial.

“The issue is that testosterone has been associated with both prostate cancer and heart disease,” said Seibel. “So it’s not just a free ride of treatment. Men should talk with their doctor about the risks and the benefits of it. A man with three stents and a history of prostate cancer would not want to take testosterone even if it might be helpful.”

Goldstein believes this therapy has more benefits than risks. “We believe that the risks of hormone therapy are fairly minimal when done appropriately and monitored with frequent blood tests.”

Doctors advise that men with any of the above symptoms should be honest with their doctor. They may even consider bringing their wives along. She may be able to help describe any changes that she sees as well.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Thanks...this article helps me a lot...I'm not getting any younger so I should prepare myself now...

January 7, 2014 - 2:50am
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From the article: "Dr. Machelle Seibel, editor of My Menopause Magazine and EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board member said, “after about age 30, testosterone normally drops about one to one and half percent a year. So by the time a man is 70, he’s going to have about half a much testosterone as he did when he was thirty.”

Well, I'm 73, and my testosterone, tested just six months ago, is 1080ng/dL (normal range: 250-1100ng/dL). If what the good doctor says is true, my T must have been twice the upper limit of normal when I was 30. I can assure you that it was not, otherwise I would have been a freak of nature. In fact, the latest research shows that a man's T does not decline with age, if his health remains good. The decline in T that is often noticed with age is a result of declining health.

William

January 6, 2014 - 7:05pm
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