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