Ladies, ladies, ladies, have you been wondering why the intimacy in your relationship has fizzled out? Have you been thinking that maybe just maybe there could be someone else or that he has completely lost interest in you? Well, before you decide to take matters into your own hands, maybe there could be a legitimate normal health condition such as “Andropause” – the “A” word that is creating this lack of interest.
For years, people have been hearing and learning about menopause and how to deal with it. Men and women are educated about this natural condition that affects women when they reach a certain age in order to properly cope with it and accept it as a natural condition. However, another condition similar to menopause affects men and it is a mystery as to why this condition happens. This similar male condition is called andropause.
Dr. Robert S. Tan, a renowned geriatrician in his book of Andropause mystery: unraveling the truths about male menopause explains that andropause strikes at about forty and causes internal changes and exterior manifestations in terms of social, career and family interactions. He further states that as the man reaches the age of fifty – seventy years, the symptoms become more visible and provoked.
Low levels of testosterone in men are considered to be the cause of this condition with similar symptoms to those of women during menopause. It includes fatigue, depression, decreased sexual activity, and irritability. Surprisingly, this change has been always ignored and is considered as a normal phase in a man’s life. It may be a normal thing, but it doesn’t mean that men should suffer greatly from this condition.
Researchers suggest that andropause is caused by excess alcohol intake, stress, overweight, vasectomy, lack of exercise and ageing. Because of this, researchers have also begun to seek treatment methods to reduce the effects of andropause.
Andropause symptoms vary from one person to another. It is generally affected by the health condition. However, in Dr. Robert Tan’s study, some men between fifty to seventy years old reported the following symptoms: erectile dysfunction, tiredness, sudden mood sways, night sweats and occasional palpitations.
Aside from physical changes, psychological changes that challenge a man’s masculinity are augmented during the andropausal years. A man, no matter what age he is, tends to struggle to prove his strong sexuality, composed emotions, intellectual mind, supreme courage, good productivity, and strong personality, character and behavior.
In response to the falling testosterone levels in the body, andropausal men will experience – yes ladies, night sweats, and palpitations – you are not alone.
Here are some symptoms that may indicate that your guy is going through andropause:
- Loss of hair in the armpits and axilla
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction or impotence
- Shrinkage of testicles
- Decreased muscle strength
- Constant fatigue or tiredness
There are treatments both natural and otherwise that can be used to help restore health, sex drive, and potency and will give a sense of renewed vitality and virility to anyone going through this period in life.
In order for men to decrease the overall effects of andropause, the following steps can be taken:
- Accept the condition (Once men accept the condition it will be easier for them to treat it.)
- Eat Healthy Foods
- Quit smoking (if he smokes)
- Do not abuse alcohol (if he drinks)
- Learn to Relax
- Get lots of Rest
This condition is inevitable and will affect all men as they reach a certain age and the aging process continues as it should. It is best for both you and your partner to accept this stage in life, live life to the fullest, and do whatever is necessary to put the intimacy back into your relationship naturally.