Most people only talk about menopause, which is a female condition that occurs in the later years of a woman’s life. However, there is a male version known as “Andropause.” It is characterized by a decrease in testosterone and an increase in estrogen due to the increase of an enzyme called Aromatase. Other alterations happen, but this is the one that really distinguishes Andropause as indicated by the guru of hormone balancing.

Testosterone Functionality

Well, you don’t have to be a guru to know that testosterone has more than 200 functions and that the organ with the highest number of receptors for testosterone is the heart, secondly the brain, you can already imagine that one of the symptoms, but one of the last, will be the decreased libido. Unfortunately, this is the only time when the man seeks medical help to know how to solve his ‘problem’.

The Same Option

And you probably know what is given in the vast majority of cases? That’s right, Viagra and similar type medications. But wait, if what is lacking is testosterone, it would not be much more appropriate to restore the beneficial levels of that hormone through hormonal modulation, that is, with hormones exactly the same as those of the human body. Is it only going to improve a man’s performance in the bedroom and with a substance that the body has never seen before?

Series of Medication

Therefore, the paradigm of testosterone was already broken many years ago, but you know that sometimes, it is necessary that you are already taking a series of medications such as those for blood pressure, heart, diabetes, memory, libido, sleep, which could be replaced by only those substances that are lacking in your body.

The Hormonal Decline

On average, the 50-year-old man already has about 35% hormonal decline, which means that the Testosterone/Estrogen balance can be at absolutely harmful levels. Today, we know that the blame for various diseases associated with the male aging process, including prostate cancer, is linked to the increase in estrogen, an extremely proliferative hormone. And the symptoms are vast, appearing little by little or many at once such as:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Decreased libido
  • Erection problems
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Memory decline

Andropause has treatment and should be done because we know that the drop in testosterone and an increase in estrogen is related to increased mortality and increased male diseases.

Forms of Treatment

The forms of treatment vary according to the individuality of each one, but they can be done through substances that stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone (the person’s own) or injectable testosterone or even in gels with high absorption by the skin. In the meantime, according to Dominique Fradin Read, it is essential that a thorough and careful evaluation of the blood and salivary examinations of each individual be carried out, since there are various ways to achieve the male hormonal balance and it is essential that any inhibition of the increase be observed. For example, this is obvious with estrogens when hormonal modulation is done with testosterone.

Cite this article as:
Editorial Staff, "The Reason For Andropause in Men," in Medicalopedia, January 11, 2021, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/9504/the-reason-for-andropause-in-men/].