Male Menopause Symptoms

Male menopause is also known as andropause. This may occur in the later middle age of men when their hormone level is decreasing. Most of them face the same psychological problems that are faced by women during their menopause. In fact not all the men in the world are facing this problem. But some may experience the symptoms. Such symptoms include obesity, depression, memory loss, lack of concentration etc.

Some men face the problem of hormone level decreasing due to certain diseases like heart attack, cancer etc. Such diseases may lead to male menopause. Andropause in men is not completely identical to women menopause. Women menopause occurs when her ovary can not produce eggs. The estrogen level decreases gradually and then disappears. But hormone level in men may decrease but not entirely disappears. A man in 80 may also have children. So andropause is different. But some emotional problems are same.

Male menopause symptoms include the common problems of woman like night sweats, joint pain, and muscular pain and so on. Some men feel hot flashes like women. Hot flash is a hot prickly feeling in the back. Some of them face the problem of mood fluctuations, depression, memory loss etc. Mood changes mean that you may not even know how to react to some situations. Sometimes even a small thing will make you cry or get angry. Regular exercises, healthy and balanced food habit can help reducing the symptoms. On the other hand smoking, drinking and unhealthy diet may increase the symptoms.

Depression is the common symptom of male menopause. Most of them feel deserted. Depression affects the health of the people and some of them may even try to commit suicide. That is not their fault. As the hormone level decreases, they may feel depressed. Care and affection of family members will help to control depression.

Most of the people do not take male menopause as serious thing like women menopause. So there was no separate treatment for this in the past century. But there are now some advanced therapies available for hormone replacement.

Male menopause is gradual and may exist for so many years. Actually the symptoms are not clear and it varies from man to man. Hence it is difficult o diagnose the symptoms and to start treatment.

Weights gaining suddenly, weakness in bone marrow is also another symptom of male menopause. Abnormal hair loss, sleep disturbance may also happen. Some men may feel irritability, anxiety, sudden anger and fear. Some may feel lonely and some others lack concentration. Some may feel weak and tired while working. Some others may face sexual problems. A physical examination will be made by the doctor to diagnose the problem and the required treatment will e given accordingly.