Frequently Asked Questions About Andropause

For those who are still unfamiliar with andropause and how and why it happens, the following frequently questions will give you more information:

  • Is andropause an illness? It is not an illness. It is part of the normal aging process and is characterized by a decrease in the testosterone level of men. It generally occurs between the ages of 45 to 65. Its symptoms include  reduced sex drive, less frequent morning erections, erectile dysfunction, lower energy levels, a reduction in muscle mass, depression, hot flashes, and memory disorders.
  • Is andropause comparable to menopause? They are different from each other. For one, andropause in men does not mean end of fertility. Men remain fertile for the rest of their lives although their sperm count decreases.
  • How is andropause diagnosed? It is not easy to diagnose because the symptom vary from person to person. Doctors can perform a blood test to measure the level of testosterone in blood to confirm their diagnosis.

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