Women’s menopause and its symptoms have been widely documented, including Night sweats, hot flashes, memory fog and low energy.
But now an expert has revealed that men can also go through a change in midlife – saying that 90 percent of males go through the ‘menopause’.
Dr Hargandiwal, of The Zen Clinic in Knightsbridge, told FEMAIL he treats men over the age of 40. Hormonal changes resulting from a gradual decrease in the sex hormone testosterone.
It is estimated that 10-25 percent have testosterone levels considered low.
Symptoms of male menopause – or menopause – range from increased stress to feeling down in the bedroom.
An expert has revealed that men can also go through a change in midlife – saying that 90 per cent of males will go through ‘menopause’ (Stock Image)
‘They are tired, depressed, lack focus, have decreased libido, and have erectile dysfunction,’ said Dr. Harghandiwal.
“Tell a patient that 90 percent of us go through male menopause, which is a testosterone deficiency, whether we like it or not.”
He says low testosterone in men is closely related to other factors including obesity, stress, medication use and chronic disease.
Without these additional factors, most men will maintain the same level of testosterone throughout their lives.
Do you know how to find out if your man is going through menopause? Here Dr. Harghandiwal revealed seven different symptoms…
1. Mood swings and irritability
It is a common belief that too much testosterone can make men grumpy. But in fact, a severe testosterone deficiency can also lead to mood swings and irritability.
Talking to daily healthEdward Levitan, co-founder of Visions HealthCare in Wellesley, said:Low testosterone is a major source of mental health problems in men.
Cells in the brain contain testosterone receptors that greatly influence mental health.
He added that men with low testosterone can experience fatigue and usually experience mood swings.
While experts aren’t sure why testosterone is linked to mental health, they sure are.
Numerous scientific studies have shown the link between low Testosterone, stress and depression.
A study of more than 600 elderly Dutch men found a significant association between low testosterone and depression.
Similarly, a study in Iran of more than 800 elderly men showed that men with the least depression were found to have higher levels of testosterone.
However, scientists also point out that other problems associated with low testosterone, such as erectile dysfunction and weight gain, can also lead to low self-esteem, which can lead to anxiety and depression.
3. Loss of muscle mass and inability to exercise
according to health line, RTestosterone is one of the many factors involved in the development of muscle mass and strength.
The hormone increases neurotransmitters, which encourages tissue growth and facilitates muscle building through exercise.
It is also important in bone density, telling the bone marrow to make red blood cells.
Men with very low levels of testosterone are more likely to suffer from decreased bone density, which can lead to fractures and broken bones.
But experts also point out that a lack of testosterone can cause a man to have low energy, and therefore a lack of exercise.
4. Developing a big belly or “man chest”
Testosterone also plays a role in fat metabolism, which helps men burn fat more efficiently.
Low levels of testosterone can lead to an increase in body fat, as can turning muscle into fat.
As testosterone decreases and muscle mass decreases, a man’s metabolism also slows.
and aaccording to Mayo Clinic, This can cause a domino effect, setting the stage for weight gain and stubborn fat that just won’t budge, even with our best efforts to eat right and exercise.
5. A general lack of enthusiasm or energy
Testosterone plays a role in certain behaviors, including aggression and dominance.
It also helps to spark competitiveness and boost self-esteem. Higher testosterone makes it easier for highly motivated individuals to pursue dominance.
In turn, low testosterone levels can affect a man’s motivation for many reasons, includinguding because the general system is not working properly.
Low testosterone is known to affect levels of enthusiasm or confidence.
6. Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased fatigue
according to Baptist HealthRThere is also a strong link between sleep deprivation and testosterone production.
As part of our natural circadian rhythm, testosterone levels rise during sleep. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can lead to a significant decrease in testosterone production.
a little And testosterone makes insomnia worse.
Researchers have found that as testosterone levels decrease, so does the amount of cortisol—the body’s primary stress hormone—increasing.
Since one of cortisol’s main functions is to increase alertness, this can lead to shorter sleep cycles and less shallow sleep.
7. Poor concentration and short-term memory
As testosterone levels drop, neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, which can cause temporary lapses in memory.
Cognitive function such as remembering, reasoning and reasoning can deteriorate.
Low testosterone levels are known to reduce a man’s ability to focus and can cause a lack of energy.
Studies have shown that testosterone therapy in older men may improve cognitive functioning, especially memory.
Research has also shown that people with low testosterone are more likely to develop dementia later in life than those with mid-range levels.
How to treat low testosterone levels
Testosterone levels can be measured by blood tests in a GP’s office.
If levels are low, there is evidence that therapeutic doses of testosterone – in injection or gel form – can be beneficial.
A 2009 study found that restoring the hormone to the correct level improved sexual function in middle-aged men.
It also improves cognitive function in older men.
Experts say a healthy lifestyle is key to avoiding a drop in levels.
Exercising regularly will build muscle strength and improve aerobic capacity.
Eating a healthy diet and managing stress can also help relieve symptoms.