Andropause is the name given to a condition that resembles female menopause and occurs in middle-aged men. This condition refers to the slow but steady decline in the production of the hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) with the consequent results of this decline.
It is quite common for some men after the age of 45-50 to experience loss of sexual mood, impotence, and depression. This condition is due to the natural decrease in testosterone production. By the time a man reaches the age of 40, his testosterone is about half of what it was at the age of 20, while at the age of 50, his testosterone levels are about 1/3 of their maximum value and at the age of 60, it is 1/4 or less. This decrease in testosterone and some other hormones can also mean the onset of degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer.
Andropause or "male menopause" includes symptoms such as loss of libido and sexual ability, nervousness, depression, memory impairment, inability to concentrate, fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, and sweating. Research has shown that many of these men have lower than normal testosterone levels and that symptoms are dramatically reduced when given testosterone replacement therapy.
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Andropause Profile is ideal for men who want to know their hormone levels in order to design appropriate individualized treatment interventions, if necessary.