Forty-year-old men are more stable than thirty-year-old men and more funny than fifty-year-old men. They are mature, wise, successful in career and happy in family. This period is their golden period. However, from a physiological point of view, it may be a different picture.
A man in his golden age may be going through or preparing to go through an important physiological transition period. At this time, he may be in trouble and cannot get rid of it. Careful family members will find that he seems to have become strange, anxious and irritable all day long. What happened to what?
In fact, this is a clinical syndrome associated with male age growth.
I remember one afternoon, a middle-aged couple came into my clinic and asked for help. The reason was that my husband was over 40 years old, his temperament changed greatly, he was always angry, and he had not had sex for a long time. His wife was very worried, wondering if her husband was having an affair or even considering divorce.
It was not until she realized that her husband might be out of health and went to the hospital that she found out that it was the [male menopause] that caused the disaster. With the help of the doctor, she saved her husband’s health and marriage at the same time.
Do you have the following symptoms?
- Lower interest in sex (hyposexuality), erectile dysfunction, lower erectile hardness, and reduced ability and frequency of sex? I often feel tired, my memory drops, and my attention is not as concentrated as before? Easy hot flashes, hyperhidrosis, chest tightness, shortness of breath, poor sleep quality or obvious blood pressure fluctuation? Sometimes I feel nervous, depressed, irritable or agitated?
What is male menopause?
[Male menopause] is not a new term. As early as 1938, Western scholar Walker put forward the concept of “male climacteric syndrome”, which is used to describe the discomfort symptoms occurring in middle-aged and elderly men. In 2002, the International Institute of Elderly Men renamed this syndrome “delayed hypogonadism”, also known as “age-related testosterone deficiency syndrome”.
This is a clinical and biochemical syndrome associated with aging. It is characterized by certain clinical symptoms and reduced serum bioactive testosterone levels. This state seriously affects the quality of life and adversely affects the functions of various organs and systems of the body.
Do you know about male menopause?
The public knows little about [female menopause], why does it know little about [male menopause]? The reason may be easy to understand.
First of all, women’s menopause has obvious signs, that is, menstrual disorder until menopause, then women will know their menopause. At this time, women’s estrogen level suddenly dropped, various climacteric symptoms followed, feeling very obvious. Moreover, women’s social role positioning is more likely to cause our sympathy and attention.
However, men have no similar obvious signs of menopause, which makes it difficult to judge themselves. Androgen levels in men slowly decline, climacteric symptoms show more gentle and feelings are not obvious. In addition, because men have long been in The tall social image in the traditional society, even if there are related problems, is easy to avoid problems and is unwilling to take the initiative to seek help from professional doctors..
Why does male menopause come early?
As men get older, the amount of androgen secretion begins to decrease, causing the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis to lose balance, resulting in recurrent symptoms such as uneasiness, irritability, palpitations, dyspnea, numbness of hands and feet and headache. The following conditions are easy to induce the early onset of [male menopause]:
- Unhealthy lifestyle: such as smoking, drinking, etc. Overweight: Overweight or obesity caused by imbalance of diet and exercise; Lack of exercise: people who are engaged in mental work but seldom exercise their bodies, or those who have been engaged in intense sports before but have suddenly stopped; Chronic diseases or poor living environment, etc.
On the contrary, men with healthier lifestyles, more opportunities to go out or regular physical activities come late in menopause.
How to successfully pass male menopause?
Exclude other diseases: It is suggested that men who consider that menopause brings about various physical changes, First, go to the urology department or andrology department of a regular hospital for symptom screening and evaluation, serum testosterone determination and the reaction of experimental testosterone supplement therapy, and make a comprehensive diagnosis by professional doctors in combination with the three to eliminate the possibility of other diseases. For the original chronic basic diseases, active treatment should be given.
Establish a healthy lifestyle: balanced diet and nutrition, active participation in physical exercise, exercise is of great help to relieve male climacteric mood;
Weight control: Obesity is an important risk factor for male climacteric syndrome;
Others: If accompanied by severe osteoporosis or psychological and mental symptoms, professional guidance and help from doctors should be sought.
Some people can be properly supplemented with androgen.
Androgen supplementation for climacteric androgen deficiency individuals can improve testosterone level in the body, effectively improve various symptoms, improve sexual desire and quality of sexual life, reduce fat content and increase bone mineral density, and even improve depression and other adverse emotions.
Androgen supplementation is a double-edged sword. For middle-aged and elderly men, cardiovascular system, prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer are closely related to androgen, so many people worry about whether it will bring negative effects on health.
The current research shows that there is no evidence that moderate androgen supplementation will definitely increase the risk of prostate cancer for patients with androgen deficiency [in menopause]. However, this method is not suitable for every middle-aged and elderly man and needs to be carried out under the guidance of a doctor.
Male menopause is the transitional stage of life, not the end of a happy life, but the beginning of a brand-new life. It is an important turning point in life. Like female menopause, it also has rich meanings. Let’s accept this new journey happily and calmly.