Do you have male menopause?

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 23rd, 2014
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Inside Out By Cory Quirino |Philippine Daily Inquirer

While many men feel the need to project an almost invincible front to the rest of the world, the truth is that they experience a natural decline in virility over the years.

If there is menopause for women, then there is andropause for men.

It is not uncommon for men to brag about their machismo to the point of saying they have an oversupply of testosterone. But this is a myth.

Symptoms

In the book Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness, author Suzanne Somers has a message to all mento take the matter of andropause seriously. Even your family doctor will say so.

According to medical studies, men experience a decline in hormones, most especially testosterone, a powerful anabolic hormone.

For men, the peak of testosterone levels happens in their early to mid-20s. After that, its downhill. Leydig cells, which are responsible for secreting testosterone, deteriorate. From ages 40 to 70, a man may lose as much as 60 percent of this vital hormone.

How does a man know he has a hormonal decline? Here are the symptoms:

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Do you have male menopause?

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