Symptoms of Andropause
SYMPTOMS OF ANDROPAUSE
Andropause is associated with a variety of symptoms, and not all men will experience all the symptoms. Those symptoms typically include changes in the body, mood, energy levels, sex drive, attitude, and endurance. Declining testosterone levels also place men at increased risk for various health problems, such as heart disease and osteoporosis.
Recognizable signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels may include:
- Changes in sexual function. This might include reduced sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility. Your testes might become smaller as well.
- Changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, or increased sleepiness.
- Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and loss of body hair are possible. Rarely, you might experience hot flashes and have less energy.
- Emotional changes. Low testosterone might contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You might feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things.
HEALTH COMPLICATIONS OF ANDROPAUSE:
Numerous clinical studies has proven that Low Testosterone level results to the following:
1. Increased incidence of Metabolic syndrome/Diabetes ( 33% )
2. Increased risk for coronary arterial disease ( 42% ) and atherosclerosis ( 48% )
3. Higher incidence of dyslipidemia ( 31% )
4. Higher incidence of low mood, depression and sleep disturbances ( 26 %)
5. Increased incidence of declining memory ( 21% )
6. Decreased libido ( 62 % )