Male Menopause: Is it a Myth?

by Nick Swanson

Male Menopause
In the debate over male menopause, men have taken a draw. The question is not so much whether or not there is something there, but rather should whatever it is be referred to as male menopause. There are compelling arguments on both sides, and in the end, what it is called really does not matter. What is important is to recognize it for what it is, a treatable condition, and move forward.

It is obvious that some men suffer from a reduction in the production of certain hormones, including testosterone, as they age. It is also a fact that this testosterone reduction can cause undesirable effects in some men. In this way, it is much like the menopause period suffered by females.

The fact is, when it comes to menopause men have it easier just as they seem to everything else. This does not mean, however, that it is something that can simply be laughed off. For those who suffer from significantly lower than normal levels of testosterone, life can become near unbearable without the proper treatment. The problem is that getting the proper treatment is a little tricky due to the fact that the symptoms are so similar to those caused by numerous other factors.

Depression, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, obesity, and high blood pressure are examples of symptoms that can be caused by low testosterone, or Low T Many doctors refer to low testosterone as Low T rather than menopause. This is because when it comes to menopause men often feel that it is a feminine term. Menopause in women is also more predictable and final; truly the term does not even really fit the male condition anyway. Whatever it is called, it is important to diagnose it so that proper treatment and therefore relief of symptoms can begin.

If a male is being treated for depression, diabetes, or high blood pressure and not getting better, it may be wise to check for Low T. Whether or not it is a form of menopause men deserve relief as much as women, and effective treatment does exist. Various forms of hormone replacement therapy as well as some natural supplements are available and can offer relief for those suffering. Even symptoms such as sexual dysfunction can be eliminated with proper treatment. Replacement therapy is available in injection, pill, or gel form. If you feel this may be your problem, get tested today and get on the road to a normal life once again.