Age and time do not leave anyone, and neither can be controlled or reversed; human beings are no exception to this natural, irreversible phenomenon.
Menopause is one term most often correlated and used for females and is mostly associated with women with age. Do you know that men also undergo this phenomenon? This is termed Male Menopause, Andropause or Late-Onset Hypogonadism.
The concept of female menopause and male menopause is different. In male menopause, it does not lead to immediate cessation of fertility, unlike in females, but is a gradual decline in hormonal levels.
- Male menopause has an onset age of between 40 years and 50 years
- Mood Swings and irritability
- Loss of muscle mass
- Fat redistribution leading to large belly, Male breasts (Gynecomastia)
- Lack of energy and Enthusiasm
- Difficulty in sleeping, commonly called insomnia
- Poor concentration and memory
- Poor diet
- Sedentary lifestyles
- Low self-esteem
- Poor sleep
- Smoking & Alcohol
- Certain medications
- Chronic Medical conditions like Diabetes and Hypertension
- Seek medical advice in severe conditions
- De-stress and detoxify the body and mind
- Be mentally active and be always engaged
It’s important to recognise the fact that ageing is a process, and one has to accept it first. Once accepted, one needs to adapt to the changing environment by being active, forward-looking and with a positive frame of mind. The best way to overcome this condition is to overcome the thoughts and understand the facts and fiction so that one will be able to navigate through this phase of life with ease and comfort for a better tomorrow.