Andropause is the gradual decline in androgenic hormones and especially testosterone levels in middle-aged men, often accompanied by physiologic changes such as fatigue, decreased energy, loss of muscle strength and bone density and libido. Approximately 30% of men in their 50s will experience symptoms of male menopause which can cause physical, sexual, and psychological symptoms of depression, decreased motivation and self-confidence, difficulty concentration and sleeping. Blood test can measure your free and total testosterone, estrogen, DHEAS levels and PSA if there is family history of prostate cancer. Treatment will be individualized for you and will include hormone replacement, healthy diet, supplements, regular physical activities, adequate sleep and stress management.
Dr. Abraham Morgentaler’s book “Testosterone For Life” is an excellent read for those interested in the topic.