Mood Swings

Mood swings are often a symptom of Male Menopause.

The symptoms of male menopause (or the Andropause) are not as sudden as the changes women experience, and tend to come on very gradually.
The following list describes common symptoms of male menopause.

Mental Attitude

  • Loss of assertion at work and at play.
  • Can’t be bothered feeling, low motivation.
  • Lost enthusiasm.
  • Depressive feelings
  • Lack of ‘get up and go.’
  • Negativity about things in general.
  • Weak concentration.
  • Less productive at work.
  • Undisciplined memory.
  • Inability to form and prioritise a series of moves.

Physical

  • Loss of physical strength: Muscle atrophy can be very insidious. Without being aware of it, men find they have to use hands and arms more to get out of chairs or to go up stairs. If left untreated there is an increased atrophy (wasting) of the muscles.
  • Loss of energy: very tired by early evening, then falling asleep in front of the TV are all signs.
  • Joint or muscle stiffness or aching.
  • more difficulty sustaining fitness.
  • evidence of accelerated aging of the heart and circulation; excessive wrinkling of skin.

If you have had significant heart trouble: get your hormone levels checked, as there is often a correlation.
  • Increased perspiration: Some men notice increased sweating with exertion or at night. It is not uncommon to stain the bed linen from excessive sweating.
  • Flushes: Some men even get hot flushes similar to those experienced by women going through the menopause, although their hands and feet often remain cold.
  • Skin changes: Dryness of the skin, a tendency to get rashes, lack of lustre in the hair.
  • Bone Density: In severe cases, the bones are affected and show osteoporosis.

Emotional

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Feeling down
  • Irritability
  • Loss of assertiveness
  • Easily frustrated
  • Loss of confidence

Sexual

  • Loss of libido: (interest in sex). This can be gradual.
  • Physical changes in sexual performance: morning erections occur less frequently and are over quickly. With sexual stimulation, erections are not as stiff as they used to be, with an inability to maintain an erection, then an inability to even achieve an erection.
    These unanticipated physical and psychological changes can be cause for significant concern and crisis among unaware sufferers.
    The spouse is often at a loss to understand why the husband she knew has changed so much. This can result in suspicions casuing anxiety and doubt, which can lead to acceleration of impotence with sexual frustration and marital breakdown.
    In Boston a report on a recent study of 1700 middle-aged men found that 51% of normal, healthy males aged 40 to 70 suffered from the above male menopause symptoms. The ageing process alone is not the problem as well over 40% of the sample males remained sexually active at 70 years of age and beyond.

Causes and Treatment of Male Menopause

  • What is the Andropause?
  • What causes the Andropause?
  • What can be done for men with the Andropause?
  • Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
  • What can be expected from testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)?
  • What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)?
  • How is testosterone replacement therapy managed in the long term?


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