[toc]It’s a myth that only women experience menopause. Recent scientific studies and evidence supplied by doctors are now pointing to the fact that like women, men also undergo what is known as ‘male menopause’. However, here is a trick here. Like women, men don’t undergo a well defined sexual phase and so it often becomes difficult to understand when the man is undergoing male menopause (which is technically known as the andropause).
Despite the fact that male menopause can be difficult to identify, there are some common symptoms that can help you to do so. These can include fatigue, depression, sexual problems and anger. However, you need to consider the fact that unlike female menopause, male menopause builds up slowly. This adds to the complexity of the problem, making it difficult for you to understand whether you are currently undergoing male menopause. Though male menopause is difficult to identify, fortunately, there are ways of handling it. Read on.
Methods To Handle Male Menopause
Go For Tests
If you think that you are suffering from depression or sexual problems without any reason, undergo the necessary tests, as prescribed by the doctor. Usually, aging causes a drop in the testosterone level. This in turn, can sometimes cause male menopause. However, occasionally diabetes and other health problems can also cause male menopause. Undergoing these tests will help your doctor understand the causes behind your problem and thus, suggest the right treatment for you.
Have Regular And Peaceful Sleep
Studies have shown that occasionally, irregular sleep triggers male menopause and makes the situation even more complicated. For this reason, it is crucial that you have at least 8 hours of sleep. Also, ensure that the sleep is peaceful, as disturbed sleep won’t help you to cope with the problem. For best results, avoid watching TV or drinking coffee at least 1 hour before going to bed.
Hormone Replacement Therapies
Hormone replacement therapy is a controversial issue. While many men have benefited from it, others have experienced negative side effects, such as hair loss, mood swings and infertility. Therefore, it is important that you discuss this issue with your doctor, before undergoing it. Go for it, only if your doctor thinks that you are the right candidate for it.
If you are overweight, it’s time to lose the flab. Losing weight is important because studies have shown that overweight people are at higher risk of undergoing reduced testosterone level. Start losing weight by eating healthy foods. These can include fruits, vegetables, low fat milk and cheese, nuts and lean protein. Also, exercise regularly. Exercise reduces depression, thus helping you to cope with the problem more easily.
Choose Counseling Sessions
Male menopause is not only about physical problems-it includes mental problems as well. For this reason, it would be better, if you undergo counseling sessions for treating this problem. This way, you can discuss your problems with the counselor and feel relieved. Bringing in your partner during the counseling sessions will also be a good idea, since it will help both of you in understanding each other’s problems.
Cope with male menopause with the help of these tips.