Andropause: Not the same as menopause but needs to be addressed

  • Family
  • Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020

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First of all it is important to make clear that andropause isn't the male version of menopause, says consultant urologist Dr Datesh Daneshwal.

Andropause is a condition where men experience a decrease in their testosterone levels that is not normal. While all men do start losing testosterone after the age of 30, the decrease isn't very significant (about 1% a year) and should not affect their well-being. Very different from menopause which signifies a sudden decrease in a woman’s hormone levels that causes ovulation to cease.

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