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MALE MENOPAUSE, FACT OR MYTH?

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by hairrestoration

Barbie Pascal
Hair Restoration Specialists

Male menopause is a subject of furious debate.  So is it real, or merely a myth?

While female menopause is a well known biological phenomenon, well documented and suffered by women as they experience estrogen loss in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s; male menopause is not a widely recognized.  That being said, it is becoming more researched and quite evident in men between 45 and 60 years old, and it is not a myth.

Called “Andropause”, male menopause is due to an increasing loss of the male hormone testosterone, also known as androgen.  Andropause is a slower process, and far less extreme than the female counterpart, yet can be just as impactful to a man’s daily life.

Typically symptoms include depression, infertility, shrinking testicles, lowering of sex drive, the occurrence of fewer spontaneous erections, insomnia, loss of concentration, hot flashes and…permanent hair loss.

If you notice these symptoms, and believe male menopause could be the cause, you may find relief if you follow a few key steps:

  • Manage your weight. Obesity leads to hormone loss.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Manage Type 2 Diabetes (if you have it)
  • Adopt healthy sleeping habits

Your physician may suggest hormone replacement therapy, or herbal remedies (i.e.; avena sativa, tribulus terrestris, eurycoma longifolia or saw palmetto.) in addition to the suggestions listed above.

Adopting healthy habits can help to reduce the most of the effects of andropause, with the exception of permanent hair loss.  If you are experiencing balding or thinning hair, the experts at Hair Restoration Specialists can help!  Call 312-806-2203 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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