According to the statistics of the World Health Organization, a third part of men over 50 years old experience the symptoms of menopause, more precisely, andropause, associated with decrease in production of sex hormones.
Symptoms of Male Menopause
Here are the most common symptoms of andropause:
- Decreased libido;
- Erectile dysfunction;
- Frequent urge to urinate;
- Decrease in efficiency, inability to concentrate;
- Sudden feeling of heat;
- Weight gain;
- Back pain;
- Dry skin;
- Increased sweating.
Many men think that these symptoms are normal changes for their age and do not hurry to see the doctor.
Treat or Ignore?
If the symptoms of andropause are significant, affect the quality of life and relationships with your beloved ones, the treatment is necessary.
1. As a rule, hormone replacement therapy for men is prescribed.
Testosterone drugs are now available in several dosages, which is very convenient: you can take tablets and capsules daily, you can inject the medicine every 3 months, or have a special implant under your skin and forget about your symptoms for half a year. There are also plasters, gels and creams with testosterone, but they are rarely prescribed. The decision on the type of treatment is made by your doctor. The dosage of the drugs is strictly individual.
Hormonal drugs are very effective. Shortly, a man will feel the joy of life, increased efficiency and improved mood. Such medications will help establish relationships in the family, which were damaged by depressive moods of the patient. By the way, nothing prevents parallel appointment of sedative drugs (valerian, peony, motherwort), which will improve sleep and reduce anxiety, although testosterone itself has a powerful antidepressant and psychostimulating effect.
However, there are contraindications for hormonal therapy:
- Chronic bronchopulmonary diseases;
- Overnight apnea;
- Intensive smoking.
2. Non-hormonal medications
There are a lot of non-hormonal medications which can improve your erectile function and sexual feelings in general. If you think that you need to use one, you should contact your healthcare provider. The doctor will take into account your health conditions and prescribe the most effect medicine. Some most popular medications of this kind are Tadalafil, Viagra, Levitra, etc.
3. Bio Additives Stimulating Production of Testosterone
These drugs are not hormone-containing and have literally no contraindications. Most of them contain natural plants as active ingredients. Such bio additives can increase energy, strength, endurance and sexual function. In addition, they do not affect the hormonal state of the body.