Menopause – men go through it too

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Men’s bodies go through changes as they age, just like women’s, and low testosterone can lead to a condition called andropause.
Men’s bodies go through changes as they age, just like women’s, and low testosterone can lead to a condition called andropause.
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It’s not something men talk about in the same way as women do.

For women, the “change of life” can be an intense experience with distressing symptoms that include night sweats, mood swings and hot flushes.

For men, the change is more gradual, so it’s not quite as noticeable. The symptoms could even be seen as simply part of getting older – the loss of energy, the bulging belly, the trouble sleeping. Not to mention the accompanying loss of libido.

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