Andropause is the gradual lowering of testosterone levels in men as they age. This condition is often referred to as “male menopause,” as it lowers fertility levels and sex drive. Andropause is dependent upon two variables: age and body fat. Symptoms of male menopause include sleeping problems, sexual difficulties, lowered bone density, reduced muscle, and depression. Even though its name seems severe, the symptoms are very similar to those contributed to the deterioration of sexual health brought on by excess weight.Furthermore, the World Health Organization does not recognize andropause as an official health condition term. This is because medical experts have yet to conclude whether to define it as a “stage” or as a “condition.”
Unlike female menopause, andropause does not completely halt the ability to reproduce, but rather decreases likeliness of fertility.Additionally, only 2% of men have been diagnosed, whereas 100% of women will experience the complete standstill of fertility.
Regardless, as in many sexual health situations, andropause, too, can be kept at bay by regular exercise and a healthy diet.