Andropause - MALE menopause

Hello, all readers & loyal followers!!

Since today's topic is, ANDROPAUSE!! I will apprise you of the definition, as well as a few symptoms, of OUR version of menopause, so you can understand what it is. You will be more familiar with today's topic, as we journey together learning additional information on fresh topics, which is none other than-- Andropause.

“andropause” is defined as a syndrome associated with a decrease in sexual satisfaction or a decline in a feeling of general well-being with low levels of testosterone in older men.

The 'male menopause' because of sudden changes in the function of our prized family jewels, this syndrome can start emerging as early as 45, completely by age 70.

Now, the good news is, symptoms are not as severe as our counterparts version is, yet, the symptoms can still last up to 20 years

These are a few of the symptoms,

  • mood swings and irritability.

  • loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise.

  • fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly or "man boobs" (gynaecomastia)

  • a general lack of enthusiasm or energy.

  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness.

  • poor concentration and short-term memory.

My day is soon, but I can wait!

Today is my special treat for us all.

My treat to you is my friend, Wild Child from a particular site where we met, is contributing his own writing.... on,

YES!!.... andropause.

When I looked over his work, he informed me what it was in the very first sentence and I remained captivated for the duration. Once you read the 1st sentence, you know that it just HAD to be on this site. He and I have shared our various ideas, and a while back he accepted my proposition to become a moderator in one of my 4 groups!!

A formidable friendship was born!!

Way to go, WILD!

Ever since, if I get called out on something I might be slightly below par, he will always bring it to my attention. An excellent editor and writer, he is.

Time to arrive at HIS accomplishment, with NO more rambling from me!!

So, without further ado, he now has the floor.

Well, come to think of it....