Menopause & Andropause Treatment in Bend

Menopause & AndropauseMenopause & Andropause

Symptoms of Menopause in women

  • Palpitations
  • Night sweats
  • Urinary dysfunction
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Dyspareunia
  • Depression
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Poor libido
  • Irritability
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertension

Now, women are not the only ones who experience symptoms of changing hormones because of aging and other factors, men experience it too. But because they do not go through a clear-cut process like women, doctors refer to their problem as Andropause because of the decline in androgen or low testosterone in aging men. Unlike women where menstruation stops completely, androgen decline in men is a slow process.

Symptoms of Andropause in men

Though symptoms vary from one man to another, generally most men going through Andropause experience:

  • Lack of energy
  • Problems getting erections
  • Increase in body fat
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Irritability

Causes of menopause

Menopause is a normal part of aging in women when it occurs after 40. But as mentioned earlier, there are some women who experience it earlier, because of surgery or damage to the ovaries. This type of menopause is known as premature menopause. This type of menopause can also be a result of autoimmune disorders or genetics.

Causes of Andropause

Andropause is mainly caused by low testosterone. The hormone is responsible for various characteristics in men such as competitive behavior, strong sexual drive, deep voice, muscle strength, and facial hair. Now, men tend to produce less testosterone as they age. Also, there some medical conditions that can cause Andropause such as surgical removal of testes and testicular cancer. Patients who are on anti-testosterone therapy so as to produce less testosterone can also experience Andropause.