Male menopause is a term used to describe a stage in a male’s life where his testosterone levels start to decline. During this time, men experience many symptoms similar to those of menopausal women, such as depression, weight gain, and loss of libido. As male menopause is a much more gradual period of change than in women, some medical professionals will instead use the terms ‘andropause’, or ‘testosterone deficiency’ to describe it.
Unlike female menopause, not all males experience male menopause, tending to more affect men with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease or obesity. However, like female menopause, there are ways to manage symptoms experienced by lowered testosterone, and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.