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Male Menopause & Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Cures
Berkeley Acupuncture, Jay Sordean
Male menopause, also known as andropause, is a name given to the gradual decrease in testosterone production that occurs in middle-aged men. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for many of the physical and sexual characteristics of men, so a decrease in production can lead to a number of changes and problems.
While testosterone levels naturally decrease with age, there are other factors that can contribute to a more dramatic drop. These include stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, and certain medications. Andropause can cause a number of physical and psychological changes, including fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and depression.
While there is no cure for andropause, there are treatments that can help alleviate some of the symptoms. These include testosterone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes, and acupuncture.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment that involves using synthetic testosterone to bring levels back up to where they should be. TRT can be done using injections, patches, gels, or implants. It is important to note that TRT is not a cure for andropause, but it can help with some of the symptoms.
Making some lifestyle changes can also help with the symptoms of andropause. These include eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and managing stress.
Acupuncture is a treatment that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. It is based on the belief that there are energy pathways in the body that can be manipulated to improve health. Acupuncture has been shown to be helpful for a number of conditions, and it may also be helpful for andropause.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of andropause, it is important to talk to your doctor. There are treatments available that can help you manage the symptoms and live a healthy and active life.