21 de February, 2024

Andropause and male hormones

Andropause, often referred to as "male menopause" is a reality for many men as they age, although not all experience its effects to a significant extent. This phenomenon is characterized by a gradual decrease in levels of testosterone, the main male hormone, which can have an impact on various aspects of men's health and well-being.

What is Andropause?

Andropause marks the transition in a man's life where testosterone production begins to decline. Unlike menopause in women, which represents a more abrupt change in fertility, andropause extends over many years. Men may begin to notice subtle changes as early as age 40, although for some it may begin earlier or later.

Common symptoms

Symptoms of andropause vary widely between individuals but may include:

  • Decreased sexual desire.
  • Difficulties with erection.
  • Loss of muscle mass and increase in body fat.
  • Mood changes, such as irritability and depression.
  • Decreased bone density.
  • Fatigue and decreased energy.

Diagnosis and treatment

The diagnosis of andropause is based on symptoms and is confirmed by blood tests that measure testosterone levels. Treatment may include testosterone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms, although it is not suitable for all men and should be carefully discussed with a doctor specializing in endocrinology or urology.

Impact on fertility

Although andropause primarily affects middle-aged or older men, it can have implications for fertility. Decreased testosterone production can reduce the quantity and quality of sperm, affecting your chances of conceiving naturally.

What is done at Ingenes?

At Ingenes, we understand the challenges faced by men experiencing andropause symptoms and looking to start a family. Our comprehensive approach not only considers the reproductive needs of women but also the health and well-being of men.

We offer detailed male fertility evaluations, including sperm quality analysis and hormone testing, to identify and treat any obstacles on the path to fatherhood. Our treatments may include advice on lifestyle changes, supplements to improve sperm quality, and in selected cases, hormonal therapies under strict medical supervision.

Our goal is to provide personalized solutions for each couple or individual, ensuring that everyone has the best possible chance of achieving their dream of having a baby at home. With a multidisciplinary team of fertility specialists, Ingenes is committed to being with you every step of your journey, offering you hope, support, and the latest innovations in the field of reproductive medicine.

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