On average, women hit menopause sometime in their 50s. Men start male menopause sometime in their 40s. Yes, menopause, or andropause, is a real thing. Best described as a set of symptoms related to the decreased in the male sex hormone, testosterone.
Some of the most common symptoms of andropause include a lowered sex drive, loss of body hair, fatigue, memory loss and poor concentration, increased body fat and reduced muscle bulk and strength, depression, and less frequent erections.
While menopause is typically the result of a sudden drop of the female sex hormone, estrogen, andropause is almost always caused by a gradual decline in hormones over time. In fact, most men do not fully notice the …show more content…
Exercise adds muscle, cuts fat, and pumps you full of energy and endorphins. If your loved one desires to be physically active but just doesn't know where to start, home care assistance can help them find an exercise regimen that is right for them.
Diet can wreak havoc on your waistline, your love life, and your testosterone levels. Research suggests that a diet high in foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil can increase testosterone levels. You may have noticed that these are the same foods that help fight inflammation, pain, and high blood pressure. Many seniors do not eat nutrient-rich foods such as these because of difficulty in the kitchen due to pain or mobility issues. Home care assistance can help your loved one plan a diet that meets their flavor needs while still being loaded with healthy ingredients. They can also help with the shopping, preparation, and cleanup. To fight off the isolation and depression often associated with andropause, home care assistance aide can make mealtime into a social occasion.
In short, andropause is real and so are the symptoms. If your senior loved may be suffering from andropause, they should seek medical advice as soon as possible. In the meantime, home care assistance can help them with many areas of physical, mental, and emotional