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Female menopause has been known for centuries, but it has only recently been discovered that males also go through a similar phenomenon with identical symptoms. And then what happens ? Does the psychology too change with the physiology in men ?

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Asked by prasoon, 13 Oct '09 01:30 pm
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Definitely, yes. Physiology affects the psychology of the persons to a large extent. The medical science is making great strides and we are likely to know more on this subject. I think it is just natural that males also should go through some sort of changes like the females.
Answered by Francisco, 20 Oct '09 12:19 am

 
  
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Yes, and not surprisingly men are not spared from a menopause. The andropause or the male menopause is the time in a mans life when the hormones naturally decline. It is also a time where there is a change of life that may be expressed in terms of a career change, divorce, or reordering of life. This event brings about psychological changes as well. Like menopause, the andropause usually occurs from fifty years onwards. Some have questioned whether the male menopause is more myth than reality. In truth, there is an undeniable hormonal decline as one age, and this in turn accelerates the aging process. The decline in hormones for men is more gradual unlike in womens menopause, which is a more abrupt event. For that reason, the andropause is sometimes termed medically as the A.D.A.M., an acronym for Androgen Decline in Aging Males.

Men can suffer from symptoms of the andropause, and they may be similar to that of menopause. Between the ages of 50 to 70, some men report symptoms such a ...more
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 19 Oct '09 02:05 pm

 
  
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Unlike women, middle-aged men do not experience a complete and permanent physiological shutting down of the reproductive system as a normal event. A steady decline in testosterone levels with age (in both men and women) is well documented. Unlike "menopause", the word "andropause" is not currently recognized by the World Health Organization and its ICD-10 medical classification. This is likely due to the fact that "Andropause" is term of convenience describing the stage of life when symptoms in aging appear in men. While the words are sometimes used interchangeably, hypogonadalism a deficiency state in which the hormone testosterone goes below the normal range for even an aging male. This is a TEMPORARY Phase in Men's LIFE unlike in WOMEN's case - PERMANENT SHUTDOWN of pregnancy!!
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 13 Oct '09 01:36 pm

 
  
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Andropause in male affects sex life.
Answered by Dare Devil, 27 Aug '10 09:07 pm

 
  
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The main changes in both cases are the hormones which gives changes in Physical as well phychological changes in behaviour patterns in both boys and girls.
Answered by UNNIKRISHNA RAMAN, 08 Jun '10 01:19 pm

 
  
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Y bother to it yaar....no idea....have u discovered urself any identical symptoms similar to female menopause??? if yes then what is that plz...let me know
Answered by PLAY BOY, 20 Oct '09 12:57 pm

 
  
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As you mentioned, one was known for centuries as it was related to a change in a physical phenomenon where as the other one, the world is slowly waking up to the possibility and grudgingly coming to accept it as something that is happening to the men.

Majorsaab has sourced out so much of detail in his reply co-relating the symptons, causes and after affects. I don't think I have much to add than a little more.

With women, the physical occurence of the menopause is a loud announcement that their body and system is going to undergo drastic changes from there-on. It could be even as early as early 30s (in rare cases) to as late as mid-50s. With that, many a hormonal change takes place and with the hormonal change there is lot of physical changes taking place in a women's body which may contribute psychologically too depending on each individual, because the problems for each under such circumstances are very unique based on their own individual medical history.

For men, it is st ...more
Answered by Omega, 19 Oct '09 07:41 pm

 
  
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Thanks for the information
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 19 Oct '09 04:15 pm

 
  
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