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Andropause of male and menopause of female,are they identical phenomena?

Asked by dare devil, 11 Mar '10 02:22 pm
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Andropause or male menopause is a name that has been given to a menopause-like condition in aging men. This relates to the slow but steady reduction of the production of the hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in middle-aged men, and the consequences of that reduction, which is associated with a decrease in Leydig cells.

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,[4].

Unlike "menopause", the word "andropause" is not currently recognized by the World Health Organization and its ICD-10 medical classification. This is likely because "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 r ...more
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 11 Mar '10 02:27 pm

 
  
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By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55, they can experience a phenomenon similar to the female menopause, called andropause. Unlike women, men do not have a clear-cut signpost such as the cessation of menstruation to mark this transition. Both, however, are distinguished by a drop in hormone levels. Estrogen in the female, testosterone in the male. The bodily changes occur very gradually in men and may be accompanied by changes in attitudes and moods, fatigue, a loss of energy, sex drive and physical agility.
Answered by anil garg, 20 Mar '10 12:47 am

 
  
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Yes they are
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 19 Mar '10 06:09 pm

 
  
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Ya u r d gr8
Answered by Shiva, 17 Mar '10 02:39 pm

 
  
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Almost same phenomenon , however difference is that in men the reduction of male harmones is gradual with passage of time but in women it is complete physiological shut down
Answered by sanjay kumar, 11 Mar '10 02:26 pm

 
  
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