Menopause and Andropause


Menopause and Andropause

Yes men go through something too! All about what to expect, and knowing what you can blame on natural changes! There are several things a Dr. or herbalist can recommend to allay symptoms, knowledge is power when it comes to your body. I highly recommend this to everyone, even if it’s years away you are bound to know someone going through it, and eventually, it will happen.

What is Andropause?

Andropause or male menopause, is a name that has been given, to a set of effects that appears in some aging men, and which have some similarities to menopause that effects women.

These effects sometimes called “andropause” may be related to the slow but steady reduction of the production of the hormones testosterone in middle-aged men, and consequences of that reduction.

Some Andropause symptoms are:

– Anger and social withdrawal
– Irritability
– Hypersensitivity
– Anxiety
– Hot Flashes
– Mood Swings
– Depression
– Lack of libido
– Back and head aches
– Insomnia

Menopause

Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual period stops permanently. Periods can stop for a while sand then start up again, so a woman is considered to have been through menopause only after on year without periods!

Some Menopause symptoms are:

– Hot Flashes
– Night Sweats
– Increased Anxiety
– Increased Irritability
– Trouble Sleeping
– Headaches
– Mood Swings

Maintaining a healthy life style will help you cope with Menopause.
Get into shape, kick unhealthy habits, and clean up your diet. Smoking can cause early Menopause and hasten bone loss, Control risk factors for heart disease (blood pressure, cholesterol), eat a low fat diet, Exercise regularly, especially resistance exercise to strengthen bones.

Osteoporosis

There will be a rapid loss of bone in first 3-5 years after menopause. If you don’t take enough calcium through life, by midlife your bones will be fragile and more prone to Osteoporosis. You need 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily if your over the age of 50!!!

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Edited by: Ellie July 31st 2014

 
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