Do Men Experience Menopause?

Menopause is a significant phase in women’s lives. It’s a phase where women experience declining hormone levels, which causes a variety of symptoms. We so closely associate this with women that you may have never considered that men undergo something similar. Although not called menopause, men can experience a similar decline in hormone levels as they age. So, if you’re experiencing symptoms but aren’t sure where they’re coming from, low hormones are worth considering. Here’s what to know about this phenomenon in men and how it can be easily treated with the help of an intimate health provider.

What is Male Menopause?

Menopause is a term to describe the cessation of menses, or menstrual cycles, in women. In this regard, the term menopause doesn’t always apply to men. Some men’s health experts have begun to call it andropause in reference to a decline in androgens (what we know as testosterone). More accurately, it can be defined as low testosterone or even androgen decline. Whereas the female body stops producing sex hormones completely during this phase, men tend to experience a slower decline in hormone levels as they enter middle age. Thus, andropause doesn’t cause a change in the function of the male body analogous to menopause, but it does produce many of the same symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Male Menopause?

Some of the most telling symptoms of male menopause include:

  • Fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Higher body fat
  • Lower muscle mass
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating

Many men begin to experience these symptoms as they enter middle age, but men of any age can experience them (in the case of hypogonadism). Certain conditions or medications can cause a decline in androgens, resulting in many of these same symptoms.

How is Male Menopause Treated?

Just as hormone therapy is one of the best options for menopausal women, it can help men experiencing hormone decline. Testosterone replacement therapy can alleviate many of the symptoms of male menopause, helping you feel more vibrant and energetic.

It begins with a consultation with our intimate health providers where we’ll discuss your symptoms and overall daily wellbeing. It might involve a hormone test to evaluate your current levels and prescribe a therapy accordingly. Testosterone replacement therapy comes in a few different forms such as pellets that are inserted below the skin and release a steady stream of hormones for months at a time. Our providers will work with you to determine the best possible options.

Since many men with low testosterone also experience sexual dysfunction, we can also offer treatments like the P-Shot® or Pulse Wave Therapy designed to enhance sexual functioning and confidence.

When Will I See the Results?

Hormone replacement therapy for men can take several weeks to begin producing noticeable results. Most men first notice an improvement in mood, energy levels, and sexual desire whereas changes like muscle mass and body fat can take longer. We recommend allowing 6-12 months to feel the full effects of your hormone therapy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy at Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

At Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics, we offer personalized hormone replacement therapy to help you feel like yourself again. To schedule an appointment with our intimate health providers and learn more, contact our Lake Success office today by calling or filling out our online form. We conveniently serve the greater Queens, NY and Long Island areas.



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Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics, located in Lake Success, NY, provides solutions for men and women’s intimate health issues. Tideline consists of dedicated physicians and staff that specialize in personalized care and support. Doctors Girardi, Handler, Powers, and Gerardi address low libido, painful sex, hormonal imbalances, rejuvenation, and aesthetic treatments. Our team is available to you for intimate healthcare needs.


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