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Can male "menopause" be treated?

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If testosterone levels are low (male menopause), testosterone replacement therapy may help relieve symptoms such as:

Just as with hormone replacement therapy in women, testosterone replacement therapy has potential risks and side effects. Replacing testosterone may worsen prostate cancer and raise the risk for heart disease, for example.

  • Loss of interest in sex (decreased libido)
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

From: Male "Menopause" WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MSNBC: "Male Menopause Out of the Closet."

WebMD Feature: "Menopause: Not Just For Women."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Male menopause: Myth or reality?"

womenshealth.gov: "Aging Male Syndrome."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Testosterone therapy: Can it help older men feel young again."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

UpToDate: "Sexual dysfunction in older adults" and "Sexual Function in Late Life, Men."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 11, 2019

SOURCES:

MSNBC: "Male Menopause Out of the Closet."

WebMD Feature: "Menopause: Not Just For Women."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Male menopause: Myth or reality?"

womenshealth.gov: "Aging Male Syndrome."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Testosterone therapy: Can it help older men feel young again."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

UpToDate: "Sexual dysfunction in older adults" and "Sexual Function in Late Life, Men."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 11, 2019

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