Medical Minute: Male Menopause

Last Friday, Khloe Kardashian’s husband, Lamar Odom, was almost traded to the New Orleans Hornets NBA franchise. Mr. Odom unleashed a series of angry tweets on Twitter.com, before claiming his Twitter page had been hacked into.

Then, during a moment of male bonding between Lamar and uber macho ESPN radio jock Stephen A. Smith, the 6 ft 10 in, 230 lb Odom dissolved into tears. Lamar’s emotional response to this event might be due to the early stages of male menopause.

Emotional changes are one of the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men that occurs when a male is going through “the change”. Hormonal changes are a natural part of aging for both men and women. Though women experience more changes than men when hormone levels drop due to aging.

What exactly is male menopause?

According to the Mayo Clinic, male menopause is “sometimes used to describe decreasing testosterone levels or a reduction in the bioavailability of testosterone related to aging.”

Male menopause occurs after age 30 on average. By about age 70, the decrease in a man’s testosterone level can be as much as 50 percent. One of the first signs of male menopause in a man is weight gain around the midsection, aka pot belly.

Though the changes men experience when they’re in menopause differ drastically from women, men can experience some of the same symptoms as women, such as mood instability, irritability and depression.

Men with low testosterone have also reported memory loss, hot flashes (or flushes), as well as muscle weakness and loss of muscle tone. The low testosterone levels can also cause low self confidence and decreased motivation in men.

Male menopause can contribute to a man’s decreased interest in sex, which increases their anxiety. While men’s interest in sex wanes, the sex drives of their wives or girlfriends, who are in their late 30s and 40s, increases with age.

Male menopause can also be responsible for low sperm count in men over 30, as well as erectile dysfunction problems. Some men erroneously believe that taking medications such as Viagra will increase their libido (sex drive). Unfortunately, they don’t.

But there is hope for men with low testosterone!

While some doctors encourage their male patients to watch their diets and exercise more to alleviate the symptoms of male menopause, other doctors suggest testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone replacement therapy with pellet implants (under the skin) is the most effective way of restoring hormone balance for both men and women. Unlike pills, messy patches or creams, the pellets release just the right dosage of hormones into the bloodstream per day. Once implanted, the pellets can last up to 6 months.

Men who have undergone testosterone pellet implants report an increase in their sex drive, along with more energy, increased mood, and improved sleep patterns.

Recognizing low testosterone levels

  • Changes in sexual function. This might include erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility. Your testes might become smaller as well.
  • Changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, or increased sleepiness.
  • Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat; reduced muscle bulk, strength and endurance; and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and loss of body hair are possible. Rarely, you might experience hot flashes and have less energy.
  • Emotional changes. Low testosterone might contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You might feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things.
  • If you think you are experiencing male menopause, please consult with your health care professional for an evaluation, or to see if you qualify for testosterone replacement therapy.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More info on the web

    Male Menopause – Mayo Clinic

    Male Menopause – Medicine.net

    Male Menopause – WebMD

    Anti-Aging for Men – American Medical Institute (Atlanta)

    DISCLAIMER

    Any medical advice published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. Sandrarose.com and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following advice found on this blog.



     


    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

      :think:

    • JMO

      :think:

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      :dead: before I even read the write-up.

      (goes to read the write-up now)

    • EB

      Tyrese and Bow wow :think:

    • digal704

      He has been super emotional

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

      :lol: @JMO

      We are on the same page…

    • KK76

      I thought the testes got bigger? And droopier? Sort of depressed themselves :thinking:

    • EB

      Scratch bow wow off my list

    • The Makeup Maven

      :dead: @ Fe & JMO! :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzfujTwDIA NikkeMinxx

      @AuntSan does that have something to with their (in)ability to conceive? Not just Khole and Lamar I mean, in general….

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST6L340KFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player MzDimplez1123

      @ EB…YOu saying Bow in early menopause? :rofl:

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      Damn no Beyonce post. I have 2 hours to go and this post on Lam Lam nut sac aint cutting it :mad:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBrmhl70e38 Unpredictable

      :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST6L340KFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player MzDimplez1123

      HI Nikke! :hi:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST6L340KFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player MzDimplez1123

      @ CD….PLEASE don’t go there! :wail: :no: :nono:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzfujTwDIA NikkeMinxx

      Hey MzD and Unmentonable….

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      :wail:
      Why do I always read Sandra disclaimers all fast and chit like in the commercials

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      NikkeMinxx says:

      @AuntSan does that have something to with their (in)ability to conceive?
      _______________

      That’s right. :yes:

    • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

      :popcorn:

      Lmao @ you using Lamar as an example. I mean in this day in age we have

      men who wear heels.
      Men who wear makeup.
      We’ve even had a pregnant man so I’m not surprised that men go thru menopause.

      Roles are being reversed…. And I think that SUCKS!

      Thanks for the post though. :thumbsup:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-8TW3c17g OHoney

      chocolate divalicious aka CD says:
      I have 2 hours to go and this post on Lam Lam nut sac aint cutting it
      ________________________________________________________________
      :dead:

    • JMO

      FeFe says:

      :lol: @JMO

      We are on the same page…
      _________________________________________

      :lol:

    • EB

      @ mzdimlplez yes :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-8TW3c17g OHoney

      Thanks for the info Sandra, I will be directing a few people here to read this. With the disclaimer of course
      “DISCLAIMER
      Any medical advice published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. Sandrarose.com and its affiliates (OHoney) cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following advice found on this blog.”

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      NIKKE!! :yahoo:

      Hey Nikke you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey Nikke! Hey Nikke! :cheer1:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBrmhl70e38 Unpredictable

      Nikke!!!! :yahoo:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBrmhl70e38 Unpredictable

      Honey!!! :yahoo: .com

    • JMO

      @CD … Ever since Chi has been gone, we haven’t had that many posts about that lady… :think:

    • I Go There

      :hahaha:

      Male menopause… for real?
      :lol:

      Damn… Couldnt it have been that he was just emotional?

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      Hopefully we dont find out old Khlo money is popping birth control pills like her sissy. I really dont see Momma Kris wanting any black babies running through that pretty house of hers.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-8TW3c17g OHoney

      *hops on Unpre’s bike*
      Where we goin?

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      @JMO

      Do I smell a CON…..SPIRACY in this bytch :cool:

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      @IGO

      I think Lamar was on the rag myself. :coffee:

      *I refuse to call that grown ass man Lam Lam. :nono:

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      @Yso
      How bout Lammy :coffee:

    • JMO

      chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

      @JMO

      Do I smell a CON…..SPIRACY in this bytch :cool:
      ___________________________________________________

      :coffee:

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      CD says:

      I really dont see Momma Kris wanting any black babies running through that pretty house of hers.
      ____
      I don’t watch dem people but I keep hearing this.

    • I Go There

      YSoSerious says:

      @IGO

      I think Lamar was on the rag myself.

      *I refuse to call that grown ass man Lam Lam
      ________________________________________________

      Im just gon say he was a lil emotional… thats all I got.

      Now that Lam Lam shait thats some other madness. :lol:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Got Dammit just when I burn my COUGAR cape now I got get save the Pappy Badge of honor :argue:

    • brenden

      Yes male menopause is real. When I turned 25 I begain experiencing night sweats. I’d wake up in the morning with soaked sheets…No wait that was because my bladder begain to leak constantly, also an effect of MP. I used to be able to gush like a fountian whilst climaxing, now I was shooting out dribblets at best. I used to halfta shave my bush atleast once a week, but now the hair barely grows in. Talk about male pattern baldness, imagine having it on ya nick nacks.smh. Mood swings, crying every day…I broke out boohooing while watching Meerkat maynor cuzz one of the lil fellas was killed by a snake :wail: ish was real! I finally was able to regulate my male MP with medication :-) Medication of the liquid variety that is **heads to twitter to tell Lamar about the thunderbird n koolaid cure**

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      And then it’s like do I wanna deal with male menopause cuz i swear I had to tell my friend about himself Friday night I was like y are you so whiney and how come you don’t know what move to make next and why the fuk every time its time of the month for me you are acting worse than I am LAWD #throwshandsinair

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      brenden says:

      Yes male menopause is real. When I turned 25 I begain experiencing night sweats. I’d wake up in the morning with soaked sheets…No wait that was because my bladder begain to leak constantly, also an effect of MP. I used to be able to gush like a fountian whilst climaxing, now I was shooting out dribblets at best. I used to halfta shave my bush atleast once a week, but now the hair barely grows in. Talk about male pattern baldness, imagine having it on ya nick nacks.smh. Mood swings, crying every day…I broke out boohooing while watching Meerkat maynor cuzz one of the lil fellas was killed by a snake ish was real! I finally was able to regulate my male MP with medication Medication of the liquid variety that is **heads to twitter to tell Lamar about the thunderbird n koolaid cure**

      **********************
      Please :stop: it :wail:

    • JMO

      Wait… Fear Factor still comes on?

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      I for one am looking forward to menopause. Is that just me? It is? Okay. :kona:

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      @JMO

      :yes: Its starts back coming on tonight. Nothing like seeing some dumb azz folks eating bugs, swimming in chit and crying like a lil hoe to make you feel better about yoself. Got my :popcorn: ready.

    • vero

      Hey people ! :waves:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-8TW3c17g OHoney

      Oh Brenden

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I Go There says:

      Damn… Couldnt it have been that he was just emotional?
      _________________

      You mean Hormotional? :lol:

    • JMO

      chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

      @JMO

      :yes: Its starts back coming on tonight. Nothing like seeing some dumb azz folks eating bugs, swimming in chit and crying like a lil hoe to make you feel better about yoself. Got my :popcorn: ready.
      _____________________________________________________________

      :lol:

    • Anna

      29 chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

      Hopefully we dont find out old Khlo money is popping birth control pills like her sissy. I really dont see Momma Kris wanting any black babies running through that pretty house of hers.

      ~~~~~
      Isn’t Khloe O J’s child???
      When testosterone is low doesn’t it get replaced w/estrogen?

    • vero

      :dead: @Brenden

    • brenden

      hi Vero :waves: haven’t talked to you in a min…You straight? Errything alrite? You still slanging them icee cups to the neighborhood chilrens to make ends meet? :biggrin:

    • chocolate divalicious aka CD

      brenden says:
      hi Vero :waves: haven’t talked to you in a min…You straight? Errything alrite? You still slanging them icee cups to the neighborhood chilrens to make ends meet :biggrin:
      *****************
      :dead: at this foolishness

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST6L340KFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player MzDimplez1123

      First I had to deal with CD ALL day now here comes Brenden! :wail:

    • http://youtu.be/W_CQEcLXe-E YSoSerious

      I never ate while watching the original Fear Factor. :nono:

      I hated anything bug/insect related (especially the huge hissing ****roaches) and anything with mice/rats. *shudders*

      And bull’s testicles. They loved them some bull’s testicles on that show. :vomit:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NST6L340KFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player MzDimplez1123

      :dead: @ Icee Cups

    • vero

      :lol: Brenden, didn’t remember telling you but yeah ! i do !! i’m good

    • vero

      I miss Chi too :crying:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Anna says:

      When testosterone is low doesn’t it get replaced w/estrogen?
      ________________
      No, hun. You never want to have too much estrogen and not enough testosterone. Low testosterone in women is what leads to all those nasty symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, depression, hair falling out, etc.

    • I Go There

      Sandra Rose says:

      I Go There says:

      Damn… Couldnt it have been that he was just emotional?
      _________________

      You mean Hormotional?
      ____________________________

      Thats messed up…. Lamar didnt want to leave They proably told him he would be a laker till he retired… :lol:

    • I Go There

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      And then it’s like do I wanna deal with male menopause cuz i swear I had to tell my friend about himself Friday night I was like y are you so whiney and how come you don’t know what move to make next and why the fuk every time its time of the month for me you are acting worse than I am LAWD #throwshandsinair
      ________________________________________________

      Awww…Poor fella.

      :lol:

    • I Go There

      chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

      @JMO

      Its starts back coming on tonight. Nothing like seeing some dumb azz folks eating bugs, swimming in chit and crying like a lil hoe to make you feel better about yoself. Got my ready.
      __________________________________________________

      Thanks for reminding me… I gotta set that DVR.

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      THATS NOT MENOPAUSE ITS CALLED A GROWN AZZ MAN BYTCH FIT!! OR PAYBACK!! **WONT FORGIVE LAMAR CRAYON CHEWING SPORK USING PAINT HUFFN CANDY SUGAR EATING AZZ FOR WAHT HE DID TO THE COACH!** #LAKERDYNASTY

    • Anna

      Sandra Rose says:

      Anna says:

      When testosterone is low doesn’t it get replaced w/estrogen?
      ________________
      No, hun. You never want to have too much estrogen and not enough testosterone. Low testosterone in women is what leads to all those nasty symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, depression, hair falling out, etc.

      ~~~~~
      Thanks Sandra.

    • brenden

      @Sandra I’m :mad: at you! This is not the medical min you promissed me on twitter. You was tal bout you gone teach me how to get my stamina up and last longer and why cum my viagra pills aint workin and what not? What’s the deal mayne? My girl is waiting! I try to compensate by giving 5mins extra of :lick: but after awhile my tongue starts to dry out n wrinkle up…Yanno like ya hands do when you spend too much time in the pool.smh…

    • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

      :(

      I don’t think mama Kris feels that way. They love Lamar.

    • KyCakes

      That nicca got Low T :hahaha:

    • lisaROSE

      khloe needs more estrogen in her life so she can conceive, looks like she got enough testosterone for the both of them.

    • KyCakes

      :hug: Brenden!
      What up, boo? I still got that snack size Cool Ranch Dorito bag if you wanna get it in on some afternoon delight type ish….

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      @EGO
      That isn’t funny becuz he is making me seriously reconsider chit he is reminding me of my unstable azz ex going around all nilly willy it is turning me off soo sooo bad to the point where Im like you know I guess I just won’t be in a relationship your dumb for living where you live :grin:

    • howmanylicks_07

      Just logged back in to say brenden u aint shyt :dead:

    • brenden

      @Ky Child, you aint said nuthin but a word! Nuthin but a word!!! We aint even got to use the dorrito bag, thanx to my male menopause I’m shootin dust :ashamed: and you know I aint got no duhceases (herpes don’t count) Oooh I’m horny too…Imma tear it up gal, imma give you that rabbit thrust bang bang bang bang (John Witherspoon voice) Imma give yo azz the best 60sec of yo life…Make me feel good, Make me feel goooood (Halle Berry voice)
      Then you gone shout out at the top of yo lungs This B*tch set me up (Marrion Berry voice) :-)

    • I Go There

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      @EGO
      That isn’t funny becuz he is making me seriously reconsider chit he is reminding me of my unstable azz ex going around all nilly willy it is turning me off soo sooo bad to the point where Im like you know I guess I just won’t be in a relationship your dumb for living where you live
      ______________________________________________________

      :lol:

      I aint saying nothing but I am laughing right now.

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      @EGO
      Y you say you not sayin nuthin :lol: for real tho :lol:

    • Boogie!

      …I thought it was called #b!tcha$$ness. Thanks Sandy :coffee:

    • KyCakes

      brenden says:

      @Ky Child, you aint said nuthin but a word! Nuthin but a word!!! We aint even got to use the dorrito bag, thanx to my male menopause I’m shootin dust :ashamed: and you know I aint got no duhceases (herpes don’t count) Oooh I’m horny too…Imma tear it up gal, imma give you that rabbit thrust bang bang bang bang (John Witherspoon voice) Imma give yo azz the best 60sec of yo life…Make me feel good, Make me feel goooood (Halle Berry voice)
      Then you gone shout out at the top of yo lungs This B*tch set me up (Marrion Berry voice) :-)
      ———————————————-
      WHOOT! *goes to get nekkid in anticipation of Brenden’s Male menopause dust aka gubmint powdered milk…..

    • I Go There

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      @EGO
      Y you say you not sayin nuthin for real tho
      ________________________________________

      Im just laughing at the “You dumb for living where you live”

    • KyCakes

      Boogie! says:

      …I thought it was called #b!tcha$$ness. Thanks Sandy :coffee:
      ————————————————————
      I’ve seen commercials in my neck of the woods for this condition….

      Supposedly, it’s called Low T and the commercial poses all of these rhetorical questions….

      “-Remember when you used to have more energy?
      -Passion for the one you love?

      If not, it could be a condition called Low T”

    • howmanylicks_07

      Yall asses are a mess

    • Boogie!

      @ KyCakes

      …now that u say something about it…I have heard of Low T…never listened to the rest cause I thought it was another Viagra commercial

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      “You dumb for living where you live”
      _____________________________
      I know :lol: I be thinking that chit right after we get off the phone :wink:

    • Yall still crazy

      SO, she got a lemon?! :coffee:

    • I Go There

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      “You dumb for living where you live”
      _____________________________
      I know I be thinking that chit right after we get off the phone
      ___________________________________

      :lol:

      Damn shame.

    • KyCakes

      @howmany – why won’t you let me and Brenden be great? :hahaha:

    • M3z

      Decided to come out of SUPER LURKER status. Poor LamLam.

      :dead: at #19 Iscream “men who wear heels.
      Men who wear makeup. We’ve even had a pregnant man so I’m not surprised that men go thru menopause.
      Roles are being reversed…. And I think that SUCKS!”

      THERE ARE NO MEN AND WOMEN ANYMORE, JUST MALE AND FEMALE.

    • KyCakes

      Boogie! says:

      @ KyCakes

      …now that u say something about it…I have heard of Low T…never listened to the rest cause I thought it was another Viagra commercial
      ———————————————————————
      Yup. :yes: That’s the one….

      Or as you so eloquently put it, Bitchazzness.. :coffee:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Damn shame.
      ___________
      :yes:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :dead: @Sandra making Lamar the face of Men All Pause :rofl:

    • M3z

      :rofl: @ fayla!!!

    • Yall still crazy

      Cakes, that gravi is just thee worst! :hahaha:

    • KyCakes

      @Yall – Ghetto fabulous at it’s finest…

      I REFUSE to let that Woman’s hairstyle be great……

    • KyCakes

      There’s a :newpost: y’all…….

    • http://youtube.com/watch?v=afkvivpqjiw&sne=em Boogie!

      @ KyCakes

      I try to be as eloquent as your hair is elegant :cheese:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :dead: as a do nail @Ky’s gravi

      #Icant

      Boogie!!! :yahoo:

      hey guhl!

      M3z :waves:

    • CFREE

      This dayuum Medical Minute :hahaha:

    • Mannie

      This is dumb…SR you know you wrong…Just cause that brotha showed an emotion he might be going through early male menopause??? SMDH He was in his feelings cause he figured he would retire from the Lakers…its his carreer he is passionate about it let him be upset over the situation and stop trying to play doctor with them wikipedia searchs…