And while the changes in men’s hormone levels aren’t as sudden or drastic as they are with women during menopause, they’re still significant and life changing.
Andropause can be the root cause of:
So how can you help your loved one through this challenging mid-life transition?
It’s important for you to remember two important facts:
It’s a proven fact that women are more than 3 times as likely as men to consult a physician when they’re feeling ill. And when it comes to andropause — which can involve embarrassing erectile and sexual issues — men are even less likely to seek a doctor’s advice.
At the same time, many men have trouble accepting that their bodies are changing, and that they’re not as vital and virile as they once were, and so will avoid talking about how they’re feeling as a means of denying the changes are happening at all.
So it may well be up to you to get your spouse the help he needs!
Start by familiarizing yourself with the signs of male andropause (above), and remember that they come on much more slowly than with menopause, so they can be more challenging to accurately identify.
If you suspect your spouse is suffering from andropause, give him as much support and understanding as possible, while encouraging him to visit his doctor to get an official diagnosis.
And if you’re not convinced your husband will agree to see a doctor, you might consider gently suggesting he try Provacyl™, the all-natural daily supplement designed to help relieve the aging related signs associated with andropause.