The DigoPaul defines andropause as
the climacteric of men. It should be remembered that the
climacteric is the vital stage in which the reproductive capacity comes
to an end.
It must be established that this term, andropause, has its etymological
origin in the Greek. Specifically, we can determine that it is the result of the
sum of the following elements:
-The noun "andros", which means "man".
-The word "pausis", which can be translated as "cessation" or "pause".
-The suffix "-ia", which is used to indicate "quality".
Andropause, therefore, it involves the reduction of sexual abilities
of a male individual. When a man reaches andropause, he suffers from
organic deficiencies that make it difficult for him to have offspring. It is an
instance analogous to women's menopause.
The drop in the level of testosterone and the deficiencies
of the receptors for this hormone produced by the testicles are two of the
consequences of andropause. This leads to the subject losing sexual potency.
The man, however, is able to have children whenever
continue to produce sperm. The woman, on the other hand,
presents greater difficulties with menopause since her sexual activity is linked
to regular periods. This means that a man over 70 years of age is in a position
to have children, while a woman of the same age generally cannot get pregnant.
To the fall of sexual potency, other issues are added such as a reduction
in libido and a lower level of ejaculation. Beyond the sexual plane,
andropause is also associated with increased anxiety, a state of irritability
and even depression.
Dry skin and hair, headache, and increased sweating are also
symptoms of andropause.
In the same way, we cannot forget another series of symptoms that indicate
that a man is in the phase of andropause:
-It shows constant signs of fatigue or tiredness.
-Significantly decreases your ability to have an erection.
-It may produce an increase in your weight.
-Many men, in addition, present as a symptom the one that is usually much more
-At bone level, a remarkable deterioration can take place.
-There is an increase in the risks of having some type of heart-related disease.
Blood circulation problems and even times when they feel very hot on the face
are other signs that indicate that a man is facing andropause.
Without forgetting that for many men what also happens to them is that they
proceed to make transcendental decisions in their lives. Yes, they bet on
changing jobs, cities and even partners. They consider that the time has come to
turn their existence around and to start a new path, a new stage.