W as menopause

W as menopause

Anything changed?

Is it only boundless optimism, or groundless naivete, when we believe that nature lets us escape? Note that everything that nature produces is also subject to natural laws. Why, then, should only women wear the heavy lot of menopausal men, and we men just as easily get older? Perhaps here and there a few wrinkles around the eyes. In addition a small belly attachment, without which a German man anyway is not considered as such, and that is it? Of course not. We men interpret things only differently. If something does not work as we expect it, the menopause is probably the last thing we can blame for it. The term is so closely linked to the female gender that it creates quasi-physical pain, to consider it in the context of one's own existence.

The women do it

We know that the middle-aged woman in the menopause (the climacteric) tends to have a vigorous mood and body temperature. Both lead to unexpected outbreaks, sometimes inexplicable irritation, sometimes impressive sweat attacks. One is more the environment, the other more the woman herself. Since the man has always had an understanding problem with the female sex, the whole thing is for him often only a further point on the long list of inexplicable phenomena. It is also not that women their whole lives the most peaceful creatures on God's corridor and suddenly develop with about 50 strange character characteristics. Anyone who has ever lived together with a woman knows what the abbreviation PMS means, and what chaos can cause these premenstrual conditions in their daily interactions. A box of nitroglycerin, on the other hand, is easy to maintain. But back to us men.

The medical aspect

The exploration of male menopause is still in the children's shoes. One thing is clear: the male hormone testosterone plays an essential role. Or, to be exact, the diminished production of this sex hormone. At the beginning of 20, the male body still produces it in large quantities. But as early as the middle of 20, production is slowly but steadily declining with increasing age. Doctors estimate the production decline at about one percent per year. Thus, the testosterone level drops to about 40 to 50 percent of the original value for a 60-year-old. Doctors call this condition the man's andropause. The physical consequences are manifold, vary individually very different and are unpleasant by the bank. Here is an excerpt from the list of possible symptoms:

  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • listlessness
  • loss of libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • increase in weight
  • hair loss
  • depressions
  • nervousness
  • night sweats
  • hot flashes

All things and conditions that no man would have or want to experience. It is very unlikely that all symptoms will occur at the same time, but two or three of the points can already be done. A man can not do much about it. Even the intake of testosterone preparations does not really help and can cause more harm than good. Fortunately, the age usually also entails a certain degree of serenity. This makes it easier for men to arrange with the circumstances. Hopefully. Especially in the case of the feared loss of potency or libido, it is completely counterproductive to put itself under pressure. Fortunately, man is an imagined being - if not everything is as it is or as it once was, the creative Man is sure to find satisfying alternatives.

The psychological component

Not infrequently, physical changes are accompanied by an intellectual change. The achievements so far achieved in life are critically examined and reconciled with the aims and plans of earlier times. Anyone who has dreamed of a life as a successful manager as a young man and who finds himself as a tiler at the beginning of the year 50 can already be pondering. "Should this have been anything?" Is probably one of the most frequently asked questions in this part of life. Anyone who comes to a sobering result in the answer can get the motivation to change something. It is never too late to set new goals, to undertake the travels you have never done, to do more sports, or to give new impetus to the sleepy partnership. In this context, the term "change" in interannual years can be seen as quite positive. Changes always bring new possibilities with us, and is our head not perhaps round, so that thinking can change the direction better?

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Published : 08/17/2017 12:12:11