What is male menopause?

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Climacteric, rather, menopause, during which the age takes physiological changes the body — this is a logical step in everyone's life — both men and women. The only difference is that men have this restructuring is milder and usually starts a little later than in women, that is 50-60 years. During this period, because of lower level of the main male hormone — testosterone — there is a gradual transition from puberty to the extinction of sexual function.

With age, the male body undergoes natural changes in one of the most important parts of the brain — the hypothalamus, which regulates activities the main endocrine glands — the pituitary gland. As a result of impaired production of pituitary hormones that stimulate activities male gonads — testes.

At the same time there are age-related changes in the testes themselves: their tissue gradually replaced partly connective and fatty. All this, taken together, lead to a decrease in production of testosterone by the testes.

Testosterone in the male body adjusts activities testis, epididymis, seminal vesicle, prostate, and multiple organ outside of the reproductive system. It stimulates the production of sperm, and also determines the libido, sexual arousal and orgasm intensity.

Equally important in the development of male menopause are associated old age diseases — hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus.

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