Anxiety In the Menopausal Man
Anxiety In the Menopausal Man Everyone knows the caricature of the querulous old man.Shaky
and twitchy, easily surprised or frightened; in the old cartoons he usually had a cane, one foot wrapped up in
bandages, and a long white beard.He often had an ear trumpet and his tag line was usually,Eh? Whatcha say, sonny?
Contemporary to the time the cartoons were made, in the 1930s that old man would probably have been a Civil War
veteran, and the kids who laughed at that cartoon are now elderly themselves. Thanks to more advanced medicine, a
larger range of drugs, better food, and a society that is more mobile and educated, there are very few of the
caricature old men anymore, this side of a nursing home, at any rate.Todays elderly have tiny hearing aids, if they
need them.They have access to surgeries that the folks in the 1930s could only have dreamed of.They have had
regular medical, dental, and auxiliary care.They drive cars and travel: in short anything a person living today has
access to. Todays adults do not have to look forward to the time they are elderly with the horror of previous
generations. That is the way it looks, anyway, but there is a segment of middle aged men, living today, who feel
every bit as querulous as the old cartoon man.Anxiety is a constant presence with them, and they find themselves
afraid of nearly everything.They cannot guess at what is wrong with them past their smothering blanket of
anxiety.To tell them that their anxiety is a symptom of male menopause would be of little comfort to them, because
the prospect of growing older and dying is still more fodder for their fear. As a boy is growing up he is often
told to be tough, strong, and stoic.He is trained up to be a man of action, a hard charger, and that it is a sign
of weakness to cry.Some get past their training enough to grow out of this mindset, some live it without question,
and some become frightened and anxious because they cannot cope and feel that they are less of a man because of
it.These feelings become very painful and acute, especially as they feel the reality of growing older.Again, if
they were told that this is another symptom of male menopause, it would not be much of a comfort for them. The
aggregate of psychological symptoms for male menopause are these:anxiety and/or fear, increased irritability,
trouble making decisions, loss of self-confidence, depression, purposelessness, feeling of loneliness and not being
loved, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of unattractiveness. If you have a friend, or a loved
one or an acquaintance who exhibits one or more of these symptoms, he needs medical help, and not just for his
psychological problems. He needs to see a physician that understands male menopause, who can help him with the
undoubted physical problems he is struggling under.This poor man is in hell, and needs a friend to lend him a hand
Andropause Male Menopause
There have however been no studies to prove the connection between the two. There has been another concern that this type of replacement therapy may increase the male's risk for heart disease as increasing the "male androgen levels would also increase both serum cholesterol and serum LDL-Cholesterol levels, according to Drs Caroline and Andrew Dott, who are professional lecturers and teachers.
One of the oral forms of testosterone that is available in the USA for males diagnosed with male menopause contains methyltestosterone which when used over a period of time has been shown to damage the liver as cited in The Physicians Desk Reference.
The subdermal pellets are implanted under the skin and slowly dissolve over a period of 3 to 4 months. The injections need to be given either weekly or bi-weekly.
Once replacement therapy has started the testosterone that is produced within the body ceases to be produced and replacement therapy must be continued throughout the balance of lifetime.
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