Men go through menopause?
When you were young, you produced large amounts of needed androgens, hormones that affect the male reproductive system, like testosterone. Your body also produced small amounts of estrogen, resulting in a desired high testosterone to estrogen ratio. “Andropause” is the male equivalent of menopause, characterized by a drop in testosterone, and an increase in estrogen.
These hormone changes disrupt your healthy balance, causing the negative effects you may feel. Testosterone is crucial for men, and the need goes way beyond muscles, moods, and sex drive. A lack of testosterone can increase your risk for chronic disease, and has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and prostate cancer.
So restoring a healthy hormone balance is not only important to help you feel good — it’s also necessary to protect your health.