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Male Menopause Treatment Can Improve Quality of Life

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm
Just like with women, male hormone levels start shifting with age. It's a male version of menopause.

Men can be treated for the condition with a unique form of hormone replacement therapy.

The symptoms of "Male menopause" can included:

Depression
Fatigue
Low libido
It's often a struggle to get men to a doctor. It might be a battle, but once you're there, spotting and treating the problem is pretty simple.

Among the treatments, a gel. The FDA recently approved Androgel, a hormone replacement therapy. Its absorbed through the skin.

The side effects of the gel can include:

Cholesterol changes
Acne
Breast discomfort

For some men with low testosterone, the gel can make a difference.

Find out more about Androgel
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