The mechanism of occurrence of male menopause is similar to the same process in women, so we can identify a number of similar symptoms of male and female menopause:
- Violations of psycho-emotional sphere: a quick temper and irritability, or, conversely, lethargy and drowsiness; weakening of memory and ability to concentrate; irritability and conflict; unexplained anxiety and fear; latent or manifest depression; dizziness, palpitations and "tides" of blood to the skin of the face and hands, especially when emotional arousal; feeling short of breath and blackout; aching pain in the heart, not related to diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Endocrine disorders: the extinction of the thyroid gland and pancreas; the risk of diabetes; sagging skin and muscles; the deposition of fat in the thighs and buttocks; changes in the mammary glands (in men increase their - gynecomastia); Blood pressure drops.
There are also symptoms that are specific to male menopause: violation or decreased sex drive; erectile dysfunction (impotence), the potency may be reduced gradually; accelerated ejaculation (ejaculation), and, consequently, a decrease in the duration of sexual intercourse. As a result of menopause decreases the tone of the bladder, which leads to voiding. The situation is often exacerbated by the presence of BPH, as well impeding the passage of urine along the urethra. All of these symptoms cause marked emotional distress.
Furthermore, with the onset of menopause in males decreases the ability to fertilize. In the study of sperm found a decrease in its volume and sperm count. Male menopause lasts from 2 to 5 years, after which the symptoms gradually decreases and the man gets used to his new condition.