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Researchers Identify Male Menopause Symptoms

Researchers have identified symptoms that can help diagnose “male menopause.”  Male menopause, also known as late-onset hypogonadism, refers to a drop in testosterone levels which can occur as men age.

The researchers found that about 2 percent of elderly men enrolled in the European Male Aging Study may have male menopause. They looked at more than 3,300 men between the ages 40 and 79.

According to WebMD:

“[The researchers] identified three key symptoms related to sexual health that were associated with a decreased testosterone level and contributing to a male menopause diagnosis -- erectile dysfunction, reduced sex drive, and decreased frequency of morning erection. Six non-sexual symptoms were also identified ... difficulty in engaging in vigorous physical activity, inability to walk one kilometer, and inability to bend or stoop ... low energy, feeling sad, and fatigue.”

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