Before we go on to discuss about the effects of andropause on male sexual performance, let us first understand what this age related phenomenon is. You may also have come across the term “male menopause”; this is one and the same thing since menopause is the female equivalent.
According to a definition, andropause phase is a period in a man’s life when his body is no longer able to produce adequate amount of the sex hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone. This usually occurs when men are in their middle ages say the late 40s or early 50s. The exact period however is not precise since some men experience it earlier and some later but the average age is between 40 and 60 although several scientific researches may show differently.
The Link With Erectile Dysfunction
As we age the body’s production of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone decreases at a rate of about 10% in every 10 years of a man’s life. This decrease leads to a number of male related issues of which erectile dysfunction is one. The decrease means that the man will no longer be able to perform sexually as when he was in his youth and full of energy and vitality.
Other health issues where men may experience the effects of andropause include loss of sexual interest, sleeplessness, loss of body mass, nervousness without any reason and constant fear of growing old.
We shall like to point out that if you ever notice these in your behavior, you should not be worried because it is a natural thing and every man on the planet must go through the phase sooner or later in life therefore be cool and avoid all things that may cause you further anxiety.
We know that one of the things that may have a blow on a man’s vanity is when he is not able to have sex regularly or when he has it, he lasts only a few minutes or rather still he may not be able to produce and erection and even if he does, it may go limp after a short period of time. Yes it hurts especially when one notices that the partner is not satisfied.
These things happen and we once again suggest that there is nothing to worry about! Getting nervous over the problem will not help but can aggravate it even further.
How To Treat Or Reduce The Effects Of Andropause?
The first thing you should do is talk about it with your female partner and let her realize that you are no longer as young as you once were and that it is a passing thing. We are sure she will understand, share your concern and give you support which is a very positive thing. You need support from your loved ones.
The next step you should take is call up your doctor or a qualified person who is familiar with your health records and chat over the problem with him not forgetting to tell him or her everything that disturbs you. Their advice may be of vital importance to you and of course they will surely give you recommendations what to do, how to do it and even recommend some andropause remedies that may help you out of the situation.
Then after that if you are still keen on increasing the level of testosterone in your body and improve your sexual performance, then you may want to consider one of those herbal pills for treating erectile dysfunction. These are non prescription medications made from natural sources. Before you ever use any of those, make sure you review the product and the ingredients with your doctor.