Monday, 5 November 2012

THE OTHER SIDE OF MENOPAUSE.

There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second, yet hopelessness.

No doubt people still do worry if there is such a thing as male menopause, why not? Perhaps men were created with ageing immune booster, could be?


Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

Let's clearly design menopause as the transition from potentially reproductive to non reproductive as a result of a reduction in hormonal production. Now we are getting some where, what?

The end of monthly periods aka menstruation, from pausis we get cessation and the men obviously give us month. Menopause is an event that typically occurs in midlife, during the late 40s or early 50s, and it signals the end of the fertile phase of a life, but somehow, no matter the sex, not always do people get menopause. However menopause is more accurately defined as the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the ovaries.

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

When it comes to men, obviously there are suggestions of a fist full of names for menopause:

andropause,

viropause,

male climacteric,

ADAM (Androgen Decline in the Aging Male) syndrome,

Ageing Male Syndrome (AMS),

late onset hypogonadism

Some wives prefer to call it a midlife crisis. Even though it is highly disapproved, they may be right.

The concept of male menopause and the need for hormone replacement therapy as a treatment is a highly controversial topic.

The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.

Male menopause is thought to be due to a decrease in testosterone. In contrast to the female menopause, the process in men is characterized by slow onset and slow progression. There is a progressive reduction in testicular function in men between the ages of twenty-five and seventy-five. During this time, the amount of available testosterone can fall by almost 50 percent. This is not a fixed number and there is a great deal of variation among individual men.

As comparable to women, the symptoms of this syndrome are

lethargy, or fatigue,

depression,

increased irritability,

mood swings,

decrease in lean muscle,

increase in fat,

decreased libido,

difficulty in attaining and sustaining erections.

Many men now receive treatment with testosterone, and report improved symptoms. There is a downside to this treatment as it can increase the risk of prostate cancer and atherosclerosis.
Many experts believe that this syndrome is more likely to be the result of nonhormonal explanations or the normal aging process.

As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Lifestyle factors such as alcohol and drug use, medications, marital problems, financial problems, and stress in general all may have a role.

Doesn’t sound much different than a midlife crisis. However, for some people the accompanying signs and effects that can occur during the menopause transition years can significantly disrupt their daily activities and sense of well being, hence the assumption that both men and women experience menopause.

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.