Some Doctors say Andropause others call it Male Menopause. Which is it ?
Neither. Many doctors who specialize in bioidentical hormones along with other medical experts believe that the word andropause or male menopause does not correctly represent this situation. The terms male menopause and andropause do not accurately explain the decline of male hormones. The “pause” in male menopause and andropause denotes a stop or end. So in this meaning male menopause or andropause express a loss or termination of a certain process by a body organ or system. In this case a hormonal process and reproductive function. Men do not however entirely discontinue their reproductive function during male menopause or andropause. A man possesses the ability to reproduce and retain his reproductive function throughout life. For this reason it is believed that the wording of male menopause or andropause is inaccurate. In relation to a woman’s body, at the time of menopause women stop their ability to reproduce. Hence, when the expression menopause is used to describe the phase a w