How does the menopause affect men?

Do you often feel tired, listless and irritable? Then it could be that you are a man going through the menopause. Because even men are not spared this challenging time. It is true that hormone levels fall more slowly in men than in women. Nevertheless, many men suffer from sleep problems, listlessness and even exhaustion during the stressful menopause, just like women. But there are simple things you can do to counteract falling testosterone levels and a diminished sex life.

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How does the menopause manifest itself in men?

Insomnia, sweating, mood swings, declining sexual desire or exhaustion – complaints that are often dismissed as “normal” signs of ageing can often be attributed to the menopause in men. Men’s hormones are also to blame for the virile menopause or andropause, as it is known in the trade. From the age of 40, testosterone levels in men begin to fall. The male sex hormone then decreases by around 1 to 2 % each year. Testosterone levels always depend on production at a young age. The following applies to the male menopause: The older the man, the more intense the challenges and symptoms can become.

While the hormone change in women occurs relatively quickly, testosterone levels in men fall rather slowly. However, as testosterone levels fall, the normal signs of ageing in men often begin. This is why the menopause in men does not necessarily require treatment, but is still very annoying for many men.

Is it possible to counteract the menopause in men naturally?

Yes, it is possible to support testosterone production naturally in several ways.

  1. Sport: Exercise such as cycling, swimming or strength training can boost testosterone levels. Interval training is very good for boosting testosterone levels. Three times a week, 20 minutes of alternating endurance and strength training can increase testosterone levels by up to 40%. Incidentally, men who do a lot of sport at a young age often have higher testosterone levels in old age.
  2. Stress reduction: Stress appears to have a negative effect on testosterone levels. Reducing stress – for example by taking sufficient breaks and rest periods – can therefore support testosterone levels.
  3. Sex: Sexual activity stimulates testosterone production. The less sex a man has, the fewer hormones he produces. It’s a vicious circle, because the desire continues to decline.
  4. Normal weight: Being overweight increases the drop in testosterone levels. This is why men in the menopause in particular should make sure they maintain their normal weight.

Which diet benefits the hormone balance

Nutrition actually plays a key role in maintaining testosterone levels. This is because certain foods additionally support testosterone production.

  • Oat flakes, for example, contain so-called avenacosides, which are plant steroids.
  • Porridge or oatmeal muesli eaten in the morning can boost testosterone production.
  • However, good testosterone production also requires unsaturated fatty acids, such as those found in nuts, almonds, hemp or safflower oil.
  • Green vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, spinach or lettuce also help men to stay energetic. They contain indole-3-carbinol, an aromatase inhibitor that prevents the formation of oestradiol from testosterone.

It is proven wisdom: a healthy diet in turn supports a healthy immune system. A strong immune system makes you feel fit and full of energy. This of course has a positive effect on your own hormone balance.

Can you increase testosterone levels with food supplements?

Your immune system can be excellently supported with IMUSAN from medpro. It contains 14 high-quality and valuable plant extracts that have been compiled according to the proven rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Green tea extract, reishi, yellow wood or bee pollen powder can therefore not only optimally support the immune system but also the manhood.

If you would like to find out more about Immusan and get through the menopause well, we will be happy to advise you. Contact our experts!

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