Male menopause - myth or fact?

It is common knowledge that women enter a period of life known as menopause, when their hormone levels change drastically and they no longer menstruate, signaling the end of their childbearing years. Men also experience a similar decrease in male hormone levels, and in order to draw a parallel to the female life cycle, this dropping off in testosterone is popularly referred to as male menopause. However, while men can be affected by some of the symptoms experienced by women, menopause is really not an accurate description. In the first place, the decline in hormone levels is much more gradual, and in the second, a man does not necessarily become infertile as a result. Furthermore, this condition is not irreversible, and with appropriate penis care and attention to overall health, men can enjoy a healthy and satisfying sex life well into their golden years.

What causes a decline in male hormone levels?

As a man ages, his body does gradually produce lower amounts of male hormone; by age 70, his testosterone levels may be at only 50% of what they were in his younger years. While not all men even notice this change, a large number may experience a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, lower energy levels, increased irritability, lower self-esteem, and decreased sex drive. Some men may also experience occasional mental confusion, difficulty making decisions, and symptoms of depression. Treatment is necessary to prevent these issues from damaging a man’s quality of life.

Other causes of low sex drive

Numerous other conditions can present with similar symptoms. Some of these include diabetes, thyroid disease, stress, fatigue, obesity, depression and heart disease. It is a good idea to make note of any and all unusual symptoms before seeing a doctor in order to present as accurate a picture as possible and facilitate proper diagnosis.

What are the treatment options?

The first recommendation for dealing with lower sex drive is to take a look at the big picture. A man’s sex drive is more likely to improve if he is in overall good health, gets plenty of rest and exercise, and takes appropriate steps to manage stress. Since emotional issues can also affect sex drive, dealing with relationship problems may also help to restore a man’s interest in intimacy.

For men whose symptoms are affecting their relationships, daily routine and overall quality of life, it is important to talk to a doctor. Treatment options such as hormone replacement may work for some men, but these should only be undertaken under the supervision of a qualified medical professional.

It is also important to be sure that an underlying health issue aside from lower hormone levels is not causing the problem, so a full medical exam should be part of the plan.

Guarding Penis Health

Maintaining penis health is an important factor in boosting sex drive. A healthy penis looks better, feels better and is more responsive to sexual stimulus, whether visual, tactile or mental. Keeping the penis healthy means seeing the doctor for regular checkups, conducting periodic self-exams to watch for any unusual signs, and keeping the manhood clean, moisturized and well-nourished.

A specially formulated penis vitamin creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is a useful tool for any man to keep in his arsenal of personal care products. Applying a vitamin-rich cream every day after a shower - when the skin is warm and receptive - can help ensure that the penis is getting the vital nutrients it needs to fight disease and signs of aging, grow healthy new tissue to replace dead cells, and maintain a desirable level of sensitivity.

Author's Bio: 

Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.