59 is short for a guy

Menopause in men

If the doctor has determined by means of a blood test that there is indeed a testosterone deficiency including characteristic symptoms, he and the patient can first try to change the person's lifestyle. It has been shown that

  • vitamin-rich, plant-based food
  • do not smoke
  • less alcohol
  • Sport and exercise (stimulates hormone production)
  • Relieve stress and
  • stay sexually active (prevents dropping testosterone levels)

Can effectively relieve menopausal symptoms. However, the testosterone level is very individual, which is why it is difficult to define “normal” and “too low”. According to the German Medical Association, values ​​between ten and 40 nanomoles per liter (nmol / l) are the norm. If the testosterone value is less than ten or twelve nanomoles per liter, depending on the patient, the doctor can initiate hormone therapy, for example in the form of gel or injections.

Such a so-called hormone replacement therapy is controversial. In some cases it can improve mental and physical well-being and have a positive effect on libido and fat metabolism. However, there are also serious side effects or long-term consequences that can hardly be foreseen so far. The testosterone intake is said to cause chest pain and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer.

So if you want to try it gently first: There are some plants that are said to be able to alleviate menopause in men when used as natural remedies. This includes

  • Nettle: Drunk tea is said to prevent prostate enlargement and keep the metabolism active
  • Johannis herbs: The medicinal plant is said to have a soothing effect on (winter) depression, it is said to calm you down and make you tired in the case of sleep disorders
  • Melissa: can also help with sleep disorders such as hops or valerian

Regardless of whether you opt for therapy or not: Above all, a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude are important. After all, the testosterone level does not only define the man. And: At around 75 years of age, menopause is usually over.