Listen up guys.
What is Testosterone?
It is an androgenic [or male oriented] hormone produced mainly in the testicles. Its principle effect is its masculinizing influence that is fundamentally concerned with the development of puberty, the associated secondary sexual characteristics [beard, voice change and so on], libido and aggression. In health, it circulates at high concentration in the blood of males from puberty onwards.
What is Andropause (Male Menopause)?
In all men, their levels of testosterone begin to decline from the age of about twenty-five and continue to decline throughout their lives. For many men, this dramatic but gradual decline in testosterone levels does not seem to have any effect o them whatsoever, and they sail along unconcerned and unperturbed by any decline in their sexual drive or performance. But for some men hormonal decline can have quite profound negative effects. The most usual manifestation of this is a fall in sexual inclinations or libido.
The following Male Menopause (Andropause) Symptoms Self-Assessment Questionnaire will help you determine if you suffer from the Male Menopause.
Please specify which of the following male symptoms apply to you at this time. Rate each question from 1-5 (Scale: 1 = None, 2 = Mild, 3 = Moderate, 4 = Severe, 5 = Extremely Severe)
1. Decline in feeling of general well being
2. Joint pain and muscular ache
3. Excessive sweating
4. Sleep problems
5. Increased need for sleep, often feeling tired
9. Physical exhaustion/lacking vitality
10. Decrease in muscular strength
11. Depressive mood
12. Feeling that you have passed your peak
13. Feeling burnt out, having hit rock-bottom
14. Decrease in beard growth
15. Decrease in ability/frequency to perform sexually
16. Decrease in the number of morning erections
17. Decrease in sexual desire/libido
Add up your numbers:
How did you score?
Final Score Likelihood of Male Menopause
< 40 You probably don’t need Testosterone Replacement Therapy 40 – 54 You might benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy > 54 You certainly can benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy