The male Menopause Does Exist

The male Menopause Does ExistThe male menopause does exist but it is rare, researchers have concluded. Just days after it was dismissed as a myth, the European team said the male menopause did exist but that it affects only 2% of middle-aged men.

Over 3,300 men from across Europe were assessed for the New England of Journal study. A men's health expert said testosterone therapy could be beneficial, but doctors had to be cautious about its use. Scientists led by a team from the University of Manchester looked at the testosterone levels of 3,369 men aged 40 to 79 from eight European centres.

The men were also asked about their sexual, physical and mental health. Three sexual symptoms - poor morning erection, low levels of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction were linked to low testosterone levels.

The condition, also called late-onset hypogonadism, was also found to be linked to poor health and obesity. Hypogonadism is a condition where the testes fail to work properly, affecting hormone levels.

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