Andropause: Is MANopause Affecting You?

What is Andropause?

Andropause is another name for hypogonadism.  This moniker came about because the incidence of hypogonadism increases with age.  Hence it is much more common for an older man to have hypogonadism than a younger man.  Yet, that is not to be confused with it being "OK" or "expected".

 

Who does it effect?

Andropause/hypogonadism can affect any male at any age (with the exception of prior to puberty), yet as the man gets older the incidence increases.

 

How is it different or similar to menopause?

Menopause and andropause  are similar process in that they represent a significantly decreased amount of gonadatropins (i.e. estrogen/progesterone and testosterone) circulating in the body.  In fact many of the symptoms are similar.  Hot flashes can occur, this is a well known side affect of testosterone depletion when used to treat prostate cancer.  Insomnia and sleep disturbances; depression and mood swings; skin, hair and tissue changes;  decreased libido and sexual dysfunction.

 

Treatment?

Treatment for Andropause is correcting the underlying cause of low testosterone, or more often than not, supplementing testosterone to the body that it in itself is not producing.  It is important to understand that ED and Andropause are not the same thing, and hence treatment is not the same.  Andropause is a frequent cause for ED, but the reverse is not true.  Treating andropause with Viagra, will rarely alleviate the problem.  That is not to say that Viagra has no role in the treatment of ED secondary to hypogonadism, but it is only part of the picture and will rarely suffice.

Andropause/hypogonadism is a much more common problem than originally thought.  Yet is treatable, and with proper care, treatment and monitoring the life altering sequelae are reversible.   

 

Eric Rottenberg, MD

Urologist located in Manhattan, New York, NY

A life-long New Yorking and urological expert dedicated to your health, Dr. Rottenberg was born and raised in New York city and Long Island. His current practice is located in Midtown West neighborhood of Manhattan.

Dr. Rottenberg attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate degree, where he earned a BA in Biology. Dr. Rottenberg received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1997. He went on to complete his post-doctoral training at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York, first as a resident in General Surgery, and later as Chief Resident in Urology.

Dr. Rottenberg is a New York licensed physician who has been in practice for over 10 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology and he holds an American Urology Association (AUA) certification in Ultrasound. Dr. Rottenberg has hospital appointments at numerous hospitals around New York City, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, and New York Methodist Hospital.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Rottenberg loves spending time with his two kids and their dog, a Great Briard named Arwen. He is also an amateur craft beer brewer, and enjoys practicing Krav Mga.

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Eric Rottenberg, MD

A life-long New Yorking and urological expert dedicated to your health, Dr. Rottenberg was born and raised in New York city and Long Island. His current practice is located in Midtown West neighborhood of Manhattan.

Dr. Rottenberg attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate degree, where he earned a BA in Biology. Dr. Rottenberg received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1997. He went on to complete his post-doctoral training at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York, first as a resident in General Surgery, and later as Chief Resident in Urology.

Dr. Rottenberg is a New York licensed physician who has been in practice for over 10 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology and he holds an American Urology Association (AUA) certification in Ultrasound. Dr. Rottenberg has hospital appointments at numerous hospitals around New York City, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, and New York Methodist Hospital.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Rottenberg loves spending time with his two kids and their dog, a Great Briard named Arwen. He is also an amateur craft beer brewer, and enjoys practicing Krav Mga.


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