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How is a woman's menopause different from a man's?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

When women go through menopause, over a period or four to seven years or more, the ovaries stop making the hormones estrogen and testosterone. That's why sometimes women gain a little weight when they go through menopause. If you don't have testosterone, you can't make muscle mass.

Meanwhile, the same reduction of hormone production happens in men, just not in such a dramatically short amount of time. You can't tell that it's happening sometimes, but that exact same shift is occurring.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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