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How do I know if I'm experiencing male menopause?

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Researchers measured testosterone levels in more than 3,200 European men between the ages of 40 and 79 and asked the men for details about their physical, sexual, and psychological health. Of 32 potential "male menopause" symptoms, only three -- fewer morning erections, decreased frequency of sexual thoughts, and erectile dysfunction -- were consistently related to low testosterone levels.

The researchers concluded that men must have the three sexual symptoms and low testosterone levels to be diagnosed with male menopause. (Low testosterone was defined as a total testosterone level of less than 320 ng/dl and a free testosterone level of less than 64 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL.)
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Male menopause is not a myth. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals two simple tests to help you know if you're going through male menopause -- and some remedies that can help.


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