August 20, 2017 — Andropause Is Not Menopause—but It Is Real

 

Andropause Is Not Menopause—but It Is Real

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Have you developed a “middle-age paunch”? Do you lack the energy you had in your 30s? Has a close friend or family member told you that you’ve become a grumpy old man—and you’re only 50? Find out about andropause (sometimes referred to as “male menopause”) and the criteria your doctor uses to decide if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.

Andropause Is Not Menopause—but It Is Real

Similar to what happens to women during menopause, for men over 40, testosterone levels start to fall at an average of about 1.6 percent per year. Once serum testosterone levels fall below normal, symptoms of andropause, including a reduction in vigor and sexual drive, ensue. For young men, testosterone helps build muscles and develop strong bones, boosts energy levels to allow “all-nighters” with ease, and propels foolish actions with the false belief that their youthful bodies can scale an unattainable mountaintop or perhaps leap from a helicopter without a parachute. But during the middle-age years and beyond, that all begins to change.

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Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Yale University with honors. He completed his urologic surgical training and fellowship at Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following his training, he served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. For more than a quarter century, Dr. Danoff taught on the clinical faculty of UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he is attending urologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group, the leading urologic practice serving the Southern California community for over thirty years. Dr. Danoff and his wife, Israeli singer Hedva Amrani, are longtime residents of Beverly Hills, California, and have two children: Aurele Danoff, an attorney, and Doran Danoff, a composer.

 

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About the Author:

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS is the attending urologic surgeon and founder/president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Group in Los Angeles, California. To view his complete medical bio, please click here.

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