Norbert Lindner, Naturopath, Zeuthen, Germany
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am especially pleased to be able to talk to you today about a subject that has interested me personally for some time. We should perhaps think about whether only the men should be allowed to listen from this point, for the male menopause has been something of a closely guarded secret in the past.
But be prepared for your wife giving you a gentle nudge and saying she’s known about this all along!
The male menopause presents us with some difficulties, which we will examine in more detail over the next 30 minutes.
The male menopause (andropause) is the term used to describe a progressive, relatively slow and only partial decline in androgen secretion and concentration levels in men. This involves the sex hormones pregnenolone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), androstenedione and, in particular, testosterone, 95 % of which is formed in the testicles and 5 % in the adrenal glands.
The andropause is also referred to as...