Male menopause is often called low-T, or its medical term andropause, late-onset hypogonadism which is a result of low testosterone (male sex hormone) levels in men. Testosterone levels declines with age however, not as rapid when compared with female counterparts.
The symptoms of the male menopause are less clear. Sexual dysfunction is a common complaint, but other nonspecific symptoms such as depression, mood swings, weight gain or fatigue, may be seen.
In 2006, the Endocrine Society guidelines for evidence-based therapy, testosterone replacement therapy in men have been issued. According to the guidelines for men who have no disease of the testes or pituitary gland, the experts recommend testosterone therapy for men with low serum testosterone levels (<200 ng / dL) and symptoms of androgen deficiency. The goal of therapy in these men, is to achieve testosterone levels of 300-400 ng / dL