Male Menopause

Women are not the only ones to suffer the effects of changing hormones. The medical community are currently debating whether or not a male menopause exists and if men go through a well-defined menopause. The preferred term for the male menopause, sometimes called the andropause is Androgen Deficiency in the Ageing Male (ADAM).

Men experience a decline in the production of androgen (testosterone) with aging. Unlike menopause in women, when hormone production stops completely, testosterone decline in men is a slower process. The testes, unlike the ovaries, do not run out of the substance it needs to make testosterone.

Hot flushes treatment

Hot Flushes in Men

Treatment of prostate cancer is the most common cause of hot flushes in men. The length of time flushes can last for and their intensity varies. Hormone treatment causes hot flushes in men by lowering the amount of testosterone in the body. Cancer Research UK  state “We know from research that more than 7 out of 10 men who have drugs called luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) blockers will have hot flushes… About half the men who have this treatment (orchidectomy) have hot flushes.”

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Physicool’s Cooling Mist offers instant long-lasting relief from hot flushes and night sweats. The mist draws heat away from the skin, reducing skin temperature and calming redness. Results from an independent survey showed that 93% of users found that the Mist helped treat hot flushes, In addition, 87% found that the cooling benefits lasted for over an hour. And when asked ‘Would you recommend the Cooling Mist to a friend’; 95% answered yes.