Women are not the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. More and more men are noticing and reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in perimenopause and menopause.
Men’s testosterone levels peak in their late teens, and begin a gradual but steady decline of about 1 percent a year starting around age 30 (Mayo Clinic, 2012).
Testosterone is required for proper male sexual development and reproductive function as well as muscle bulk, red blood cell level, and bone density. Testosterone controls sex drive, regulates sperm production, promotes muscle mass, increase energy, and even influences human behaviour. With all of the benefits this hormone brings, it’s no wonder that a decrease in testosterone would cause quite a stir.