• Andropause and Lack of desire

Andropausa - Andropause - (Androgen disorder of male aging)

The andropause is also knows as the male menopause. It occurs often between the ages of 40 to 55 years old, when men can perceive symptoms similar to menopause although it does not show a characteristic point as the period interruption to define this step. In the level occurs a decrease in the testosterone (hormone) and thereby changes occur very gradually in men. The man experiences a gradual decline in their gonadal function, characterized by decreased rate of testosterone and sperm production.
Possible Symptoms:
• Decrease of the erection's quality
• Premature Ejaculation
• Loss of Memory
• Jitters
• Insomnia
• Loss of libido (sex drive)
• Loss of hair
• Decrease of muscular mass
• Alterations of humor
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Osteoporosis
• Increase of abdominal fat
There is no way to predict who will have the symptoms of androupause that makes it necessary to seek for medical help, not even the exact age when the symptoms will occur. Some exams help the verification of androupause such as blood exams to check the testosterone index, semen analysis to check the production of sperm, examination touch, bone densitometry and ultrasound prostate and abdomen.
The hormonal reposition can only be done with a physician monitoring and can be done through pills via oral, bumper skin or intramuscular injection. With this, the man will have a delay in the osteoporosis, improved sexual performance, improvement of neurological disorders and therefore improvement in their quality of life as a whole. The replacement is contraindicated for patients known or suspected carcinoma of the prostate, breast cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia and liver problems.
To help, the man must mostly in the time, restrict his diet the cholesterol and the sugar, and eat foods with higher content of salts and vitamins like vegetables and fruits.
In February 2006 the Brazilian Society of Urology published a consensus establishing parameters for the diagnosis and treatment of male hormone deficiency, which was called then Androgen Disorders of Aging Male (ADAM). The document text admits that male hormone replacement is still subject to controversy. It questions from the actual existence of the problem to the specific need of hormone replacement.


Lack of libido is more common in women than in men but occurs with some frequency as well and is a common complaint of both the man himself as the partner who feels left out and unwanted This type of problem is also much less common erectile dysfunction itself what can be seen as men with normal desire but cannot get a good erection.

Some physical causes can be named: alcoholism, drugs, obesity, hyperprolactinemia, side effect of medications, low testosterone index and diseases such as diabetes.

In the psychological side, it can be reported cases associated with depression, stress, childhood traumas, latent homosexuality and even relationship problems.

There still isn't nowadays a specific medication to improve the libido unless when there is a proven drop of testosterone. It is important to remind that medications to Erectile Dysfunction does not improve the libido, intervening only in the erection.

In the vision of Sexual Therapy, libido is an energy that comes from a life instinct, which promotes the interest, preservation, the conduction to developments, or be it, it provides pleasure in the realization of a healthy and positive construction to the human being development.
Libido is a vital energy, present in man in its different phases of development. Nowadays, it is the mainspring that triggers the interest, desire, pleasure seeking to preserve the species. Organic factors and medications can affect libido.
For instance, the frustrations experienced by difficulties in performing the sexual life can trigger a drop in desire, exacerbating increasingly psychosexual context of the individual. Drugs, specific medications also affect libido, causing serious consequences in sexual performance. It always an expert to define the reason for the cause of loss of libido.