Andropause – People at risk and risk factors


Andropause – People at risk and risk factors

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We still know too little about andropause to determine whether some men are at greater risk.


Andropause – People at risk and risk factors: understand everything in 2 min

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These factors have been linked to lower testosterone levels9 :

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol and marijuana;
  • Extra weight. A 4 or 5 point increase in body mass index would be equivalent to an aging of 10 years relative to the drop in testosterone10;
  • Abdominal obesity. It corresponds to a waist circumference greater than 94 cm (37 in) in men;
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome;
  • Blood lipid levels, especially cholesterol, outside normal values;
  • Chronic illness;
  • Liver problems;
  • Chronic stress;
  • Taking certain medications, such as antipsychotics, certain antiepileptics and narcotics.

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