Hypogonadism is the clinical name for male menopause. Basically, it refers to the drop in testosterone levels in male. It usually occurs later in life and can have various physical and psychological effects. If you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism are receiving therapy for it, it is important that you undertake certain care on your own.
Take preventative steps to combat osteoporosis.
Adults who suffer from hypogonadism are at a heightened risk of osteoporosis, which is “a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.” Undertaking a regular workout regimen and taking a vitamin D supplement can help to combat this issue. A doctor can advise you on the amount and frequency of supplementation.
Diminish stress in your life
Male menopause can often result in stress and anxiety. As you learn to cope with your condition, it is a good idea to reduce unnecessary stressors in your life and to employ stress-reducing tactics. There are even support groups that can help you cope with your diagnosis and deal with the challenges of hypogonadism.
Give your therapy time to work
No treatment is a silver bullet for any hormonal condition. It may take time to get your dosage dialed in. As a result, you may experience emotional ups and downs and even physical reactions. Don’t give up on your therapy right away. Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and give your therapy the necessary time to be effective.
Hypogonadism is something that many men live with and should not result in a lowered quality of life. Talk to other men who have gone through the diagnosis and subsequent treatment and you’ll likely be encouraged that your diagnosis is extremely treatable and able to be overcome.