Why Isn't Andropause or Male Menopause More Well Known?
While familiar among doctors, surprisingly few men are aware of male menopause or andropause. The condition has been found in medical literature since the 1940's, but since doctors lacked a method to properly diagnose the condition and because the symptoms are so gradual and vary from man to man, little was done to educate the population. As a result, andropause is under diagnosed and undertreated.
Luckily, state-of-the-art blood testing methods, like those used by these expert physicians, have been created that can properly monitor testosterone and diagnose andropause. The term "anabolic steroids" refers to testosterone derivatives that are used either clinically or by athletes for their anabolic properties. However, scientists have questioned the anabolic effects of testosterone and its derivatives in normal men for decades. Most scientists concluded that anabolic steroids do not increase muscle size or strength in people with normal gonadal function and have discounted positive results as unduly influenced by positive expectations of athletes, inferior experimental design, or poor data analysis.