We’ve all heard of the symptoms of menopause in women. Among them: Hot flashes, night sweats and increased anxiety. It’s natural for women to experience the “change of life.”

Men also experience a “change of life.” Some call it male menopause. In reality, it’s more of a mid-life transition. And it doesn’t have the physical symptoms of the female variety.

At Webmd, Kathleen Doheny writes that it may be better to refer to male menopause as a mid-life transition, not a crisis.  The article says women and men experience different characteristics.  Men generally feel this “change of life” from about age 37 through their 50s.

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/midlife-crisis-opportunity

Of particular importance is depression. Men can experience this disorder after a significant life event, such as turning 40 or 50. The article points out some of the signs of depression, a condition that can be helped by talk therapy and/or medications.

If you’re a guy and you experience male menopause by buying a new car or getting back in the dating scene,  you’re probably handling it well. If you start getting depressed, see your doctor. Help is always available.

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