(Tracey Romero/ The Philly Voice) — Though men do not undergo the dramatic drop in sexual hormones that women experience during menopause, they do go through a natural hormone decline, and it can have some surprising effects on their health.
Hypogonadism is when the sex glands — the testes in men and the ovaries in women — produce very little hormones. While autoimmune disorders, obesity, kidney and liver disease, and genetic disorders can cause it, a decrease in hormone production is also a natural part of aging.
As men age, their testosterone levels drop, but the effects of this decline is not as well understood as the effects of menopause in women. (…)