Here's a news flash: men and women are NOT the same. You would think we would all know that by this time but the hype around so-called male menopause suggests otherwise.
It seems like there are more and more ads for "treatments" for male menopause. Most of these seem to consist of some kind of over-the-counter testosterone cream or potion that promises to restore a man's lost virility – or some other quality that seemed in infinite supply just a few decades ago.
So consider this a consumer warning. Male menopause does not exist and any company promising to treat it is aiming right at your wallet.
Men do not experience menopause because they don't have periods and the medical definition of menopause is 12 months without menstruating.
What happens to men? The same thing that happens to women: they get older. And when you get older, your body changes. That doesn't automatically mean you need to be treated for something.
If you are a man who is worried about these changes (or a woman who is worried about the man in your life), talk to your doctor about it. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can improve the situation.
But don't waste money on unproven treatments for a condition that doesn't exist.