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Andropause

2016-September-12       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn

Andropause – also colloquially known as male menopause– is said to be the result of a gradual drop in testosterone, which is an androgen.

Andropause – also colloquially known as male menopause– is said to be the result of a gradual drop in testosterone, which is an androgen. The medical community is currently debating whether or not men really do go through a well-defined menopause.

“男性更年期”据称是由于睾丸素逐渐减少,睾丸素是一种雄性激素。医学界正在热议男性是否会经历真正意义上的男性更年期。

External factors that can cause testosterone levels to fall include certain forms of medication, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, illness, lack of sleep, lack of sex, stress, or surgery.

可导致睾丸素水平降低的外部因素有:某些药物治疗、不良饮食、过度饮酒、疾病、缺乏睡眠、缺乏性生活、压力、或者外科手术。

New York clinics have reported a rise in treatment for 'testosterone deficiency', sometimes known as 'andropause'.

纽约多家诊所报告说,近来治疗“睾丸素缺乏症”的病人增多了,该病症有时也称作“男性更年期”。

They say many workers in the male-dominated industry are hoping that boosters of the hormone will help them perform better at work and put in longer hours.

据诊所称,许多在男性为主的行业中就职的人希望能通过提升睾丸素水平使自己在工作中表现得更好,投入更长时间工作。

 

yaning from language.chinadaily.com.cn

 

Editor: Steven

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