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A low testosterone or "male menopause", which is increasingly common in young men

A low testosterone or "male menopause", which is increasingly common in young men

(CNN) – In my practice I have noticed that a growing number of younger boys complain about sexual problems, such as reduced libido and erection problems, more often in older men.

Some doctors think that factors such as obesity, stress and insufficient sleep are likely to play a role in these problems. This is not just a lifestyle problem; These factors are also possible causes of low levels of the hormone testosterone, which can affect sexual function.

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Low testosterone is even more common in older men. Known as the "male menopause" or andropause, this gradual decrease in testosterone generally occurs steadily over time. In fact, "after the age of 40, men experience a 3% reduction in testosterone every year," said naturopathic doctor Geovanni Espinosa. "After the age of 60, about 20% of men experience andropause."

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