Doctors finding that some men undergo 'menopause'
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
- Duration 3:19
- Date Jan 29, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
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And it's time now for Sunday house Colin joining us as always on Sunday mornings doctor -- -- money.
He's vice chairman of the department of urology and chief of robotics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and that's where he was all night last night.
-- -- thanks for coming in and you and I had an emergency doctor Marc Siegel is here also associate professor of medicine.
At the NYU Blanco medical center and author of the -- -- unlocking the secret code of sickness and health.
Which is kind of what we do here -- absolutely so great to see we're gonna talking about healthier unlocking -- secret ready for this and as they say now women may not be the only ones who actually suffer the effects of menopause.
Doctors have been noticing that their mental patients.
Have -- reporting some of the same symptoms.
As one so doctors commodity hot flashes and all this would put on -- -- no not remand.
It's not the same as women it's unnecessary hot flashes it's called me out now cause it's a little different it's a very gradual pace it's not very southern like women.
And obviously as we get older -- level of testosterone and male hormone.
Would start to decline some people actually called his -- pause as opposed to male menopause.
So typically be men present -- being fatigued -- tired I don't want to do anything.
Is the same as -- he'd go no interest in starting any sexual activities they become couch potatoes.
There is no feel there's no more Joseph they're like tired and a lot of people they have been -- about -- is that technically yeah.
And some people think of this as like the typical mid life crisis.
And but really did diagnosis of this is very critical because it's been a secret medical.
News and now it's coming to the surface wise and important -- to -- on me as high cholesterol.
Parkinson's depression and on and on and on so.
We need to diagnose this and we need to treated and if they do review review let me what how do you treat this what do you want us in the council -- and watch football I mean this all.
The thing is eyes and -- -- have to screen for this I checked every man over the age of fifty footers and 30% of men between sixty and seventy had to have it.
70% of men between seventy and eighty have a you mean I protest at a low testosterone and as David said they get lethargic they gain weight.
There -- at increased risk for heart disease for bone disease they have low libido so I have to consider whether I should be replacing testosterone.
Many of the -- many times I -- but as we talked about before we came on here there's a potential risk.
Of prostate cancer -- field if you over treatments there's also the possibility of making sleep apnea worse I have to watch blood counts.
So it's not a right in the park but if you decide you want to treat -- -- with testosterone replacement.
Which many men need it can actually be helped saving and even likes to.
You watch and is now what he said he -- what you wanna do is you wanna get to -- -- checked testosterone level actually than fluctuates during the day so.
You want to get two -- three of these test.
It -- up to saucer and believe it or not is at 5 AM so book tour doctor early on and get that test on.
And and it's certainly there is jail there's injection by muscular -- -- patched -- you can get so just getting prescription for Viagra and tight jeans with a red Corvette is not gonna take care of this exciting funny because I was gonna ask if the court that was a symptom it's part of that but that's not the right treatment but -- where.