I asked a colleague to finish a task, but it was not up to the mark. Naturally irritated, I told him to rework the project. He was not happy.
“You get annoyed easily these days. But what can you do! Blame it on Andropause,” he snapped back.
Andropause? What the hell has that to do with me! I decided to dig out and found an interesting piece in The Hindu newspaper by Vijay Nagaswami.
Andropause flashes vague symptoms. Men in 40-55 age group slowly become grumpy. They experience mood swings and feelings of sadness. They may blame their jobs, partners or pressures of family life.
Their muscle mass decreases. The “middle age spread” takes over as more fat gets distributed around the central and upper portions of their body. They experience back aches.
Oooff. Wait lemme breath properly.
Some men find it tough to concentrate on work. There is an accompanying decrease in libido and sexual energy. Some diagnose themselves as going through depression. Although Andropause can be part of a midlife crisis, the latter involves much more.
Andropause, like menopause, starts insidiously. Between 40 to 55 men’s primary male hormone starts slowing down.
My God, I am not going further.
Is my colleague right?
Thank God, I came across this para. “Some sail through Andropause with enviable ease, by benefiting through yoga or other exercises.”
Hey colleague, count me out man .
Grrr, I am already sweating.