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Moody in Middle Age: What's Men's Excuse?

Women have menopause to blame for being hot, distracted, and overly emotional in middle age, but how much of it is estrogen's exit and how much is just the brain aging?

It's menopause for the most part — the rest, the worst of it, comes in old age — but now men may have their own change of life to scapegoat. Researchers found low testosterone levels in middle-age men complaining of sexual dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue, depression, and unpleasant symptoms, but that already has a name and it's late-onset hypogonadism.

Coining it "male menopause" would certainly get attention and products and probably men their very own prescription pills, but let's allow doctors to debate linguistics. We'll discuss what this is really about: should men have the same out as women?

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