Male menopause

Linseed for the male menopause, andropause and an aphrodisiac

The posh name for the male menopause is the “Andropause”. It is the name sometimes given to explain a collection of symptoms in men as they get older. It is not universally or scientifically acknowledged, there is no precise defining stage, but it covers the phase when the production of male sex hormones, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone reduces. Unlike women it is a slow and gradual process.

Symptoms

Men going through their menopause can also suffer the similar symptoms to women but generally these are less extreme.

The most noticeable and common male menopause symptoms can include depression, irritability, mood swings, loss of self esteem, sleep problems, anxiety, hot flushes, night sweats, muscle and joint aches, lack of energy and general fatigue.

A lot of men also often report loss of libido, lack of interest and pleasure in sex and failure to maintain a strong erection.

As men go through the male menopause their skin can lose its tone, dryness and redness are common, at that age muscle mass also reduces and weight tends to increase. Long standing health issues often worsen as can prostate enlargement, gradual blocking of the stream and the frequent need to urinate at night.

Linseed/flax can help improve many of these symptoms of Andropause, “male menopause” and gradual aging.

Linseed a healthy addition to the diet

Flax Farm Cold-pressed Linseed oil is a great addition to a man’s diet. It is cholesterol-free and has a lovely buttery flavour so delicious alternative to butter on mashed or new potatoes drizzled over sweet corn, where the omega-3 is actively going to help protect the heart. Many men quickly notice an improvement in their skin feeling healthier and looking more attractive. Often there are other gradual improvements, joints less achy, energy levels improve and a feeling of wellbing returns.

Reduce night-time toilet visits

Some users of Flax Farm ground linseed have reported they don’t need to get up in the night to pass urine.