All men and women undoubtedly experience symptoms related to reduced production of sex hormones (sex steroids) as they get older. These changes affect individuals differently, could be balance and minimize of symptom with the use of herbal Chinese medicine. Some people experience very few symptoms, whereas others are completely disabled by them. It is important to remember that this fall in sex hormone production is a natural process and not a disease. However, many unpleasant natural processes can be helped with Medicine treatment just as effectively as diseases. In women, the fall in sex hormone production is quite abrupt and usually occurs over a few months or years in their 40s or 50s. The ovaries dramatically reduce their production of oestrogens (the female-determining sex steroids), a woman's periods become disturbed and eventually stop ( menopause). Menopausal women may also experience:
- hot flushes
- mood changes
- weight changes
- breast changes
- alterations in sexual response, such as vaginal dryness
- changes in the level of sexual interest.
In men, the fall in sex hormone production is much more gradual, developing over decades rather than months or years. Mental and physical changes can occur, but they are much more gradual and can easily be missed. As such, the term 'male menopause', or andropause, is probably not accurate. Instead, experts prefer to talk about 'partial androgen deficiency of the ageing male' (PADAM).
Formation of testosterone (the principal male-determining sex steroid) falls gradually and progressively from the 40s onwards. Other hormones are also affected, including growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), parathyroid hormone and melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Other endocrine (hormonal) disorders, such as hypothyroidism (thyroid under activity) and diabetes, are also more common with advancing age but are better understood.
Research on treatment for the menopause in women is done widely in the western world, but very little research has been undertaken into PADAM and the effects of treatment except for KL Kuala Lumpur herbal medicine . A very considerable body of evidence supports the use of estrogen replacement in menopausal women which in long term may cause cancer, but hormone supplementation in ageing men is highly controversial. KL Kuala Lumpur herbs has done many years of research and now has the formulas for enhancing the male sexual hormone and keep it going for a very long time.