Daniel D.

Stories by Daniel D. Federman

  • Is Male Menopause Real?

    As men age, testosterone levels decline, which can lead to lots of problems.
  • Is Male Menopause Real?

    You're a guy in your late 50s. You've just awakened and are looking at yourself in the bathroom mirror--as you do every morning. Only today you notice for the first time what must have been there for a while: the love handles, the once bulging pecs that now sort of sag. It gets you thinking. You realize that for some time you haven't had as much energy as you used to, you don't have as much interest in sex, there are times when you feel down and discouraged, and your friends tell you that you're more irritable than you used to be. Is this just aging? Is it simply the inevitable price of your nutritionally rich and exercise-poor lifestyle? Or is it a medical condition--one for which there might be a treatment?Are you entering "male menopause"? You've heard the phrase, but is there really such a thing?Like women, men experience a drop in the levels of sex hormones as they age. But in men, the pace of these changes is quite different. In women, levels of the main female sex hormone,...