Men become more irritable as testosterone levels decrease.
February 28, 2002 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Men become more irritable as testosterone levels decrease. I am confused.
posted by costas (5 comments total)
This is true. In fact, low testosterone levels can lead to a number of health problems. It's not uncommon for older men to wear testosterone patches to help keep things in balance.

It's not unlike estrogen replacement therapy for women.
posted by aladfar at 8:52 AM on February 28, 2002

oh shut up.

(but seriously - after reading this i am calling my doc. 2001 was a nightmare of depression and baseless anger when there was every reason it should have been otherwise. i even had a heart attack last july, and it's been a long while since i've felt myself, er i mean, felt normal. this could be very good news...)
posted by quonsar at 9:52 AM on February 28, 2002

I'm relaxed, but very hirsute.
posted by BentPenguin at 10:55 AM on February 28, 2002

Quonsar: do it. There's no need to suffer. Whether he prescribes hormone replacement or happy pills, it's worth it: the meds are a tool to achieve normalcy. With any luck, you'll even be able to drop the meds once you've stabilized.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:24 AM on February 28, 2002

You'd be pissed off too, if you lost your sex drive.
posted by Jart at 2:18 PM on February 28, 2002

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