The Andropause Mystery

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Dr. Robert Tan draws upon his many years of treating older men during their Andropausal years to share his personal research findings (superbly illustrated with case histories) to define the Andropausal biological milestone for the aging male; describe the evolving physical, sexual, psychosocial and mental challenges encountered; explain the role of hormones and supplements relevant to the Andropause phenomenon; and offers unique perspectives on memory loss, erectile dysfunction and sexuality during the ...
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Overview

Dr. Robert Tan draws upon his many years of treating older men during their Andropausal years to share his personal research findings (superbly illustrated with case histories) to define the Andropausal biological milestone for the aging male; describe the evolving physical, sexual, psychosocial and mental challenges encountered; explain the role of hormones and supplements relevant to the Andropause phenomenon; and offers unique perspectives on memory loss, erectile dysfunction and sexuality during the Andropause. Written with a completely reader friendly and accessible text, The Andropause Mystery is highly recommended to both medical professionals and the interested non-specialist general reader.
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Editorial Reviews

Staten Island Advance
Dr Tan, a physician in geriatric medicine at the University of Texas, saw patients exhibiting certain symptoms and started doing his own research, eventually writing the book, The Andropause Mystery: Unraveling truths about the Male Menopause.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Ass.
This book is 186 pages long, is well indexed, and has a selected bibliography for each of its 10 chapters. It is organized as a treatise on andropause and is easily consumed when picked up at any point. The style is simple and lends itself to rapid reading. For physicians it is a good jumping point into the literature and understanding the issues from the patient's point of view. For patients, it is well presented, understandable, and issue focused. For example, patients would appreciate the chapter covering psychological impact of aging on sexuality. It is well organized and covers many of the questions that our older patients and their wives typically pose.
AARP magazine
Although it's not the first thing we look for, low testosterone can certainly cause fatigue," says Robert Tan, MD, of the University of Texas Medical School, author of The Andropause Mystery (AMRED Publishing, 2001).
Modern Maturity
Tampa Tribune
Often they write them off to "aging." Other times, "they don't want to admit they're losing it. They want to feel in control," says Robert Tan. "Lack of energy and loss of libido are very predominant symptoms of transition," says Tan, author of The Andropause Mystery. Many men who do have hormone replacement can have reverse the symptoms of andropause. Bones densities can increase. Muscles can strengthen.

Books and web sites offer more information about andropause, including "The Andropause Mystery" (AMRED Publishing , 2001), www.andropause.com, a non profit Canadian organization

San Antonio Express News
Many men are feeling the effects of their declining hormone production. You can't completely prevent male menopause, but you can ameliorate its effects by taking care of yourself before reaching that certain age.
MidWest Book Review
Board certified specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Robert Tan draws upon his many years of treating older men during their Andropausal years to share his personal research findings (superbly illustrated with case histories) to define the Andropausal biological milestone for the aging male; describe the evolving physical, sexual, psychosocial and mental challenges encountered; explain the role of hormones and supplements relevant to the Andropause phenomenon; and offers unique perspectives on memory loss, erectile dysfunction and sexuality during the Andropause. Written with a completely reader friendly and accessible text, The Andropause Mystery is highly recommended to both medical professionals and the interested non-specialist general reader.
Straits Times
The geriatrician, a pioneer of research into this area should know, having written one of the first books on the condition for the layman. The 192 page The Andropause Mystery, published in January in the United States will be available in major bookstores here.
American Way Magazine
You can't stop the aging process, but you can take steps to naturally slow the decline in testosterone production that occurs with age. Here's how...
The Toronto Star
Now, it's only fair we get a little of our own back as hormones buffet an increasing number of men. Indeed, is that laughter I hear out there? Calm yourselves. What about sympathy for those poor beleaguered men? How about a tear or two? This is actually no laughing matter, experts say. Andropause is a legitimate physiological condition, notes Dr. Robert Tan, a geriatrician at the University of Texas in Houston, an international expert on andropause, and author of The Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths About The Male Menopause.
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Board certified specialist in Geratic Medicine, Dr. Robert Tan draws upon his many years of treating older men during their Andropausal years to share his personal research findings (superbly illustrated with case histories) to define the Andropausal biological milestone for the aging male; describe the evolving physical, sexual, psychosocial and mental challenges encountered; explain the role of hormones and supplements relevant to the Andropause phenomenon; and offers unique perspectives on memory loss, erectile dysfunction and sexuality during the Andropause. Written with a completely reader friendly and accessible text, The Andropause Mystery is highly recommended to both medical professionals and the interested non-specialist general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970706102
  • Publisher: Amred Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/7/2009
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: How I got excited about the Andropause 1
Chapter 1 Andropause - Fact or Fiction? 9
Chapter 2 Aging Men and the Testosterone story 29
Chapter 3 My Research on the Andropause 53
Chapter 4 Memory Loss in the Andropause 71
Chapter 5 The Psychological Impact of Aging on Sexuality 91
Chapter 6 Hope for Men's Sexual Dysfunction 101
Chapter 7 Testosterone Replacement for Older Men 125
Chapter 8 Growth Hormone in Old Age 137
Chapter 9 Diet & Supplements for the Andropause 151
Chapter 10 Secrets beyond the Andropause 165
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2002

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    I couldn't believe it! The controversies about hormones continue, now for men? Hey, the book and author was featured on NBC Nightly News on 7/31/02. Guess it must be an important topic to be on national news!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    My husband finally got to see his doctor, and indeed he suffers from the effects of andropause. I wish more people would know about this physiological condition that occurs with aging. I am glad I read the book, The Andropause Mystery, as it probably gave my husband a second chance at life! The book is easy to read and I think some doctors themselves should read this book too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2001

    Discovery

    So little accurate information is available on this topic. This book is written with honesty and is a journey of discovery. I did some research myself of recent medical journals written on the andropause and discovered that the author is indeed an authority on this subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    This book is unlike any other book I've read. It is about time there is a book like this one. It is informative and keeps my interest without boring me. This book helps me to understand that men do have an 'cycle' in a sense like women do, yet not the same as ours. I recommend it highly to all men and especially to women to help understand the changes that men undergo as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2001

    Eye opener for aging men

    This is certainly an eye opener. My wife alerted me to this book, and most of what is described is for real. It is a pity that most people don't really understand aging men health problems; and this book is very well written and informative. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    This book defines Male Aging processes very well. However, I feel that the term 'Male Menopause' should be used more reservedly, as men cannot technically have a Menopause as they do not have periods. The author did explain an alternative terminology called A.D.A.M. (Androgen Decline in Aging Males). I suspect the term Andropause will stick, as the alternative of A.D.A.M. will be quite a mouthful! In any event, this is an excellent book. What is most reassuring is that the book is written by a very well respected academic physician. It has wonderful case histories, and explains that not 'everything works all of the time at the same time'. The book has a slant towards brain function and hormones, something that is perhaps a new fresh perspective. Preventive strategies like smoking cessation is based on hard core research by the author himself. This book has the potential of being a classic. I enjoyed this book and learnt more about my husband's transtions into an older person!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    I've already loaned my copy, this is an excellent handbook for the slightly beyond middle-aged male's body. Very practical and readable, I will recommend it for my 50 year old patients, males and partners, to help them answer questions, to know what to expect, and to get the most from life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    Dr. Robert Tan's book on Andropause provides excellent insight to men's health. The book is informative and the material provided is easily understandable for people without a medical background. The actual case scenarios shows how many different male age groups can be affected by this process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2001

    Excellent book on 'male menopause'

    Dr. Tan has brought a very important, but underappreciated topic to the common man. In simple language, he explains the various features of Andropause and also adds various real life scenarios. For the serious reader, solid research data is included. Every adult male and female needs to read this book. Even medicos will find this book useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2001

    An Inspiration for the Male Aging Process

    Robert Tan, MD, has written a book with feeling and true character. He explains how he comes to his conclusions, he shares personal stories, and he tells us about his research. This book is for anyone who would like to learn more about this mystery. I really enjoyed his book and feel that 'The Andropause Mystery' will surely open the door for future research in this area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    The Andropause Mystery

    At least women are more fortunate than men to be able to know and understand about their menopause through the distinct point. I am sure it causes great confusion to many men when they grow older due to physical and physiological changes, due to lack of understanding about male menopauseand distinct point. This book has unraveled the truth, which will be able to help men and women to understand better about male menopause. I recommend that this book not only for men, also equally for women. It helps the men to understand better about themselves and be able to prepare for the aging process, and the women to understand their male partner better. Thanks for the good work, Dr Tan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    And now I know

    There is a lot of information cramped into this little book. The book has interesting caricatures that tie in well with the chapter. It appeals to a wide audience. For the scientifically inclined, there is even a chapter on the author's research into the Andropause. Practical, informative and very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    Robert Tan obviously writes with both feet in the water, sharing not only from his experience as a geriatric clinician, but also as a scientist-researcher in this poorly publicized topic. Particularly interesting are the true-life case histories, many of whom I easily related with, and thereby enabling me to connect intimately with the points being put forth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Male menopause

    Dr Robert Tan certainly enlightens the common man on a subject that most of us do not even know existed. The manisfestations and descriptions of Andropause is real but has not been articulated in the way which Dr Tan has been able to do before. The facts on this subject will be of great interest to anyone in his middle age as it goes beyond the clinical descriptions into hopeful areas of treatment and life enhancement. I certainly recommend anyone wishing to know where aging leads to read this highly informative and well written book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Andropause Mystery: Unraveling Truths about the Male Menopause

    The book is written for those who want to understand men. They do go through a male menopause just as women go through a female menopause. I believe that men most certainly do go through a male menopause on or before the ages of 40-50 years of age. Through the book, I reinforced my belief that most men don't even know they do have hormonal imbalances. This book gives answers to questions that are never asked and gives knowledge to a layperson like myself. It is about time that this book has been written. Dr. Tan has done a marvelous job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2001

    Male Menopause! Who would have thought!

    As a licensed nursing facility administrator for the past 10 years, I've had the opportunity to closely observe physiological, psychosocial, and biochemical changes that my elderly male residents exhibited. After reading Dr. Robert Tan's book, I now have a better understanding that the possible root of depression, memory loss, and bone loss was hormonal. Like many other geriatric professionals and the public at large, I only believed that this hormonal imbalance could only occur in women. Had I known what I now know from Dr. Tan's research, I could have easily taken steps to promote appropriate treatment plans for my male residents who were probable candidates. Now that Dr. Tan has shed light on the this subject, I have faith that other geriatric professionals will learn the truth about andropause and can offer help to their male residents and patients.

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