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Menopause in Men
Mar
25
2015

Do man also menopause or is it just another one of those modern sensitivities nonsense? Throughout life the human body changes. From baby to child to teenager and from there to being an adult. These developments are in women and men more or less the same. It is not until the transition to older age that they start to differ and hit the sexes differently hard.

The hormonal changes that cause that one is not young anymore, does not feel the way it used to be and are responsible for certain bodily abilities and passions to subside, happen in the age between 40 to 60 and hit women harder than men. The ovaries stop the production of the female sex hormone oestrogen within a few months or years. Ultimately, they can no longer bear children.

The male sex hormone testosterone degrades much more slowly, namely by only about one percent per year. This is just as little noticed than the decline in growth and thyroid hormones which happens at the same time. But there are other things that occur and which are commonly referred to as mid-life crisis. One does no longer have as much desire for sex as before, perhaps one even has impotence problems. Feelings are unsteady, one has no desire to always follow the same rut. One looses muscles mass and grows a belly instead.

So the answer is: Yes! There are also menopause in men. Unlike menopause in women, which represents a significant incision, the male menopause is not a big deal. If a man feels bad in his menopause, that has nothing to do with testosterone levels. If there is no other cause, which must be determined by a physician, the intake of testosterone will not help – it is even harmful. It can lead to heart attack, stroke, thrombosis and even to prostate cancer.

To 'get on top' again one should acquire a relaxed attitude to ageing. If you want to be like Peter Pan and not grow up, you have a problem. But mostly other things play a role between 40 and 60, which have nothing to do with menopause. At this age as a man one has reached basically everything one can achieve – or one is frustrated because one has not reached it. Perhaps there is a hole in one's life, because the children have left home or the relationship does not longer work as one wants. Considering life expectancy, men can completely start over and have a second life: studies, family, career. Women can not.

Around 50 men are at a point in their life where they are physically and mentally still in peak performance, they theoretically have a choice to continue or to leave it all behind and start anew. But only for few people it is realistic to start over. One has to do it completely on one's own, simply because the familiar standard of living must be financed.

Nevertheless menopause should be perceived as a challenge and new opportunity. Research has found that this is exactly what men take up. They start to take care of things that are important to them and distinguish themselves with them. This makes them more productive. The question only is whether this productivity is socially recognized. Because older men have seen and experienced almost everything they do not longer have to prove themselves. So job and career are no longer necessarily so dominant. The merit system has had its day. So relevance, sustainability and one's own happiness comes in focus.

Thus, the menopause is not only a physical – for men although hardly noticeable – process, but rather a process of change as we see the world. That means new opportunities one can take on, new things to tackle, to try it with sports, to support charity, to support children and young people to find their way into life or to address new personal projects, as a private garden, healthy nutrition, to start photographing, to run a half or full marathon or learn golf. The choice is all yours! There is no reason to succumb to any thing that drags you down – whether it is called menopause or just

Would you like to know more about what happens to the body when it ages, then read the article "The Quest For Immortality Leads The Way to Happy Ageing" on our blog.

Feb
2
2015

Abduraaouf suffered burns of the third degree and was cured in Berlin. The BZ, Berlins biggest newspaper, has reported about the destiny of the young man:

Jan
29
2015

With a lection at Martin Luther's hospital, also an enterprise of the PGD Internationally, best-seller author and supporter of the German crime price, Elisabeth Herrmann, has collected 2000 euros for a charitable purpose. The money supports the work of our hospice. In the sold off hall of the event centre she presented some of the climaxes of her new novel "Der Schneegänger"  wich is all around the stubborn sergeant Sanela Beara, who is searching a child-murderer undercover and is dragged into a suction of hatred, avarice and disdain.

Jan
23
2015
  1. "Medical Check-up" serves to men and women beyond 50, who want to stay healthy or get healthy. People in leadership positions, fathers, mothers, responsible persons. Many interested parties from all over the world apreciate our offering and come to Berlin at the medical centres of the PGD to go for a thoroughly check- up. The aim is, to recognise possible risks and to eliminate them, before the desease become a problem. This excursion is often wedded with a holiday or business trip to Berlin. The offers are well structured, so it takes a minimum of time.
Jan
15
2015

New doctor from FC Bayern studied at Berlin's Martin Luther Hospital

Oct
21
2014

في مقابلة مع الصيدليات روندشاو أكبر صحيفة من نوعها في ألمانيا معنا خبير وأستاذ الدكتور ماركوس كونتشر رئيس قسم التجميل جي دي وجراحة اليد ورئيس مركز الثدي الترميمية في مستشفى إليزابيث البروتستانتية ومستشفى مارتن لوثر كلا مرافق بي

Oct
7
2014

For childbirth to Berlin in the clinics of the PGD International: more and more young women decide! Such as the 27-year old Irina B. from Saratov on the Volga. Together with her husband and her mother are waiting of young Russian woman on the birth of their first child, which will come in a few weeks to the world.

Sep
29
2014

Million visitors at the 41st Berlin Marathon.


“Dennis Kimetto” runs world record on the fastest circuit in the world:

We congratulate Dennis Kimetto!
The 30-year-old Kenyan burst in a world record time of 2:02:57 hours to the finish at the Brandenburger Tor and thus achieved the first man for a time under 2:03 on the classic 42.195 km distance. It is already the tenth world record in the history of Germany's largest marathons in Berlin.

Sep
24
2014

Important visitor  and the Martin-Luther-Hospital: the Kenyan Health Minister Pacifica Kerubo Onyancha and the governor of the province of Kisumu, Jackton Nyanungo Ranguma, were accompanied by high-ranking representatives of the health sector in order to make a first-hand picture of the German health care system.

The trip was organized by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), headquartered in Bonn They were received  from the hospital Board and Christian Wolter, who is in charge at the hospital in Berlin for quality management.

Aug
19
2014

Feeling comfortable and getting well again: International patients from all over the world are warmly welcome at the clinics of the PGD. So that you do not get too bored, we will provide for your personal comfort: At the Martin Luther Hospital, the exclusive "centre for international patients“ on the second floor of the clinic offers more than just a pleasant atmosphere - sitting in comfortable armchairs, you can wait for your next appointment, pass time watching TV, reading or surfing the Internet.

Jul
10
2014

Stress is a major cause for mental but also for physical illnesses. Stress is part of our daily lives. Per se stress is not always harmful. Stress also can have a motivating effect and in a time when men were still hunter-gatherers, stress was often enough life sustaining. Today, however, stress for most people has become a health-threatening condition which almost always is the fault of others and not the one of oneself although everyone is responsible for oneself to avoid stress.