If a 52 year old male doesn't crave affection, has his hormone level decreased.

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  1. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 9 years ago

    If a 52 year old male doesn't crave affection, has his hormone level decreased. After 30 it reduces?

    It is supposed to decrease a certain percentage after 30, It could depend on the individual. What do you think happens to men and their libido?

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    JThomp42posted 9 years ago

    Yes, I would say for some Men their libido has decreased quite significantly by the age of 52. Or it could be that they are just tired because their energy level is not what it used to be. It could also be low testosterone. As we age our testosterone decreases, In which their are now medications for that.

  3. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 9 years ago

    Yes a man's hormone level will gradually decline after 30. How much it declines is dependent on the man and other factors (weight, stress, and other mitigating factors). There are several symptoms to low testosterone outside of low libido, there's also depression, anxiety, fatigue, decreased facial and body hair, lack of confidence, weight gain and loss of muscle.

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      Fredo Italiaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      what do you think will help out..

  4. vrbmft profile image80
    vrbmftposted 9 years ago

    There is no question that hormone levels in our body contribute to the way we perceive and process our experiences emotionally.  I know of a man who was taking a treatment to decrease testosterone specifically to fight prostate cancer and his wife described him as her best girlfriend.

    When you say "affection," do you mean affection as in touch or do you mean libido which is more sexual desire?  Very different issues.

    iN GENERAL, men do not grieve their losses well, and life is such that we experience LOSSES all the time so when you attempt to shut down the grieving process, which is a physiological process, not a psychological one, we can become really disconnected and may not even want to eat food.  So there is really not enough information in the question to answer it thoroughly, BUT A GOOD QUESTION.

  5. R Dorian Grey profile image68
    R Dorian Greyposted 9 years ago

    We all know it is not the same for a man to be say 26 or 52. It is a natural thing for a younger man to crave sex, we have to reproduce. For some reason when our reproducing days are over we crave less sex. In the end it is a matter of age. How much less (funny sentence) is a personal thing. There is no shame in being less desirous of sex when we get on in age. Its just natural.

    On the other hand, if you dislike the fact that the man seems less attracted to you, try to figure out why. It's a whole different thing, because that is personal and may have nothing to do with libido at that age.
    If the cause is physical: we do have medication for that.

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      Fredo Italiaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      what about if the problem is spiritual?

  6. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 9 years ago

    I would say that a 52 year old man who has a rapid decrease in libido may be experiencing a normal thing, but I believe he should confirm that  with a thorough physical exam by his doctor. I am well beyond that age and still active in every way.

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    Garifaliaposted 9 years ago

    Men's libido normally is not affected so much. It's the women who usually suffer in the early fifties and afterwards. However, if there is such a problem, the doctor is the person to consult. 52 for men is not an age of crisis normally, but as Alphadogg mentioned all those factors may have taken their toll. Do recommend that this person see a doctor and if the doctor recommends medication don't jump on it unless it involves other things like exercise, rest or a change of routine. If the first thing the doctor says is 'you need medication', get a second opinion.

    1. R Dorian Grey profile image68
      R Dorian Greyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree a hundred years. On the other hand: men are very shy about this. It's women who normally want them to see a GP.

    2. vrbmft profile image80
      vrbmftposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      B4 MD, simply sit and ask, the obvious:  what in my life is zapping me of energy and what is building resentment to the point I don't want any affection from anyone!  Just a thought!

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      Garifaliaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It happens to the best of us. I had gone 4 whole years that way and my poor husband didn't actually complain until the 4th year. Thank goodness I recovered (and I was much younger at the time). Just remember we create our lives and train of thought.

  8. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 9 years ago

    Men experience lose of hormones just as women do.  And just as women can replace hormones, men can too.  It is not unheard of for men to get testosterone replacement therapy as women get estrogen replacement therapy.  Men just need to talk to their physicians.


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