Some men develop depression,loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction and other physical and emotional symptomswhen they reach their late 40s to early 50s.

Other symptoms common in men this ageare:

  • mood swings andirritability
  • loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise
  • fat redistribution, such as developing a largebelly or "man boobs" ( gynaecomastia )
  • a general lack of enthusiasm or energy
  • difficulty sleeping ( insomnia ) or increased tiredness
  • poor concentration and short-term memory

These symptoms can interfere with everyday life and happiness, so it's important tofind the underlying cause and work out what can be done to resolve it.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017