Don’t You Want To Know? Why Guys Get Grouchier As They Age

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January 4, 2013 ‐ By
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From YourTango

Is he acting like Oscar the Grouch again? Turns out, the aging process might be to blame.

Introducing “grumpy old man complex”, where as men age, testosterone levels drop and they turn grumpy. Sounds fun, huh?

“Testosterone is a hormone that grows muscles, reduces fat in the body, affects energy and improves sexual desire,” Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, head of the International Society of Men’s Healthand a urologist in New York City told MSNBC. “However, it also has neural-psycho effects. And in some men we encounter in our practice, those affects can be mostly visible: low mood and irritability.”

Additionally, metabolic and kidney diseases, such as diabetes, which are more popular with old age, are known to cause extremely low testosterone.

Read more at  YourTango

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  • Kaori

    I can’t say that this is something I have ever wondered about.

    • psylocke_2001

      Ditto.

    • psylocke_2001

      Ditto.