JACKSONVILLE, FL -- It's a common affliction not often talked about.
Some of the same symptoms older women experience during menopause -- affect men.
The main difference: Women experience menopause at a certain age, while men experience hormonal changes gradually, over a period of years.
It's called testosterone deficiency syndrome or andropause, but the most common name used is man-o-pause.
"It's a real condition," explains The Mayo Clinic's Internal Medicine Doctor Vandana Bhide.
Once it's determined a man has had a drop in his testosterone level, doctors examine the patient's other symptoms.
She told the Good Morning Jacksonville team that men usually discuss these changes with a doctor when they notice a lowering of their libido.
However, a man's significant other may notice other changes in him: Mood swings, low energy, sleep problems, and decrease in vitality and exercise tolerance.