PADAM (Partial Androgen Deficiency in Aging Male) and Chinese Medicine

The main clinical manifestations of so-called male menopause or PADAM include a lowered mood, worry and anxiety, being sick at heart (melancholy?), insomnia, forgetfulness, vexation and agitation, irritability, restlessness, vexatious heat, hot flashes, sweating, chest oppression, shortness of breath, decreased sexual function, polyuria, and excessive nocturia. Within Chinese medicine, there is no disease category called male menopausal syndrome per se. However, the signs and symptoms of this condition can be reframed into the traditional Chinese disease categories of depression condition, visceral agitation, yang wilting (impotence), vacuity taxation, insomnia, and heart palpitations.