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Created by: Nkenswing
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The look: A scowling face, a wagging finger, and a shaking head. The targets: The economy. Teenagers. Windmills.

Some informally dub it “grumpy old man complex.” British author Carol Wyer labels it “irritable male syndrome,” a spike in the outward crankiness of guys of a certain age.

As more baby boomers hit 60 — the age when male grumpiness seems to kick in — be ready for a growing chorus of grouchy flare-ups, like a Donald Trumprant set to explode.

The condition isn’t just a stereotype represented by the proverbial fist-waving shout, "Get off my lawn!" Testosterone levels generally fall as men age, according to the Mayo Clinic. Such hormone drops are known to dampen male moods, says Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, head of the International Society of Men’s Health and a urologist in New York City. “Testosterone is a hormone that grows muscles, reduces fat in the body, affects energy, and improves sexual desire,” Shabsigh says. “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." Grumpiness is even used as a mood description in screening questionnaires for low testosterone. One form many U.S. male patients are asked to fill out is a test for Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men (ADAM). Androgen is the family of hormones that controls the development of masculine traits. Question No. 6 on that form reads: “Are you sad and/or grumpy?” “Patients with low testosterone tell me they feel less capable of concentration. And they feel less capable of tolerating the nuances of everyday life – from family, friends, colleagues and customers,” Shabsigh said. “Whatever you do, you have people around you, and you get irritated sometimes. The ability to tolerate or deal with it is reduced when the testosterone is low.” Certain metabolic and kidney diseases, including diabetes, are known to cause abnormally low testosterone, Shabsigh says, adding the prevalence of those disorders rises with age.

In healthy men, testosterone levels remain within normal limits until about age 60, with a gradual decline after that, studies indicate. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, up to 30 percent of men beyond the age of 75 have low testosterone levels. The question of whether to treat such cases of low testosterone “remains a matter of debate,” according to the Mayo Clinic. It's not always hormones or other physical health issues, though. Men aren’t as likely to share worries or concerns about aging which can leave a guy prone to flailing outbursts into the ether. Older-guy grumpiness can also be traced to major life changes like retirement that come with advancing years, Wyer says. “Women have friends and we talk about our problems and we take medication and all that kind of stuff. But for men, it’s something they suppress. It’s a male thing ,” says Wyer, author of the upcoming humor book “How Not To Murder Your Grumpy." Feeling that they no longer are useful, especially, if a man has held an important position in employment prior to retirement, "can result in severe depression at worst and general grumpiness at best,” Wyer said.

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As long as they don't display this behavior on a date! LOL! My man takes vitamins and testosterone supplements. I do hear him out in the garage crumbling sometimes.....ha!

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lol i also call it.... the "im not taking shit anymore"...."im gonna tell you whatever the fuck i want to"(excuse my spanish).

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I reference it as manopause, when called out for it among all the estrogen in this old house. What's good for the geese ...........it's good for the goat.....lol

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Don't like to call it a grumpy complex, it is just we don't suffer stupidity well anymore.

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just to prove them all wrong, the older i get the hornyer i get. do you get it lol.

Bradford Canada
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It is possible that may be the case. Now there is a plausible explanation for thier actions .

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Hmmm. Is somebody on here grumpy? Just sayin'

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This seems to explain why a certain "old timer" acts in the way he does, here I thought he was either crazy or spoiled Brat , who acted out when he wasn't getting his way.

Before someone here get's a complex, My comment was not meant for anyone who has posted in this forum topic.

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I figure that if you don't won't me to respond to you in any other forums why do you feel compelled to respond in threads I start? There's people who have me blocked and I don't respond in their threads. They have me on ignore and I give them what they want. They are ignored.

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Thn,

Since you've blocked me it's really in bad taste to respond to a thread I started and can't read the response.

Or cowardly. Take your pick...

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