Hormones are just as important for men as they are for women. In fact, both men and women produce the same hormones, only in different amounts.
Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, has begun to attract more attention from the media and medical community in recent years. Men entering middle age may report a loss of ‘joie de vivre’ – many start to question their lives, their relationships and their work.
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Andropause, also known as the “male menopause”, occurs as hormone levels, particularly testosterone, decline with age. This happens naturally in men from age 30 onwards with some men become symptomatic when their testosterone levels fall below a critical level. This level differs for each man, so it is important to pay close attention to changes in behaviour and physical symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms of Andropause?
Common symptoms of andropause can include:
- Tiredness, fatigue, or “burnout syndrome’ (decreased drive and ambition)
- Decreased strength and lean body mass
- Poor sleep patterns
- Diminished libido
- Memory loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased morning erections and decreased erection strength
How Do We Treat Andropause?
As with all our treatments we undertake a comprehensive consultation in order to evaluate the full picture of a patient’s health. We want to get to know our patients and this includes a full medical history together with appropriate blood tests and information about lifestyle and personal circumstances.
If a hormonal imbalance is diagnosed, a personalised treatment plan of bio identical testosterone therapy, with or without DHEA, is prescribed. Frequently our patients are also prescribed specific vitamins to optimise their treatment plan. When this is done successfully our patients achieve positive mood, increased energy and reduced symptoms.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and also an anabolic steroid. Testosterone plays a very important part of overall health and well-being and supports the building of strong muscles, bones and ligaments. Low levels of testosterone in men can affect every aspect of their life and performance. Fatigue, irritability, depression, aches and pains and many other symptoms may be the result of sub-optimal testosterone levels, and depending on the age of the patient in question it could be a sign that they are experiencing Andropause. If low levels of testosterone are apparent, this can be treated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
The benefits of testosterone include:
- Boosts muscle mass and strength
- Increases bone density
- Improves memory
- Increases libido
- Increases self-confidence, motivation and energy
How Do We Manage Testosterone Levels with Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Many men who are suffering from symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency are often unaware that this may be the cause. We evaluate each patient comprehensively, eliciting a full picture of symptoms and what the individual wants to achieve with Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Following blood tests to confirm their diagnosis, a bespoke personalised plan can be developed.