What is andropause?
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. Some men become symptomatic when their testosterone levels fall below a critical level, which is different for each man.
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?
At the Marion Gluck Clinic we take a comprehensive history in order to evaluate the full picture. 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.