Male menopause

Steth And Derm

As they pass middle age, men can experience hormonal changes that have profound effects on overall health, mood and energy levels. This is known as ‘the male menopause‘ or andropause, a relatively common, age-related condition that often goes unrecognised.

It leads to low levels of testosterone which can cause:

  • Diminished sense of general health and well being
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Development of male breasts
  • Low mood
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction

Diagnosis of testosterone insufficiency is done by early morning blood tests (before 11am) for testosterone levels as they fluctuate through the day. Restoring testosterone levels to a normal range can help drugs like ‘Viagra’ work more effectively and give men a better sense of wellbeing.

We can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of restoring testosterone levels to normal values with you. This can be done by either using a gel once a day or having an injection every 3 months.

It is important to have your PSA and other blood tests checked before starting treatment, and once on treatment you will need blood tests a month after starting treatment, at six months and then an annual basis if stable.

Male menopause screening

Total cost £300 (£200 with Asclepius membership)

What is included:

  • 30 minutes GP appointment
  • Urine dipstick for blood/protein/glucose
  • Andropause profile (Testosterone, DHEAs, Free Androgen index, SHBG, LH, FSH)

Add-On Investigations

  • Testicular ultrasound £150

Please book on-line or use our live chat to make an enquiry and arrange your consultation.