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)
- Testicular ultrasound £150
Please book on-line or use our live chat to make an enquiry and arrange your consultation.