Male menopause

ANDROPAUSE

 

Also known as the andropause, male menopause describes a range of conditions, from changes in mood to erectile problems

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About

Male menopause refers to a variety of symptoms caused by low levels of testosterone — the male sex hormone vital to maintaining sexual and reproductive health. Around half of men over the age of 50 have low levels of testosterone in their bloodstream. We offer a wide range of treatments that can help.

Need to know

Symptoms of andropause can be divided into three areas: sexual, psychological and somatic (those affecting the body in general).

Sexual

  • reduced sex drive
  • poor erections
  • impaired ejaculation
  • shrunken testicles

Psychological

  • irritability
  • passivity
  • low self-esteem or a depressed mood
  • poor memory and concentration
  • fatigue, tiredness and sleep problems

Somatic

  • weakness and loss of strength
  • reduced muscle mass
  • increased abdominal fat and girth
  • sweats and hot flushes
  • aching joints and muscles
  • dry skin
  • reduced body hair
  • beard growth
  • insomnia
  • nervousness

Men with symptoms of andropause can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. After receiving the results, your consultant will talk to you about your symptoms. They'll also explain how HCA Healthcare UK can help.

Your consultant urologist will discuss your treatment options with you to help you find out which is right for you.

Our locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.