Male menopause

Andropause

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

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 icon plus

    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
  • Screening and diagnosis icon plus

    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.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

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

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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.
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