What is the Andropause?
Commonly referred to as andropause or the male menopause, the decline in a man’s testosterone levels is commonly noticeable as a man reaches his 40’s. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a treatment for men with this symptomatic hypogonadism. In this blog, we discuss TRT treatments in London and the andropause.
Andropause and Testosterone
Testosterone is produced in the testicles, and peaks in a man’s mid-twenties. As you age, the cells in the testicles begin to secrete less testosterone. Stress, alcohol and medication also have an impact.
As well as reducing energy levels, when a man has low levels of testosterone, they can experience symptoms including low libido (sex drive), erectile dysfunction, depression, weight gain, brain fog/poor concentration, persistent fatigue, short term memory loss and irritability. Men with low levels of testosterone are also associated with higher risks of heart attacks, strokes and even death, according to Wang C, et al ‘Low testosterone associated with obesity, and the metabolic syndrome contributes to sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease risk in men with type 2 diabetes’.
Andropause and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
We have found that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can greatly enhance a patient’s quality of life.
Further, believe that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is an effective way to address these symptoms, restoring a man to optimum hormonal health, and can have numerous benefits, such as increased libido and sexual function, increased energy, beneficial impact on bone density, heart health, muscle and strength. Some patients have also reported muscle aches to have reduced and memories improved.
Any adverse effects must be investigated and discussed prior to the commencement of treatment, and monitored throughout the treatment plan.
For a patient testimonial, please see this article in the Daily Mail.