Menopause, Bio Identical Hormones, Sexual Health, Lack of Libido, Erection Problems, Gender Issues, Prostate Cancer, Psychiatry, Cancer

Androgen production in men significantly reduces from the fourth decade on, lowering by 2% each year from early adulthood.

This is in stark contrast to women’s sex hormones which reduce abruptly at menopause occurring typically in their 40’s. A consequence of this difference between men and women is that while women will always notice its occurrence men are usually unaware of changing hormone levels and the loss of drive - energy, mood and libido - which are its hallmarks are often misidentified as ‘ageing’. We know that 20-50% of healthy men aged between 50 and 70 have lower than normal levels of testosterone though testosterone deficiency that is actually diagnosed is much lower.

The link between low testosterone production and failing sexual function (particularly erectile problems) as well as cardiovascular disease is now well recognised. You should ask your doctor to check your testosterone blood level when heart symptoms occur and when there are problems with erection they also should check your heart function.

Symptoms include:
Erectile dysfunction (problems with erections)
Decreased libido (low sex drive)
Flat mood or apathy, including depression, irritability and feeling tired
Loss of muscle size and strength
Osteoporosis (bone thinning)
Increased body fat
Difficulty with concentration and memory loss
Sleep disturbance
Testosterone deficiency is correctable, and with treatment your former health and zest for life will return.
We have over 15 years experience of the diagnosis and management of men’s hormonal problems, and more than thirty years experience helping men with sexual problems both individually and in partnership.

Maintaining Sexual Function in Later Life

Presented by Mike Perring at the 2009 British Longevity Society, London download>

Testosterone’s Effects on Anxiety: Androgens and Mood

Presented by Mike Perring at the 2006 EMAA Conference download>

Patients with Sexual Problems treated with Hormonal Treatments

Presented by Mike Perring and the 2007 AAMS Seminar, Paris . download>

More background information
How will you recognise that you have a low level of testosterone?
Male HRT, The Male Menopause, The Andropause