What is the Andropause?
The andropause is also known as the male menopause, is an age-related condition that involves changes in your testosterone hormone levels. Affecting men in their 30s and beyond, the andropause involves a decrease in testosterone.
This hormone plays a huge role in physical and mental energy, while also being linked to muscle growth and bone strength. Getting older leads to a decline in testosterone, causing various changes throughout the body.
Symptoms of low testosterone include: low energy, loss of muscle mass & strength, loss of sex drive/libido, increased weight gain, loss of strength in bones, changes in mental health and erectile dysfunction.
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How can the andropause be treated?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
TRT is one of the most common andropause treatment methods and there are several ways in which it can be administered. It can involve taking medication in the form of intramuscular injections, topical creams or transdermal patches.
There are many factors that affect testosterone levels, and they may involve everyday issues such as; stress, lack of sleep or a poor diet. Making small changes to your routine can often have a positive effect and decrease the likelihood of experiencing andropause.
- In-depth assessment: Mr. Baldo, our Consultant Urologist will carry out a detailed assessment with you, including screening bloods (additional charge) and discuss treatment options with you. He may suggest replacing your testosterone with medication as a way of improving your levels along with non-medical/lifestyle actions.
- Mental health support: We understand low testosterone levels can affect your mental health. We have an experienced, understanding team to support our patients at all stages of the andropause treatment. Mr. Baldo works closely with Dr. Barker, our Consultant Psychologist to address the psychological symptoms of the andropause.
- Tailored consultations: Everyone’s experience is unique, and we’ll work with you to create a consultation programme that meets your needs. Mr. Baldo does also offer virtual follow-up appointments to work around your schedule.
For an initial assessment and investigations into possible low testosterone symptoms, please book through our website.
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Our Urology Clinic in Leeds is a CQC registered private medical clinic that specialises in a patient-centred approach to Urological concerns. We are a CQC registered Clinic specialising in the following:
- The andropause
- Erectile dysfunction
- Prostate health
Leeds Urology Clinic provides state-of-the-art practice and unrivalled patient care. Formed with our Urology Consultant who specialises in advanced treatment programmes to help men obtain optimal health and vitality regardless of their condition.
The andropause is commonly referred to as the male equivalent of the menopause. This occurs due to falling testosterone levels which can start in your 30’s and progress with age, impacting both your personal and professional life. Alongside this, low levels of testosterone had also been shown to impact your risk of heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Whatever your age, men need testosterone to maintain energy, focus, build lean muscle, boost your sex drive and regulate your mood.
Our Urology Consultant based out of our Leeds Clinic specialises in treating the andropause and has helped so many patients to restart their lives.
TRT is used to treat low testosterone levels which can occur with age used to help men feel like themselves again. From our Urology Clinic in Leeds, our specialist Urology Consultant can prescribe TRT that suits your lifestyle best.
Most men can take TRT if they are experiencing symptoms of the andropause. Our specialist andropause Doctor will discuss your medical history and current symptoms with you to confirm that you are experiencing such symptoms. After carrying out some tests, our Urology Consultant will discuss your options and provide a best course of action treatment plan.
Erection problems are very common in men, particularly men over the age of 40. Our erectile dysfunction clinic based in Leeds City Centre provides a straightforward approach to assisting with erectile dysfunction.
Our Consultant Urologist will understand your medical, lifestyle and relationship history to understand any symptoms you may be experiencing. After carrying out some basic health checks and relevant examinations, they will provide a best course of treatment action plan that works for you.