You might think women have the monopoly on hormones and HRT; but you’d be wrong.
In fact many men also go through a period often called the ‘male menopause’. Now, the name doesn’t have much to do with what’s actually happening. Unlike the female menopause, where the female body has a significant drop in oestrogen; men experience the andropause – a gradual decline in the amount of testosterone produced by the body.
As you age there is a natural rise in the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) synthesised in the liver. This binds to testosterone in your body, rendering it inert. It is this that causes a slow decline in testosterone as you age.
Low testosterone levels have been associated with depression, low energy levels, decreased libido, sexual difficulties, low red blood cell count and physical changes. So, if you’re going through some changes and you think it might be down to low testosterone, it’s worth visiting The WellMan Clinic. We can help you identify what the problem is and how we can you relieve or recover from your symptoms.