Andropause (Male Hormone Deficiency)

The term ‘Andropause’ has been used for some time now to refer to the man’s equivalent of a woman’s ‘menopause’. In both situations, the key event is the drop in hormone levels which then triggers a series of changes in the physical  ( and even emotional and psychological ) self.

However, unlike menopause, where cessation of menstruation offers a relatively convenient way to gauge onset, andropause tends to happen more insidiously and often without symptoms which link directly to the male hormones. Some of the symptoms which patients may first complain of include :

  • tiredness
  • loss of energy or drive
  • mood disturbances
  • sleep disturbances
  • weight gain despite maintenance of the usual diet and activity levels

As the testosterone levels continue to decline, more obvious symptoms may subsequently appear, including:

  • loss of libido
  • impotence or difficulty in maintaining erections or hardness.

Appearance of 1 or more of the above symptoms can also be due to other conditions apart from low testosterone or andropause. To differentiate the various causes, it may be useful to undergo some form of health screening or at least perform testosterone testing. This is a simple blood test best done before 10am in the morning. Fasting is NOT required. Our appointment line is 6251 5512 or SMS/WhatsApp 9662 5512.

Kindly note that the clinic will be closed on the following days:

December 2022 / January 2023

25th Dec ( Sun ) to 2nd January 2023 ( Mon ): Clinic is closed for Christmas/New Year holiday

21st Jan 2023 ( Sat ) : Clinic operates only from 8.30m to 12noon

22nd Jan 2023 ( Sun ) to 24th Jan 2023 ( Tue ) : Clinic is closed for Chinese New Year holiday

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