The andropause, or “the male menopause”, is an important issue which has largely been unrecognised by doctors.
In men, the level of the male sex hormone, testosterone, drops steadily from age 40. This results in symptoms commonly experienced by middle-aged men such as depression, lethargy, irritability, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction.
Supplementation with testosterone can alleviate many of the symptoms of the andropause.
Whilst testosterone supplementation certainly improves sexual function, the main benefits described by middle-aged men receiving testosterone supplementation are increased energy and an increased feeling of well-being.