Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism)
Some men develop depression,loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction and other physical and emotional symptomswhen they reach their late 40s to early 50s.
Other symptoms common in men this ageare:
These symptoms can interfere with everyday life and happiness, so it's important tofind the underlying cause and work out what can be done to resolve it.
Read about male menopause, where some men develop depression, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction and other physical and emotional symptoms when they reach their late 40s to early 50s.
The "male menopause" (sometimes called the "andropause") is an unhelpful term sometimes used in the media to explain the above symptoms. This label ismisleading because it suggests the symptoms are t
Lifestyle factors or psychological problems are often responsible for many of the symptoms described above. For example, erectile dysfunction , loss of libido andmood swingsmay bethe result of either
If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, see your GP. They'll ask about your work and personal life, to see if your symptoms may be caused by a mental health issue, such as stress or anxiety.
Your GP may also order ablood test to measure your testosterone levels. If the results suggest you have a testosterone deficiency, you may be referred to an endocrinologist (a specialist in hormone pr