Some of the health conditions affecting men are related to changes in hormonal levels, such as lack of energy and vitality, erectile dysfunction, and loss of hair, loss of sex drive and other emotional and physical symptoms when they reach their late 40’s to early 50’s.
Causes of male menopause:
Some of the common causes of male menopause include;
- Low -self esteem
- Lack of exercises
- High consumption of alcohol
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
Common symptoms of the male menopause include:
- Increased tiredness or difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
- Lack of energy
- Poor concentration
- Irritability and mood swings
- Reduced ability to exercise
The above mentioned symptoms can interfere with you, experiencing a quality life. So, it’s important to understand the underlying cause and try to resolve it.
The reason for erectile dysfunction, loss of libido and mood swings can be due to; stress, depression and anxiety.
The male hormone screen:
This test is done using a simple blood test, which tests the levels of FSH, LH, Testosterone, SHBG, Free Androgen Index, DHEA Sulphate, Prolactin and Glucose.
Having your levels checked will help your doctor to understand the symptoms that are affecting the quality of your life.
Gogodoc also provides an educational series of information on various blood tests (*intended for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing symptoms, please reach out to book an online GP consultation with a Gogodoc GP.) Talk to a doctor online at a time that suits you from home with a phone or video appointment. You can easily book an appointment with a GP.
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