Are you feeling tired and irritable, sleeping badly, with reduced sex drive, breast discomfort and occasional hot flushes or sweats?
These symptoms are typical of women going through the menopause, when levels of female hormones fall. But they are also symptoms middle-aged men can experience when their levels of the male hormone, testosterone, begin to drop.
The menopause has quite rightly received a lot of attention recently, not least because of the current shortages of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which are affecting many women’s lives.
But the male equivalent, the andropause, also known as penopause, Low T, androgen deficiency in the ageing male (ADAM) — or just ‘irritable male syndrome’ — is much less talked about.
That’s partly because, unlike in women, there’s no…
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