Conditions related to low testosterone in men

  • Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation
  • Increased stress levels
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Disinterest in socialising
  • Disinterest in hobbies
  • Grumpiness
  • High blood pressure and cardiac disease
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Generalised anxiety disorder

Treatment options for low testosterone and/or erectile dysfunction

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in the form of creams, injections or hormone pellets
  • Injections into the penis
  • PDE5 inhibitor drugs (Sildenafil or Viagra)


Although men go through andropause (male menopuase) later than females go through menopause, it is inevitable and is caused by low testosterone. From the age of 30, men experience a gradual decline in hormone production. The body manufactures less testosterone, losing roughly 1-3% per year. Between ages 40 and 55, testosterone levels start to dramatically drop, signalling the onset of andropause and the associated symptoms.

Men are led to believe that they should just accept the symptoms of andropause as a part of the ageing process. With a functional medicine approach, this does not have to be the case. You can avoid the negative impact andropause may have on your work performance and relationships, by talking to Dr Grant to find a solution that will suit you.