Your doctor may be able to organise a blood test to test your levels of testosterone, as well as other routine tests to rule out anything else that may be causing your symptoms.
You can also if you prefer order an at home testosterone test by clicking on this link. The results will be able to at least give you a guide of what level your testosterone is at and then make a decision on any next steps to take whether changing your lifestyle and/or diet, or having a more in depth chat with a specialist.
It’s important not to feel embarrassed about talking to your doctor about your symptoms, as this is a perfectly natural time ion your life, and in no way does it demean your masculinity
Your doctor or one of our experts may be able to recommend some natural testosterone boosters. You may also be eligible for testosterone treatment, although this is usually a paid for private treatment and in some cases can cause certain side effects that your doctor can explain in full.
A healthy lifestyle will help you manage your symptoms
So, aim to eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, lean protein and good fats. Avoid smoking and take steps to quit if you do. Limit your alcohol consumption and do all you can to reduce your stress levels.
Exercise is important too, especially for helping to maintain your weight and manage any mental health struggles you may have.
You’re not alone in this, we have all the help and support you need to help you through your andropause.