Andropause Treatment

As men age, they often encounter a challenging period known as andropause, or male menopause, which involves significant hormonal changes.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) aims to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms experienced by men going through the andropause.

Here at BioID Health, we provide innovative, doctor-led BHRT andropause treatment that is tailored to each man’s individual needs, reducing their symptoms and improving their quality of life.

It’s important that men understand exactly what the andropause is, the symptoms it can cause, and the treatment options available.

What is andropause?

Andropause encompasses several conditions, and you may come across different terms used to describe the same set of symptoms. These include testosterone and androgen deficiency, as well as late-onset hypogonadism, which occurs when the gonads produce insufficient sex hormones.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed during this time, but you’re not alone in navigating these changes. BioID Health are here to guide you through the challenges you may be facing during andropause. Our doctor-led team can treat your symptoms with bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT), which is customised to your specific needs.

Symptoms of andropause

Andropause symptoms can start to appear once testosterone levels begin to fall, usually after the age of 30. The NHS reports that testosterone levels in men between 30 and 40 years old decrease by 1% per year.

Although it is a natural part of the ageing process, the andropause can produce some distressing side effects, and these can last for a number of years

Whilst not every man will experience severe symptoms of andropause, many men have sexual difficulties, such as erectile dysfunction – although there won’t be a total shutdown of reproductive organs.
Other symptoms include
Low libido and sex drive
Fatigue and lack of energy
Reduced muscle mass
Depression, irritability, and mood swings
Memory loss
Weight gain
As with the female menopause, these symptoms don’t affect everyone, and the severity can differ wildly from person to person. However, if you are suffering from more than one of these symptoms, this is usually a good indicator that your body is changing, and that andropause treatment may be necessary.

Male menopause treatment options

There are a few treatment options for andropause, which we will list below:
Non-hormonal medications: There are some non-hormonal medications that can be used to treat specific symptoms of andropause. For example, PDE5 inhibitors can be used for erectile dysfunction, and antidepressants can be used to help to improve low libido and mood swings.
Nutritional supplements: Certain vitamins and minerals can help improve hormone levels. These include vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): This therapy can help men cope with the psychological symptoms of andropause, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability.
Lifestyle modifications: Making changes to your lifestyle can help to improve some andropause symptoms. These include regular exercise, a healthy diet, reducing alcohol and caffeine intake, and quitting smoking.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): This involves replacing the deficient hormones (testosterone, DHEA, etc.) with synthetic hormones to balance the levels in the body. There are two types of HRT, with significant differences, which we will explore below.
It’s essential to discuss your andropause treatment options with healthcare professionals, such as the doctor-led team here at BioID Health, to determine the most appropriate course of action based on your individual needs and medical history.

BHRT vs traditional hormone replacement therapy

As mentioned above, there are two types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that can be used to treat andropause.

Standard HRT is the kind that is typically prescribed by most GPs. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), on the other hand, is a pioneering alternative that is rapidly gaining popularity. Many men find BHRT to be a preferred option due to its unique benefits and natural approach.

So, what distinguishes BHRT from traditional HRT?
Standard HRT involves the use of synthetic hormones that the body may perceive as foreign. This can lead to unpleasant side effects like headaches, mood swings, and bloating. Long-term use of traditional HRT can also increase the risk of stroke and blood clots.

In contrast, BHRT uses plant-based hormones that are chemically engineered to mimic the hormones that your body produces naturally. These hormones are better tolerated and utilised by your body, which makes them more effective and results in fewer side effects.

But that’s not the only reason why BHRT is a preferable option for andropause treatment.

With BHRT, both the dosage and formulation are tailored to the specific needs of each man. This results in a more effective treatment plan that is suited to your body and symptoms, unlike the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional HRT.
If you’re seeking a safer, customised treatment option for andropause with fewer side effects, bioidentical hormones are the solution you’ve been looking for.

How does BHRT work to treat the symptoms of andropause?

At BioID Health, we understand that the symptoms of andropause can be extremely severe for some men. Not only will our BHRT treatment improve your health, but it can also significantly enhance your quality of life.

After a consultation with one of our specialist doctors, we will arrange for a phlebotomist to visit you at home to take a venous blood draw. This will then be analysed to identify any hormone deficiencies. We will then develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique hormonal imbalances.

Your andropause medication can be taken as lozenges, gels, or capsules, and will be delivered directly to your door.

You’ll have a follow-up appointment a few weeks after commencing andropause treatment. This will enable us to check how your symptoms are improving. At this time, we will also be able to make any necessary alterations to your medication.

What are the benefits of BHRT for andropause?

There are numerous reported benefits of BHRT treatment for andropause, including:
Other symptoms include
Reduction in stress and happier mood
Weight loss
Boost in energy levels
Enhanced libido
Improved sexual function
Unlike standard hormone replacement therapy, a BHRT treatment plan to fight the symptoms of andropause is tailored to your specific needs. Your hormone levels will be restored to what they were in your 20s and 30s, at the peak of your health and wellbeing.

So, why not start your BioID Health journey today – and discover safe and effective andropause treatment options?

What do our patients say?

Lee commented: “Since I have started using BioID, it’s not just me who has seen the benefits. My work colleagues have noticed that I have more energy, my children are interacting with me more, and my wife, feels like she has her 20 year old husband back.”

Are you suffering with the symptoms of Andropause?

If you’re suffering with any of the symptoms listed above, why not fill in our online symptom checker? This will give you a good indication of whether you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

To schedule a consultation with one of our specialist doctors, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.  You can give us a call on 0330 460 9999 or send us a message using our online contact form for a swift response.

More than just standard hormone replacement therapy.A treatment plan tailored to your health & wellbeing



Fill out our symptom questionnaire and speak to one of our BioID specialists. 


Our process is easy and straight forward – complete your blood test and attend an online prescriber-led consultation to discuss your results and formulate your tailored treatment plan.


Your bespoke hormones will be sent directly to your door as either gels, lozenges or capsules with clear instructions of how to use. You will receive a 3-month supply at each delivery.


Monthly follow up online consultation and further blood test at 8 – 10 weeks.