Learn about the Male Menopause (Andropause)

Male Menopause (Andropause) Symptoms Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Andractim Testosterone Gel

What is testosterone?

It is an androgenic [or male orientated] hormone produced mainly in the testicles. Its principle effect is its masculinising influence which is fundamentally concerned with the development of puberty, the associated secondary sexual characteristics [beard, voice change and so on], libido and aggression. In health it circulates at high concentration in the blood of males from puberty onwards.

What is Andropause (Male Menopause)?

In all men their levels of testosterone begin to decline from the age of about twenty five and continue to decline throughout their lives. For many men this dramatic but gradual decline in testosterone levels does not seem to have any effect on them whatsoever and they sail along unconcerned and unperturbed by any decline in their sexual drive or performance. But for some men hormonal decline can have quite profound negative effects. The most usual manifestation of this is a fall in sexual inclinations or libido. 

The following form will help you determine if you suffer from the Male Menopause and whether to consider Testosterone Gel as a treatment option. 

Please specify which of the following male symptoms apply to you at this time. Simply click the relevant radio buttons to indicate the severity of  each symptom, or leave blank if it does not apply. Then, click the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form to automatically determine your final score. This score will help you gauge how severe the problem is.

Alternatively, please feel free to print this form out and fill in offline.

1 = None  
2 = Mild
3 = Moderate
4 = Severe 
5 = Extremely Severe
1 2 3 4 5
1. Decline in feeling of general well being (general state of health, subjective feeling)

2. Joint pain and muscular ache (lower back pain, joint pain, pain in a limb, general back ache)

3. Excessive sweating (unexpected/sudden episodes of sweating, hot flushes independent of strain)

4. Sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through, waking up early and feeling tired, poor sleep, sleeplessness)

5. Increased need for sleep, often feeling tired

6. Irritability (feeling aggressive, easily upset about little things, moody)

7. Nervousness (inner tension, restlessness, feeling fidgety)

8. Anxiety (feeling panicky)

9. Physical exhaustion/lacking vitality (general decrease in performance, reduced activity, lacking interest in leisure activities, feeling of getting less done, of achieving less; of having to force oneself to undertake activities)

10. Decrease in muscular strength (feeling of weakness)

11. Depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings, feeling nothing is of any use)

12. Feeling that you have passed your peak

13. Feeling burnt out, having hit rock-bottom

14. Decrease in beard growth

15. Decrease in ability/frequency to perform sexually

16. Decrease in the number of morning erections

17. Decrease in sexual desire/libido (lacking pleasure in sex, lacking desire for sexual intercourse)

Please click on the "Calculate" button below to calculate your Final Score: 

Interpreting the results

How did you score? Cross reference your score with the table below.

Final Score Likelihood of Male Menopause 
Less than 40 You probably don't need Testosterone Replacement Therapy
40 - 54 You might benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Greater than 54 You almost certainly would benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Next Step...

Andropause is a recognised and treatable condition. Depending on your score, you may wish to register with the clinic (free) and discuss Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Please read the following usage instructions:

Method of use for Testosterone Gel (Andractim)Squeeze out the required amount of gel. Note: Always squeeze from the bottom of the tube.

The spatula supplied has, on one side, a groove which, filled end-to-end with gel represents 2.5G of gel or one half of a normal dose. 

Dose: Depending upon the severity of symptoms one or two full doses, each of 5G, should be massaged, daily, well into the skin over the thorax, abdomen and inner thighs, and allowed to dry there before re-dressing. Full instructions are contained in the package.

Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place. At normal room temperature Andractim retains potency for 5 years. Keep away from children.