Metro October 2023
Dr Elise Dallas, women’s health specialist and private GP, discusses here ‘male menopause’, following a recent announcement that an NHS trust is planning to offer paid leave and other allowances for men that suffer menopausal symptoms:
Is it or isn’t it real?
I don’t think that is the question.
We know that men can suffer similar symptoms of low testosterone such as tiredness, poor concentration, weight gain and low libido and this is starting to become part of the differential diagnosis when men present this way.
The first step for all individuals is in receiving the appropriate diagnosis and management and this could include hormones and lifestyle changes such as the service we offer here at The London General Practice.
When it comes to the impact on work, it is a matter that should be considered on an individual basis, in consultation with your employer. Most individuals aspire to remain productive and engaged in their work, and awareness of how hormonal fluctuations can affect job performance is a step in the right direction.
Creating an environment that allows for flexibility and understanding regarding hormonal health is essential. This can involve reasonable accommodations, such as adjusted work hours or workload during particularly challenging times.
Ultimately, it is in the best interest of both the individual and the employer to ensure that individuals receive the right support and management to maintain their well-being and productivity at work.
To find out more, read the full article in the link below. If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms and would like to know more about private menopause treatment options available then please get in touch here.