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What Happens to a Man at 45? A GP Answers Your Most Asked Questions

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The male menopause is actually a verified page on the NHS – with it being common for males to develop signs of depression, a loss of sex drive and erectile dysfunction when they reach their late 40s to early 50s. 

In relation to this, the experts at Manual have scoured the internet to find the top-asked questions surrounding men’s well-being. 

The new study reveals that the top trending well-being search query is what happens to a man at 45? Thankfully, Dr Earim Chaudry, medical director at Manual, has the answer to this. 

He said: ‘Many people refer to this stage in a man’s life as the “male menopause”.  Around this age, men could start experiencing a lower sex drive, a loss of energy, memory loss, and fat redistribution. Despite many people assuming this is due to a lack of testosterone, similar to the female menopause is due to a decline in estrogen, this is not the case. 

‘While a drop in testosterone levels can be caused by late-onset hypogonadism, these symptoms are typically caused by issues such as stress, mental illness, an unhealthy lifestyle, or sleep issues.’

Other commonly asked questions surrounding men’s well-being that Dr Earim provides answers to include: is men’s mental health ignored? And why don’t men speak about their mental health?

As well as men’s well-being, Dr Earim Chaudry also shares his expert insight on other male mysterious related to health and fitness, hair, skin, sexual health, and grooming.

In July 2020, Claire Hattrick, launched ClipboardClaire – a free website covering anything and everything menopause. She then took over a menopause Facebook group of over 10,000 women and realised a need for a simple easy to read menopause help book aimed at men/businesses as well as informing women at a younger age.

Along the way she has been asked many times about the ‘male menopause’ and if it really exists. So, Claire set about doing a little research myself and found out that there is no such thing as the Male Menopause.

Claire said: ‘It’s true men do often have issues in their 40’s/50’s with erectile disfunction, mood swings, sleep issues, memory issues, weight gain around the middle but this is often to do with lifestyle issues, stress, diet, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, etc.

Claire advised: ‘Always see your Doctor with any concerns as they may check your testosterone levels (which in some cases can be low, and you may be offered a testosterone replacement in form of a gel or patch) but men only lose 2% of their testosterone per year in their 30s or 40s.’

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