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Is there a man in your life who doesn’t open up much? It seems too many British men are suffering in silence, with under a quarter (23%) aged over 55 regularly speaking to their partners about their physical and mental health.
Some of the key issues men are perhaps too embarrassed to talk about include:
- Testosterone deficiency (only 22% would visit a GP)
- Low libido (under 5% would visit a GP)
- Erectile dysfunction (32% would visit a GP)
- Tiredness or fatigue (34% would visit a GP)
These are all key symptoms of testosterone deficiency, yet it’s clear many men wouldn’t deem them important enough to visit their doctor.
These findings are based on a new study which has been release in line with Bayer’s 2019 “Tackle TD” campaign, urging men to discuss their health and recognise the symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Testosterone deficiency (TD) is the medical term for having a very low testosterone level, caused when the body does not produce enough testosterone. TD is more likely to affect men as they age as there is a progressive decline in testosterone levels as men get older. It’s estimated that 5% of men over 40 suffer from low testosterone.
Aston spoke to Dr Jonny Coxon, GP and men’s health expert to discuss the research and also offered advice on what to do when visiting your local GP or doctor.