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Andropause Management in Ho Chi Minh City
Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @ Ho Chi Minh City provides holistic and comprehensive Men’s Health (Andrology) services at the heart District 5 Ward 1 in Ho Chi Minh.
First established in 2005 in Robertson Walk (Singapore), our men’s clinics have been treating both local and foreign patients with erectile dysfunction medical issues in our clinics in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Our men's health doctors (Andrologist) are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing diseases and medical conditions specific to men, such as men’s hormonal issues, penile and foreskin-related problems, erectile dysfunction (ED), and Prostate issues.
DTAP Men’s clinic in HCMC provides our patients with the medical in a private and discreet environment for our patient to discuss your medical issues with our doctors.
What is Andropause
Andropause can be referred to as “Men Menopause”, the decrease in testosterone levels as men get older.
The sex hormones in our body undergo a gradual decline in production as one age. Whilst this is known as menopause in women, it is often known as Andropause in men.
Symptoms of Andropause
What are the symptoms of Andropause?
Though commonly occurring in older men, is also not unusual for men to experience andropause, even in their thirties. The symptoms experienced during Andropause progress gradually.
Initially, as androgen levels are low;
- men would often feel tired, more so at the end of the day
- sexual desire and libido would also start to wane
- feelings of unexplained sadness, depression is experienced
As andropause worsens with persistent low androgen levels, physical symptoms before more apparent which include:
- a decrease in muscle bulk
- a decrease in bone strength
- loss of facial and or body hair
- the growth of breasts, also known as gynecomastia
Management of Andropause
What are the available treatment options?
Having a healthy weight and lifestyle changes would enhance the treatment of your chronic conditions and in turn reverse or slow down the effects of andropause.
This change will reduce incidents of having heart attacks or stroke as well.
We complete our holistic service for you by supporting your mental wellness by assessing your mood and exploring treatments to correct the chemical imbalance if necessary and or supportive counselling by our partner psychologists.
At Dr Tan and Partners Vietnam, we believe in a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to supporting your men’s health journey.
We adopt a three-pronged approach where we start with blood tests to examine your overall health. These tests would give us an indication of the presence of any of the metabolic syndrome components.
We would then explore with you treatment options for any discovered chronic conditions. These are usually treated with medication and monitored on a 3-6 month interval.
Conditions such as;
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
- Fatty liver
We will also work with you and tailor an exercise prescription to your needs coupled with medical adjuncts to help you lose weight.
Benefits of male hormone replacement
- Improvement in sexual desire
- Improvement in energy levels
- Improved treatment outcome for Erectile Dysfunction
- Improvement in mood
Common side effects
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Increased the number of red blood cells which could lead to a rare occurrence of blood clots
- Some experts are worried about an increase in the risk of heart disease or stroke in some older men.
What happens during a consultation with the doctor?
If androgen replacement is indicated and started, the 2 commonly used approaches are either as an injection into the muscle once every 3-6 months or as a gel daily for 3-6 months as well.
Men who use testosterone replacement gels must wash their hands after putting on the medicine. That's because testosterone can get on other people's skin. It can cause harmful side effects, especially in children. Gels must be put on skin that is covered by clothes. This can help keep the male hormone from getting on other people.
Further considerations for Androgen replacement therapy are that it is appropriate in men with cardiovascular disease or risk of cardiovascular disease. Men who have been successfully treated for prostate cancer may also be candidates but will require closer monitoring.
Speak to our Men's Health Doctor Today!
875 Duong Tran Dao Phuong 1, Quan 5 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Telephone: +84 28 2250 8792 (Appointment)
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+84 09 0128 1422
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, our clinic operations will cease temporarily. This is to reduce the risk and exposure to our staff and patients visiting the clinic. Rest assured that this is only temporary, we will resume clinic operations as soon as the situation improves.