Testosterone Deficiency Clinic

Why is testosterone important?

Testosterone is the most important androgen (male sex hormone) in men. Not only does it regulate sperm production, testosterone drives both mental and physical energy levels, maintains muscle and bone mass and determines both libido and sexual performance.

What is the andropause?

Also known as the ‘male menopause’, ‘age-related hypogonadism’, ‘androgen deficiency’ and ‘testosterone deficiency syndrome’, the andropause refers to a collection of age-related changes in male hormone levels, including:

  • Low mood and irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Low energy or stamina
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Breast development
  • Reduced beard or hair growth
  • Difficulty in getting and/ or maintaining erections

How can we help?

In our clinic we aim to identify the causes that have resulted in your low male hormone levels, to replenish testosterone levels to their normal range, and to improve associated symptoms including erectile dysfunction, poor sex drive and low energy levels.

What do we do?

Our doctors will take from you a detailed confidential medical history, perform a comprehensive physical exam and take blood samples measuring optimal testosterone levels.

If low testosterone is identified, we will then create with you a bespoke management plan which may include:

  • Investigations to determine the root cause of low testosterone. Potentially; advanced blood (hormone or genetic) testing, MRI imaging or semen analysis.
  • Advice on healthier lifestyle alternatives.
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy a.k.a. ‘Male Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)’ which can be administered via a gel, a skin patch or simple muscle injection.

Low testosterone IS treatable, and treatment can result in real positive impact on patients, partners and even families.

To book, or to find out more about our discrete service, please get in touch.

Meet our experts

Dr Cristina Romete

  • Qualifications: Msc. | MRCGP. | DOccMed. | DRCOG. | DFFP.
  • Location(s): Aberdeen - ROC Private Clinic
  • Clinical Interest(s): Complex Medical Conditions, Cardiovascular Disease, Preventative Medicine, Mental Health, Occupational Medicine, Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture
  • BIO:

    Dr Romete is the founder of ROC Private Clinic and the managing director of ROC Private Clinic and ROC Heath services. She is the Managing Director for ROC Private Clinic and ROC Health Services, a sister company providing Occupational Health Services in UK.

    Dr Romete graduated from University of Iasi, Romania in 1997. She undertook all her postgraduate training in UK, as part of Birmingham University training programs. She initially trained as a hospital physician and as such has accumulated extensive experience in the management of various acute and chronic medical conditions whether cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal or neurological to say the least.

Dr Mairi Hope

  • Qualifications: BSc., MBChB., PhD., MRCGP.
  • Location(s): Aberdeen - ROC Private Clinic
  • Clinical Interest(s): Preventative Healthcare, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health, Ageing Medicine, Andrology, Sexual Dysfunction, Chronic Disease Management
  • BIO:

    Dr Mairi Hope joined ROC Clinic – Aberdeen in October 2017. She practices as a General Practitioner and as such undertakes routine and emergency consultations and preventative health checks for adults and children of all ages.

    Dr Mairi Hope has a solid medical background having dedicated her early career to science and research. She holds a first-class Honors Degree from Glasgow University in Microbiology and subsequently undertook a PhD from Aberdeen University in the role of gut microbes in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer. Dr Hope then trained in Medicine at Aberdeen Medical University from which she graduated with Honors in 2010.
    She has published several papers on gut microbes and colorectal cancer, gut microbes and inflammatory bowel disease and issues experienced by women around menopause.

Dr Julia Wallace

  • Qualifications: MBChB., FRCGP., DRCOG.
  • Location(s): Aberdeen - ROC Private Clinic
  • Clinical Interest(s): Acute and Chronic Disease Management, Woman’s Health Including Contraception, Minor Surgery, Joint and Soft Tissue Steroid Injections, Personalised Preventative Medicine
  • BIO:

    Dr Julia Wallace was born in Aberdeen and qualified at Aberdeen Medical School.

    She is a dedicated physician who followed her dream to be a Family Doctor and became a GP partner in an Aberdeen NHS GP Practice in 1988 soon after gaining the Membership of the Royal College of GPs and the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006.
    She is highly familiar with the healthcare set up in the Grampian and the wider Scotland as well as with the issues the local workforce faces.

Dr Nicola Harrison

  • Qualifications: BSc. | MBBS. | MRCGP. | DRCOG. | DFFP.
  • Location(s): London - ROC Harley Street Clinic
  • Clinical Interest(s): Contraception and Sexual Health, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Child Health, Allergy, Weight Loss, Preventative Health Care
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