The hormone that’s holding men back
1 in 4 men suffer from low testosterone¹
90% of men in the UK remain undiagnosed³
Low-T symptoms can take the joy out of life
¹ The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 92, Issue 11, 1 November 2007, Pages 4241–4247
² Generational decline in testosterone levels observed
³ Testosterone deficiency in adults and corresponding treatment patterns across the globe.
With treatment you feel like yourself again
We’ve helped thousands of patients up their T-levels and transform their lives. Our patients and their loved ones really noticed the results.
Based on data on MANUAL clinical care data of over 2000 patients over the last 18 months
Clinically proven treatment
We’ll help you get your testosterone levels back within a normal, healthy range. Our TRT service has research-backed benefits to your health and wellbeing. The results can be life-changing.
Look forward to more good days. Studies show that patients feel more energetic, friendlier, less irritable and generally in a better mood after starting TRT.¹
Testosterone can help you get your mojo back. Numerous studies show that increasing testosterone levels can enhance sex drive, improve erectile function and increase overall sexual satisfaction.²
Testosterone has a bit of a reputation for building muscle and strength. Studies show that increasing testosterone levels stimulates muscle protein synthesis and enhances muscle mass.³
Say goodnight to insomnia and look forward to sleeping soundly. Studies show that patients who had testosterone replacement therapy reported significant improvements in their sleep quality.⁴
Testosterone can help you feel sharper and boost your memory. Studies show that increasing testosterone levels can significantly improve overall cognitive function in older men with low-T.⁵
We’ve helped thousands of men with low testosterone
Once I started on TRT, it was a big change in my life. My energy and physical fitness has improved. I work out 6 days a week and feel good in myself. The team provided support and guidance throughout my journey at an affordable price.
TRT helped me improve my energy, mood, and overall well-being. It has helped me sort out my diet, exercise, better routine and better sleep, resulting in a more positive attitude and better relationships at work and at home.
Low energy and brain fog were the two biggest symptoms I had. Then I found TRT. It’s helped me improve my energy, mental clarity, and overall well-being. I was able to achieve my goals and gain muscle, lose body fat, and improve sports performance.
After starting TRT, I felt more like myself again. I was able to regain interest in things I used to enjoy, and was able to accomplish things that I would never have done before like building a new kitchen at home!
Start with a simple at-home finger-prick blood test which measures your total and free testosterone levels. You’ll get your results in as little as 48 hours.
Testosterone & Free Testosterone checked
Easy at-home finger-prick collection
Expert validated report
A comprehensive venous blood test is needed to confirm the initial result, learn more about your health, and assess whether it’s safe to start treatment.
Venous collection by a nurse
Checks liver, kidney & PSA levels to make sure you’re suitable for treatment
Discuss your blood test results, symptoms, medical history, treatment options (including costs), and monitoring process with an expert TRT doctor.
Private and confidential
Qualified TRT experts
Your doctor will design a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to your lifestyle. It may include medication, lifestyle advice or supplements.
We’ll test your blood at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after to allow your doctor to effectively monitor your progress and make any adjustments.
How to start treatment
A treatment plan tailored
As part of our TRT service, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a bespoke treatment plan that may include medication, lifestyle advice or supplements.
Injections two or three times weekly for most patients
Tablet taken once daily
Apply to the shoulders or arms once a day
Specialist care on your terms
What you get
Your questions answered
Our team has a lifetime’s worth of expertise and experience between them. They’re on hand to answer all of your questions at every stage of your journey.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Low testosterone is a common condition that men can be born with or develop due to age, stress, disease, physical trauma, an unhealthy lifestyle or environmental factors.
Men with low testosterone often report low mood, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, reduced libido or difficulty achieving an erection. Other common symptoms include brain fog, lack of motivation, low confidence, difficulty losing weight and difficulty gaining muscle.
Blood testing is the only way to know for sure if you have a testosterone deficiency. Our Initial Testosterone Blood Test (a simple finger-prick test) can be taken at home. If the results show that you have low testosterone and you’d like to start testosterone replacement therapy, UK regulations require you to take a second, more comprehensive blood test first to ensure that you can safely start treatment. This one is a venous test which has to be administered by a nurse or phlebotomist.
Research has confirmed that testosterone counts in men are significantly lower than they were just a few decades ago. One in four men over the age of 30 may have abnormally low testosterone levels according to scientific studies.*
Around the age of 30 testosterone levels naturally begin to decline, but it’s usually a very gradual process. For most men, testosterone levels drop between one to two percent each year from the age of 35. Free testosterone levels also drop considerably as men age, making TD even more common. An increase in obesity, hormone-disrupting environmental chemicals, and anabolic steroid use is also making testosterone deficiency in younger men more prevalent than ever.
*The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Everyone's medical history is different so our doctor will prescribe a medication that works specifically for you. Successful hormone therapy involves getting just the right dose by the right delivery method for your individual needs. Testosterone replacement therapy involves taking prescribed testosterone medication in the form of injections, pills, patches, creams, and testosterone pellets (placed under the skin).
Testosterone injections are the most common form of medication as they are convenient and most effective for the majority of men.
Undergoing testosterone replacement therapy is completely safe if you’re treated by a specialist doctor who regularly monitors your testosterone levels along with any side effects.
As with all medications, some people may experience side effects - however, they’re easily controlled and generally avoided with sensible doses and regular monitoring. Some possible minor side effects include fluid retention, acne, and increased urination. More severe potential side effects include gynecomastia (the growth of male breasts), worsening of existing sleep apnea, increased cholesterol levels, decreased sperm count, infertility, and an increased number of red blood cells.
Testosterone injections may also increase your risk of certain health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots or a worsening of pre-existing prostate tumours or benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). However, these side effects can be mostly avoided or controlled through regular monitoring and other medications.
In order to keep side effects to a minimum you’ll check in to monitor your testosterone levels and any potential side effects. If you have any concerns or questions, get in touch with our clinicians - it’s free!
Yes, you willl have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your test results and they can provide a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our doctors specialise in TRT for men and are all registered with the General Medical Council.
It is legal to purchase TRT online in the UK when buying through a private clinic such as MANUAL.
The World Anti-Doping Agency classifies testosterone as a prohibited substance, so unfortunately athletes who compete in regulated competitions cannot undergo Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Our initial blood test will establish whether you have a testosterone deficiency. If the first test shows that you have low testosterone you’ll need to take our second, more comprehensive blood test if you’d like to start TRT - this is due to UK regulations. If both tests show that you have low T levels, you’ll discuss suitable treatment options with one of our doctors and during an in-depth consultation before starting treatment.
Our blood test kits usually arrive within three working days. It may take longer over public holidays.
We’ll get in touch to give you your results within two to three business days. One of our TRT specialists will then walk you through the results, provide advice, and answer all of your questions.
Dr. Chris Airey
He trained at The University Hospital Southampton and went on to graduate as a doctor with a joint Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery plus a masters degree in Medical Sciences, completing his research project in the Medical Neurosciences Department. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Endocrinology with the University of South Wales.
Dr Chris is a Member of the Endocrine Society, European Society for Sexual Medicine, and the Androgen Society.
Dr. Louis Choo
Dr Louis Choo is passionate about quality improvement and has represented doctors on multiple committees. Prior to joining MANUAL, Dr Louis Choo held a committee position in NICE and contributed to developing national policy assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of new treatments and technologies.
As a GP, Dr Louis Choo is all too aware of the importance of lifestyle advice, an often neglected aspect of modern medicine, and uses every opportunity to encourage and motivate his patients to make consistent, meaningful changes to achieve their goals.
Dr. Zak Taylor
Dr Zak is a specialist in addiction psychiatry and understands the correlation between long term opiate use and how this affects the endocrine system. Away from his role with Manual, Dr Zak provides specialist addiction treatment for those who have failed to achieve abstinence or get the relevant support through NHS services.
Dr Taylor has been supporting men with their health and helping to manage their TRT for over 4 years. He is passionate to see his patients take control of their own physical and mental health and is a strong advocate for equipping them with the tools and resources needed to achieve a healthy and hopefully long term future.
Thorough knowledge of complex mental health conditions and management strategies as well as expert knowledge on antidepressants and prescribing for mental health conditions.
Experience in medicine optimisation and management to make sure you get the most out of your tailored treatment plan.