Dr David O’Connell’s Medical Services
Dr David O’Connell qualified in medicine at University College Cork in 1978 obtaining the degrees MB BCH BAO. He then performed his house jobs (F1) at the Royal Hospital in Wolverhampton. Following this he completed his 3 year GP vocational training scheme on the Barts and Hackney rotation and received his joint certificate of general practice training.
Subsequently he obtained the diploma form the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the certificate in family planning and membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners. He joined the practice of the late Sir Noel Moynihan and has been in continuous practice as a private GP in Chelsea since.
Dr David O’Connell will provide you with the best medical care.
Declined drive and ambition
You may find a decline in drive and ambition. What came naturally to you previously is now an uphill struggle. Previously incisive decision making on your part has become uncertainty and prevarication.
Your sleep can be disturbed. You may have difficulty getting off to sleep, – anxiety about current problems, worrying about things that might possibly happen. You can wake up and feel unrefreshed. Instead of your customary experience of ‘hitting the day running’, instead you feel that you’ll only do what you absolutely have to do.
Your mood can be lowered. You are not enjoying the things in life that previously gave you pleasure. You no longer look forward to these things.
Indeed many men have been diagnosed as suffering from depression and even treated inappropriately with anti-depressant drugs. This may have happened to you when in fact you are testosterone deficient.
You may find that you have a decline in your physical strength and endurance. What you could previously achieve in the gym is now much harder. You look around at your peers in the gym. You are huffing and puffing and struggling whereas they are doing the same exercises effortlessly.
If your usual exercise habits are interrupted by business travel or holidays, you can find that it takes surprisingly longer to get back to your previous level of fitness.
Your muscles can feel generally ‘achy’ and your joints stiff.
There is a tendency to put on weight especially around your middle. You can’t understand this. You are not eating any more or exercising any less. This is a classical experience in testosterone deficiency.
There may be a decline in your libido or sexual appetite. The sort of woman that you previously found sexually attractive no longer seems particularly alluring. You can still identify this sort of woman when you encounter her. You recognize that you ought to find her attractive but your ‘hunting’ instinct just isn’t there and you can’t be bothered to follow it up.
Difficulty in getting an erection
You may notice that you don’t wake up with an erection during the night or in the morning as often as you did. When you are trying to enjoy a sexual encounter, you may find that you have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection.
Difficulty reaching orgasm
Even when all is going well and you are enjoying sex you may find it difficult or impossible to reach orgasm. You want to but you can’t.
Lack of ‘hunting’ instinct
In summary, if you find that you have a combination of any of the above symptoms you can easily put this down to growing older when in fact it may be due to what is now known as Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome. This treatable and reversible.
From time to time Dr David O’Connell receives a request from a patient to carry out research for them for which he is very happy to assist. Dr David O’Connell performs this on an individually commissioned basis.
Research for rare disorders
In cases of rare disorders, Dr David O’Connell is very happy to research to source the leading Centres of Excellence in this disorder and make arrangements for the patient to be seen there.
Research for available cutting edge treatment
In cases of non-rare disorders where the cutting edge treatment is simply not available in the UK. Dr David O’Connell can research and locate for you an appropriate centre to whom to refer you abroad.
Research for more holistic and natural treatment
Dr David O’Connell’s clinic is a holistic practice. Many patients when faced with a disorder would prefer to use naturopathic or herbal medicines as opposed to pharmaceutical medicines. In these situations Dr David O’Connell is happy to research the appropriateness and likelihood of treatment or cure using these alternatives.