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Postgrad Med. 2003 Oct;114(4):51-3, 57-8, 61-2.

The challenges of testosterone deficiency. Uncovering the problem, evaluating the role of therapy.

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  • 1Department of Endocrinology, HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, University of Minnesota Medical School-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA. jhmd65@aol.com

Abstract

In addition to its relatively uncommon congenital causes, testosterone deficiency in men occurs in a diverse range of clinical conditions. Even healthy men are now known to begin experiencing progressive yet subtle declines in testosterone secretion after age 30. Diagnosis can be challenging, and testosterone replacement therapy does not alleviate all symptoms in all men. Nevertheless, some men can get relief with intramuscular long-acting testosterone esters, transdermal testosterone patches, or transdermal testosterone gel.

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