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Men's health

Hypogonadism in men: how to evaluate and when to treat

Anjana Radhakutty, Gary Wittert

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Abstract

Low testosterone levels may be due to underlying disease or lifestyle factors and these need to be addressed before testosterone supplementation is considered.

Article Extract

Over the past two decades, there has been a marked increase in the number of testosterone prescriptions in Australia. For the most part, low serum testosterone levels are the consequence of concomitant disease and lifestyle factors and require treatment of the underlying disorder rather than the administration of testosterone supplements. In some circumstances, a lowering of testosterone levels may even be an adaptive biological process.

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