Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
A decrease in men's testosterone is a natural consequence of aging. For each year over age 30, the level of testosterone in men gradually decreases at a rate of approximately 1% annually. ( Mayo Clinic, 2012)
Symptoms of testosterone deficiency affect approximately 1 in 200 men and may include:
- reduced libido
- decreased muscle mass/ strength
- decreased sperm production
This condition is commonly referred to as "Andropause" and less often as "Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male" (ADAM).
A man may be considered hypogonadal at any age if total testosterone is less than 200 ng/dl, or bioavailable testosterone is less than 60 ng/dl. Basaria and Dobs of Johns Hopkins University recommend that elderly men with symptoms of hypogonadism and a total testosterone level < 300 ng/dl should be started on hormone replacement.
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