Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Spreading


More good news for aging men around the world – recent reports are that the benefits of male hormone replacement therapy are catching on with physicians. A paper just published in the journal Aging Male reports on a series of interviews with doctors in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Researchers asked them why they might, or might not, be inclined to treat their patients with steroids like testosterone. The result; it appears that the use of drugs like testosterone enanthate and testosterone cypionate are on the rise. Doctors around the world are more readily recognizing the signs of testosterone deficiency, which include loss of muscle mass, strength, libido, energy, and vitality. They are also less likely to exclude patients for fear of side effects (often incorrectly) attributed to therapy, than they were just a few years ago. The percentage of men treated for low testosterone, or hypogonadism, is still very low considering the large number of those that need it. However, it is very encouraging to see that the trend is a positive one.

Source: Aging Male. 2012 Jan 30.

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