Andropause - a debatable physiological process

Verma, Punam; Mahajan, K.K. and Mittal, Sunita (2006) Andropause - a debatable physiological process. JK Science, Journal of Medical Education & Research, 8 (2). pp. 68-72. ISSN 0972-1177

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Abstract

Andropause is a syndrome of physical,,sexual and psychologic symptoms in aging men. Age related decline in T level is supposed to be the potential cause of symptoms. Restoring T level to physiologic level ameliorate symptoms associated with andropause. However unlike the proven benefits of hormone replacement therapy in women, the effects of TRT in men are equivocal and major associated risk is development of prostrate cancer. So whether these elderly men should be substituted with androgens or not still remains controversial and needs further probing.

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Additional Information:REVIEW ARTICLE ,8(2) JK SCIENCE, Journal of Medical Education and Research
Uncontrolled Keywords:Andropause, Psychologic Symptoms, Men, Aging, Testosterones, Androges, Physical Symptoms, Sexual Symptons, TRT
Subjects:Physiological Processes > Aging
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists > Hormones
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons > Steroids > Androstanes
Persons > Men
-Journal Repositories > JK Science
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms
ID Code:1691
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:20 July 2006

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