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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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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