Hypogonadism

Testosterone Patterns Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Testosterone Patterns Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

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The later a man's testosterone level dropped below 12.1 nmol/L, the lower his lifetime risk for prostate cancer.

Testosterone Rx May be Influenced by Provider, Site

Testosterone Rx May be Influenced by Provider, Site

Testosterone use was also more likely at sites located in the West vs the Northeast and for care received at a community-based outpatient clinic versus a medical center.

Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

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Hypogonadal testicular cancer survivors had 15 times higher odds of metabolic syndrome than their eugonadal counterparts.

Low Testosterone Tied to Anemia Risk in Men With Type 2 Diabetes

Low Testosterone Tied to Anemia Risk in Men With Type 2 Diabetes

In type 2 diabetic male patients, a low testosterone level was found to be associated with anemia. These findings are consistent with previous reports.

TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

A population-based study showed no association between total prostate cancer risk and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Cognitive Function

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Cognitive Function

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Study of older hypogonadal men does not support use of TRT to improve memory, according to researchers.

Anemia, Bone Density Improve With Testosterone Replacement

Anemia, Bone Density Improve With Testosterone Replacement

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Older men on TRT versus placebo for 1 year had improved hemoglobin levels and volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength.

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

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In a large study, testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a 33% lower risk of cardiac and stroke events among hypogonadal men.

Normal Testosterone Range Defined

Normal Testosterone Range Defined

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The normal range for total testosterone is 264 to 916 ng/dL for healthy men ages 19 to 39 with a body mass index below 30 kg/m2.

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Up in TRT Initiators

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Up in TRT Initiators

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low.

2 Percent Daily Testosterone Shows 6-Month Efficacy

2 Percent Daily Testosterone Shows 6-Month Efficacy

Once-daily T-sol administered for 6 months did not indicate new safety concerns, and the outcomes of low sex drive and low energy showed further improvement.

Hypogonadism Ups Progression Risk in Men With Low-Risk PCa

Hypogonadism Ups Progression Risk in Men With Low-Risk PCa

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New findings have potential implications regarding patient selection for active surveillance.

FDA Adds Abuse Warning to All Testosterone Products

FDA Adds Abuse Warning to All Testosterone Products

The new FDA warning alerts prescribers to the abuse potential of testosterone.

FDA Adds New Testosterone Warnings

FDA Adds New Testosterone Warnings

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Labeling changes will alert prescribers to the abuse potential of testosterone and the serious adverse effects.

TRT May Improve Cognition in Younger Hypogonadal Men

TRT May Improve Cognition in Younger Hypogonadal Men

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Young men reported improvement in executive function after 2 years of TRT.

Study: mpMRI Findings in Prostate Cancer Patients Unaffected by TRT

Study: mpMRI Findings in Prostate Cancer Patients Unaffected by TRT

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Results show that mpMRI and PI-RADSv2 score have a greater ability to detect prostate cancer progression after TRT compared with PSA.

Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

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Other risk factors include reduced muscle mass and lower levels of physical activity.

Testosterone Solution Effective for Hypogonadism Over 9 Months

Testosterone Solution Effective for Hypogonadism Over 9 Months

Once-daily 2% testosterone solution safe and effective for sex drive and energy.

Testosterone Treatment Aids Sexual Function of Older Men

Testosterone Treatment Aids Sexual Function of Older Men

Gel hormone treatment led to improved libido, increased sexual activity.

Testosterone Replacement Safe for Men With Prostate Cancer

Testosterone Replacement Safe for Men With Prostate Cancer

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Findings emerge from a study of hypogonadal men who underwent radiation therapy, surgery, or active surveillance for prostate cancer.

Testosterone Therapy for Severe Hypogonadism Improves Sexual Function

Testosterone Therapy for Severe Hypogonadism Improves Sexual Function

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The finding is from a 30-week study comparing testosterone undecanoate and placebo in hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes.

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

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Alert patients that use of performance-enhancing drugs can lead to erectile dysfunction and infertility.

Novel Oral Testosterone Shows Long-Term Safety, Tolerability

Novel Oral Testosterone Shows Long-Term Safety, Tolerability

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In particular, no hepatic toxicities emerged during a 52-week phase 3 trial.

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Increased With Testosterone Therapy

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Increased With Testosterone Therapy

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In fact, some data suggest treatment may reduce prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness.

TRT Found to Reduce Anemia in Hypogonadal Men

TRT Found to Reduce Anemia in Hypogonadal Men

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After 54 weeks of treatment with testosterone undecanoate, anemia prevalence decreased from 29.6% to 10%.

Low Testosterone Associated with Higher Death Risk in Male Dialysis Patients

Low Testosterone Associated with Higher Death Risk in Male Dialysis Patients

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Study also identifies clinical characteristics associated with testosterone deficiency in this population.

Topical Testosterone Restorative for Hypogonadal Men

Topical Testosterone Restorative for Hypogonadal Men

73% of men in the testosterone group showed improvement in sexual arousal, interest, and drive.

Testosterone Modestly Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

Testosterone Modestly Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

Larger studies and long-term follow-up needed to determine possible risks of treatment.

Opioid Use Linked to Low Testosterone

Opioid Use Linked to Low Testosterone

Increased odds of low testosterone with opioid exposure; increased odds with increasing age, comorbidities.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Appear to Worsen LUTS/BPH

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A recent review found little evidence to support severe lower urinary tract symptoms as a contraindication to TRT.

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