Study Correlates Testosterone Levels with Symptoms

Investigators evaluated the correlation between hypogonadal symptoms and serum testosterone levels.
Investigators evaluated the correlation between hypogonadal symptoms and serum testosterone levels.

Investigators from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston evaluated the correlation between hypogonadal symptoms and serum testosterone levels using the ADAM questionnaire.

In middle-aged men, investigators observed an increased prevalence of symptoms within a testosterone range of 320-375 ng/dL and symptom clusters at levels of 300 ng/dL or less, according to a report published online ahead of print in Urology.

The authors, led by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD, concluded that a “distinct constellation of hypogonadal symptoms exists at various serum testosterone levels.

Consequently, identification of the thresholds for specific symptom management will be critical in establishing patient-centered treatment algorithms.”

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