Journal article

Endocrine Society of Australia position statement on male hypogonadism (part 2): treatment and therapeutic considerations

Bu B Yeap, Mathis Grossmann, Robert I McLachlan, David J Handelsman, Gary A Wittert, Ann J Conway, Bronwyn GA Stuckey, Douglas W Lording, Carolyn A Allan, Jeffrey D Zajac, Henry G Burger

The Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Part 1 of this position statement dealt with the assessment of male hypogonadism, including the indications for testosterone therapy. This article, Part 2, focuses on treatment and therapeutic considerations for male hypogonadism and identifies key questions for future research. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS: Key points and recommendations are:Excess cardiovascular events have been reported in some but not all studies of older men without pathological hypogonadism who were given testosterone treatment. Additional studies are needed to clarify whether testosterone therapy influences cardiovascular risk.Testosterone is the native hormone that should be replaced in men being treated for pa..

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