"Low T" -- Testosterone Deficiency and Replacement Therapy

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Expert Consensus Conference on Testosterone

 

 

 

Clinical Manifestations of Late-Onset Hypogonadism and Their Anticipated Response to Treatment

Body Function Effect of Aging Response to Testosterone
penile erections worse better
sexual desire (libido) worse better
mood and thought clarity no change or worse better
tiredness (fatigue) worse better
sleep disturbance no change or worse no change
spacial cognition worse possibly better
hot flashes worse better
quality of life worse better
hemoglobin & hematocrit (blood count) decrease increase
leptin production increase decrease
LDL and HDL cholesterol no change decrease
fat mass increase decrease
muscle mass decrease increase
bone mass decrease increase
hair and skin changes worse no change
(Source: Alvaro Morales, Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male, Campbell-Walsh Urology, Table 29-1, Clinical Manifestations of Late-Onset Hypogonadism and Their Anticipated Response to Treatment)