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Late-onset hypogonadism

Michael Zitzmann

in Testosterone Deficiency in Men

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199651672
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742958 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199651672.003.0006

Series: Oxford Endocrinology Library

Late-onset hypogonadism

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LOH is a frequent, but not omnipresent or mandatory, clinical entity in men. Classical symptoms of hypogonadism are often blurred by co-morbidities in older men. Older men with LOH may benefit from testosterone substitution mentally as well as physically as well-being, metabolism, bone density, erythropoiesis, and body composition improve. Transdermal testosterone preparations should be preferred for the substitution of testosterone in patients with LOH. Safety and surveillance of this therapy are especially required with regard to the prostate and haematocrit.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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