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Sandher RK, Aning J. Diagnosing and managing androgen deficiency in men. Practitioner 2017;261(1803):19-22

Diagnosing and managing androgen deficiency in men

24 Apr 2017Pais-up subscribers

Androgens play a crucial role in bone, muscle and fat metabolism, erythropoiesis and cognitive health. In men aged 40-79 years the incidence of biochemical deficiency and symptomatic hypogonadism is 2.1-5.7%. Decreased libido or reduced frequency and quality of erections, fatigue, irritability, infertility or a diminished feeling of wellbeing may be presenting complaints. However, a significant proportion of men with androgen deficiency will be identified when they present for unrelated concerns.

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