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TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY IMPACTS MANY AREAS OF A MAN’S LIFE 1,2 

The signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency could be easily confused with the natural signs of ageing. 3

Consider a male patient (45 years of age or older) who visits your clinic; does he have any of the following symptoms?

Mental 1,2
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Low mood
Sexual 1,2
  • Low Libido
  • Difficulty achieving erections
Physical 1,2
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Gain in body fat
GUIDELINES SUGGEST ONE OR MORE OF THESE COULD BE A SIGN OF TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY 1,2

Testosterone deficiency is confirmed by the presence of the above clinical features and by biochemical tests.

How vulnerable is he?

Has he been diagnosed with any of these conditions?
Testosterone deficiency may be associated with the following conditions. Please note, testosterone replacement therapy is not indicated for the treatment of any of these conditions.

The associations between testosterone deficiency (TD) and several other conditions described below are adapted from ‘Diagnosis and Treatment of testosterone Deficiency: Recommendations from the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine (ICSM 2015). Since these recommendations were based on a literature review the diagnostic criterial for TD may vary according to source data.

Type II Diabetes

50% of men with type II diabetes may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

Obesity

52% of men with BMI >30 kg/ m2 may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

hyperlipidaemia

40% of men with hyperlipidaemia may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

Hypertension

42% of men with hypertension and associated obesity may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

Chronic Opioid Use

53% of men with chronic opioid use may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

moderate to severe COPD

38-43% of men with moderate and severe COPD may suffer from testosterone deficiency4

How can you be sure?

Confirm if your patient has low testosterone

TESTING FOR TESTOSTERONE
COMMON SYMPTOMS

Watch Professor Abraham Morgentaler of the Harvard Medical School in Boston discuss
Common Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

COMMON SYMPTOMS

Watch Professor Abraham Morgentaler of the Harvard Medical School in Boston discuss
Common Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

COMMON SYMPTOMS

Watch Professor Abraham Morgentaler of the Harvard Medical School in Boston discuss
Common Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

REFERENCES:

1. The Endocrine Society’s Clinical Guidelines: Testosterone therapy in adult men with androgen deficiency syndromes. 2010. Available at:  https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/95/6/2536/2597900
Accessed: February 2018.

2. Lunenfeld B et al. Aging Male 2013; 16: 143–150.

3. Mulligan T et al. Intl J Clin Pract 2006; 60: 762–769.

4. Khera M et al. J Sex Med 2016; 13: 1787-1804.

ADVERSE EVENT REPORTING

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