Low Testosterone (Low T) (cont.)

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What are the risks of testosterone therapy?

Possible side effects and risks of testosterone therapy for the normal aging male include:

What are natural ways of boosting your testosterone?

  • Get enough sleep
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Stay active

Should I take testosterone?

The definite verdict on testosterone therapy is still out. Testosterone therapy is accepted as a treatment for hypogonadism, a clearly defined medical condition.

In older adults who have markedly decreased testosterone levels without significant symptoms or who have modestly decreased levels with significant symptoms, testosterone therapy should be considered after a discussion with your doctor about side effects and possible positive effects of therapy.

REFERENCES:

Gruenewald DA, et al. Testosterone supplementation therapy for older men: potential benefits and risks. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jan;51(1):101-15; discussion 115.

Emmelot-Vonk MH. et al. Effect of testosterone supplementation on functional mobility, cognition, and other parameters in older men: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008 Jan 2;299(1):39-52. doi: 10.1001/jama.2007.51.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/26/2013

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