(HealthDay News) -- The hormone testosterone is responsible for male characteristics such as facial and body hair, muscle development, regulating sex drive, sperm production and bone health.
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Use of testosterone therapy over the long term does have its risks, the Endocrine Society says, among them:
- Prostate enlargement.
- High red blood cell count
- Sleep apnea -- brief pauses in breathing during sleep.
- Fluid buildup in the ankles, feet and legs.
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