Risks of testosterone replacement therapy in men

E. Osterberg, Aaron Bernie, Ranjith Ramasamy

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Abstract

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a widely used treatment for men with symptomatic hypogonadism. The benefits seen with TRT, such as increased libido and energy level, beneficial effects on bone density, strength and muscle as well as cardioprotective effects, have been well-documented. TRT is contraindicated in men with untreated prostate and breast cancer. Men on TRT should be monitored for side-effects such as polycythemia, peripheral edema, cardiac and hepatic dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Hypogonadism
  • side-effects
  • testosterone replacement therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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