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Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risk

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, an Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School, explores and clarify in the February 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the value of testosterone therapy in men, and in particular the issue of cardiovascular risk.

The Lowdown on Low T

Polycythemia risk evaluated in patients on TRT pelletsResearchers evaluated mean hematocrit before and after pellet implantation in a cohort of 97 patients.
Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone levelsOverweight and obese men who participated in 12 weeks of aerobic exercise saw significantly increased testosterone levels, a recent study found.
Testosterone therapy in women: Is there a benefit?Testosterone replacement therapy may not have the benefit many physicians think it does—particularly for women grappling with sexual dysfunction.
FDA adds new warning, updated labeling for T productsUrologists need to “be aware of the role and impact of [anabolic-androgenic steroid] use in our patient population,” says men’s health expert James M. Hotaling, MD, MS.
Study: More evidence of T therapy’s safety in some PCa patientsTestosterone therapy in hypogonadal men with prostate cancer who have had definitive treatment and in those on surveillance appears to be safe, according to a new study.
Long-term TRT improves urinary, erectile functionLong-term testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men improves urinary function and erectile function compared with untreated controls, according to registry data from a single practice.
Study offers practical insights on TRT useAlthough a recent study of testosterone therapy does not fulfill the need for large-scale, randomized, controlled studies of the treatment, “it is very informative in several ways,” writes Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA.
What is driving younger men to seek treatment for ED?“I think we’re seeing more younger men coming in with erectile dysfunction, because there’s just a lot more publicity about the issue," one urologist said.
Testosterone solution yields improved sex drive, energyA new study finds that treatment with testosterone solution 2% can be effective for hypogonadism with no new safety concerns.
Hypogonadism: Expert panel adopts nine resolutionsA panel of experts, including several urologists, has approved nine resolutions on what they say is evidence-based clarity on male hypogonadism and how to manage it.