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Web alert Editor Craig F. Donatucci, MD Duke University Medical Center, Box 2922, Durham, NC 27710, USA. E-mail: donat001@mc.duke.edu Androgen Deficiency Androgen deficiency, or male hypogonadism, is a well-recognized problem in the aging male. Although most sexual problems (decreased libido and erectile dysfunction) are the complaints that lead men to seek care, there are many other detrimental physiologic effects consequent to low androgens. Several sites ser ve the public as sources of information on androgen deficiency. Many health care practioners and patients use the term “male menopause” or “andropause” to characterize androgen deficiency in the aging male. Disagreement exists over whether this term is accurate, given that androgen deficiency differs greatly from true menopause in that the defi- ciency is slow in onset and not universally experienced among men. The term “andropause” is used more frequently outside North America. Low Testosterone http://cms.clevelandclinic.org/urology/body.cfm?id=79 This is a single-page site intended for patients and non-medical individuals who seek basic infor- mation about testosterone deficiency. It is organized in a FAQ format, so that the visitor gains an introductor y understanding about testosterone and hypogonadism. Testosterone deficiency is defined, the symptoms are explored, and the diagnosis and treatments are outlined. There are no links specific http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Current Science Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-006-0018-2
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Abstract

Editor Craig F. Donatucci, MD Duke University Medical Center, Box 2922, Durham, NC 27710, USA. E-mail: donat001@mc.duke.edu Androgen Deficiency Androgen deficiency, or male hypogonadism, is a well-recognized problem in the aging male. Although most sexual problems (decreased libido and erectile dysfunction) are the complaints that lead men to seek care, there are many other detrimental physiologic effects consequent to low androgens. Several sites ser ve the public as sources of information on androgen deficiency. Many health care practioners and patients use the term “male menopause” or “andropause” to characterize androgen deficiency in the aging male. Disagreement exists over whether this term is accurate, given that androgen deficiency differs greatly from true menopause in that the defi- ciency is slow in onset and not universally experienced among men. The term “andropause” is used more frequently outside North America. Low Testosterone http://cms.clevelandclinic.org/urology/body.cfm?id=79 This is a single-page site intended for patients and non-medical individuals who seek basic infor- mation about testosterone deficiency. It is organized in a FAQ format, so that the visitor gains an introductor y understanding about testosterone and hypogonadism. Testosterone deficiency is defined, the symptoms are explored, and the diagnosis and treatments are outlined. There are no links specific

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Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2006

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