Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:296–304 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-017-0136-z MEDICAL COMORBIDITIES (M MINER, S PARISH AND A GOLDSTEIN, SECTION EDITORS) 1 1,2 2 1,3 Swaytha Yalamanchi & Rita R. Kalyani & Brian Buta & Adrian Dobs Published online: 22 November 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of recent data on the relationship of testosterone Aging can be associated with unfavorable changes in body with physical function. composition such as gain in body fat and loss of muscle mass, Recent Findings The safety of testosterone treatment in older as well as changes in muscle strength and muscle quality that men who do not have hypogonadism has increasingly been may impair functional status in older adults. The diagnosis of questioned. In recent years, multiple studies have been per- hypogonadism, a clinical syndrome in which the testes fail to formed to better understand the relationship between testos- produce physiologic levels of testosterone, requires both signs terone and physical function. and symptoms of testosterone deficiency and unequivocally Summary Overall, the relationship between testosterone and low testosterone levels on at least two morning samples. The physical function is unclear. Endogenous and
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