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Treatment Options for Male Hypogonadism

Author(s):  Biundo Bruce

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2013 - Volume 17, Number 1
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Abstract:  Male hypogonadism is a common condition widely associated with the aging process. Understanding of this condition is continuing to grow as new information is available. Pharmacists are in a very unique position to work with patients and physicians in achieving better diagnosis and treatment plans for the hundreds of thousands of men in the U.S. who are hypogonadal. This article discusses various methods that can be employed to restore testosterone in men and the varying expectations associated with each treatment method.

Related Keywords: Bruce Biundo, RPh, FACA, male hypogonadism, hormone deficiency, androgen insufficiency, andropause, testosterone supplementation, androgen replacement therapy, estrogen suppression, luteinizing hormone, depressed mood, depression, mood disorder, lethargy, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, lifestyle changes, hypothalamus pituitary axis, fertility, clomiphene, hCG, anastozole, aromatase inhibitors, human chorionic gonadotropin, selective estrogen receptor modulator, SERM, topical preparations, transdermal administration, sublingual administration, buccal administration, implantable pellets, aging, middle aged men, middle age, literature review


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