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Hormone Treatment Options for Males: What to Do for Men with Low Testosterone

Author(s):  Biundo Bruce

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2009 - Homone Replacement Therapy
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Abstract:  Male hypogonadism is a condition that is receiving increasing medical scrutiny, resulting in research producing results favorable to the consideration of maintaining physiological levels of testosterone. As healthcare professionals interested in the health and welfare of a significant portion of the population, surely compounding pharmacists are interested in what can be done for men with this condition to help these patients improve their quality of life and long-term health. This article discusses the various ways that men’s testosterone levels can be raised and provides insight into the importance of androgen-estrogen balance.

Related Keywords: Bruce Biundo, BS, RPh, andropause, testosterone deficiency, androgens, physiologic levels, male hypogonadism, sex steroids, human chorionic gonadotropin, luteinizing hormone, lifestyle, route of administration, dosage forms, topical preparations, transdermal administration

Related Categories: DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS, ENDOCRINOLOGY/HORMONES/ MENOPAUSE/ANDROPAUSE

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