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Testosterone and the ageing man

Treatment for testosterone deficiency can improve the quality of life in older men. Ignoring it can be perilous to health

When testosterone levels drop too low, it becomes a health condition. Usual complaints include fatigue, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, central obesity, irritability and decreased cognitive function.

Dr Lee Fang Jann Urologist, Singapore Medical Specialists Centre; Vice-president - Asian Association of Andrology; and Exco member - Society for Men's Health, Singapore

MANY men go through a period in their lives when they will experience a loss in vitality, physical fatigue and a drop in libido. The cause may often be a simple case of work-related burn-out or sleep deprivation. Some will attribute it to their inevitable ingress into middle-age slump. But if...

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