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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

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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.

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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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