Jay Lee, MD, FRCS(C), Urologist, Division of Urology, Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, AB.
"Andropause" is currently a controversial clinical diagnosis. However, more information is being garnered due to physician and patient interest. Declines in testosterone are known to have a multitude of systemic effects. Replacement in those who are truly androgen deplete has been demonstrated to be beneficial. This article reviews the diagnosis of andropause and its treatment and related side effects with testosterone replacement therapy.
Key words: androgen, andropause, hormone deficiency, testosterone replacement.
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