The consensus recommendations of a group of international experts on the fundamental concepts related to the issues of testosterone deficiency and its treatment

A. Morgentaler, M. Zitzmann, A. M. Traish, A. W. Fox, T. H. Jones, M. Maggi, A. Stefan, A. Aversa, J. C.N. Chan, A. S. Dobs, G. I. Hackett, W. J. Hellstrom, P. Lim, B. Lunenfeld, G. Mskhalaya, C. C. Schulman, L. O. Torres

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Abstract

Conference on the development of the international expert consensus to address frequently asked questions related to a medical condition of testosterone deficiency (TD, male hypogonadism) and testosterone therapy was held in Prague (Czech Republic) on October 1, 2015. The included experts were representatives from a variety of medical specialties, including urology, endocrinology, diabetology, internal medicine, as well as representatives of basic medical sciences. An international team of experts came to the following conclusions: TD - an important medical condition that affects the health and well-being of men; TD symptoms is a consequence of low testosterone levels, regardless of whether background etiology installed; TD consequences are global; care must be taken in an attempt to use any uniform threshold levels of testosterone for a decision on the appointment of testosterone therapy; a person does not have any reason to refrain from appointing testosterone therapy only on the basis of age; the existing evidence does not suggest increasing the prostate cancer or cardiovascular disease risk during testosterone therapy; there is evidence conserning the feasibility of a major research initiative to explore possible cardioprotective beneficial effects of testosterone therapy in men with metabolic disorders, including diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalObesity and Metabolism
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Androgenodefitsit consensus
  • Heart disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testosterone
  • Testosterone terpenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Morgentaler, A., Zitzmann, M., Traish, A. M., Fox, A. W., Jones, T. H., Maggi, M., Stefan, A., Aversa, A., Chan, J. C. N., Dobs, A. S., Hackett, G. I., Hellstrom, W. J., Lim, P., Lunenfeld, B., Mskhalaya, G., Schulman, C. C., & Torres, L. O. (2016). The consensus recommendations of a group of international experts on the fundamental concepts related to the issues of testosterone deficiency and its treatment. Obesity and Metabolism, 13(3), 15-31. https://doi.org/10.14341/OMET2016315-31