Testosterone, the male hormone: controversies of treatment

Testosterone, the male hormone: controversies of treatment

2015-05-01 00:00:00

Other health conditions such as metabolic syndrome and depression can impact on this level, in addition there are congenital conditions that present with low levels. There are available a number of effective treatments to replace testosterone loss when it is deemed that the low testosterone requires replacement therapy, though there remains much international controversy over what is a low level.

Speakers: Dr Michael Lowy
Areas of Interest / Categories: Androgen Therapy, Society of Australian Sexology 2014
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