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Fewer Men Prescribed Testosterone After FDA Advisory

Jul 17, 2018

Fewer Men Prescribed Testosterone After FDA AdvisoryEver since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed safety concerns about testosterone replacement therapy in 2015, the number of testosterone prescriptions has declined, according to recent research.

The drop has occurred even though the number of men seeking help for symptoms of low testosterone has remained steady over the same time period.

The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, held in May 2018.

The medical term for low testosterone ishypogonadism,and doctors often prescribe testosterone replacement therapy to men whose bodies don’t make adequate amounts of this hormone on their own. Sometimes, this happens when the testes (the glands that produce testosterone) aren’t working properly. In other cases, there might be a problem with the part of the brain that triggers testosterone production.

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