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Insights on Testosterone Testing

Dec 31, 2014

But men’s testosterone levels also decline as they get older. This is normal, but it can have bothersome symptoms, like fatigue, weakness, and lower sex drive.

In both cases, treatment with testosterone replacement therapy may help, along with making lifestyle changes like losing weight and quitting smoking.

In this study, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University Health Systems looked at the electronic health records of over 300,000 men between the ages of 18 and 85. Their average age was about 55 years and the records were recorded from 2009 to 2012.

Medical societies differ in their cutoff point to diagnose low testosterone. For this study, the researchers used a measurement of 300 ng/dL


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