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Have you used “anabolic steroids” or do you see such men in your practice?

The Andrology Department at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney is recruiting for a study looking at reproductive and cardiac (heart) health of men using non-prescribed androgens – “anabolic steroids”. There are few good studies measuring the impact of androgen … Continue reading

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Testosterone treatment in older men may increase the risk of cardiovascular events

The evidence about the risk of cardiovascular events linked to testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone has been conflicting at the same time as testosterone prescribing in Australia and around the world has increased dramatically. Although there have … Continue reading

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The Healthy Male Autumn edition available now!

The Healthy Male, Autumn issue Issue 62 of The Healthy Male newsletter is out now. Read about debunking the myths in men’s health plus a host of other features in the Autumn edition. Download The Healthy Male

Posted in Andrology Australia, Erectile dysfunction, International Men's Health Week, Newsletter, Testosterone |

Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone (Part 2)

The final section of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (Part 2: treatment and therapeutic considerations) was published in the September issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, complementing Part 1: assessment and indications for … Continue reading

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Is testosterone a useful addition to diabetes risk models?

Observational data suggest that testosterone levels in men may be a reversible risk factor for T2D and therefore inclusion of testosterone may enhance the performance of current type 2 diabetes risk tools. There are currently at least seven risk models … Continue reading

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Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone

The Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (part 1): Assessment and Indications for Testosterone Therapy has just been published in the Medical Journal of Australia, updating the ESA guidelines from 2000. Developed by leading Australian endocrinologists, … Continue reading

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Diabetes, obesity and testosterone

Although favourable body composition changes are one of the most consistent findings in trials to date, the role of testosterone therapy in men with diabetes remains to be defined.

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Implementation of the new PBS testosterone criteria

Andrology Australia and the Endocrine Society of Australia have released a joint statement providing some suggestions that may assist with understanding the changes and implementing the new PBS criteria for prescription of testosterone.

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Testosterone treatment for men with type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis doesn't support the routine use of testosterone treatment in men with relatively well-controlled type 2 diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome, to improve glucose metabolism or constitutional symptoms.

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Testing the testosterone myths

In 'The Healthy Male', Summer 2014: Testosterone gets a lot of attention in the media and in the community these days, and not all of it is good. But how many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?

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