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January 1, 2017

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  • Male Hypogonadism

    Testosterone replacement therapy is a growing industry that deserves discussion between patients and their healthcare providers. Recently, many insights into new formulations, advertising, and potential risks have heightened the controversy surrounding low testosterone syndrome, appropriate diagnosis, and risks and benefits of testosterone supplementation. A plethora of non-regulated supplements termed “testosterone boosters” are being marketed directly to the public without adequate assessment. Therefore, it is important for healthcare providers to be familiar with how to conduct and interpret diagnostic tests as well as with appropriate use of TRT as established by various medical organizations, including the Endocrine Society. This review will discuss the definitions, pathophysiology, causes, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic testing procedures, and the role of testosterone supplementation with currently available formulations, with special attention to efficacy and adverse effects in hypogonadism in men.