Testosterone plays an important role in health and disease, affecting energy and libido, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, memory-loss, osteoporosis, prostate health, modulation of stem cell activity and premature death. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can influence these, so it is important to be able to recognise testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) which is defined as an absolute or relative deficiency of testosterone or its metabolites according to the needs of that individual at that time in his life. Reduced testosterone levels have somatic, psychological and sexual effects and their recognition is important in reaching a diagnosis.
Recorded in June 2011 at the 20th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health
Forging the Future: Sexual Health for the 21st Century, Glasgow, UK.
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