Hypotestosteronemia, sometimes referred to as hypoandrogenism
or hypogonadism, is when the gonads (testes or ovaries) produce little or no hormones.
Recent information from the Nurses' Health Study indicated that the combination of estrogen and androgen used to treat hypoandrogenism could increase breast cancer risk.
A recent review of studies found no convincing evidence for the effectiveness of oral DHEA in treating symptoms of hypoandrogenism in women.
I clearly have the symptoms of hypoandrogenism, so why won't my health care professional prescribe supplements?
BACKGROUND: Mild hypoandrogenism
in men, usually defined by low levels of testosterone, is a peculiar feature of abdominal obesity that independently predicts the development of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus.
(hypogonadal) is an early marker for disturbances in insulin and glucose metabolism that may progress to the metabolic syndrome or frank diabetes.
2007), then hypoandrogenism
could be another contributor to the epidemic of obesity and related disorders.
Ketoconazole: As a systemically bioavailable antifungal drug, ketoconazole has inherent anti-inflammatory benefits which may be helpful; however, the drug inhibits androgen formation and may lead to exacer-bation of the hypoandrogenism
that is commonly seen in autoimmune patients and which contributes to the immune dysfunction.
Abnormal expansion of the CAG repeats beyond 36 leads to Kennedy disease, which is accompanied by signs of hypoandrogenism
Correlations between these aspects of ageing and the acknowledged role of exogenous testosterone in reversing the loss of FFM and gain in FM seen in adult men with congenital or acquired hypoandrogenism
have led to the hypothesis that testosterone therapy in ageing men will result in favourable changes in body composition and may improve metabolic status and/or cardiovascular risk.