New Frontiers with Testosterone Replacement Therapy
By Shawn Blick, MD
Over the last 2 decades, there has been growing awareness of the impact of testosterone deficiency (TD) on men’s health. This includes body composition (reduced muscle mass and increased body fat), bone density, mood, and quality of life. New evidence suggests that TD may be related to several key medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, and may even be associated with reduced longevity. These new data make it more important than ever to be aware of TD, to diagnose it when suggestive symptoms are present, and to initiate testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) when indicated.