Lipocine – Hypogonadism

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018
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Testosterone levels in men decline with age, at a rate of about 1% per year beginning at about 40 years old.3 Epidemiological studies have determined that total testosterone follows an age-related decline with mean serum concentration at the age of 75 years approximately two thirds that at 25 years.4

According to reports, approximately 74% of chronic opioid users5, 50% of AIDS patients6, 52% of obese men7, 50% of diabetic men7,8 have low testosterone.

Other causes of lowered testosterone levels include: injury, infection, or loss of the testicles; chemotherapyor radiation treatment for cancer; genetic abnormalities such as Klinefelter's Syndrome (extra X chromosome); hemochromatosis(too much iron in the body); dysfunction of the pituitary gland; inflammatory diseases such as sarcoidosis (a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs); chronic illness; chronic kidney failure; liver cirrhosis; stress; and, alcoholism.

3Feldman HA, et al. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab 2002; 87 (2):589-98 4Myers et al. Rev Urol 2003; 5 (4) 216-226 5Daniell HW., J Pain. 2002; 3:377-384 6Dobs AS. Baillires Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998; 12:379-390 7Mulligan T, et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2006;60:762-769 8Bodie J, et al. J Urol. 2003;169:22622264 9Jackson JA et al., AM. J. Med. Sci. 1992,304 (1) 4-8

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Lipocine - Hypogonadism

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