Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in early middle aged men
2012 (English)In: The Aging Male, ISSN 1368-5538, E-ISSN 1473-0790, Vol. 15, no 2, 78-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Symptoms of testosterone deficiency and concentrations of testosterone (T) and bioavailable testosterone (BT) were studied in 35-and 45-year-old men. Methods: A questionnaire, was sent to all 35-and 45-year-old men in Linkoping, Sweden (n = 1998). The questionnaire has earlier been used for 55- to 75-year-old men and included demographic data, medical history, different symptoms possibly of T deficiency and the 10 questions from the "ADAM-questionnaire". Totally 200 men randomly selected among the men who answered the questionnaire were asked to give blood samples for analysis of T-and BT-concentrations. Results: A total of 38.7% of the questionnaires were returned and analysed, and 43.5% of the 200 randomly selected men gave blood samples. The older age group reported more symptoms that may be connected to low B and BT and had lower T-and BT-concentrations. Less strong erections and higher alcohol consumption were associated with lower concentrations of BT in 45-year-old men. Conclusions: The burden of symptoms possibly related to low T concentrations were higher in 45-year-old men, and BT and T were lower. However, due to the low answer frequency and number of blood samples analyzed no general conclusions can be drawn.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare , 2012. Vol. 15, no 2, 78-84 p.
Men, andrology, climacteric, questionnaires, testosterone, androgens
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78263DOI: 10.3109/13685538.2012.669435ISI: 000303834900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78263DiVA: diva2:531850