The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) advising against the usage of testosterone therapy in healthy girls. Although the FDA approved testosterone therapy for the treatment of diseases involving the testes, pituitary and hypothalamus, it has not been approved for treating age-related decrease in testosterone levels. The U.S. National Institute on Aging is also expected to release the results of research on the security of testosterone. The study included approximately 800 older men with low testosterone and symptoms associated with this affliction, like testosterone therapy for women (view site…
) sexual and physical dysfunction. The research is anticipated to shed more light on the security of testosterone treatment since the heart health of the men was carefully monitored.
Studies have shown that testosterone deficiency is related to several important health problems including obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and bone fractures Guys who meet medical standards for treatment should receive therapy. In reality, your testosterone
levels have probably been slowly decreasing for quite some time, a decline that generally begins around age 30.
And many girls have a knee-jerk suspicion that any hormone treatment can increase their risk of breast cancer. Nevertheless, clinical studies demonstrate that testosterone not only doesn't increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
, it may play a vital role in warding off the disease. Glaser believes this will likely stay the status quo for a while, given the prohibitive cost of running the long term safety studies needed to win fuller FDA approval.