Is A Man’s Testosterone Level The Dipstick of His General Health

The marketing of low serum testosterone (low T) as a common medical condition helped propel sales of testosterone gels, patches, injections, and tablets to about $2 billion in the United States last year, according to IMS Health, a health-care information company. A recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia noted that the low-T trend is global. From 2000 to 2011, there was a “major and progressive increase” in testosterone use in 37 countries. 

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Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS is the attending urologic surgeon and founder/president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Group in Los Angeles, California. To view his complete medical bio, please click here.

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