Myths and facts about hypogonadism

Although our understanding of the role of testosterone in men’s health has come a long way since the 1940s, hypogonadism remains a misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition.

 

Click or tap to explore some of the common myths surrounding hypogonadism and testosterone treatment so you can support more of your patients with hypogonadism.

Myths and facts about hypogonadism

    1 Myth: The symptoms of hypogonadism are just the natural result of ageing

    Fact:

    Men of any age can experience hypogonadism and its symptoms. The main causes are obesity, type 2 diabetes and comorbidities, not ageing.1

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    Dr Michael Zitzmann, endocrinologist and andrologist at MünsterUniversity Hospital, explains:

    Hypogonadism is something that occurs in many men, especially when they have an advanced age, although this is not age related, but more related to obesity or other things – chronic illnesses that might occur with age.

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