The perspective of the patients with hypogonadism

Description

The EASD Chairman Professor Geoffrey Hackett introduces the annual meeting with a patient case and points out that patients present to doctors with bothersome symptoms, and anticipate receiving treatment to get relief for those symptoms. Most of them have tried (and failed) to follow “lifestyle advice” many times.

Professor Hackett urges physicians to be aware of patients’ suffering and expectations, rather than academic intellectual arguments - some of which are rooted on old beliefs that have been falsified by modern clinical research - that deprives many men of a much-needed treatment.

When men seek help for bothersome symptoms that are causing suffering in everyday life, they do not expect to be told “come back in 20 years when medical opinion is unified.”

Professor Hackett urges physicians to be aware of patients’ suffering and expectations, rather than academic intellectual arguments - some of which are rooted on old beliefs that have been falsified by modern clinical research - that deprives many men of a much-needed treatment.

When men seek help for bothersome symptoms that are causing suffering in everyday life, they do not expect to be told “come back in 20 years when medical opinion is unified.”


 

Speakers

Professor Geoff Hackett

Professor Geoff Hackett
Spire Hospital Little Aston Sutton Coldfield UK & Aston University UK