Here I summarize the key points, and link to a video summary by Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, an internationally renowned testosterone scientist and clinician.
- Testosterone deficiency is a well-established, significant medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
- Symptoms and signs of testosterone deficiency occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment regardless of whether there is an identified underlying cause.
- Symptoms and signs of testosterone deficiency should get more attention because of the limitations of measuring and interpreting testosterone levels in men.
- Testosterone deficiency is a global public health concern.
- Testosterone therapy for men with testosterone deficiency is effective, rational, and evidence based.
- There is no scientific basis for any age-specific recommendations against the use of testosterone therapy in men.
- The evidence does not support increased risks of either cardiovascular events or prostate cancer with testosterone therapy.
- Evidence supports a major research initiative to explore possible benefits of testosterone therapy for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes.
One of the international consensus meeting panelist was Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. In this video Dr. Morgentaler summarizes the unanimous approval - based on available scientific evidence - of the 9 fundamental resolutions regarding testosterone deficiency and testosterone therapy.
1.Morgentaler, A., et al., Fundamental Concepts Regarding Testosterone Deficiency and Treatment: International Expert Consensus Resolutions. Mayo Clin Proc, 2016. 91(7): p. 881-96.