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what do men prefer, androderm (testosterone) vs testoderm?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Moot point in US: Testoderm is no longer available in the us. Besides androderm, options include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Decision is personal one & depends upon cost (formulary), tolerance for injections/implants/buccal patch, tendency to develop adhesive dermatitis, risk of transference to loved ones, etc. If fertility is an issue, avoid all these products.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Do men need to take testosterone?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sometimes: Testosterone is a male hormone (also found in low amounts in women) that can diminish with age. Low testosterone can result in loss of libido, impotence, weight gain, etc. Fortunately, testosterone can be supplemented with prescription testosterone (gels and injections) to help raise the testosterone to more normal levels. See your doctor if you suspect low testosterone for a simple blood test.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can men safely take testosterone in their 70s?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: With all medical therapies, there is a window of opportunity to intervene. This is when the body still recognizes what the missing hormone can do and responds well to it. The longer one has not had it, the greater the risk. Hrt will depend on your health, psa, prostate exam, level of testosterone and other medical conditions. Speak with your physician to better understand the risk and benefits.
A 60-year-old male asked:

Is there a natural way to increase testosterone in older men?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Testosterone: Exercise and weight loss are the two methods that may help.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Why is it that men seek higher testosterone?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
TV ads vs real need: You've asked a very difficult question to answer that is still being pondered around country. Clearly, there are those whose testosterone is truly low and benefit from replacement. But there is also great concern that big pharm is medicalizing a normal part of aging and w/o fully understanding all risks ; side effects. Does add'l testosterone make a difference? In some men, yes, but at what risk?
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Why does testosterone make men aggressive?

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Testosterone: Is what makes males display male behaviour and aggression is one of those behaviours. Of course aggression is in the eye of the beholder. If a male is protecting his mate and children from attack, is that aggression or is it defending your family? Another role for testosterone is allow the most fit males to mate most successfully, as is required for evolutionary selection of the best traits.

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