BSSM guideline on adult testosterone deficiency
A concise summary of BSSM advice on the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of testosterone deficiency and the benefits and risks of treatment.
Testosterone deficiency (TD) is a condition that can significantly impact on quality of life, causing a wide range of symptoms, including erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, and less specific symptoms like fatigue and sleep disturbance. Testosterone therapy for TD is effective at reducing the symptoms, and may be associated with lower mortality, but thorough assessment of other risk factors is needed before initiating testosterone therapy.
This Guidelines summary covers screening and diagnosis for TD, thresholds for initiating testosterone therapy, and follow-up to initial treatment.