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Men Should Receive Hormone Replacement Therapy

15 years, 6 months ago

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Posted on May 31, 2003, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Middle-aged men should receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in order to treat the andropause the male equivalent of the menopause according to doctors. Members of the recently launched Andropause Society (20/20 Harley Street, London, W1N 1AL, United Kingdom; www.goldcrossmedical.com) are campaigning for the condition to be recognized and treated accordingly, however, some members of the scientific community are still in doubt as to whether the male menopause actually exists.

Middle-aged men should receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in order to treat the andropause the male equivalent of the menopause according to doctors. Members of the recently launched Andropause Society (20/20 Harley Street, London, W1N 1AL, United Kingdom; www.goldcrossmedical.com) are campaigning for the condition to be recognized and treated accordingly, however, some members of the scientific community are still in doubt as to whether the male menopause actually exists. Although male HRT is available, few doctors currently prescribe it. Dr Malcolm Carruthers, a specialist in men's health and Chairman of the Andropause Society said: "We have got an aging male population and it's important to treat these symptoms and keep them in good condition physically and mentally."

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 5th December 2000

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