About the book
Testosterone is the key male sex hormone that regulates fertility, muscle mass, fat distribution, and RBC production. Hypogonadism is a condition when testosterone levels fall below the normal value and, due to stress and other factors globally, low testosterone level is more and more common and supplementation is one of the important treatments that resolve such problem. Testosterone regulates several processes in the male body. When the levels drop in elderly men it causes hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, impairment of glucose metabolism, development of diabetes, etc. Despite being a male sex hormone, it also contributes to the sex drive, bone density, and muscle strength in women. An excess of testosterone manifests itself in male pattern baldness and infertility. Chronic ongoing low testosterone levels may lead to osteoporosis, mood swing, reduced energy, and testicular shrinkage.
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in testosterone functions, uses, deficiency, and replacement therapy. This book will be interesting to general readers, clinicians, and researchers and will focus on the most evidenced-based developments of this critically important hormone.