Testosterone Supplementation in Men: Risks, Benefits & Best Practices
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Nahid Punjani, M.D., M.P.H
Testosterone has a variety of health benefits. It helps maintain bone density, muscle mass, red blood cell production and sexual function. Testosterone levels in men tend to peak between age 30 to 40 then gradually decline and it’s not unusual to find low testosterone levels in men over the age of 50. It’s also known that in men with hypogonadism, testosterone supplementation can improve libido, bone density and muscle mass. Should we be checking testosterone levels in our middle-age male patients? How do we determine who should receive testosterone supplementation and finally what are the risks of supplementation? In this podcast, these are all questions I’ll be asking our guest, Nahid Punjani, M.D., M.P.H, a urologist at the Mayo Clinic as we discuss “Testosterone Supplementation in Men”.