Indian Journal of Urology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--7

Risks of testosterone replacement therapy in men


E Charles Osterberg, Aaron M Bernie, Ranjith Ramasamy 
 Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Starr 900, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ranjith Ramasamy
525 E. 68th Street, Starr 900, New York, NY 10021
USA

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a widely used treatment for men with symptomatic hypogonadism. The benefits seen with TRT, such as increased libido and energy level, beneficial effects on bone density, strength and muscle as well as cardioprotective effects, have been well-documented. TRT is contraindicated in men with untreated prostate and breast cancer. Men on TRT should be monitored for side-effects such as polycythemia, peripheral edema, cardiac and hepatic dysfunction.


How to cite this article:
Osterberg E C, Bernie AM, Ramasamy R. Risks of testosterone replacement therapy in men.Indian J Urol 2014;30:2-7


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Osterberg E C, Bernie AM, Ramasamy R. Risks of testosterone replacement therapy in men. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];30:2-7
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