Testosterone Therapy: a Panacea for Sexual Dysfunction in Men?
Purpose of Review
In this article, we review the most recent articles examining the use of testosterone for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, and ejaculatory dysfunction.
The treatment of erectile dysfunction with testosterone therapy has long been investigated as a cure for sexual dysfunction. Men who are testosterone deficient can expect to benefit from testosterone therapy to address erectile dysfunction and libido, while ejaculatory function is unlikely to improve.
The literature supports the use of testosterone therapy in testosterone-deficient men with sexual dysfunction. We recommend advising patients about the benefits of testosterone therapy while ensuring that it will address their individual concerns, without delaying adjunct treatments for sexual dysfunction.
KeywordsTestosterone Erectile dysfunction Hypogonadism Libido Sexual dysfunction
Aging male symptom
Brief Male Sexual Function Index
International Index of Erectile Function
Men’s Sexual Health Questionnaire Ejaculatory Dysfunction
Phosphodiesterase type 5
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent
This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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