Doctors Fail to Recognize Low T Risk to Men
Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS) affects almost a tenth of men in their 40s and 12 per cent in their 50s, leading to loss of sex drive, tiredness, weight gain and depression.
A survey presented at the Men’s Health World Congress in Vienna yesterday said many GPs were unaware of the link between TDS, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Only eight per cent of those questioned would suspect TDS if a patient complained of the key symptoms and 90 per cent said they wanted more information on TDS and erectile dysfunction.
TDS is easily treated with hormone replacement therapy injections or gels.
The survey also found British men are more uncomfortable talking to their GPs about sexual issues than any other health complaint.
Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS) affects almost a tenth of men in their 40s
Experts are calling for improved testing for TDS.