A complete reference on common health concerns for the aging man
The global population is aging, and this important text explores the common health concerns that accompany male aging, particularly the effects of declining testosterone levels, or andropause. Here is the first and only book to comprehensively review this topic.
Using a case-based approach with supporting evidence, the book examines treatment for the biological and physiological changes that stem from a wide range of age-related problems associated with androgen deficiency. You will read about such topics as erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, growth hormone replacement for aging men, nutriceuticals, hypogonadism, and much more. Findings cited from recent literature ensure reliable analysis in every chapter, and 100 charts and graphs clarify research and key points.
The clinical implications of male aging extend into many disciplines--orthopedics, urology, endocrinology, cardiology, and others. Appropriate treatment and care are crucial. Highly informative and authoritative, this concise reference is a must for all practitioners treating the aging male patient.''A very practical, case oriented book. . .a wealth of advice and guidance. . .gerontologists will appreciate the chapter on the real role of prevention, urologists will find the latest research on many topics making up a large part of their practice, cardiologists will enjoy the excellent description of the role of androgen deficiency in heart disease, and psychiatrists will be equally fascinated by the many insights given into major conditions they treat. . .an impressive array of human evidence. . .a stimulating book with many throught-provoking ideas.'' --Malcolm Carruthers, MD, FRCPath., MRCGP, Chairman, Andropause Society, London, UKThe breadth of topics related to testosterone physiology in older men covered here stands out...nicely presents the interplay of testosterone physiology and comorbid conditions and the physiology of aging.--Doody's Book Reviews