Download PDF by Robert S. Tan: Aging men's health: a case-based approach

By Robert S. Tan

ISBN-10: 158890296X

ISBN-13: 9781588902962

ISBN-10: 3131393912

ISBN-13: 9783131393913

A whole reference on universal future health matters for the getting older man


The worldwide inhabitants is getting older, and this crucial textual content explores the typical wellbeing and fitness issues that accompany male getting older, fairly the consequences of declining testosterone degrees, or andropause. this is the 1st and simply booklet to comprehensively overview this subject.


Using a case-based strategy with aiding facts, the e-book examines therapy for the organic and physiological alterations that stem from a variety of age-related difficulties linked to androgen deficiency. you are going to examine such subject matters as erectile disorder, prostate melanoma, center disorder, arthritis, osteoporosis, weight problems, progress hormone substitute for getting older males, nutriceuticals, hypogonadism, and masses extra. Findings mentioned from contemporary literature verify trustworthy research in each bankruptcy, and a hundred charts and graphs make clear learn and key points.


The scientific implications of male getting older expand into many disciplines--orthopedics, urology, endocrinology, cardiology, and others. acceptable therapy and care are an important. hugely informative and authoritative, this concise reference is a needs to for all practitioners treating the getting older male patient.

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When that clock goes off it signals our bodies first to age and then to die. However, this genetic clock is subject to enormous variations, depending on what happens to us as we grow and on how we actually live. This is essentially the nature versus nurture debate. The differential life span of Japanese in Hawaii versus those in Japan typifies this debate about whether nature or nurture is more important. 15 other hand, have a good socialized health care system that provides good access to care.

Therefore, evolution would naturally select the genes of such women over those who die young. Long-lived men would also have an evolutionary advantage. Studies of chimps, gorillas, and other species closely related to humans suggest that a male’s reproductive capacity is actually limited more by access to females than by life span. And because men have not been involved in child care as much as women, survival of a man’s offspring, and thus his genes, depended not so much on how long he lived, but on how long the mother of his children lived.

6% per year (Fig. 10 Testosterone declines gradually in the andropause. In contrast, menopause usually has a narrower window of 5 to 10 years, with the ultimate shutdown of the ovaries. The production of sperm in males is primarily regulated by LH on Leydig cells in the testis. Testosterone has a supplementary role in regulating spermatogenesis. 11 In contrast, menopause brings about a cessation of reproductive capability. FIGURE 3–1. Age trends in the level of serum testosterone and other hormones in middle-aged men: longitudinal results from the Massachusetts male aging study.

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