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

By Robert S. Tan

A entire reference on universal healthiness matters for the getting older man

The worldwide inhabitants is getting older, and this significant textual content explores the typical well-being matters that accompany male getting older, really the results of declining testosterone degrees, or andropause. here's the 1st and basically e-book to comprehensively evaluate this subject.

Using a case-based procedure with assisting facts, the booklet examines therapy for the organic and physiological adjustments that stem from a variety of age-related difficulties linked to androgen deficiency. you'll examine such issues as erectile disorder, prostate melanoma, center illness, arthritis, osteoporosis, weight problems, development hormone substitute for getting older males, nutriceuticals, hypogonadism, and lots more and plenty extra. Findings mentioned from contemporary literature make certain 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. applicable remedy 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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It has been hypothesized that genes control longevity. 10 Subjects over age 90 had an extremely low frequency of HLA-DRw9 and an increased frequency of HLA-DR1. 0367, respectively. Because a high frequency of DRw9 and a low frequency of DR1 are associated with autoimmune or immune deficiency diseases, the genetic protection against these disorders may contribute to longevity. A review by Ivanova et al11 suggested links with other alleles as well, and this is demonstrated in Table 2–1. DNA Repair Capability clinical implications The life span seems to be the longest in certain areas of the world including Okinawa (Japan), Sardinia (Italy), Kerala (India), and Scandinavia.

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 1994;23:877–892 Sih R, Morley JE, Kaiser FE, et al. Testosterone replacement in older hypogonadal men: a 12-month randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1997;82:1661–1667 Basaria S, Dobs AS. Hypogonadism and androgen replacement therapy in elderly men. Am J Med 2001;110:563–572 Morales A, Heaton JP, Carson CC. Andropause: a misnomer for a true clinical entity. J Urol 2000;163:705–712 DeGroot LJ, Jameson JL. Endocrinology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2001 Tan RS.

9 Gene Regulation Theory This theory focuses on the genetic programming encoded within our DNA. We are born with a unique genetic code and a predetermined tendency to certain types of physical and mental functioning. That genetic inheritance has a great deal to say about how quickly we age and how long we live. Each of us has a biological clock ticking away, set to go off at a particular time, give or take a few years. When that clock goes off it signals our bodies first to age and then to die.

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