Navigation Links
Low Serum Testosterone Levels Associated With Fall Risk in Elderly Men

Prolonged hypogonadism may result in erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, anemia, sarcopenia, memory loss, bone mineral loss, and the metabolic syndrome.//

While a low serum testosterone level is well-known for its association with osteoporosis, the impact of hypogonadism on overall physical functioning and fall risk has not been prospectively evaluated.

In the October 23 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, Orwoll and colleagues from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study Group report on a longitudinal, observational study designed to evaluate the relationship between serum testosterone and the development of age-related disorders, including the risk of falling.

A total of 2586 men ages 65 to 99 were randomly selected from a cohort of 5995 volunteers. Serum testosterone and estradiol levels were measured at baseline and compared to the incidence of falls, which were ascertained every 4 months for 4 years.

Fifty six percent of men reported at least one fall over the follow-up period. The risk of a fall was 40% higher in men in the lowest testosterone quartile when compared to those in the highest testosterone quartile. Interestingly, the association between low serum testosterone and falling was highest among the youngest men (relative risk 1.8, 95% CI 1.2 to 2.7) and was not statistically significant in those men over 80 years of age. This association persisted despite adjusting for overall physical performance.

This important study suggests that in a cohort of men older than 65 years, a low serum testosterone was associated with an increased risk of falling which was independent of the patient's overall physical performance. While testosterone replacement in this age group should be used cautiously due to their higher prostate cancer risk, these data certainly should heighten our awareness that androgen deprivation is not innocuous and may be associated with significant risks beyond bone minera
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
2. Relationship Between Serum Dioxin Levels And Age At Menopause
3. Serum Institute Launches New Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine
4. New tetanus-diphtheria combination vaccine launched by Serum Institute of India
5. Higher Serum Selenium Linked With Reduced Risks of Prostate Cancer - in Some Men
6. Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe If Monitored Appropriately
7. Low Testosterone Levels the Cause Of Depression In Men
8. The Use Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Questioned
9. Depression In Men Could Be To Low Testosterone Levels
10. Testosterone patch for women Rejected For safety Reasons
11. Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Low Serum Testosterone Levels Associated With Fall Risk Elderly Men

(Date:4/18/2014)... April 18, 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at ... how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer ... number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in ... shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent and can ... lung. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with ... was found even in those with low prostate-specific ... in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , ... Research. , An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies ... of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) found ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... today in PLOS Pathogens , children who live ... can mount an immune response to infection with malaria ... of high fever and illness and partially control the ... may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or ... Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit ... Nature Reviews Microbiology , one of the world,s ... infectious disease specialist, and chair of the Department ... Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology of ... as well as more recent 2009 novel H1N1 ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease is ... may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by ... autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and ... published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications . ... in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could lead ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2
... Move Policymakers to "Thoughtful Dialogue"WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 ... the merits of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, ... home oxygen leaders call on legislators to carefully ... on beneficiary services and much needed service-oriented jobs. ...
... COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 11 The Consortium for ... business, academic and economic development organizations intended to ... board and named Lonnie Emard as the interim ... information systems at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, ...
... all-digital cancer hospital enhances commitment to quality care ... Feb. 11 Cancer Treatment Centers of America ... hospital in Goodyear, Ariz. The 213,000-square-foot facility is ... network. CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center ...
... St George,s, University of London measured recent exposure to tobacco ... Regional Heart Study by measuring the levels of cotinine - ... points 20 years apart. A blood cotinine level above 0.7ng/mL ... a heart attack (2), and other studies have suggested that ...
... 2009 "The House of Representatives and the Senate ... payment, on health care reform in the economic stimulus ... American College of Physicians, said today. ... that will provide adequate funding for critical health care ...
... Feb. 11 Z Trim Holdings,(OTC Bulletin Board: ZTHO), ... Valley,s E.D. Smith "Garden Goodness",French Style Dressing is made ... panel. , E.D. Smith, a ... being,the #1 store brand supplier of pourable dressings in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:As Congress Debates Competitive Bidding Program, Home Oxygen Beneficiaries and Providers Left to Cope with 27 Percent Cut to Medicare Home Oxygen Benefit 2Health News:S.C.-Based Technology Consortium Names Interim Executive Director and Board 2Health News:S.C.-Based Technology Consortium Names Interim Executive Director and Board 3Health News:Electronic Health Record Advances Patient-Centered Cancer Care 2Health News:Electronic Health Record Advances Patient-Centered Cancer Care 3Health News:Smokers putting their loved ones at risk of heart attacks 2Health News:ACP commends Congress for including health care reform in economic stimulus legislation 2Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 2Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 3Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... Foundation today announced it has established a relief fund ... weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and ... to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation ... up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  ... Award" from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the ... . The ODAC is a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC ... U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological ... targeted tumor cell death.  This patent ... double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... The Vasculight VS system improves the ... (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, telangiectasias, ... of Intense Pulsed Light (IPLTM) treats pigmentary ... The unique, combined approach of IPL and ...
... The new IPL Quantum DL ... technology with the reliability and simplicity ... Its modular and upgradeable design protects ... the SR mode for IPL skin ...
Available in Purple, orange, dark blue, yellow, gray, royal blue, green and light blue colors....
Each jet black lens features a mesmerizing thin white line that spirals toward the center of the pupil....
Medicine Products: