Treatment for proven androgen deficiency is based on testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be administered by capsule or tablet, skin patch, gel, lotion or cream, or injection (short- or long-acting).
If the cause of testosterone deficiency is located in the pituitary gland, and the man is also wishing to father a child, then gonadotrophin injections, several times a week for many months, are used to stimulate both testosterone and sperm production.
Men who receive testosterone replacement therapy will have regular reviews with their doctor. Prostate examinations are performed according to a man's age and other risk factors for prostate cancer.
Older men need to be checked for prostate cancer before testosterone replacement therapy can be started, because increased levels of testosterone could make unrecognised prostate cancer grow. However, testosterone replacement therapy is not thought to increase the risk of a new prostate cancer above that of the general population.
Are you sure this shouldn't be called Typical Male Syndrome? (Sorry, your male moderator couldn't resist)
There really are humorous aspects that can be typical. There is a question, "How can you tell if a male has IMS?" and the answer is, if you ask, "Can you please pass me the salt," and he replies, "Take, take, take, that's all you ever do!"
It's so baffling to the people that live with the men because it seems to be happening without any seeming cause. And that's what we try to do through the quiz and questionnaire and the research, is to help people understand what's going on so we can treat it and help save the millions of relationships that this problem is destroying.
What are the nine types of IMS you mentioned?
Again, I recommend that you go to the web site and take the quiz to identify them. Here are some examples:
To all of the boys who want to be girls, and the girls that want to be boys:
My heart aches for you. It pains me to see your confusion and struggle in a world that doesn't quite understand you. I know what it feels like to want to be of the opposite sex, to want to be a male and look in the mirror without accepting what I see. To hate myself and feel weak just because I'm a girl. I know what it's like to buy male clothes and hang out with the guys because I feel more accepted and comfortable.
What helped me, what took away my depression, confusion and pain was one man that said "I have loved you with an everlasting love". one man that took the time to see into my heart and say "you are a beautiful woman, I have created you a woman, and I love you as you are". Through Jesus I found my Creator that made me the woman I am, and began to see that it wasn't a shame to be a woman, that I can be strong, bold, beautiful and celebrate the woman I was born. I found my identity in Christ. As he loved me through my confusion, he loves you. Those who are crying for help, this is the best solution. Please write me. amapolagirl@