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Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age


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  • Website: Mayo Clinic
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Testosterone levels will naturally decline with age. Talk to your doctor if you have a medical condition that affects testosterone. Testosterone therapy has risks and is not recommended as a treatment for normal aging.


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testosterone therapy, hypogonadism, vitality, erection, sexual health


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Rated on: 10/8/2015 11:35:44 AM

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