Androgen deficiency

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What is androgen deficiency?

Androgens are male hormones that affect a host of processes ranging from mental outlook to the growth of structures and organs. Androgen Deficiency, also known as hypogonadism, occurs when these hormones fall below specific age-related levels.

Common symptoms reported by people with androgen deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with androgen deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
androgen deficiency (7) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with androgen deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with androgen deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Testosterone Cypionate)
Perceived effectiveness
for androgen deficiency (6 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
androgen deficiency (7) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased anxiety
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation feet tingling 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with androgen deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has androgen deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 19
40s 29
50s 44
60s 19
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 105
Female 15

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 73
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from androgen deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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