Hypogonadism in Men Consuming Sustained-Action Opioids

2002, Harry W. Daniell Conclusions: Commonly prescribed opioids in sustained-action dosage forms usually produce subnormal sex hormone levels, which may contribute to a diminished quality of life for many patients with painful chronic illness. Read here Daniell HW. Hypogonadism in men consuming sustained-action oral opioids. J Pain. 2002 Oct;3(5):377-84. doi: 10.1054/jpai.2002.126790. PMID: 14622741.

Prevalence of hypogonadism in males aged at least 45 years: the HIM study

Conclusions: Based on total testosterone (TT) concentration, the prevalence of hypogonadism in men reporting to primary care offices was estimated to be 38.7%. The medical conditions that occurred significantly more frequently among hypogonadal men than eugonadal men included increased BMI, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, and asthma or COPD. As men age, they are susceptible to conditions …