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Andropause ou P.A.D.A.M.

Andropause or P.A.D.A.M.?

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Récemment le vocable P.A.D.A.M. «Partial Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men» a été proposé pour remplacer le terme Andropause. Le terme P.A.D.A.M. implique que la majorité des problèmes de l’homme âgé serait due à une déficience en testostérone. Cela ne se vérifie par par de grandes séries d’examens endocrinologiques. De nombreux autres problèmes se posent à l’homme âgé, auxquels la testotérone n’apporte pas de solution. Le vocable P.A.D.A.M. paraît dès lors peu approprié.

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Recently the word P.A.D.A.M. has been proposed to replace the term Andropause (Partiel Andrologen Deficiency in Aging Males). This implies that most if not all problems of the aging male are due to testosterone déficiency, which is not at all true when one considers the results of endocrine investigations in that group. So many other sociological and relational causes are involved that the term P.A.D.A.M. is clearly a misnomer.

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Schoysman, R. Andropause ou P.A.D.A.M.. Androl. 9, 48 (1999) doi:10.1007/BF03034379

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Mot-clés

  • andropause
  • testostérone
  • sexualité

Key-Words

  • Andropause
  • testosterone sexuality