Low Testosterone and CP/CPPS Could be Linked
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A team of Korean researchers suggests that low testosterone could be associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).
Published in May in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, their propensity-matched study found a correlation between "prostatitis-like symptoms" and total testosterone levels below 350 ng/dL.
The researchers identified 948 men with testosterone levels below this threshold (the case group) and compared them to 4,740 men with testosterone levels at or above 350 ng/dL (the control group). Each man completed as series of questionnaires, including the National Institutes of Health - Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index (NIH-CPSI).
Men in the case group had higher rates of mild, moderate, and severe CP/CPPS. Also, their NIH-CPSI scores indicated worsened pain and quality of life.
More research is needed, the authors noted.
Learn more about the study here.
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