Endocrinology & Diabetes ResearchISSN: 2470-7570

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Occurrence of Testosterone Deficiency in Males Presenting with type II Diabetes Mellitus

Background: Testosterone is the sex hormone, which plays important role in human body. In men, it is important to regulate the sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. Type II diabetes may cause a reduction in testosterone level which can negatively affect reproductive system of patient.

Objective: To determine the frequency of testosterone deficiency in males presenting with type II diabetes mellitus

Material and methods: This cross sectional study was done at department of Endocrinology, KEMU, Lahore for 6 months (01st January 2019 to 30th June 2019). One hundred patients diagnosed with type II diabetes mellitus were enrolled and blood samples were obtained to assess the testosterone level. SPSS v. 25 was used to analyze the data.

Results: The mean age of patients was 48.12 ± 15.16 years. Out of 100 candidates, 85 (85%) were married. There were 77 (77%) smokers, and 80 (80%) were hypertensive. Testosterone deficiency was noted in 72 (72%) patients.

Conclusion: In our study, we observed that the frequency of testosterone deficiency is high in diabetic patients.

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