About this Research Topic
Age-related alterations in the reproductive hormone axes in men and women are the subjects of substantial scientific and general interest. Although considerable research is focused upon the clinical consequences of gonadal steroid changes in older men and women, controversy remains as to whether, and how, these should be managed to optimize health and well-being.
This Research Topic in Frontiers in Endocrinology, on “Reproductive Hormones and Aging in Men and Women” is dedicated to presenting state-of-the-art, detailed reviews on selected topics relevant to both mechanisms and management of reproductive system aging. These are:
1. Age-related physiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis
2. Late-onset hypogonadism - the case for treatment
3. Late-onset hypogonadism - the case against treatment
4. Endocrinology of the aging prostate - current concepts
1. Age-related physiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
2. Vasomotor instability and hot flushes: pathophysiology and treatment
3. Cognition, Affect and Sexuality in peri- and post-menopausal women: endocrine considerations
4. Post-menopausal hormone therapy: risks, benefits and modalities- current concepts
It is hoped that the contents of this Research Topic in Frontiers in Endocrinology will enhance understanding of, stimulate further research in, and improve management of, reproductive aging in men and women.
Keywords: Aging, reproductive homones, men, women
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