Low Testosterone levels Associated with Disability In Males With Multiple Sclerosis
April 10th 2014
Published today in the Multiple Sclerosis Research Journal From Barts Hospital in London UK are details of studies that have shown distinct link between disability in men suffering with multiple sclerosis and low testosterone levels.
Male patients aged between 18 and 65 years old with relapsing or remitting MS had their hormone levels collected in morning blood samples and compared with their EDSS ( Expanded Disabilty Staus Scale) every 6 months and their SDMT ( Symbol Digit Modalities Test) every 12 months.
(The SDMT test is an easy to administer test that detects cognitive impairments in MS sufferers.)
The Results analysed 96 men with an average age of 40.. most had been suffering the disease for an average of 4.6 years.
39% of these men were found to be suffering from hypogonadism with testosterone/blood readings of 288ml/dl.
The study concluded that men with MS may experience Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism, Low testosterone levels may also be associated with the worse clinical outcomes..