Endocrinology MCQ 009

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Hypogonadal Men: Assessing the Benefits, Risks, and Best PracticesA 60-year-old white man comes to see you for chronic back pain, which worsened 1 week ago. He has been wheelchair bound for 6 months because of severe osteoporosis with multiple lumbosacral spine fractures. He has severe asthma, which has required large doses of glucocorticoids for many years. The patient reports progressive loss of height and kyphosis over the past year. Other medications include albuterol and ipratropium inhalers and long-acting theophylline 300 mg twice a day. Significant physical findings include bilateral cataracts, multiple ecchymoses, and a prolonged expiratory phase with bilateral wheezes. Which of the following measures may be helpful?

A. Testosterone replacement (only if he is deficient)
B. Physical therapy
C. Vitamin D replacement (only if his vitamin levels are low)
D. Calcium supplementation
E. Hydrochlorothiazide
F. All of the above


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