International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Hormonal Modulation in Aging Patients with Erectile Dysfunction and Metabolic Syndrome

Table 2

Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis response to metabolic syndrome (MetS).

Participants with MetS Participants without MetS

Without hypogonadism
Raised LH levels, (%)
 Yes6.0 (10.7)0.9033.0 (5.2)0.909
 No50.0 (89.3)55 (94.8)

With hypogonadism
Raised LH levels, (%)
 Yes2.0 (11.8)0.9031.0 (5.9)0.909
 No15.0 (88.2)16.0 (94.1)

Participants with raised LH levels versus participants without raised LH levels.
LH levels were considered normal from 1.7 to 8.6 mUI/mL. Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis was considered to be disrupted when the LH levels were not raised in individuals with hypogonadism.