Drugs & Therapies

Learn about drugs related to the endocrine system and how they may affect your body.

29 05, 2020

Kidney disease and diabetes – what is the link?

2020-05-29T13:26:50+10:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Research Updates|

Last year, kidney disease killed 4.5 million people around the world. By 2030, it is estimated that 14.5 million people will have end-stage kidney disease1. This means they will need a kidney transplant or depend on [...]

7 04, 2020

COVID-19: Treatment advice for people with adrenal insufficiency

2020-05-05T09:09:53+10:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Adrenal gland, Drugs & Therapies, Endocrine Diseases, Medications and therapies, Pituitary gland|

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, every Australian has been asked to take extra care to avoid becoming ill or unknowingly spread the virus to others. This is especially important to avoid people at high-risk of [...]

28 01, 2020

Testosterone therapy for men: who can benefit?

2020-01-28T09:41:04+10:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle, Men’s health|

Testosterone is an important hormone for men’s health throughout life. Starting before birth, testosterone helps with the development of the male reproductive system, including the development of the penis and testes.  Testosterone levels then remain [...]

20 11, 2019

Can exercise reverse the effects of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer?

2019-11-21T17:11:20+10:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle, Men’s health, Reproductive health|

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. One in seven men will be diagnosed by the age of 85 years. For many men who have active treatment for prostate cancer, hormone therapy [...]

27 05, 2019

What to expect as menopause approaches

2019-10-01T16:09:22+10:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Medications and therapies, Menopause, Reproductive health, Women’s health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Approaching the end of my reproductive years, I like to think menopause will simply mean the end of my periods and [...]

3 04, 2019

Viagra comes of age in Australia

2019-10-01T16:03:44+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Men’s health|Tags: , , , , |

It has been 21 years since Viagra® burst onto the Australian market as the first oral medication to treat erectile dysfunction. What quickly became a multi-billion-dollar industry all began with an accidental discovery during a [...]