The Truth behind Testosterone Therapy

 

Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risk

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Testosterone Therapy, the FDA, and CVD Risk Controversies

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Testosterone therapy poses risks, studies find

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Low T Health Risks of Testosterone Therapy Mayo Clinic

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Testosterone: Myths & Facts

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Exploring the facts about testosterone replacement therapies

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Testosterone Therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio

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The reality, however, is far different. For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women. If you believe everything you read, supplementing with this hormone can improve your sex life, give you more energy, clear up your skin and help you run a four-minute mile. The reality, however, is far different.

For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues. Here, we’ve gathered the science behind the profound benefits of testosterone therapy. Erections, libido, and sexual satisfaction A set of trials called the Testosterone Trials proved that testosterone therapy improves erections, as well as libido and overall sexual satisfaction. The reality, however, is far different.

For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women. This is taken twice a day, transporting the hormone to your bloodstream by absorption. Most doctors are hesitant to recommend this because of the risk it may pose to the liver.

Those who have undergone testosterone replacement therapy have reportedly felt several changes in their body within 4–6. Can testosterone replacement therapy make me feel more energetic? If you have an abnormally low T, boosting your testosterone levels with TRT can help bring your energy levels back to normal. Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it’s unclear whether testosterone therapy would benefit older men who are otherwise healthy.

Although some men believe they feel younger and more vigorous if they take testosterone medications, there’s little evidence to support the use of. Estrogen therapy increases sex hormone binding globulin and, like aging men, this reduces the amount of free, active testosterone in the body. Testosterone Therapy Currently, testosterone therapy is approved primarily for the treatment of delayed male puberty, low production of testosterone (whether. Testosterone replacement therapy is the primary method of boosting low-level testosterone to date.

Studies have shown significant evidence of Testosterone replacement therapy controlling excessive weight in men. How Optimal Health Can Help. At Optimal Health, we are passionate about making men.

“Muscles are extremely responsive to testosterone—one of the most reliable things we see [when someone starts testosterone replacement therapy] is an increase in muscle mass,” says Dr. Morgentaler.

List of related literature:

Testosterone replacement therapy is discussed in detail elsewhere (see Chapter 137).

“Endocrinology E-Book: Adult and Pediatric” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology E-Book: Adult and Pediatric
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved testosterone replacement therapy, using products such as the one Rick Duggan promotes, for patients like Nick Mancini, whose pituitary gland no longer can signal his testes to produce the hormone, or for men with inherited conditions like an extra X chromosome.

“How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman
from How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman
HMH Books, 2008

Testosterone replacement therapy is discussed in detail elsewhere (see Chapter 138).

“Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

For brevity sake, we will not discuss in detail the benefits of T therapy in men with TD since this topic is comprehensively covered by Dr. F. Saad’s chapter in this book, entitled “Testosterone Therapy and Glucose Homeostasis in Men with Testosterone Deficiency (Hypogonadism).”

“Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and Obesity” by Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
from Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and Obesity
by Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Men with gonadotropin deficiency receive sex steroid replacement therapy with androgens (testosterone) by IM injections or transdermal testosterone patches: a.

“Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care” by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, Chris Winkelman
from Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care
by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, Chris Winkelman
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Testosterone Delivery Systems The main goal of androgen replacement therapy is to maintain physiological levels of serum testosterone and also its metabolites, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol.

“Principles of Regenerative Medicine” by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, Robert Nerem, James A. Thomson
from Principles of Regenerative Medicine
by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2011

In the event that a male has prostate cancer, hormone therapy is used to decrease the level of androgens, in particular testosterone.

“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine” by Waguih William IsHak
from The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine
by Waguih William IsHak
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Men with normal testosterone levels will not benefit from hormone replacement, and they are still subject to potentially serious side effects from the therapy.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health” by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health
by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
Free Press, 2002

The therapy reduces the production of the male hormone testosterone, which is needed for prostate cancer cells to grow.

“Diseases and Disorders” by Marshall Cavendish Corporation
from Diseases and Disorders
by Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Marshall Cavendish, 2007

The goal of the testosterone therapy is to reach serum testosterone concentrations in the range expected for cisgender men and to induce male secondary sex characteristics, including increased body and facial hair, deeper voice, increased muscle mass, and cessation of menses (see Table 21.6).

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book” by Shlomo Melmed, Ronald Koenig, Clifford Rosen, Richard Auchus, Allison Goldfine
from Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book
by Shlomo Melmed, Ronald Koenig, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • I’m from the United kingdom and we have the forms of trt as what you have in the United States but I’m having to use the topical gel first before I use the injectable jabs in 6 months time cos a lot of men who go straight for the jabs b4 the gels run a high risk of getting blood clots to the legs or a stroke to the brain

  • I’m 39 and had a t level of 490. All the side effect of low t I was having. I’m on trt for almost a month now and I feel 21 again. It’s amazing and I wasn’t as low as most people are

  • Well  hear my story. yes had low testosterone I was in my late 60’s when doctors said needed shots.   In 2018 I started walking 1.5 mile loop more for circulation and heart health. In 2019 I pushed up too 3 miles a day tuff at first but got used to it.I found out my sex drive went very high and  always hot and high sex drive. Was beating off late at night and slept like a log after sexual release. Just needed those terrific orgasms I used to get. Some ED sat in and not much help I do get but not like when I was young lad and went off with a crazyz blast off. I wish I could get those crazy boners like when I was teenager. So intense part of life and those tingles were super hot when I was newbie to jacking off Throbbed so hard and felt so good. Had my fun with pals in life. Enjoyed my friends and those super hot times. I do think my exercise is increasing my testosterone level. My doc said to old for testing testosterone levels. Some guys may be low but I would bet most would respond to just plan old getting off their duff and moving more.  I don’t like to be couch potato. I got heavy working behind in a desk work is not active enough. Lots of guys do it for a living. Then testosterone levels drop off because they just don’t circulate that blood and they get unbalanced and that is just the way mother nature works. Find out and the more success you have  then send them for workouts plain and simple but not  in your best interest if you want high numbers of visits. My weight is holding about 160 and I try to eat smart, low fat, low carbo’s and low sugar foods.

  • This doctor says studies were done with either patches or placebos. The testosterone patch is nearly worthless. Injections are more effective. Why didnt they do the study with injections?

  • Been on TRT for 2 years. Best decision I ever made. My total T level was llow-normal on two blood draws… but was feeling the common symptoms…..now I am in the high normal range (700-900). My energy level has drastically changed for the better. It also has helped me recover better from exercise. I am so happy with it and it is worth every penny (I pay out of pocket). But please understand…TRT is not some magic pill…its a lifestyle. A lifestyle that consists of cleaner eating, cardio, strength training combined with doctor monitored TRT. It will change your life for the better….definitely not some placebo effect for me.

  • The radio airwaves in my town are flooded with ads from TRT clinics all saying the same thing: If you are a man over 35, your testosterone is not what it should be, blah blah blah. So I thought, let’s see what the truth is because everyone knows you can’t believe ad spots on the radio. So comforting to hear the Mayo Clinic pushing “pills” to solve the problems in our lives. I am sure big pharma loves it too. Think I gonna go long whatever company is making this stuff.

  • 99% of men do have low T.
    Boston U did a study starting in 1987 which ran to 2007.
    They broke the study down into age groups. All age groups showed a 16 to 20 % drop in testosterone. This means that a 35 year old in 1897 had 18% more testosterone than a 35 year old in 2007.
    The testing labs keep lowering the normal range so we are not seeing a true indicator of the falling level.
    If you are 35 to 45 today, you have approximately 40% less testosterone than your grandfather had at your age. This is serious.

  • Got my T tested, total T was 231 which is slightly under bottom limit, only age 34 and been having classic libido issues. Only thing scaring me is (potentially permanent) infertility and gynocomastia… Amazing that almost no one in the comments even mentions these awful side effects.

  • When I was 24 blood work showed I had testosterone level of 241 ng/dl. Only found out after to going to a wellness doctor. Primary doctor said all my symptoms was in my head and offered to put me on the little blue pill. This was when my levels were at 361. Told me it was within range. And I went a year thinking it was just me. Got to the point where it was unbareable. After receiving trt for the last few years it has completely changed my life!

  • I’m 33 almost 34. Don’t know why. Guess just dealt with a bad deck of cards in life but after a bunch of blood work and tests doctor told me I must go on trt as I have early onset hypogonadism. Needless to say today is 12 weeks on and results are great. Energy and quality of sleep has been better. Strength and libido are through the roof. Also men if you’re feeling really depressed as I had no reason to be check your levels because as a man in his early 30s this is not normal. I feel like I’m 16 years old all over again energy wise but cognitive function has been escalating. My high blood pressure has stabilized and I’ve lost many pounds of fat off and it’s only been 12 weeks on trt. For my case I received testosterone c, hcg, and an estrogen blocker arimidex. Testosterone and estrogen blocker are taken 1x a week and hcg 2x a week. Please do yourself a favor and get checked out by your dr. I never thought it would happen to me and here I am saying go please and get your life back.

  • I’m one of these men who got a testosterone decline after having had testicular cancer twice so I’m on trt to keep it nicely balanced and boosted

  • I think I have low T my whole life just never knew to get tested, which probably aided in me getting bigger. Every symptom of low T I experienced and just thought that’s how I am. Finally got tested at 34 and I’m at 102ng. Now that I am a bigger guy Dr. thinks I have low T because I am a bigger guy. WTF man i wondered came first.

  • This guy is representing big pharma since testosterone can’t be patented and there are many generic names out there. Pharma knows that few will actually opt to exercise more. So low info ppl will go for the blue pills.

  • At age 42 my testosterone was at 1250. I worked out 4/5 days a week, my sleep schedule was bad due to work, and I had been on keto for about 3 months. Idk what my free T levels were at that time though.

  • This doctor is an ignorant fool. Read the article I link here: “Testosterone therapy was associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events and death”. Here’s the article with tens of study references: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/insight/why-the-evidence-for-testosterone-therapy-adds-up/20202972.article?firstPass=false

  • You can pretty much put money on but this is all Bs for the simple fact that it’s on CBS This Morning. Here’s the thing men would not have to be on testosterone therapy if they would just stop being pansies, you can read whatever you want to read into this but it’s plain and simple men today my generation which is a Generation X is what they called us the testosterone levels in men and my generation are way lower than what they were in our fathers generation cuz it wasn’t so much b***** somebody’s feelings gets hurt all we have to hear about it then they tell you all these damn diets and everything here’s the thing eat meat bang as many women as you possibly can have a lot of sex that’s how you fix testosterone lift weights smoke a cigar do what men were put on this Earth to do I’m sick of this testosterone therapy b*****

  • Poor suckers stuck just above the bottom of the range lol. This is about as accurate/fair as using BMI for a life insurance physical.

  • TRT saved my life. 35 years old with thyroid issues and a Testosterone level of 195. 24 hours after I took my first shot my brain fog disappeared and I could start thinking clearly again. After a year one therapy I lost 65 lbs and I have my energy back and a second chance at life. The reason im telling my story is because all the doctors wanted to do for 2 years was to put me on ANTIDEPRESSANTS and I REFUSED. TRT SOLVED ALL MY PROBLEMS and ive never been happier. finding the ROOT CAUSE was my goal and I found it.

  • If you are on trt or balls will shut down for good. Trt is a descion for life. Go there if you want to be hooked to a needle the rest of your life ��

  • LOL, SMH…another political pander in yet another gender focused area. The “expert’s” indifference when referring to the benefits and/or the necessity of male TRT is laughable. Its ok for women to take it, but not really for men. Mayo clinic should switch to spreading mayonnaise instead of spreading this type of medical advice.

  • The growth of the prostate is pseudoscience. It doesn’t matter the amount of testosterone you have that’s why even old men with low t have prostate problems

  • Your revolution is over. Condolences. The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me?

  • 5:32 What��!? If you take more testo than your normal level there’s no added benefit? So all the guys who gained 10lbs of muscle in 3 months: It was just in your head LOL ��

  • I just asked my doctor to check my T levels and found out it’s 124 and I’m only 32 T_T but I noticed everything the guy in this video mentioned, shaving less, losing body hair, less libido, everything. Now I’m not sure if I even want to try testosterone replacement therapies because of the horror stories. Does anyone have any experience raising their T levels through traditional diet, exercise, and non-traditional herbs/supplements?

  • I’ve been on T. R. T. for three years and feel great! I’m 61 years old and I have the vigor of a healthy 30 year old. My 35 year old girlfriend just loves my high drive in the bedroom and my muscle mass has me almost in the freak zone!

  • I was tested and was told that my T level was that of an 80 year old man, when I was in my 40’s, I went on T injections and was working out every day, was feeling great, my appetite came back, my energy came back, then I had two strokes and spend the following 2 years not knowing if I would make it through the night. I am still suffering the effects of the stroke damage and spend most of my days in bed, I am well over 8 years into the damages from the strokes caused from the T injections. BE CAREFUL, it’s not worth it

  • just got my labs backtotal Test. was 74 n/d. Im 45 yr. old and I have a heavy beard so…. but I do have super low nrg and no motivation, so im calling trt clinic Now! got to go