Signs of Low Testosterone - Getting the Facts Straight on Prostate & Heart

Signs of Low Testosterone - Getting the Facts Straight on Prostate & Heart

Traditionally, no thought is given to adjusting a man’s hormones until he approaches middle age, when he may start having problems with erectile dysfunction.  Compare this to women, who may start receiving hormones at the start of puberty. Does this mean that men’s hormonal well-being should be ignored until they develop sexual dysfunction?  My answer to this, of course, is no.  As is clear by now, I am a great believer in preventive medicine. Knowledge of hormones for men can help to prevent the onset of prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart attacks. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the...

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Hormone Therapy for Men

Hormone Therapy for Men

In some ways, hormone replacement in men is more important than it is for women. The most important hormone to replace in men is testosterone. It usually peaks around the age of 20, and then starts to decline yearly. Around the ages of 50 to 60 it has often decreased to a level where symptoms become noticeable. The classic changes that occur most often relate to a decrease in libido (loss of interest in sex) and erectile dysfunction. However, there are other aspects to testosterone replacement that men should be aware of. For example, almost 100% of men that have...

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