Is Testosterone Replacement A Good Choice For You? Talk To Your Doctor

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Whether testosterone replacement therapy is for you or not is up to you and your doctor. Many medical doctors will say that testosterone is bad for your prostate and makes prostate cancer grow. Although the fall in testosterone grows in men as they age and reflects the rise in prostate cancer, BPH, and other prostate-related conditions.

This wrong thinking started more than eighty years ago. One doctor in ancient history believed in castration to cure prostate cancer. Eunuchs had less developed sexual organs and smaller prostates so this seemed like a good idea at the time.

Now you can argue that some medical people use both chemicals and scalpels to castrate men. A medical study in published in 1936 when testosterone was discovered and synthesized, doctors barely knew of it and it was not very available.

Even back then doctors not only knew that estrogen was bad for prostate health, while testosterone was good for prostate health, they also knew of the all-important testosterone to estrogen ratio where testosterone should control and limit the female hormone. Over eighty studies were quoted on the entire subject. Another study in 1938 showed that as men aged their testosterone levels fell and the incidence of prostate disease rose greatly.

Since testosterone had only been recently discovered, the patients were given fresh animal testes with good results. They referred to other studies using extracts for animal testes, as well as the recently synthesized testosterone propionate. The medical profession inherently knew that the male hormone was good for curing BPH, a common malady even then. Modern doctors are unable to prove that testosterone leads to prostate illness.

Common sense tells us that testosterone is and has always been mans' friend. The scientific literature is full of countless studies that prove testosterone is necessary for good prostate health and metabolism. When blood serum testosterone levels are low there is more chance of prostate illness.

Some doctors researching prostate health believe that declining testosterone levels lead to carcinogenesis, and supplementing low levels would reduce cancer rates. These researchers pointed out previous studies showing low male hormone levels in patients with prostate cancer who had a worse prognosis.

A study in Africa on low serum testosterone predicted a poor outcome in prostate cancer patients who had the lowest levels of testosterone. The lower the level the more aggressive the cancer growth and these patients died sooner. The patients with the higher level of testosterone had less aggressive tumors and lived longer.

It is commonly agreed that prostate problems are largely hormone-based. The prostate is more affected by hormones than any other factor, yet even urologists almost never test their patients for hormone levels, especially testosterone. If you demand a hormone test, it requires seeing a licensed medical doctor, getting blood drawn and paying up to two hundred dollars per hormone.

However, recent science has developed a saliva test that you can collect yourself and send to a laboratory for an RIA analysis (radioimmunoassay) at a cost of about thirty dollars per hormone. You can now test testosterone levels for HGH therapy by simply placing your saliva in a tube and mailing it to one of several testing labs. Once you do, you will need to consult with your doctor about any type of testosterone replacement therapy.

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