Testosterone Shows Promise in Treating Obesity and Diabetes
There are countless men across the country that vouch for the effectiveness of Testosterone Creams, Injections, and Sprays. As the years go by, more and more people are made aware of the potent benefits of the therapy. More men (and even some women) are choosing Testosterone in an attempt to alleviate the changes that are associated with aging.
Although there are many who come forward to praise the benefits of this potentially life-changing hormone treatment, there are certainly some detractors. There are some physicians that are wary of the rapid increase in the Prescription of Therapeutic Testosterone, but that has done nothing to slow down the rate at which new men have chosen to adopt the hormone. In America, there is evidence that Testosterone Prescription numbers have risen in all fifty states as well as all United States Territories.
Global Increase in Testosterone Usage
The use of Testosterone HRT has grown at a remarkable pace in other countries around the globe. Australia has seen a sharp increase in Testosterone prescription in the past decade, for example. In Australia, two forms of Testosterone Replacement Therapy have been recently approved: A Testosterone Gel and a Testosterone Injection which only needs to be administered once per week or less.
The range of Testosterone Products is larger in the United States, and these new products in Australia have been available domestically for some time. Recently in the United States, Testosterone Sprays and Dermal Implants have become available, expanding patient choice even further.
Testosterone User Happy With Treatment
One anecdotal proponent for Testosterone Replacement is Chris Running. Chris is fifty seven years old and feels younger than he has in well over fifteen years. He raves about his Testosterone Injections, claiming that the therapy has led him to both increase his muscle mass and drop pounds at the same time. He claims that the changes that have taken place in his body are not only physical, but mental as well. He says that he just wakes up every day feeling great, and when he sees himself in the mirror each morning it makes him feel even better.
Testosterone Can Help Many People
It is important to remember that although Testosterone Shots and Creams aren’t for everyone, there are a significant number of aging men that could see tremendous benefit through the use of the vital hormone. Testosterone can be legitimately prescribed to any man that displays active symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency. There are also a number of medical disorders which require Testosterone Replacement in order to improve health and human function, including Klinefelter Syndrome.
How Testosterone Makes a Man
A mixture of clever marketing and potent promises have melded into a perfect storm of consumer interest that has males across the globe engrossed with the concept of Testosterone Deficiency and what it means, hormonally, to truly be a man.
Testosterone is the primary tool in the genetic alchemy which creates a man. Testosterone is primarily responsible for practically all traits which differentiate males from females, including psychological traits such as aggressiveness and assertiveness, as well as physical traits such as enhanced muscle development and a full and thick beard. In patients with significant Testosterone Deficiency, hormonal imbalance is literally robbing men of manhood, decreasing their strength and increasing their body fat while also softening the dominant traits which help men succeed and make the most of their daily life.
Libido and Low-T
Testosterone Deficiency has a negative effect on male sexuality as well. As the level of deficiency rises, a man’s sexual ability falls at a rapid pace. First, libido and sexual interest start to decline. As Testosterone Levels decline further, the actual nuts and bolts of sexuality start to go haywire also. Men can actually completely lose the ability to maintain an erection if their deficiency reaches a certain level of severity!
Andropause Treatment with Testosterone HRT
Testosterone can also be used as a valid treatment for a medical disorder known as Andropause. Andropause is a medical condition which is similar to Menopause, but different in some key ways. Like Menopause, Andropause is a natural result of the aging process in which key hormone levels start to decline, changing the life of the individual and increasing the rate and severity of the physical progression of aging. Unlike Menopause, however, Andropause is a gradual decline that slowly and steadily alters the body’s ability to produce the Hormone Testosterone.
New Uses for Testosterone: Obesity and Diabetes
In addition to its use as a treatment for Andropause and sexual dysfunction, Testosterone is also being studied in regard to a number of other medical disorders as well. The two most promising Testosterone Medical Treatments are for Diabetes and Obesity. A recent study completed in Australia in 2010 provides evidence that Testosterone Hormone Injections may be a potent tool in the war against obesity.
Benefits of Testosterone for Obesity
In this study, Testosterone use in obese patients had the dual benefit of both increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing the overall adipose fat mass of the body. Testosterone Deficiency causes overweight males to produce too much Estrogen and Cortisol in relation to Testosterone.
In the male body, Testosterone is produced primarily by adipose fat cells, and as these cells grow and become profligate, the body’s capacity for estrogen production increases as well. Fat cells have a unique capability to transform the Testosterone Hormone into Estrogen, and high levels of Estrogen are related to a number of negative health conditions throughout the body.
Obesity Boosts Cortisol
Cortisol is the body’s primary hormone secreted in response to high-stress situations. Cortisol is great for increasing pain tolerance and handling the stress of high-intensity situations, but it also eats away at the body’s ability to produce Testosterone, because both hormones are created using the same precursor hormones. Like Estrogen, high Cortisol Levels also vastly increase the incidence of a number of negative health consequences such as increased arterial plaque and disastrous cholesterol levels.
In another promising Testosterone Study, a large number of diabetic men will be treated with Testosterone in order to quantify the potential benefits of treatment among men with this physiologically devastating disorder. Male patients that participated in this study will be evaluated over the course of a year in regard to cardiovascular risk and body-fat ratio.
Before this large scale study was approved, small-scale pilot research was conducted which proved the feasibility of the hypothesis, granting the researchers the opportunity to further test their hypothesis with a larger pool of participants. The scientists, led by Doctor Carolyn Allan, are optimistic that their study will successfully yield a new and potent means to combat Diabetes.
Study in Process of Expansion
Today, the researchers are in the process of fielding candidates for this study all over the country in Australia, in order to study Testosterone as a potentially valid and useful treatment for Type-Two Diabetes. Dr. Allan is looking for patients that will potentially benefit from Testosterone Replacement for Testosterone Deficiency while also not being at an elevated risk of adverse complications from treatment such as prostate cancer.
Due to the conflicting affects of Insulin and fat upon Testosterone production, obese and diabetic patients have a higher incidence of Testosterone Deficiency than nearly any other population, and it is hypothesized that balancing Testosterone availability will have a very strong affect upon the patient’s ability to burn fat, increase energy, and build muscle. The study will combine Testosterone Hormone Administration with a thoughtful diet, nutrition, and exercise plan in order to improve the short-term and long-term health of the patient.
The Future of Testosterone
Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy is not necessarily a panacea to the aging process, but as time passes and the body of knowledge continues to grow regarding this vitally important hormone, it becomes vividly clear that Testosterone Deficiency has an incredibly negative affect upon male health and longevity. Over time, the number of valid treatments using Testosterone will undoubtedly increase, as the importance of hormone balance becomes more well-understood. For now, just talk to your doctor.
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Testosterone Shows Promise in Treating Obesity and Diabetes