Eliminating BPH and Raising Testosterone without shots
I'm a 62 year man who is quite healthy with the exception of BPH which gets me up 2-3 times a night. I started studying medical research papers about 2 years ago in regard to heart disease as the advice I was getting from my PCP made no sense (the "high Cholesterol is the cause heart disease" misinformation which has sold billions in statins...but I digress).
Then when my BPH started getting worse I turned my guns on understanding hormones and read everything I could get my hands on. I found your comprehensive web site very helpful which actually quotes real research in understandable terms and the interpretation makes sense.
I went to the best specialist in anti-aging I could find and got back my test results this week:
SHBG: 35 nmo/l
Free T: 57 pg/ml
T BioAv: 122 ng/dl
Albumin: 4.7 g/dl
T Total: 456 ng/dl
Dihydrotestoserone: 26 ng/ml
Esertone: 52 pg/nl
Estradiol: 24 pg/nl
Parathyroid hormone intact: 65 pg/nl
Pregnenolone: 67 ng/dl
ZRT Saliva Test:
Estradiol: 1.4 pg/ml
Testosterone: 85 (excellent for my age)
DHEAS: 20 ng/ml (excellent for my age)
Cortisol (morning only tested): 7.4 ng/ml
Vitamin D: 40 (up from 26 in 4 months by using 10,000 IU's a day of D3 sublingual drops)
He is suggesting I go on a blend of T cypionate and propionate twice a week via shots in the upper arm - forever - to keep my Testosterone levels up and this *may* help my BPH.
This sounds neither logical nor a lifestyle I want to pursue. Who wants the expense and life style of T shots for the rest of their lives?
I feel generally good - except for the BPH. I want to stay in front of my age - but not by adapting some life-altering protocol that may dramatically change my otherwise excellent hormone production faculties.
I know from studying bioidentical Progesterone that it is probably the safest hormone you can take if taken topically - and you check the cream base against the European banned cosmetic ingredients list. (you would not believe what I found in some Progesterone cream bases...some U.S. cream base ingredients are banned as carcinogens and xenogens in Europe).
I know from exploring my wife's HRT issues that the ratio of Esradiol to Progesterone is important.
In a female this should be 1:200 or better. Mine is about 1:47.
I would like to know what the E to P ratio should be for men?
I would also like to know what are the hormonal mechanisms that actually cause and reverse BPH.
Thanks for the help, I will be happy to report back on my solutions.