Mr

by Laurence
(UK)

Hi Wray

I am 64 years of age and was considering testosterone therepy but before I take any steps in this direction, could you please tell me what progesterone can do for me? It does seem a more attractive option, considering the side effects of testosterone therepy.

Laurence

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Jan 14, 2012
Mr
by: Wray

Hi Laurence I don't blame you for considering it, it seems testosterone therapy is not all it's made out to be, see here. Although it appears to help some, the side effects don't seem worth it. There is evidence that as testosterone in men declines with age, cardiovasular risks increase, see here. But possibly this has more to do with increasing oestrogen levels, rather than declining testosterone. An interesting aspect of testosterone treatment is it’s ability to reduce sperm, to the point where it acts as a contraceptive, see here. One study found both 'Mean serum T and estradiol levels increased significantly during the treatment period, see here. This is probably why gynaecomastia can occur with TRT, see here. Some men are using hCG to increase testosterone levels, but this also increases oestrogen too. Plus decreasing testicular size, and the potential to cause nipple tenderness, see here. I find it disturbing that men are concentrating on trying to increase testosterone levels, without looking at why they are low. Some have realised high oestrogen is the culprit and take aromatase inhibitors, dangerous in themselves, but why is oestrogen high? Well oestrogen is rising the world over, and it’s seriously effecting both men and women. Within the last five years, anti-androgens and anti thyroid hormones have been found too. There are now over 100 oestrogen mimics, which none of us can avoid, see Our Stolen Future. Quite possibly ‘low’ testosterone has nothing to do with low libido, erectile dysfunction etc, but is due to excess prolactin and a lack of dopamine, and in turn, a lack of it’s precursor amino acid tyrosine. Continued below.

Jan 14, 2012
Mr Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Laurence Dopamine is essential for a normal sexual response, see here, here,here, here, here and here. Interestingly progesterone decreases prolactin which increases dopamine, see here. It appears the jury is still out on whether it’s testosterone that increases libido and corrects erectile dysfunction. In fact there’s strong evidence that progesterone is the hormone involved, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Continued below.

Jan 14, 2012
Mr Part 3
by: Wray

Hi Laurence We have many men using it to good effect, see here, here here, here, here, here and here. Finally we do have a page on Man Boobs which gives more info. Take care Wray

Jan 15, 2012
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by: Laurence

Hi wray
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question

I am now convinced that 'Proesterone Therapy' is my best route forward and will be in touch.

Kindest regards

Laurence

Jan 17, 2012
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by: Wray

Hi Laurence I'm glad I was able to help. I would appreciate hearing how you get on, it's not the easiest route for some, but at least it has no dangers. Take care Wray

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