Low Testosterone = Low “T”
Today, most people understand that low “T” means low testosterone. In fact, 40 to 50 percent of men over the age of 40 have erectile dysfunction (ED), a common symptom of low testosterone, and the percentages keep rising. ED has become a new plague for this century.
However, not everyone knows that low testosterone can be found in men at any age and that it not only can be treated but should be treated. Until recently, men were rarely treated for symptoms of low testosterone because of the commonly held belief that testosterone therapy would cause or promote prostate cancer.
We now know that testosterone:
- Is essential for normal functioning erections
- Protects the heart and cardiovascular system
- Helps correct type 2 diabetes
- Decreases overall mortality by 50 percent
- Builds muscle
- Helps increase libido
- Helps men lose abdominal fat
*The most exciting and cutting-edge development in research has also revealed that testosterone is one of the body’s natural hormones that helps heal the brain following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Testosterone has also been found to be abundantly necessary for excellent cognitive functioning.
In addition, Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., an Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School, has performed clinical trials with the following conclusions:
- Testosterone therapy does not cause progression of prostate cancer
- Low testosterone has higher associated risk factors for men with prostate cancer
- Lower testosterone (<400 ng/ml) is associated with a higher risk of mortality
- A normal testosterone level, whether medically-induced or natural, has a 50 percent lower mortality rate
Symptoms of Low T include the Following:
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Abdominal weight gain
- Decreased muscle tone
- Inability to build muscle efficiently
- Lack of concentration
- Fatigue and lack of stamina
- Foggy brain
- Decreased ability to make decisions
- Decrease in cognitive functioning
- Poor memory
- Hair loss
If you suffer from two or more of the above symptoms, you likely have low T. A diagnosis of low testosterone usually leads to many questions and even more concerns. At Steel City Men’s Clinic (SCMC), our medical staff is the most qualified in the Pittsburgh area for hormone treatments, comprehensive men’s wellness, and assessing and treating sexual performance. SCMC can address any questions or concerns during your initial consultation. In fact, at SCMC we can test you for low T the same day you come in for your initial consultation, saving you time and frustration by trying to get it done at outside labs.
Questions? Call SCMC to discover if you suffer from low T. Know the impact of feeling whole again and understand that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Does Testosterone Therapy Cause Cancer or an Enlarged Prostate?
An Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School and testosterone researcher, Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., has dramatically changed today’s medical views on testosterone therapy in men. He found that 14 percent of the 77 patients he studied who had a normal prostate exam (PSA <4) but a testosterone level of 400 or below (normal range is between 250 to 1100) already had biopsy-proven prostate cancer. This is a similar prostate cancer rate as men with elevated PSA (4-10 ng/ml) and prostate cancer.
This discovery stands in stark opposition to current traditional medical beliefs that high testosterone causes prostate cancer and that testosterone therapy in men with no evidence of prostate cancer is “like pouring gasoline on a fire.”
The concept that testosterone therapy causes prostate cancer was taught in medical schools around the world until 2004 when Dr. Morgentaler took the time and effort to review all articles from 1985 to 2004 looking for “something worrisome” in the relationship between testosterone and prostate cancer, testosterone therapy and prostate cancer, or high testosterone and prostate cancer. His research found absolutely ZERO articles! In addition, his studies showed testosterone therapy did NOT cause the prostate gland to enlarge.
Muller et al., European Urology, 2012, studied 3,255 men undergoing prostate biopsies at two years and four years and showed that prostate cancer is not associated with serum levels of testosterone or dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It also proved that men with high testosterone are not at an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Cui et al., Pros Canc Pros Dis, 2014, met analysis of 2,351 men showed no difference in prostate cancer rates for men who received testosterone therapy versus placebo.
Even more unsettling to traditional medicine is the trial in which 13 men with active prostate cancer received testosterone therapy (one to eight years). All had follow-up biopsies (an average of two per person) and NONE demonstrated a progression of their prostate cancer.
The clinicians at the Steel City Men’s Clinic understand the stresses and challenges men face in their lives today, and how this can affect performance at work and at home. We use the latest procedures and technologies to help you!
Don’t put it off any longer! A happier, healthier you is just a phone call away.
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