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Loss of libido (sex drive) remains a common, usually untreated symptom in postmenopausal women, even though decades of studies universally show that replacement of testosterone has a significant impact on a number of parameters, including desire, frequency, satisfaction, pleasure, fantasy and orgasms.
The first book to come out on the importance of testosterone to women was The Hormone of Desire by Susan Rako. Dr. Rako linked decreasing desire in perimenopause and beyond to the decreasing levels of testosterone in a woman's blood stream. Still, the medical community has been very slow to consider the fact that women actually have significant levels of testosterone in their blood. In fact, the ovaries produce 50% of our testosterone, so as our ovaries age and hormone levels decline our sex drives go right along with them.
Testosterone is responsible for more than libid...
The two chief, adverse outcomes from treatment that men diagnosed with prostate cancer most often confront are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary incontinence (UI). Even a year following a prostatectomy, or surgical removal of the prostate gland, 40-50% of patients are confronted with ED and 5-20% face some degree of daily UI. For addressing the UI, there are pelvic floor muscle exercises (also essential for attaining and maintaining strong erections until climaxing), male sling surgery, and artificial urinary sphincter implants. There are also, of course, adult absorbent products and other collection and containment devices strictly for management. For the ED, there are medications, vacuum pumps, and penile implants.
Now, despite the strongly held belief that testosterone therapy in men previously diagnosed with prostate cancer is improper and ill-advised, there is evidence that attitudes about this are changing. Urologist Abraham Morgent...
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