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The male hormone testosterone is frequently associated with aggression and, well, manliness. But testosterone has a wider role to play with moods and one that could well be implicated in depression.
It has been known for some time that depleted levels of testosterone is associated with a number of conditions. In a fairly recent study, featured in the Archives of General Psychiatry, men aged 70 and over with the lowest levels of testosterone were three times more likely to be depressed. Last month, Nicole Carrier and Mohamed Kabbaj, scientists at Florida State University, were reported to have discovered a specific brain pathway that influences the effects of testosterone on moods.
Testosterone, it appears, has a protective function against depression. Professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Harrison Pope, points out that ever since the 1940s, experiments with testosterone showed that depressive symptoms could be relieved. His own early experiment with th...
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...
Generic Name: TESTOSTERONE GEL PUMP 2% - TRANSDERMAL Pronounced: (tes-TOS-ter-one) Testosterone TD Interactions
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