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Secrets of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

All right, let us look at the first one there.  Where did the confusion come from that adding texas testosterone replacement therapy could flame the fires of a pre-existing prostate cancer or, worse still, actually start the fire itself?

It therefore may be reasonable to assume that, since the withdrawal of testosterone from the body can cause some prostate cancers to shrink temporarily, then the addition of testosterone will surely do the opposite and cause the same prostate cancer to spread. There is no reported increase in the incidence of prostate cancer in men on TRT as against those not on any such therapy.

It is nowadays standard treatment for some prostate cancers to suppress testosterone levels. This type of treatment, when it works, causes the cancer cells to shrink.

What of the second myth then, that testosterone replacement therapy is all about sex-drive or libido. There is now some evidence, and I would not put it any stronger than that for the moment, some evidence that TRT therapy may have a role to play in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and senile dementia.

There are two big myths about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) that I would like to address here however briefly. It is nowadays standard treatment for some prostate cancers to suppress testosterone levels. It therefore may be reasonable to assume that, since the withdrawal of testosterone from the body can cause some prostate cancers to shrink temporarily, then the addition of testosterone will surely do the opposite and cause the same prostate cancer to spread. Prostate cancer is a disease of older men with declining testosterone levels. The exact opposite may yet prove to be the case and that testosterone therapy for older men might afford them some protection against prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is a disease of older men with declining testosterone levels. It is not a disease of younger men with relatively high testosterone levels. The exact opposite may yet prove to be the case and that testosterone therapy for older men might afford them some protection against prostate cancer.

There are two big myths about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) that I would like to address here however briefly. The first myth, or perhaps confusion would be kinder, is that TRT can cause cancer of the prostate. The second big elephant in the room is that TRT is solely about sex-drive or libido.

Were testosterone a patented medication from which some pharmaceutical company might benefit financially, then funds would quickly be made available for long-term studies into other possible benefits from TRT. Unfortunately testosterone is what we call an ‘orphan’ drug relying on academia for its further study.