Can Testosterone Treatment Increase Libido and Erectile Function in Older Men

Study Sheds Light on Testosterone Supplements for Libido and Erectile Function - PJ Media
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PJ MediaStudy Sheds Light on Testosterone Supplements for Libido and Erectile FunctionPJ MediaA seemingly good example of this is a recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, reporting on an immense expenditure of money and labor on a trial ...
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After reading the article you will see why raising testosterone in men over 65 is controversial and there is large debate on the fact of it actually working. Read for yourself.


Much human activity turns out to have been useless, and that includes medical research. A seemingly good example of this is a recent paper in theNew England Journal of Medicine, reporting on an immense expenditure of money and labor on a trial of testosterone supplementation for older men in an attempt to revitalise them. A negative result, however, is important, for it can limit therapeutic overenthusiasm.
Levels of the male hormone fall with age, and this fall has been thought to account for falling levels of sexual desire and physical vitality in general. (The authors do not mention that it has also been thought to account for declining aggressiveness, which in turn accounts for the fact that crime is a young man’s game.) It has long seemed to stand to reason that raising the testosterone levels in older men might restore their energy. In the 1920s, a Franco-Russian surgeon called Serge Voronoff (who published a book titledFrom Cretin to Genius, a title to give us all hope) implanted monkey testicles into old men, an experiment now thought ridiculous, though at the time it was taken, and was meant, seriously. Now, of course, we have better methods.
The reported trial was conducted in 12 institutions. The authors screened 51,085 men over 65 years old for low testosterone levels and poor self-reported sexual function and general vitality, excluding those in whom testosterone might pose a medical risk. There were so many exclusions that of the 51,085 men screened, only 790 met the criteria inclusion, and of those only 705 completed the trial. As the journal’s editorial that accompanied the paper pointed out, this in itself severely limited the applicability of its results: indeed, rendered them almost nugatory.
The New York Times
Mon Feb 22 03:17:20 +0000 2016
Using testosterone gel has modest benefits for men, study says https://t.co/QkrlOXUOC1
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