The Testosterone Trap

Should the Modern Man Be Taking Testosterone? Is It Low T? .com By now you've likely seen the commercials. Fit-looking middle-age men telling you how they put on weight, had less energy, and were no longer the sexual tigers they were in their twenties -- until, that is, they started rubbing testosterone gel on their shoulder, upper arm, or abdomen. Now they feel more like the men they used to be. The commercials don't mention a 2009 study in the New England Journal of Medicine wherein a group of men on testosterone replacement therapy had more than four times the number of cardiovascular problems -- so many that the study had to be halted. They also don't make clear how risky exposure to testosterone gel is for others -- female partners, children, even pets. The gel is actually notorious for transferring to others. It can cause excess hair to grow on women's faces and arms, deepen their voices, interrupt menstruation, and make them anxious and irritable. In children, exposure to testosterone gels and creams can cause premature puberty and aggression. And in pets, it can cause aggressive behavior and enlargement of the genitalia. Commercials do mention other potential side-effects for the male user, calling them "rare," including swollen and painful breasts, blood clots in the legs, increased risk for prostate cancer, problems breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), change in the size and shape of the testicles, and a low sperm count. But you're not supposed to ...
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Authors: Schürhoff F, Fond G, Berna F, Bulzacka E, Godin O, Boyer L, Misdrahi D, Andrianarisoa M, Brunel L, Coulon N, Aouizerate B, Capdevielle D, Chereau I, D'Amato T, Dubertret C, Dubreucq J, Faget C, Gabayet F, Mallet J, Rey R, Lancon C, Passerieux C, Schandrin A, Urbach M, Vidailhet P, Leboyer M, Llorca PM, FACE-SZ (FondaMental Academic Centers of Expertise for Schizophrenia) group Abstract OBJECTIVES: The present article is a synthesis of the first 10 years of follow-up of the FondaMental Academic Center of Expertise for Schizophrenia (FACE-SZ) cohort. METHODS: More than 700 community-dwelli...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Mari Tone, Nobuyasu Awano, Minoru Inomata, Naoyuki Kuse, Tatsunori Jo, Hanako Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Furuhata, Tamiko Takemura, Toshio Kumasaka, Takehiro IzumoAbstractCorrect staging of lung cancer is important for the selection of the best therapy, but discriminating between lymphadenopathy from lung cancer and from sarcoidosis by imaging examinations is difficult. Additionally, distinguishing lymphadenopathy of sarcoidosis from sarcoid reactions which are sometimes caused by lung cancer is difficult on imaging and pathologi...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We present a case of ovarian clear-cell carcinoma that was initially diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of lung origin. This is an instructive diagnostic pitfall for clinicians and pathologists because of the unusual clinical course, small biopsy material, and noteworthy immunophenotype of the carcinoma. Imaging analysis identified only lung and liver lesions. In addition, the biopsy specimen from the lung was TTF-1 negative and napsin A positive, which is still possible for cancer of lung origin. Postmortem examination found that the cancer should be classified as ovarian clear-cell carcinoma distinguished by positive staining f...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions Clinicians should consider patient age and history of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or anxiety/panic disorders when optimizing a lower limb prosthesis users' mobility because these variables may be predictive of modest but clinically meaningful decreased prosthetic mobility. By contrast, common comorbid health conditions such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and diabetes do not seem predictive of decreased mobility among lower limb prosthesis users.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
In conclusion, all of the detection methods evaluated were highly sensitive and specific for hrHPV detection from both clinician-collected cervical swabs and self-sampled cervicovaginal swabs.
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Abstract Opioids comprise an important group of drugs used in cancer pain pharmacotherapy. In recent years, more and more studies have emerged indicating the potentially immunosuppressive effects of opioid analgesics and their serious consequences, including the risk of cancer progression. The identification of these risks has prompted a search for other effective, and most importantly, safer methods of perioperative analgesic management. Regional analgesia techniques, which allow for a significant reduction in opioid dosing and thus diminish the risk of immunosuppression associated with these drugs, seem to offer...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
You may have heard melasma referred to as “the mask of pregnancy,” because it is sometimes triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women. But while the condition may be common among pregnant women, you don’t have to be pregnant to experience melasma. “It’s not only associated with pregnancy, but can affect women at all stages of life,” says Dr. Shadi Kourosh, director of the Pigmentary Disorder and Multi-Ethnic Skin Clinic at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. And it may last for many years. “Women who develop melasma in their teens or 20s or 30s may see it...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Pregnancy Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can go undetected in the early stages, but when signs do begin to appear what can you do to test if you have the disease?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
TYPE 2 DIABETES symptoms are hard to spot because they don ’t necessarily cause you to feel unwell. But being familiar with signs of the condition can help you dodge serious health complications. One indicator is daytime napping for a certain amount of time.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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