Initially, there was a lot of craze for the use of testosterone as a remedy for impotency, in western medical circles. But this practice has declined. The use of testosterone supplements is quite unsuccessful when impotence is a standalone symptom and levels of testosterone by itself are quite immaterial to the problem at hand as shown in an article in the British Medical Journal on the subject.
The increase in testosterone levels in blood follows sexual arousal, which has to happen first. Therefore, it may be derived that, in men diagnosed as impotent for a protracted period, decrease in the plasma testosterone level, most likely indicates their apathy in approach to sex rather than being the primary cause of their impotency. The results of using testosterone supplements are similar to the largely unsatisfactory outcomes from the use of androgen replacements. That is to say, the high rate of impotence that comes with an increase in age does originate from hormonal changes.
It is important to be aware that testosterone supplements based remedy does not offer much relief but does accelerate the risks of various disorders that influence men’s health and fitness. Ailments such as male breast cancer, prostate cancer, polycythemia, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be exacerbated as a side effect of testosterone replacement therapy.
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