There are unexpected hidden benefits of testosterone replacement that have emerged through clinical study over the past five years. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is given to men suffering from Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome or TDS.
Up until very recently I would have argued that there was no link between pornography and sexual dysfunctions. However, a recent report published in this month's Behavioral Science has caused me to change my mind somewhat on the subject.
Prostatic Artery Embolization or PAE for men suffering from benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH is a relatively new operative procedure that shows much promise. Here at any rate is a study with very positive outcome. However be cautious. It is all very well saying for example that 95% of the men had a 30% reduction in their prostate volume.
Having been involved in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) over many years I had plenty of anecdotal evidence of it's ability to reduce diabetic men's insulin requirements. However, it now appears that my observation is hardening into scientifically proven fact. Recent research is pointing to TRT as a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes in men with low androgen levels.
Performance Anxiety Erectile Dysfunction is the commonest form of ED in young men. This can develop overnight. It is very easily fixed. This can be done usually, though not always, without medication. The commonest cause of performance anxiety in young men is watching yourself trying to get or maintain an erection. Once a man is up in the audience looking at himself he is doomed to failure.
Peyronies Disease can be thought of as an error of the healing process where, even mild trauma to the penis, say the trauma of normal sexual intercourse, can cause the development of scar tissue within the penis in an area called the tunica albuginea. I sometimes liken the scar tissue of Peyronies Disease to the abnormal healing you see in skin wounds called Keloid scar.
It is almost forty years ago now since I carried out my first vasectomy procedure. I was working as a General Practitioner in rural Ontario at the time. My tutor was a fellow GP and the patient was under general anaesthetic, which was just as well! Vasectomy is technically a very difficult procedure to learn how to do. It is only after some one hundred procedures or more that one starts to feel some confidence.
PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen. It is a blood test specific to the prostate but not specific to prostate cancer and its important to remember this. Therefore the finding of a raised PSA on one test alone should not lead immediately to doing prostatic biopsies regardless of man’s age or how high the reading. A second test should be done in a month’s time to better gauge what’s happening.