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Men With Low Testosterone at Risk For Osteopenia

Men, did you know that your testosterone levels play a role in your bone health? 

That's right. You may think of testosterone as the hormone behind your libido and masculinity. But some of that testosterone converts to estrogen, which helps maintain bone density. 

When testosterone levels are low, less estrogen is produced, putting men at risk for osteopenia (low bone density). Eventually, osteopenia can develop into osteoporosis, making bones weak, brittle, and more susceptible to fracture.

Recently, researchers from New York investigated the rates of osteopenia in a group of men with low testosterone. Click here to find out what they learned. 

Neuropathy Can Interfere with Erections

An erection might seem like a relatively simple process, but it's actually quite complex. Once the brain takes in sexual stimuli, it sends signals through the nervous system to the genitals, triggering the erection. Any network interference can lead to a weak erection or no erection at all.

Neuropathy - nerve damage - can disrupt this process. In our latest blog post, we discuss peripheral neuropathy, which can affect the penis. You'll learn about the causes, the role of diabetes, how neuropathy is treated, and how you can reduce the risk.

Click here for more details. 

Did You Know?

There's a link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the parathyroid glands. Find out what scientists have discovered. 

Men who use amphetamines illicitly are more likely to have ED.  Learn more. 

Testosterone Therapy and Ejaculatory Disorders

Ejaculatory disorders, such as anejaculation and delayed ejaculation, can be a challenge to treat. Unfortunately, testosterone replacement therapy does not seem to help very much. 

A group of American researchers designed a study involving 66 men with low testosterone and at least one ejaculatory disorder (premature ejaculation was not included). 

About half of the men underwent testosterone therapy for 16 weeks to keep their levels in the normal range. The rest of the men received a placebo treatment (no testosterone) for the same duration.

After analyzing the results, the researchers found that ejaculation improved slightly for the men on testosterone. But these gains were not enough for them to conclude that testosterone could be a viable treatment for ejaculatory disorders. 

More details on the study are available here. 

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