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21 May 2015

Low T and Cardiovascular Health

The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has closely examined effects of hormone replacement therapy (for low testosterone) in a recent study. Researchers investigated the correlations between heart disease and low testosterone. Although the findings indicated there was indeed a link (but needed more study), the authors of the study also noted that men  are– now more commonly than ever before in history– seeking help for low testosterone levels. Many men are not only having their levels tested, but they are seeking hormone replacement therapy if levels are too low.

Many doctors will automatically check hormone levels if the symptoms could at all be  related to low testosterone. Since many conditions (such as erectile dysfunction, side effects from medications, depression, etc) can mimic low testosterone, it does not seem like such a bad idea for doctors to check those levels of hormones. Yet many people still think the practice of checking a man’s hormones is becoming too widespread. Why is that?

After all, it is common practice for women’s hormone levels to be checked. On the other hand,  it is widely known that many women are misdiagnosed with thyroid conditions, anxiety problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and other conditions when, in fact, perhaps she is having a surge in hormones. She might be experiencing a lack or depletion of a certain hormone. Hormone tests tell women whether or not they are pregnant and whether or not they are going through menopause. They also tell women whether or not they need hormones before or after menopause.

Yet to think of a man having a hormone test is something that the general public seems to find unsettling. Is this because, as a society we do not want to believe that men can experience hormonal disturbances? Is it still a taboo topic for us since men should be “mighty” no matter what?

The answer to whether or not a man should have his hormones tested is a personal one. Yet the human body is  a lot like a machine. It can have parts that do not work the way they should. And when one part is not working correctly, it can often impact the ways in which other parts of the body function. This reasoning states that men should be tested for hormonal imbalances.

The aforementioned study in Belgium suggested that question have risen about whether or not hormone replacement therapy for men could potentially be harmful to one’s cardiovascular health. Like many other forms of treatment, it is relatively new and has not been around long enough for us to know how a person (or his or her offspring) might be affected decades from receiving treatment.

However, patients can rest soundly in the truth that no solid evidence exists linking hormone replacement therapy in men to heart attacks and only slightly indicated there might be a miniscule chance of having a stroke while in treatment.

The truth is that the studies did not take into consideration what other factors could have caused the test participants to experience something like hardening of the arteries or stroke. Could they have already been living an unhealthy lifestyle? While it would be unwise to speculate in this article, one can easily see that if only a tiny number of people experienced any sort of problem while in treatment (and no other precursors were studied or recorded) then those problems might not have had anything to do with the hormones. In fact, they probably did not have anything at all to do with it.

Dr. Johannes Ruige of Ghent University Hospital said, “Gas still remain in our understanding of low testosterone and cardiovascular disease. Ultimately, the goal is to more accurately assess the impacted testosterone substitution therapy may have on the hart health of men who qualify for the treatment.”

For now, however, there is little research to work with and there are many men with low testosterone. While all research is noble and  even necessary, and while people deserve definite answers to questions such as these,  signs point to the fact that hormone replacement therapy is better than not for treating low testosterone. There are definite links of untreated Low T to damaging conditions… and little to no evidence of the contrary. It would be better to consider taking hormone replacement therapy than risk the things that go along with low testosterone. Obviously one day there will be more answers in place to some of society’s more complex questions. But as researchers have given it a fairly great shot thus far, nothing earth shattering has proven that men need to stay away from testosterone replacement therapy.

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28 Jan 2015

Natural Human Growth Hormone Boost through Semorelin

It’s no secret that the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a vital component to fighting the aging process. It helps to promote muscle growth, fight wrinkles, reduce hair loss, and stop weight gain. As men grow older, however, they produce less HGH, which is why they go through the aging changes. Often, your HGH peaks around age 20 and by age 30, you produce less of it every year. By the time men hit their early 40’s, they are producing less than half of what they were when they were 20. Many seek out human growth hormone treatments, receiving injections of the hormone. This is effective, however it can be abused and if not carefully monitored or administered, dependency or even serious health effects can occur. That is why many people are turning to a HGH accelerator, Semorelin.

Semorelin is a hormone that promotes the production of another hormone. This stimulant hormone is an all natural hormone that helps the body to produce the human growth hormone. The reason it’s such a revolutionary treatment is because it helps the body to promote HGH on its own and only to the safe limits the body needs. It carries much lower health risk of dependency and a lower risk of overdosing. Over time, the body will become better at producing the HGH and will start to produce higher levels on its own. Since HGH is produced by the pituitary gland, Semorelin will only promote the body to produce what it needs.

Often, a reason people are low on HGH is because they are getting a lack of sleep. Deep sleep is when most HGH is produced, which is why people need about 3-4 hours of deep sleep. Since most human growth hormone production is done during sleeping, it is best to take it at night. It will help to promote maximum human growth hormone production and body recovering. If taken during the day, it will often make the individual feel sleepy and tired.

A patient can typically experience a fuller life, with many benefits of semorelin therapy. Some of those benefits include improved sex drive, muscle development, skin elasticity, bone density, stamina, mental focus, and mood. Some other benefits people experience are a deeper, more effective sleep cycle, faster wound recovery times, and a fuller head of hair. If you’re interested in obtaining some of these benefits and you think a lack of Human Growth Hormone is preventing you from doing so, let us know! You may be a good candidate!

 

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10 Jun 2013

HRT in women

In recently postmenopausal women, HRT reduced a composite of death, MI, or heart failure at 10 years

After 10 years of randomised treatment, women receiving hormone replacement therapy early after menopause had a significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure, or myocardial infarction, without any apparent increase in risk of cancer, venous thromboembolism, or stroke

ACP Journal Club. 2013 Feb 19;158:JC2-2.
Schierbeck LL, Rejnmark L, Tofteng CL, et al. Effect of hormone replacement therapy on cardiovascular events in recently postmenopausal women: randomised trial. BMJ. 2012;345:e6409. [PubMed ID: 23048011].Web

23 Jan 2012

Oxytocin hormone of love and bonding

Oxytocin is essential to a pregnant woman because it is responsible for the maternal bonding, feeding and cuddling of her child. It has been shown to help in postpartum depression. Oxytocin is also important for couple bonding and social interactions. Oxytocin is popular because it has been found to give us a feeling of generosity , good feeling, empathy, trust, soothe anxiety, and social anxiety.  Oxytocin  has been found to improve gut motility and decrease intestinal inflammation. Oxytocin helps with weight loss, pain, inflammation. Oxytocin causes one to gaze at their partner and become aroused and increase erection Oxytocin floods the brain during orgasm and many use it to increase the experience. That is why some people call it a love potion.

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