“The trials’ results indicate that, for older men with low sexual function, testosterone treatment can contribute to improved function,” said Evan Hadley, ., director of NIA’s Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology. “In contrast, though, the results don’t indicate that testosterone treatment for older men with low walking ability or vitality will improve these conditions to a great extent. Additional trial arms tested effects on other aging-related outcomes, and we are looking forward to their results to help provide further insights into testosterone use in older men.” Older men should consult their physicians if considering a testosterone treatment, Hadley emphasized.
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“Synthetic oxytocin is sold as proprietary medication under the trade names Pitocin and Syntocinon, and as generic oxytocin. Oxytocin is destroyed in the gastrointestinal tract, so must be administered by injection or as nasal spray. It has a half-life of typically about three minutes in the blood, and given intravenously does not enter the brain in significant quantities – it is excluded from the brain by the blood–brain barrier. Evidence in rhesus macaques indicates oxytocin by nasal spray does enter the brain. Oxytocin nasal sprays have been used to stimulate breastfeeding, but the efficacy of this approach is doubtful.
Injected oxytocin analogues are used for labor induction and to support labor in case of difficult parturition. It has largely replaced ergometrine as the principal agent to increase uterine tone in acute postpartum hemorrhage. Oxytocin is also used in veterinary medicine to facilitate birth and to stimulate milk release. The tocolytic agent atosiban (Tractocile) acts as an antagonist of oxytocin receptors; this drug is registered in many countries to suppress premature labor between 24 and 33 weeks of gestation. It has fewer side effects than drugs previously used for this purpose (ritodrine, salbutamol, and terbutaline).
The trust-inducing property of oxytocin might help those who suffer from social anxieties and mood disorders, but with the potential for abuse with confidence tricks and military applications.”
I am sorry to hear about your son’s struggles with depression. It certainly sounds that you two have take a very proactive approach toward managing this, and that is definitely heartening. Policies vary from practice to practice, so age isn’t always an absolute contraindication. However, with younger patients, the threat to fertility looms larger and there is much to consider. Keep in mind that it is my personal opinion that TRT can help with a “depressed mood”, but is rarely (if ever) a stand alone option for severe depression. Dysthymia, the altered mood state between “normal mood” and a clinical depression, is more likely to respond when testosterone levels are optimized. I believe strongly in the positive benefits of TRT, but I would be remiss if I did not caution you that TRT alone may not be the only answer. We are advocates for the total health of our patients. While we may treat only one facet of that total picture, I constantly urge people to look at all viable avenues to better health. I do hope this helps!
Low testosterone can cause problems life fatigue , osteoporosis and erectile dysfunction. These specific problems need to be addressed. Osteoporosis risk can be decreased* with lifestyle and dietary changes. Studies have shown that regular exercise can help increase* bone mass. Also, you need sufficient intake of the bone building mineral calcium along with vitamin D which is important for calcium absorption. There are also natural ways to boost* testosterone production in the body like lifting weights and the use of testosterone boosting supplements . Studies have shown that losing excess weight can also increase* natural testosterone production in the body.