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Type 2 diabetes risk linked to low testosterone levels

The connection was first identified in a small study in 2004, but extended research in 2010 involving 2,000 male participants discovered that “33% of participants with type 2 diabetes, whether obese or not, had low testosterone levels, as did 25% of non-diabetic, obese males,” explains MedicalNewsToday. Or, your low testosterone levels could be a result of your diabetic condition! This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Treating low testosterone can help to improve general male health beyond the commonly-known benefits on sexual health. PDE5I and statins were prescribed to 175 of 857 and 662 of 857 men, respectively. The study was carried out by using specially bred mice whose pancreas cells didn’t have testosterone receptors. To explore the impact of low T in men with renal disease (but who are not yet on dialysis), we used the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Registry, focusing on men with CKD stages 3-4 (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] 15 to 59 mL/min/1.73 m2).

Low T Center is set up so men can walk in, take a simple blood test, and know within 30 minutes if they are a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT. And abdominal or “belly” fat has a greater capacity to convert testosterone to estrogen than other types of fat. Currently, 13 million men in the U.S. Dr Iain Frame, Director of Research at Diabetes UK, said, “We already know that low testosterone levels are associated with increased obesity and therefore with increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but this study provides evidence that there can be increased risk even when body mass is not affected. There is mounting evidence that, at least in some older men, it is the accumulation of health problems with age, especially diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses, that causes the fall in testosterone. Sufferers are often unaware of their condition, since they are generally not awakened fully by sleep interruptions.

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