Have “To Go” too often? Testosterone Therapy May Help
Testosterone Therapy is known to have many benefits, but now it may help with the urge “to go”.
For many men, when they reach a certain age, they may experience the urge “to go” – or urinate, way too often. This can be uncomfortable, and debilitating. Especially when such urges occur at night and interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
The condition is known as nocturia. New research suggests that testosterone therapy could be beneficial for the men with this condition.
How Can Testosterone Therapy Help?
A recent study conducted in Japan, looked at 64 men who suffered with nocturia. Nocturia is defined as a need to get up twice or more to urinate during the night.
The men were split into two groups. 33 men received placebo and 31 men received 250 mg of testosterone via intramuscular injection every 4 to 6 weeks.
After the trial period, the 33 men in the placebo group saw “no significant improvement in symptoms.” The men receiving testosterone did show major improvements as determined by a questionnaire.
The men receiving testosterone therapy reported significantly less frequent need to get up to urinate on a nightly basis. They also reported an overall improvement in quality and quantity of sleep.
Nocturia is quite prevalent. A 2003 study reported that 65% of men between 54 and 85, experience nocturia at least once or twice a week.
This is not the first time frequent nighttime urination has been linked with low testosterone. A 2011 study published in Urology, also found an interesting fact about this condition. Men with higher than normal testosterone levels were 44% less likely to suffer from the condition, than men with normal/below normal testosterone levels.
So why does lower testosterone lead to the need to urinate more? The researchers suggested that low testosterone levels contribute to decreased levels of nitric oxide in the blood stream.
A drop in nitric oxide levels has been known to affect the normal function of the bladder muscle, which can cause urination issues.
Other Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone therapy has many other proven benefits, not just improving Nocturia.
If you are feeling tired, moody, putting on weight, or experiencing some “trouble in the bedroom,” you may be suffering from symptoms of low testosterone or Low-T.
Low-T can affect your quality of life from the boardroom to the bedroom. If you are not the maverick you once were on the job, or pleasing your partner the way you used to, you may benefit from testosterone therapy.
However, the only way to tell if you have Low-T is to have a proper test done by a qualified physician.
If you think you may be experiencing one or more of the symptoms of Low-T, call our offices today. Make sure to speak to one of our wellness counselors. You may even qualify for a FREE testosterone screening!
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