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Testosterone Replacement Therapy For Men: my experience

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 Posted 8/25/2014 9:07:48
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Nice post, but you didn't say whether you've had any PSA tests and what they were in relation to your supplement and diet changes. The PSA tests over time is a pretty good indicator of what's happening to your prostrate and if you have that info please post it.





When I was diagnosed with BPH several years ago the PSA was 0.2.  Over the years it's gone up to 0.3 then 0.35 but I haven't had it tested in the past two years. 

BTW, it's the prostatic vein, not the artery, that's involved in causing BPH.  I just noticed my mistake.

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This concept about the prostatic vein. I'm having trouble picturing it, would you by chance have a picture that would illustrate it, and give us an idea of how extensive any surgery might be. On the surface it sounds like an easier surgery than removing the prostrate itself. Next regardless of how well it might help, if insurance companies won't pay for it, it's not going to be very popular.
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 Posted 8/25/2014 12:34:07 PM
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Google Gat Gorem and they might have a better explanation.  The vein comes off the prostate then travels up parallel with the spine.   Somewhere around the kidney it inserts on the vena cava.   There are small one-way valves in the vein that keep material moving forward.  These valves become incompetent with age.   Gorem shows there is a connecting vein from the testes.  Then shows the concentration of testosterone is very high in the prostatic vein, the closer it is to the prostate.   By plugging the major vein smaller side veins take over the job of draining the prostate.

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 Posted 8/25/2014 11:18:41 PM
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Bad Robot, the link I posted gives nice pictures.
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I never have any luck with the skin surface applications of testosterone enhancements.  Last February I started injections 200mg every 2 weeks.  Brought T-level into mid 300's and all was fine.  Past 6 weeks I started burning up,(day and night) and just found out blood estrogen (E2) is very high.  Not sure what to do now, doctor appoint this next week.  But this is terrible...

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Aromatase is a natural enzyme  that converts testosterone into estrogen.   Lots of guys who take high doses of testosterone ultimately develop gynecomastia--enlarged breasts--and need surgery to reduce breast gland tissue.  Surgeons do a sort of liposuction to remove the tissue.   Another option is aromatase inhibitors.   Estrogen is also a factor in prostate enlargement.  I take DIM to lessen the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.   5 alpha reductase inhibitors like Proscar stop the conversion of testosterone into DHT.  DHT is a much stronger type of testosterone.  This stronger type is what leads to enlarged prostates.  I'm guessing  could lead to increased estrogen production. 

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