Hollywood Testosterone to Enhance Libido
For over a hundred years Science has shown that replacement of the male hormone, Testosterone, restores libido. Initially, it was discovered that synthetically produced male hormone allowed children born without it to develop normally. When applied to adults, it was found males responded with greater interest in social contacts and their libido increased by two to three fold. Oddly, it was also found in the 1970’s that small amounts, a fraction of what is necessary to restore libido in males, when given to females ALSO increased their libido even more dramatically than in males. Today in 2018 we know the dangers of overdosing patients on hormones and we take precautions in both males and females to avoid misuse of these powerful substances. Individuals in the mid thirties present from time to time with complaints of depression and loss of libido. When blood tests reveal their levels of testosterone are “low” or “low normal” we are at first surprised. Why is that? How is it possible to have such low levels in healthy young people, we ask. Stress and dietary fads create issues at all ages but, especially now, in urban settings we see males young and old buying into the adds we see on billboards. The adds encourage us to look like the models up there on the billboards and we fill pressured to compete in the urban environment with images we are bombarded with every day. We forget those images have been pixelated and airbrushed and modified to look the way they do. Within months of buying into the “Look” voilà…we have a drop in testosterone and a loss of libido. This phenomenon worsens when we add the pressure and stress of everyday work. Competition and a drive to “get that part” in this or that production, “to get that promotion” or to “get ahead of the guy we are competing with” — all make the stress levels higher. That stress releases THE STRESS HORMONE — CORTISOL. That hormone has a direct effect on turning all of our natural energy away from the ordinary tasks of making sex hormones like testosterone. Instead, that energy goes to make “the fight or flight” hormone — adrenaline and the necessary proteins and energy-sugars to help us to deal with the stress. So, stress is a big contributor to “low T” and loss of libido in young people of both sexes.