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Low Testosterone is not the Only Cause of Sexual Problems
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Hormones and Sex Drive
Antidepressants and Testosterone
Testosterone: Myths and Misconceptions
Vitamin D and Testosterone
Gabapentin medication induces anorgasmia
Mammograms - New Guidlines
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 October 29, 2015    

Happy Halloween everyone. Sorry for the delay between newsletters, but I have been preoccupied with a few personal issues lately.

Anyway, this newsletter is about sexual problems encountered by aging men (and women). These issues (especially orgasm problems) are common but poorly addressed by the medical community.

Almost all available documentation in this area is devoted to erectile dysfunction and low testosterone, ignoring the myriad of other causes of sexual dysfunction. This leaves many sufferers with other issues nowhere to turn. This newsletter discusses some of these issues and their causes.

Ladies Note: I know this newsletter is almost exclusively for the guys, but the "Interesting Tidbits" section at the bottom may be of interest to you. I promise my next newsletter will be for you gals! 

FEATURE ARTICLE : Low Testosterone is not the Only Cause of Sexual Problems!
It is hard to go a day without seeing or hearing an advertisement for an erectile dysfunction drug or a fix for "Low-T". While the media are obsessed with these two issues, other sexual problems are quite common and unrelated.

Most sexual dysfunction, especially orgasm problems are due to hormone imbalances that can easily be corrected using natural substances.

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Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Associated with Low Serum Free Testosterone
In the course of an evaluation for treatment of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction, serum testosterone levels in 75 percent of both men and women subjects were found to be below the normal ranges. A small number of subjects also had elevated Prolactin levels.
Low Testosterone: Myths and Misconceptions
"Low-T" has fast become a well-known term from advertisements that lead a man to believe that all his problems are instantly fixed simply with a testosterone supplement-universally oversimplifying a very complex issue. While testosterone is indeed an extremely important hormone for a man, it is but one component in a very complex body process.

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men.
The male reproductive tract has been identified as a target tissue for vitamin D, and previous data suggest an association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with testosterone levels in men.The results of this study suggest that vitamin D supplementation might increase testosterone levels.
Gabapentin medication induces anorgasmia in older and elderly patients.
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found that Gabapentin, (trade name Neurontin) a medication commonly used to treat neuropathic pain, seizures and biopolar disease in older and elderly patients, seems to have a higher incidence of anorgasmia, or failure to experience orgasm, than previously reported. This study appears in the current issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.

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Interesting Tidbits

Mammograms: Will the New Guidelines Reduce Them?

Preventive Services Task Force recently issued updated guidelines for breast cancer screening. These new recommendations have been met with uneven acceptance and controversy. This New York Times Article discusses some of these issues. I  promise to discuss this in more detail in a future newsletter, but this  NYT article is quite good.


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