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    Age 60+ and on TRT

    At well over 60, I was surprised to learn that I had osteoporosis. My doctor got suspicious since I am of normal weight and reasonably active for my age. My bones should be holding up better than they are. He tested me for T levels and my total T was half the minimum, and my free T was...
  2. Nelson Vergel

    Testosterone treatment in older men: glass half empty or half full?

    In a series of randomized controlled trials published in JAMA and JAMA Intern Med, US researchers have examined the effect of testosterone treatment in older men with testosterone levels <275 ng dl&#8722;1 on coronary artery plaque volume,[1] cognitive function,[2] anemia,[3] and volumetric bone...
  3. Nelson Vergel

    Testosterone Replacement Decreases Rehospitalization in Older Men

    Androgen Therapy and Rehospitalization in Older Men With Testosterone Deficiency. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30080-5/abstract Objective - To assess whether the receipt of androgen therapy is associated with a reduced 30-day...
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    Lab results Month 5 on hCG mono Increased hematocrit high free T- low SHBG

    hcG mono therapy now 541+ plus in the fifth month 62 y.o. visceral adipose Ja-Mar 15: baseline 199 to 300 after stopping gel for several months. >10 years non-compliant gel hCG mono started April 2015 10,000i,u,/week labs June new regimen 500 did not work now 1,000 E3D new labs Sept (below)...
  5. Nelson Vergel

    Elderly men over 65 years of age benefit as much from testosterone as young men

    "We concluded that the benefits of restoring serum T in men with late onset hypogonadism ( LOH ) were not different between men >65 years of age, and younger men. Beneficial effects on lipids and other metabolic factors, on psychological and sexual functioning progressed over the first 24-42...
  6. Nelson Vergel

    Elderly men over 65 benefit as much from testosterone treatment as do younger men

    Saad F, Yassin A, Haider A, Doros G, Gooren L. Elderly men over 65 years of age with late-onset hypogonadism benefit as much from testosterone treatment as do younger men. Korean J Urol. 2015;56(4):310-7. PURPOSE: To investigate the potential benefits of testosterone administration to...
  7. Nelson Vergel

    Flawed Testosterone Studies Fuel Concerns and Lawsuits

    A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors that can affect their health. Testosterone...
  8. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson Vergel asks for change in testosterone guidelines after another negative study

    A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors that can affect their health. Testosterone...
  9. Nelson Vergel

    Should Lawyers Be Suing Researchers who Performed Flawed Testosterone Studies?

    A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors that can affect their health. Testosterone...
  10. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson Vergel asks for change in testosterone guidelines after another negative study

    A new study published yesterday and a previously published one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see both below) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors that can affect their health...
  11. Nelson Vergel

    Poorly Done Testosterone Studies Fuel Concerns and Lawsuits

    A study published at the end of 2013 and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given suboptimal testosterone replacement without proper monitoring and management of factors that can affect their health...
  12. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson Vergel asks for change in TRT guidelines after another negative study

    Nelson Vergel asks for change in testosterone guidelines after negative studies
  13. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson Vergel asks for change in testosterone guidelines after negative studies

    A new study published yesterday and a previously published one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see both below) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors that can affect their health...
  14. Nelson Vergel

    Safety of Testosterone Therapy in Older Men

    Safety of T Therapy in Older Men The use of T therapies in older men has been limited by concerns over adverse cardiovascular and prostatic effects. Several meta-analyses suggest T has been well-tolerated in the majority of studies in healthy older men. [141],[142],[143] The most frequent...
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