According to an article recently published on HealthDay.com, cholesterol isn’t the only thing men are lowering with the use of statin drugs. Studies suggest that men who use statin drugs to lower cholesterol are at an increased risk of developing hypogonadism – a condition typified by the gonads inability to produce adequate quantities of the male sex hormone, testosterone – and erectile dysfunction (ED). Statin drug sales generated an estimated $34 billion in 2009 alone and as American health dwindles, and the number of men (and women) with high cholesterol continues to rise, statin drug usage is likely increase accordingly. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in every six American adults has high cholesterol.
Testosterone naturally declines as men age. The decline is oftentimes referred to as andropause – the male menopause – and is usually accompanied by a variety of symptoms, oftentimes associated with menopause. The article recommends that men who think that they might be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, such as low libido, weight gain, adrenal fatigue, irritability and night sweats, should take some time to speak with their physician about testing and treatment. The bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD have helped tens of thousands of men balance testosterone levels and get their edge back with all natural bioidentical hormone therapy and customized nutrition and fitness regimens.
Read the full article: In Men with ED, Statins Linked to Hypogonadism