Sleep apnea and testosterone therapy

I'd had varying episodes of sleep apnea. Recently, it's been bad. Could this be due to weight gain and/or beginning testosterone replenishing cream 10%?

Answer


There are scientific studies from National Institutes of Health in 2001 and American Technion Society in 2002 - reported in the July issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism - which demonstrate that testosterone therapy can worsen sleep apnea.

The researchers found that half of the patients with severe sleep apnea also secreted low levels of testosterone during the night.

According to scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, male patients with obstructive apnea have low levels of testosterone, which results in decresed sexual activity and libido.

So, if you wondered why the male patients with sleep apnea don't have sex, the problem is the unbalanced levels of testosterone hormone due to the apnea episodes during sleep.

The good news is that an effective treatment for sleep apnea will be also the remedy for some forms of male sexual dysfunction.

Bottom line, it's best to discuss with your doctor about effective treatments for your sleep apnea, even if its a mild or moderate case, before you try testosterone replacement cream or other types of therapies.
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide


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