Special Groups

We have sections you must join to use. You can see the full list here. Most you can join with a click. The medical and pastoral groups require approval.
Note, some groups were not accepting new members properly. That is fixed.

Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

What science can tell us about sex.
Forum rules
Post in this section can be seen by guests and search engines.
Post Reply
garyb
Double
Double
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by garyb »

Testosterone and COVID-19

I just saw this article this morning.  One sentence stood out to me, “Testosterone is key in how the body initiates and regulates various immune responses, including fighting viral infections.”

 

 
--GaryB
🚴‍♂️
User avatar
SeekingChange
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4718
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Location: All I know is I'm not home yet

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by SeekingChange »

Yep, hormone balance isn't just about sex.
God can change what people do, behavioral patterns that have been in play for decades. He can change what we do to cope, to find comfort, to survive conflict, to count. Rahab had done a same old thing for years... and then she did something new.
User avatar
Dale
Board Czar
Board Czar
Posts: 388
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:40 pm

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by Dale »

This research does not surprise me, and I had thought this might be a possibility based on my own limited research into testosterone over the years, as well as my own personal experience with T replacement therapy.

So, another great reason for us guys to get our hormones in balance!
MrMarried
King bed
King bed
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by MrMarried »

I would imagine small amounts of testosterone are involved in this, otherwise women would be sick a lot more than men.
David
King bed
King bed
Posts: 493
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by David »

@MrMarried, not necessarily, as there are physiological differences between men and women and it's possible that female hormones could play a similar role in the female immune system.
Having said that, I'm not surprised that testosterone has some role in regulating immune response.
Irnmyk
King bed
King bed
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by Irnmyk »

I started T replacement for other reasons than sex. I am very active (gym rat) for a man my age, and both my GP Doctor and the Hormone Specialist that administers the treatment recommended it because of my heavy exercise routine.

The sex benefits were both serendipitous and, frankly, a nice surprise.

But, now that that's 2020 in the rear view mirror, I wouldn't want to have to do without them, because the increased T along with the DW's HRT with its increased Estrogen (and, yes, ladies, some T) has opened up our sex life in ways that I formerly used to just dream about.

Talk about.....
hoosier52
King bed
King bed
Posts: 373
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by hoosier52 »

Studies show that proper T levels in men and women reduce Covid symptoms. ExcelMale has a couple of posts about it.

DW and I both had Covid and our symptoms were very mild. The worst part was the quarantine. We've been doing TRT and HRT for a few years.

Healthy hormone levels have to translate into a healthier life.
LBD
On the floor
On the floor
Posts: 1503
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am
Location: Heart of Dixie

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by LBD »

I wonder if this is one of those “missing links” between otherwise seemingly healthy men getting hammered by COVID while some that you would think should struggle just don’t? I don’t think it is a random thing. Viruses are way too specialized to act this random.
It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance. -Thomas Sowell
::dog
hoosier52
King bed
King bed
Posts: 373
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:00 am

Re: Other Benefits of Testosterone For Men?

Post by hoosier52 »

Testosterone deficiency in men infected with COVID‐19
https://wchh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/do ... 02/tre.773

Low testosterone can increase risk of severe COVID-19 in males
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201 ... males.aspx

Low T is also age related. No doubt that older males with lower Tare having worse symptoms than younger men with higher T levels.
Post Reply

Return to “The Science of Sex”