• The daily production of Testosterone in young healthy men is 7 mg and in young healthy women is 250 mcg.
  • Testosterone production is greatly stimulated by the pituitary hormone LH.
  • In men, the testosterone is produced mainly by Testicles; however, a small amount is produced by adrenal glands and in other tissues such as fat cells by conversion from adrenal androgens such as DHEA.
  • In women, half of the testosterone comes from the conversion of DHEA and androstenedione in fat and skin tissues, one-fourth is made by ovaries and the one fourth by the adrenals.
  • Testosterone production declines with aging, Stress and intense physical activities.
  • Positive emotions such as happiness and sexual pleasure may temporarily increase testosterone production.
  • Foods high in protein and/or saturated fat increase Testosterone production.
  • Sugar and sweets decrease Testosterone production.
  • High fibre diets decrease Testosterone absorption in the entero-hepatic circulation.
  • Testosterone converts into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which produces the male sexual characteristics: the virile body with moustache, beard, body hair, pubic and armpit hair, penis, erections, deep voice etc.
  • Testosterone also converts to Estradiol, which generates the female body appearance, enlarging the breasts, widening the pelvis, reducing the body hairs, increasing the sex drive, producing the female voice etc.
  • Testosterone improves mood, memory and decrease anxiety.
  • Testosterone sustains the bone and muscle strength.
  • In men, Testosterone safeguards the cardiovascular system. It reduces serum cholesterol and minimizes atherosclerosis.
  • Testosterone increases the lean body mass and reduces fat mass.
  • Testosterone improves Insulin sensitivity in men.
  • Testosterone develops and maintains the reproductive health in men and women.
  • Testosterone enhances the sex drive and sexual sensitivity, including orgasm in both sexes.

Indications For Testosterone Replacement Therapy

  • Testosterone deficiency states.
  • Andropause Hormone Replacement Therapy.
  • Testicular failure.
  • Male hypogonadism.
  • Component of Menopause HRT.
  • Component of Somatopause HRT.
  • Sexual Dysfunction in both men and women.
  • Low Libido.
  • Erectile dysfunction.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Improvement of body composition and muscle strength.
  • Cachexia.
  • Supportive therapy in Obesity.
  • Erythropenia

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  • Few recommendations by Dr. Deepak Anjana V. Chaturvedi to remember before going for stem cells based therapies

    • Stem cells based therapies have the potential to be a great futuristic medicine.
    • The effects of Stem Cells based therapies are yet to be proven.
    • Go autologous first.
    • Don't pay very hefty amounts for the same.
    • Don't expect miracles but stay optimistic.
    • Evaluate yourself thoroughly before going ahead with it.
    • Don't fall prey to tall claims made by the therapy providers.
    • Don't leave your ongoing treatment (medicines etc) without consulting your doctor.
    • Everything has a potential to give unwanted effects or to get fail. Please stay prepared for the same.

  • Dr. Deepak Anjana V. Chaturvedi's view on Diet

    • 1. No fixed rules about eating behavior.
    • 2. Living long (longevity), Living healthy (wellness), Improved quality of life index (Antiaging) and living comfortably with one or more disability and disease are different entities.
    • 3. Every condition mentioned in point no.2 needs different dietary framework.
    • 4. Affordability and availability are other issues in practical life.
    • 5. Religious and cultural factors affect human eating behavior very much.

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