Low testosterone, also known as low t, is a difficult condition to deal with. Men suffering from the ailment may face a bevy of nasty symptoms.
Hair loss, muscle loss, fatigue, increased body fat, lower libido, erectile dysfunction and depression are just some of the possible effects men may face when dealing with low t. Now, however, a new study suggests that there may be an association between men suffering from low t and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to live with, as it involved damaged nerve cells affecting the body’s functionality and comfort. Now researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have come together to question of a connection between men suffering from low t and this debilitating condition can be found.
Low t and MS
Research provided by an article in the Accelerated Cure Project for MS has revealed that many men suffering from MS also suffer from low t. UCLA researchers have since claimed that there is a “potential to reverse gray matter atrophy associated with MS.”
Combined with certain MS treatments, the research claims “testosterone may provide a complementary treatment aimed at neuroprotection via the preservation/restoration of gray matter.” However, the study also vows that the use of testosterone replacement therapy will bring on a length of side effects ranging from hypertension, heart disease or stroke, high red blood cell counts that could increase the risk of clotting, reduced sperm count or emotional problems.
In conclusion, Accelerated Care Project reports “treatment with testosterone is not a viable option for MS patients as its neuroprotective effect has yet to be confirmed and its risks outweigh its benefits. However, the newly discovered (Th17/IL-33) pathway testosterone regulates holds great promise in the development of more targeted therapies.”