Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on sexual function

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I get notes regularly from guys about nitric oxide.

“Matt, why do they push nitric oxide? You’re telling us it’s so bad, why are they saying it’s good?”

Or, “Matt, they’re saying that androgen deprivation therapy is what I need.

Why are you saying it so bad? How can all the doctors be wrong?”

So, I want to show you quickly how wrong the doctors are.

And I don’t mean that your doctor is an idiot.

What I mean is that big pharmaceutical corporations in league with the government brainwashed him.

Here is a perfect example of how wrong doctors were and how millions of women suffered for very badly.

I’m also then going to show you what is wrong with the primary treatment for prostate cancer and why you may want to talk to your doctor about alternatives.

Estrogen was big business.

Big Pharma made billions of dollars from estrogen.

So, the drug companies funded studies to support the widespread prescription of estrogen.

The biggest market was women after menopause.

The story was that estrogen would support the heart and prevent heart attacks in postmenopausal women.

If you look back, you will see study after study showing how wonderful estrogen is.

And about how it prevents heart attacks.

Here is a good example from the most prestigious medical publication in the world, the New England Journal of Medicine.

Let me quote a few choice nuggets from this study:

The apparent marked benefit of estrogen in reducing the risk of coronary disease is consistent with previous evidence. Of 15 other prospective studies, 14 found decreased risks among estrogen users.

Can’t get much more promotional than that, can you?

We observed that when current postmenopausal estrogen users were compared with women who had never used estrogen, they had about half the risk of major coronary disease or fatal cardiovascular disease and no increase in the risk of stroke.

Okay, so 14 of 15 studies said that estrogen was wonderful for postmenopausal women.

There were virtually no downsides to it.

It prevents heart attacks.

It doesn’t increase the risk of stroke.

Every postmenopausal woman should be on it pretty much is what the study said.

Except all the studies were completely and totally 100% wrong.

A better study, one of many, found exactly the opposite.

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Current findings suggest caution when considering hormone therapy treatment in older age groups given the high risk of CHD and other outcomes associated with hormone therapy use in this setting.

One of the risks was increased heart attack risk. Another was increased risk of stroke.

So how could one study contradict the other so badly?

How could one study contradict 14 other studies?

Well, the truth is that the early studies were all biased, manipulated, and wrong.

The truth finally came out.

Except millions of women had experienced heart disease, stroke, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s, and premature dementia — all because of this Big Pharmaceutical Corporation Propaganda.

I bring this to your attention in such excruciating detail because exactly the same thing happens over and over — and over.

Eventually, the truth always comes out.

In this case, I’m going to finish this newsletter by talking about one of the worst treatments for prostate cancer.

Androgen deprivation therapy.

Basically, it makes you a chemical castrated man.

And supposedly this is to stop the spread of prostate cancer.

This is what men say about it:

“It takes a strong marriage, a VERY strong marriage to survive prolonged ADT”

“Without testosterone you will lose most of your interest in sex and you will probably lose most of your ability to have sex.”

“In six months you will be completely impotent and worst part, you will not care…”

And I would say that the even worse of the worst part is that it DAMAGES the prostate.

Plus, it and causes long-term impotence and problems for men that may not be reversible.

In this newsletter, I’m going to talk about just one of many proven problems with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

ADT is completely ineffective and actually, makes the problem worse.

This is a review of many other studies.

It shows that low testosterone, brought about for example by androgen deprivation therapy, will fill the chambers of the penile member with fibrotic fat cells.

There are so many side effects of androgen deprivation therapy.

And that ADT may cause erectile dysfunction that is permanent or quite difficult to reverse.

Androgen deficiency promotes differentiation into adipogenic lineage, and accumulation of adipocytes in the corpus cavernosum may contribute to erectile dysfunction.

There are many other problems with androgen deprivation therapy and I will cover some in upcoming newsletters.

I want you to see in this newsletter how doctors and pharmaceutical corporations can be so completely wrong about something.

It happened before and I believe is happening again.

If you have prostate cancer, investigate androgen deprivation therapy thoroughly before you agree to it.

 

 

Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease — Ten-Year Follow-up from the Nurses' Health Study 
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199109123251102#t=article 

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Health Outcomes During the Intervention and Extended Poststopping Phases of the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials 
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1745676 

Weapons of penile smooth muscle destruction: Androgen deficiency promotes accumulation of adipocytes in the corpus cavernosum 
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13685530500328183 

Androgen Deprivation Therapy 
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3841315 
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