No data to prove the link between testosterone therapy and heart problems

According to Dr Shingai Mutambirwa - Urologist at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, testosterone is the most important sexual hormone. For men, testosterone is necessary for erection, necessary for the moods and the need to have sex.

Starting from the age of 30 men could get male menopause, which lowers their testosterone and might cause them to start taking hormone replacement therapy drugs.

Hormone replacement therapy helps regulate hormone levels in the body and provide relief from a number of symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive and weight gain.

Taking supplement suppresses your own natural testosterone and fertility. It can cause other problems especially if it is taken in higher dosages.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

Dr Mutambirwa says that only men suffering from low testosterone should take hormone replacement therapy drugs and they should not be taken for social reasons.

I don’t encouraging people to take testosterone supplements for social or even for sporting reason

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

He says that a study in America has revealed that there’s increased risk of developing cardiovascular conditions for older men who are taking testosterone supplements.

However there is another data which shows that there’s a lower risk of death in men who were receiving testosterone than in those who were not.

If you are going to supplement testosterone you need to be seen by a doctor and it has to be done in an appropriate manner

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

He says supplements that are taken orally could be risky than those taken through injections, patches or cream.

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa

Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to EWN KZN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo about her three-part documentary into the death of Sindiso Magaqa.

Why aren't all human-beings ambidextrous?

Why aren't all human-beings ambidextrous?

This week, The Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith says studies show that only 10% of the population is left-handed.

It's time to talk openly about the pain of endometriosis, says Dr Eve

It's time to talk openly about the pain of endometriosis, says Dr Eve

10% of women globally will suffer from endometriosis during their fertile years, but where's the public dialogue on the condition?

Eusebius McKaiser: Jessie Duarte is a bully and an enemy of black people

Eusebius McKaiser: Jessie Duarte is a bully and an enemy of black people

Eusebius McKaiser says Jessie Duarte has been bullying people for a long time and has refused invitations to interviews.

The power of South African Theatre and story-telling

The power of South African Theatre and story-telling

Eusebius McKasier discusses the history of South African Theatre and how it has evolved throughout the years.

Why bosses and businesses need to take LGBTI+ inclusion more seriously

Why bosses and businesses need to take LGBTI+ inclusion more seriously

"Coming out" at work can be a tough decision when starting a new job. A global study shows the business case for LGBTI+ inclusion.

Popular articles
Personal finance guru Maya Fischer-French comes clean about her own finances

Personal finance guru Maya Fischer-French comes clean about her own finances

Bruce Whitfield interviews Fischer-French about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.