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The Use of Testosterone Gel

Testosterone Gel

Thousands of middle-aged men use testosterone gels to increase blood testosterone levels. Hormone replacement therapy assists men in maintaining muscle and bone mass, improves mood, enhances metabolic health, prevents depression, and boosts sexual performance. Gels are often better than injections because they provide a more steady level of blood testosterone.

A study from the Center for Sexual Function/Endocrinology in Massachusetts, showed that applying testosterone gel to the arms and shoulders stimulated the production of higher blood testosterone levels than rubbing the gel on the chest, abdomen, or legs. The study examined middle-aged men with low blood testosterone levels (less than 300 nanograms per 100 ml). Applying the gel to the arms and shoulders increased testosterone above 500 mg, which is within the usual range for adult men. Testosterone levels were 20 percent less after rubbing the gel on other places. This is extremely significant information for men who use supplemental testosterone gels or creams.
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Muscle Dysmorphia Among Youth and Women

Muscle Dysmorphia
Muscle dysmorphia is a psychological condition where people and mainly men become overly obsessed with muscle mass and body composition and have a obsessive need to work out and diet. They will avoid social and work responsibilities to uphold their workout schedule. They often take drugs and supplements they know are unhealthy in order to accomplish their goal. It is similar to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia that are most common in women. However, some men have eating disorders and some women experience muscle dysmorphia.

Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada, in a study of novice male and female weight trainers, found that some of their test subjects showed a propensity to develop this problem. While many people undoubtedly have unrealistic body images, extreme focus and devotion are required to reach championship levels. In champions, preoccupation and dedication are considered worthy, but are classified as psychological disorders in less-accomplished people.
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