Low T & Low D: A Deadly Duo
By Boston Testosterone Partners
October 23, 2012
A new study sheds some light, albeit a disturbing illumination, on men who carry both low free testosterone and low Vitamin D levels.
The study was published in February of 2012 and consisted of 2,069 men*. It’s findings concluded that when men were deficient in free testosterone and deficient in Vitamin D they had a 77% increase in cardiovascular-related mortality.
More disturbing, however, was the increase in non-cardiovascular deaths. When deficient in both free testosterone and Vitamin D, the researchers concluded there was an astounding 133% increase in non-cardiovascular mortality.
The researchers conducting this study carefully adjusted for confounding factors like age, body-mass index, active smoking, physical activity, diabetes, C-reactive protein, prevalent coronary artery disease, serum calcium, and parathyroid hormone.
This new study closely resembles findings from a study of 858 US military veterans over the age of 40. The study took place over 8 years, with doctors monitoring the testosterone levels of the men in the group, and examining their accompanying health issues. The results there showed an 88% increased risk of death among the men in the low testosterone range. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
In light of this new evidence, all men aged 30 years and older should begin testing immediately. We recommend you seek out a qualified hormone physician who has been trained in testosterone restoration and hormone balancing. Unfortunately, far too many primary care doctors do not test men’s testosterone levels, let alone their Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) levels. If they do, the resulting tests almost always omit estrogen levels. And the therapy prescribed will, often times, be testosterone creams or gels, without any regard to estrogen increases or testicular atrophy.
Men concerned with low testosterone or who want to be tested should contact Boston Testosterone Partners. Specialists in testosterone restoration, they now treat patients nationally through their numerous affiliate offices.
Boston Testosterone Partners has begun the widespread testing of men’s Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) levels, in addition to their comprehensive hormone testing. Where deficient, physician prescriptions for pharmaceutical grade Vitamin D are dispensed to patients. Men are then retested 10 weeks post therapy to adjust and optimize their levels into the recommended 50-60 ng/mL range.
Boston Testosterone is uniquely positioned to quickly conduct testing for men nationwide. If you are interested in having a National Hormone Physician order testing for you, please contact Boston Testosterone online.
Boston Testosterone is a Testosterone Replacement, Wellness and Preventative Medicine Medical Center that treats and prevents the signs and symptoms associated with Andropause and hormone imbalances. With affiliates nationally, Boston Testosterone offers hormone replacement therapy, weight loss protocols, erectile dysfunction (ED), Sermorelin-GHRP2 therapy and neutraceutical injectable therapies for men and women. Their medical facilities offer physician examinations and treatment programs that incorporate the latest in medical science.
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*Lerchbaum E, Pilz S, Boehm BO, Grammer TB, Obermayer-Pietsch B, März W. Combination of low free testosterone and low vitamin D predicts mortality in older men referred for coronary angiography. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Feb 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2012.04371.x.