A Solution to the Alarming Drop in Testosterone Levels Worldwide: The Promise of TRT - Dr. Tracy Gapin | EP 177
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🧠 Stay ahead with the latest in science, nutrition, and wellness by subscribing to Dr. Perlmutter’s newsletter at: www.drperlmutter.com. ✉️🌱 In this episode of The Empowering Neurologist, we're diving into two topics that are gaining significant attention in the worlds of men's health and weight loss: the importance of testosterone replacement therapy and the emerging role of GLP-1 agonists in weight loss as well as in diabetes treatment. Joining us is an esteemed expert in this field, Dr. Tracy Gapin, a renowned urologist and men's health specialist. Why is this topic so crucial? Testosterone, often hailed as the cornerstone of male vitality, plays a central role in various aspects of men's health. It's not just about physical strength or libido; testosterone impacts mood, energy levels, bone density, muscle mass, cognitive function, and overall well-being. However, as men age, testosterone levels naturally decline, leading to a condition known as hypogonadism or low testosterone. This decline can have profound effects on a man's health and quality of life. Dr. Gapin, with his extensive experience and research in the field, sheds light on how testosterone replacement therapy can be a game-changer for men experiencing the effects of low testosterone. He delves into the nuances of identifying candidates for this therapy, the benefits, and the misconceptions surrounding it. His insights are particularly valuable in a time when discussions about men's hormonal health are often overshadowed or misunderstood. Further, as he explains, age-matched testosterone levels in men have plummeted over the past several decades, and we discuss why. In addition, Dr. Gapin takes us through the exciting world of GLP-1 agonists, a class of drugs initially developed for diabetes management but now having a major impact in the weight loss arena. Obesity is a mounting concern globally, and its impact on men's health is undeniable. With cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and a host of other conditions linked to obesity, finding effective weight management solutions is paramount. Dr. Gapin explains how GLP-1 agonists work, their benefits, their potential risks, and their role in revolutionizing weight loss treatments. This episode is not just for those directly experiencing these issues but also for anyone interested in the broader conversation about men's health. Whether you're a healthcare professional, someone exploring options for personal health improvement, or simply curious about the latest in medical advancements, Dr. Gapin's insights offer valuable knowledge and perspective. ==== 0:00 Intro 3:04 The Issues of Low Testosterone 7:07 Why Testosterone Levels are Falling 10:00 What Indicates Low Testosterone 15:00 The Holistic Approach to This 17:28 Why Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Be Essential 19:53 Addressing Potential Risks 28:20 How TRT Works & What to Expect 35:49 Looking at Estrogen and Progesterone  37:23 LDL Medication and Low Testosterone 39:55 Addressing Thyroid Functionality 40:56 Honest Thoughts on Ozempic 50:28 Conclusion ==== Tracy Gapin, MD, is a board-certified urologist, men’s health and performance expert. and founder of the Gapin Institute, a global leader in high performance medicine. He has over 20 years of experience focused on providing executives, entrepreneurs and athletes a personalized path to optimizing their health so they can have exceptional energy, laser-focused mind and a better body. Text HEALTH to 26786 to receive an electronic copy of the High Performance Health Handbook for Men ___________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidperlmutter/ Website: https://www.drperlmutter.com/ Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRl_UAXxbHyOOjklnA0dxQ/?sub_confirmation=1
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