Premature ejaculation: When low testosterone is the cause
Researches on the possible involvement of biochemical factors in ejaculation procedures revealed Testosterone a key player and that’s old news. Its role on ejaculatory reflex reveals quite the opposite: Too much of testosterone (both free and total levels) brings premature ejaculation, while men in the normal range are less inclined to the disorder.
The semen compositions of those affected with premature ejaculation have been found significantly low on acid phosphatase and alpha-glucosidase. It is also a question if these biochemical parameters also denote other dysfunctions, like that of prostate, or the epididymis, adding to the existing condition.
Another hormone that goes down in the premature ejaculation affected is prolactin. It is a gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary. Low serum levels of prolactin vary according to the sexual dysfunctions; the lowest counts are associated with metabolic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and anxiety disorders.
Similarly, Testosterone is a hormone, or a precursor hormone, to be precise. It needs to be converted to DHT to put the hair on the chest or the stubble on the face. DHT or 5α-dihydrotestosterone is a metabolite of testosterone and is an active determinant of the development of androgen target tissues (e.g. uro-genital sinus, tubercle) forming the prostate gland, the scrotum, the urethra and the penis.
Testosterone itself is twice as less sensitive targeting androgen receptors than 5α-dihydrotestosterone. It is the signal of testosterone that’s amplified through its conversion to DHT. However, people in their mid-30s to early-40s face erectile problems the most; it’s not the age but the accumulation of the garbage over three decades.
Low testosterone is not a disorder by itself but an indication of things not going right. A treatment for all those factors is more important than trying to build up on testosterone levels. Its link to coronary artery diseases contributed greatly to spread awareness and attract appreciation. However, since a lot of the low-T symptoms are mirrored by other medical problems, it becomes difficult diagnosing. Those who got it because of easily detectable causes like diabetes, depression or high blood pressure are lucky.
For a healthy, human adult, male, the bottom of normal total testosterone range is 300ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter) while the upper limits touch 1,200 ng/dL mark. Anything below lower-than-normal is bad and reasons could be anything between injured testicles and HIV/AIDS or chronic liver and/or kidney diseases. Type 2 diabetes is also another reason; it often stays associated with obesity.
Now, there could also be reasons like medicines and genetic conditions, but that will take this discussion out of bounds. In that case, it will be clearly visible on the blood test reports and treating them are the doctor’s responsibility.
But what’s more concerning is low scores do not always create symptoms. Instead of inducing premature ejaculation, it eats into bone density, turning them fragile and brittle. So injections that stimulate sperm production are definitely not a solution in this case; this is a condition that embraces more than just the fertility issue.
It is thus important you check bone and muscle mass densities, the prostate, cardiac health and total sperm count when you are going for a T-test; if possible, also test the hGH. If all turn out normal, then following procedures on regular and frequent basis shall be able to keep you up for the days ahead.
Note: If you are still thinking about a jab or two, you must know that testosterone treatment raises a man’s red blood cell count; overages enlarge the breasts and accelerate prostate growth.