Testosterone Fights Depression
Can Testosterone Fight Depression?
Yes, it can! A man who has low testosterone often shows signs of depression. Unfortunately testosterone levels can get overlooked when a man goes to his doctor concerned about depression. Not surprisingly, the first instinct of the doctor is to prescribe an anti-depressant. If you treat the source of the depression, then you not only cure the depression but also receive the additional benefits of optimal
testosterone. If the doctor just treats the symptom of depression, then you may still suffer from additional low testosterone symptoms. To make matters worse, some anti-depressants can further lower your testosterone giving you additional symptoms associated with low testosterone. Here is an example of some common medications that can lower your testosterone levels.
Antidepressants – Paxil, Zoloft, Cymbalta
Tranquilizers – Xanax, Valium or Clonopin
Muscle Relaxants – Soma or Flexeril
Pain Killers – Oxycodone, Morphine, Suboxone
Antihistamines – Claritin or Benadryl
Antacids – Tagamet
Depression in Relationships
Depression can be a major strain on any relationship, regardless of whether it is your friends, family or a spouse. A depressed man tends to get moody, lethargic and he pulls away from spending time with his loved ones. We have seen many examples of delighted wives and kids who talk about getting their upbeat, cheerful husband back once he starts testosterone replacement therapy. The relationship with
the spouse has a renewed sense of passion and energy. The man is up off the couch and playing with the kids, doing sweet things for his spouse and helping around the house. Of course another important factor is his renewed desire for intimacy with his spouse. Testosterone replacement therapy has reignited many relationships and provided both partners with a level of happiness that they haven’t
experienced in years.