Interesting Video

Interesting Video

Postby MikeDCross » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:11 pm

Been searching for information,and found an interesting video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUitMlwMlkw <<

Interesting to see how the US and UK treat type 2 differently

UK from my limited experience is Nebido every 14 weeks. When I asked my consultant why the difference, her response was interesting "we (UK) do evidence based medicine"....which really was not an answer, as I assume the US have equally good doctors and evidence.

US from the numerous videos - T and HCG, with 1 or 2 T injections / week.

Hopefully the video is informative and helpful

I've really like to understand why the UK / US treat the same condition so differently, and which is more effective.
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Re: Interesting Video

Postby Carl » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Thanks for the video link, interesting. I had never heard of different types of Hypogonadism, although having watched the video it makes perfect sense that I have secondary Hypogonadism in the same way I have secondard Adrenal Insufficiency (I have healthly testes and healthy adrenal glands, but the signal to make them work isn't working properly)

I had never heard of HCG before this video, so wonder what the overall benefits/risks are between having HCG and having T injections. Certainly I don't identify with the guy in the video in terms of the problems he suffered with depression etc. prior to my diagnosis. I do feel my mental attitude to life has greatly improved and I am a lot more assertive and positive now, but I wasn't (thanksfully) so far down the scale as he was.

I started to watch his other video where he goes through his blood results, but ran out of time....I'll watch that later on at some point.
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Re: Interesting Video

Postby MikeDCross » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:05 am

Carl,

I've watched a number of his videos, some are informative and many are not; it does seem that his Drs have a very different approach than mine.

I have type 2, and the UK give me T injections which removes the need for my body to create T, and does nothing to help with other hormone levels affected; the US approach appears to maintain normal function as much as possible and only boost when the body cannot produce enough T -- when I asked my UK consultant, she got defensive and basically said that the UK use "evidence based medicine", whereas the US use "whatever they can charge for" medicine, which seems unfair.
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