Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: testosterone | aging | hospitalization

Testosterone Reduces Hospitalizations

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 02 October 2018 04:29 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Doctors do not like to re-hospitalize patients. After all, the goal is to get a patient healthy enough so that they don’t have to be in the hospital. In addition, many insurance companies will not pay for re-hospitalizations within 30 days of discharge. 

Doctors studied whether therapy with testosterone could reduce a 30-day re-hospitalization rate among older men. The researchers studied 6,372 nonsurgical hospitalizations for male patients older than 66 years with a previous diagnosis of testosterone deficiency, and published their results in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The authors found that the men who received testosterone therapy had a 27 percent lower risk of re-hospitalization.

The authors concluded, “Androgen therapy may reduce the risk of re-hospitalization in older men with testosterone deficiency.”

The conclusion from this study should come as no surprise. Prior studies found similar results. 

Testosterone is a muscle-building androgen hormone. Having a proper balance of hormones is essential for achieving your optimal health. 

In the case of an older man with low testosterone levels, it is obvious that healing will be difficult if he does not have the proper tissue-building hormones. 

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Doctors studied whether therapy with testosterone could reduce a 30-day re-hospitalization rate among older men. 
testosterone, aging, hospitalization
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 04:29 PM
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