Male Fertility and Low Testosterone Levels/endocrine disrupting chemicals

Men, women and children exposed to high levels of phthalates — endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and some personal care products — tended to have reduced levels of testosterone in their blood compared to those with lower chemical exposure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Male hormone restoration can be improved by means of chelation therapy.  Some of the symptoms in men would be low testosterone levels, larger hips, male breasts, poor reproductive development and crying (emotional).   However, in Chinese Medicine, the condition of low testosterone is treated using acupuncture and herbs successfully.  This treatment takes at least 2 to 3 months but patients should expect 6 months treatment realistically to improve low sperm count.  The treatment of male fertility can be 1 year to the longest therapy time of 2.5 years.  The herbal prescriptions used in Chinese medicine nourish kidney jing to treat male fertility.

Neutralising  the reactive estrogen by means of chelation therapy is also recommended.  Exposure to environmental pollutants either during the time in the womb or later in life, PCBs, (polychlorinated biphenols, dioxin and several pesticides such as DDT, solvents used in manufacturing adhesives, printing inks and paints  Other chemicals used in farming act like oestrogens or anti-androgens.  Avoiding environmental estrogens i.e. drinking from plastics bottles, avoiding contact with cash register receipts, eating from plastic trays and limiting the use of some personal care products.

Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It contributes to a variety of functions in both sexes, including physical growth and strength, brain function, bone density and cardiovascular health. In the last 50 years, research has identified a trend of declining testosterone in men and a rise in related health conditions, including reduced semen quality in men and genital malformations in newborn boys.

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