Mesterolone, commonly known as Proviron among many others, is a male sex hormone and androgenic androstene steroid hormone medication that are often prescribed for the treatment of reduced testosterone levels in men who have difficulty or not able to produce their own. Although this use is controversial, it is also taken by oral intake. Although some men who have Proviron experience side effects such as sleepiness and weight gain, others do not experience any such effects. In most cases, Proviron is prescribed for an extended period of time before a physician decides if it is a good choice for men with low testosterone levels and/or low libido.
In males, testosterone can be classified into three types, namely dihydrotestosterone (DHT), testosterone androstenedione (DHEA) and prolactin. DHT is known to cause the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in men, such as impotence and decreased libido, but DHEA and prolactin are known to cause other ailments including enlarged prostate, enlarged breast and abdominal fat. Proviron works by blocking the conversion of DHEA to testosterone. Proviron is effective in reducing testosterone in the body, yet its effect on the pituitary gland that produces testosterone is not well known.
The pituitary gland is located in the male reproductive system. It produces androgens, which play a role in cell growth and sexual development, among other functions. It is also responsible for storing the sex hormones and the body’s natural anti-androgens (antihistamines). When there is too much testosterone produced in the body, it can lead to the accumulation of DHT, which leads to erectile dysfunction.
Androgens are not only found in male bodies. Testosterone is also found in female bodies, but there are fewer androgens and hence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen is far different in women than in men. Estrogen is primarily a female sex hormone and is responsible for maintaining the female secondary sex characteristics, such as increased facial and body hair and breasts. in women. As estrogen is not present in men, the ratio between testosterone and estrogen is more even in men.
Proviron works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, thus reducing the levels of testosterone in the body. Because testosterone is associated with androgens, the hormone cannot easily be metabolized into estrogen. Proviron can also increase testosterone in the body in cases of male hypogonadism and enlarged prostate.
Proviron may also be used in combination with other medications for the treatment of testosterone in men. It may reduce the levels of testosterone by inhibiting the formation of DHEA and prolactin.
When compared to other testosterone treatment available for hypogonadism, Proviron seems to be a better option. For the treatment of enlarged prostate, Proviron can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which involves the regular use of testosterone-blocking drugs such as ethinylestradiol and testosterone gel.
Some men using Proviron are concerned that using Proviron will increase their risk of prostate cancer and heart disease, as it is made from ingredients that increase the level of DHEA in the body. However, while Proviron does increase testosterone, these effects are not as high as other forms of HRT.
Some men find that Proviron causes the body to produce more cortisol than usual, which can cause a number of symptoms including insomnia, muscle weakness, nausea, and hot flashes. It also reduces the level of progesterone and thus some men feel less satisfied with sexual intercourse.
A number of studies show that although the side effects of Proviron are relatively few, some men may experience nausea or vomiting after using the drug. Proviron is not approved by the FDA as a treatment for sexual problems, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Proviron can also help men with low testosterone levels, especially when combined with testosterone gels or injections. There are no clinical trials evaluating the effect on bone health in men.
The dosage of Proviron can also vary, but many men prefer to take the product with another medication that blocks the formation of DHEA. in order to minimize the amount of testosterone in the system. This is the best way to control the testosterone in the body while taking Proviron. However, some men find that they need more than Proviron.