The Virility Paradox

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Learn more about how testosterone actually works.
Air Date: 6/15/18
Duration: 29:17
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Charles Ryan, MD
Dr. Charles RyanDr. Charles Ryan is an oncologist who recently took on the role of Director of the Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to that, he was the Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ryan’s research focuses on the development of new treatments for advanced prostate cancer and he has published over 100 articles and chapters in the world’s leading medical journals. Dr. Ryan earned a BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude from Marquette University. His book is called The Virility Paradox. 
The Virility Paradox
Testosterone therapy may conjure images of athletic enhancement. There are a lot of misconceptions about testosterone. Testosterone levels decline in both men and women over time.

Testosterone and estrogen are hormones that exist within a body's system, but they bind to estrogen and androgen receptors in the body. There must be a receptor present for binding of that hormone. Testosterone works in the brain, muscles and hair follicles where these androgen receptors are present.

Listen as Dr. Charles Ryan joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how testosterone actually works.