Testosterone-Boosting Nasal Gel, Raj talks to the Daily Mail

Up to 12.8% of middle-aged men in Europe have a testosterone deficiency and researchers are testing whether the nasal gel will treat men with this deficiency. The theory is that this testosterone-boosting nasal gel will enable the hormone to given via the nose, and will be active in less than an hour.

From the age of 30 to 40 levels of the hormone fall steadily in men at a rate of less than 2 per cent a year. This doesn’t tend to cause problems early on, but a testosterone deficiency that develops later in life (late-onset hypogonadism) can sometimes lead to issues such as low libido, impotence, mood swings and irritability, loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise, insomnia, weak bones and man boobs (gynaecomastia).

The new testosterone-boosting nasal gel, is thought to be more convenient than current skin creams used as testosterone replacement treatments, which can transfer on to anything patients touch (including female partners, where it can lead to an increase in body hair and acne).

Commenting on the study, Professor Raj Persad, a consultant urologist with Bristol Urology Associates and South West Andrology, says:

‘Nasal absorption works well, and is less likely to contaminate partners.

‘Not only is it suitable for the ageing male with low levels of testosterone, but also for a large proportion of younger men who have had damage to the testes following cancer and chemotherapy.’

Read the full article on the Daily Mail.

UroLift, Nick’s story & interview with Raj Persad on ITV

ITV News covers the story of Nick, a man with an enlarged prostate which caused him to ‘to-and-fro’ to the loo many times during the night, meaning he never got a good night’s sleep.

The UroLift system was the answer to his problem. Brought to the UK by South West Andology Consultant, Raj Persad, this new treatment means that surgery for this condition is now much less invasive. A treasury tag style clip lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.

Please watch the video to find out more about Nick’s story.