If on cause to avoid testosterone hormone therapy is an enlarged prostate, relax and do not worry. There are many factors that play a role in enlarged prostates. Testosterone alone does not cause this issue. Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT is a substance that is the result of a conversion of testosterone by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductive. DHT is what promotes the prostate cells to grow. Experts believe DHT levels rise in many men as they age, even if testosterone levels decline, and that the buildup of DHT may be a factor in enlarged prostates.

Factors that may lead to an enlarged prostate include:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Elevated Estradiol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Ethnicity
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Poor Diet
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Weak Immune System