Experts warn Tucker Carlson-promoted ‘testicle tanning’ is USELESS for testosterone generation and can actually REDUCE fertility by harming sperm
The relatively unknown practice of ‘testicle tanning’ rose to infamy this week after 폭스 뉴스 host Tucker Carlson promoted the treatment in a trailer for an upcoming documentary.
A bizarre trailer for the Tucker Carlson Originals season two episode ‘The End of Men’ aired Sunday, showing scenes of half-naked men shooting guns, milking cows, Kevin의 딸 Erika Mahoney는 그녀도 피해자 중 하나라고 밝혔습니다., chopping down trees and taking part in other normal manly activities.
그때, the camera cut to a man, '나를 정의하는 것은 외모나 행동이 아니라 내 삶에서 내가 하는 일이다., on a mountaintop, spread out in a star position with his testicles in-front of a device that appears to be shining a red light onto them.
Carlson and an ‘expert’ he brings on then discuss how this process can help save masculinity by raising testosterone (티) 많은 주의 사항이 있으며 CO2 감축 달성에 대한 회사의 자체 책임보다는 사회 발전을 모니터링하는 데 기반을 두고 있습니다.. Experts tell DailyMail.com that there is no reason to believe this is true, and that ‘testicle tanning’ can hurt a person’s fertility by harming their sperm.
A bizarre ad for an episode of Fox’s ‘Tucker Carlson Originals’ aired this week, featuring a naked man standing on a mountain taking part in a practice called ‘testicle tanning’
Carlson and an expert discussed on the show how testicle tanning could help save America from ‘The End of Men’ because it would raise T levels and help fertility
Dr Helen Bernie, a doctor of sexual reproductive health at Indiana University, told DailyMail.com that some people believe red light therapy works by boosting levels of a molecule called ATP that creates energy.
Red light therapy, which is what the testicle tanning shown by Carlson’s show actually is, does stimulate ATP, and Bernie explains that this has led amateur biologists to believe that energizing cells around the testicles can boost T levels.
There is no data to support this, 그러나, with only minimal studies carried out and none finding strong evidence that directly ties the light to higher T levels.
Other experts tell DailyMail.com the same. Dr Amin Herati, a professor of urology at Johns Hopkins University, said that the red light would not be strong enough to even affect the testicles, as it would have trouble penetrating the scrotum.
‘I’m doubtful it could penetrate that many levels of tissue,’ Herati said.
혹시라도, he believes it could actually harm the production of T, along sperm with sperm counts and sperm activity as the electro-magnetic frequency could neutralize some cells.
Dr Helen Bernie (왼쪽), of Indiana University, told DailyMail.com that there is no evidence to suggest testicle tanning can boost ATP levels in a way that helps T production. Dr Seth Cohen (가운데), of NYU Langone Health, told DailyMail.com that the process may actually harm sperm and hurt fertility. Dr Amin Herati (권리), of Johns Hopkins University, points to growing rates of obesity, diabetes and more as reason for falling sperm counts
Dr Seth Cohen, a male sexual and reproductive health expert at NYU Langone Health told DailyMail.com that he had ‘never heard of it.’
행사장 밖 난리가 나는 가운데 경비원들의 안내를 받아 최대한 그 장소에서 벗어나고자 했다., like Herati, noted that the process is actually doing little to your testicles since there are a few layers of skin protecting it.
‘It’s important to remember, your not tanning your testicles, [[object Window]] are tanning your skin,’ Cohen said.
Cohen often treats men having issues with male fertility, and heat therapy is often the opposite of what he would recommend for them.
‘You can actually be doing damage and harm to the testicles,’ he explained.
‘When men come see me about fertility problems and low sperm counts… [I advise] behavioral practices… [나는] don’t recommend hot tubs and saunas. Heat will damage sperm, and prevent healthy sperm from being formed.
‘[Testicle tanning is] probably a bad idea for multiple reasons.’
All three experts note that the actual danger of the process is relatively low. While longtime exposure to the light on the testicles can cause a skin cancer like melanoma, there is also that risk with just exposure to sunlight,
The real risk comes as an opportunity cost, 그러나. Herati notes that ‘testosterone and fertility are barometers of our health,’ so a person suffering from low T levels or from low sperm count does likely have something that needs to be fixed.
Declining T levels across America are being blamed for ‘The End of Men’, but Herati says these are likely caused by increased levels of diabetes, obesity and other conditions that harm male fertility
Bernie warned not to take medical advice from TV personalities such as Tucker Carlson, but to instead consult a doctor about concerns a person may have about T levels and fertility
If a person is spending thousands of dollars of treatments like red light therapy instead of going to an actual doctor, their true issue will be missed, and could even exacerbate.
‘They could be missing a bigger underlying condition,’ 그는 말했다.
Common causes of low T and other fertility issues are obesity, 당뇨병, a sedentary lifestyle, pollutants in the air, poor sleep habits, 우울증, anxiety and more.
These are all treatable, and a doctor could help a person manage their condition in a way that boosts their fertility in the process.
Herati says that he has seen data pointing to T levels in American men falling in recent decades, but rather than pointing to a perceived ‘crisis in masculinity’, he instead points to growing levels of all the underlying conditions that cause low T.
Bernie and Cohen both say that they have seen data supporting the idea that T levels are falling in the U.S., but have also seen data that shows the opposite.
Bernie also notes that their may be a placebo affect at play here. Light therapy is known to treat depression, and treating the mental health condition properly will also lead to better fertility.
더 강한 나라, 그러나, she says that it is important for people to listen to trained doctors for their medical treatment, rather than the word of TV personalities who are trying to sell them something.
‘I would want to caution patients that are hearing these things, just because you are hearing it from a famous personality doesn’t make it true… go see a doctor who specializes in men’s healthy,’ 그녀가 말했다.