Men's health has received a welcome boost with the news that a simple course of light treatment that mimics nature could increase the body's testosterone production levels naturally and can treat forms of depression. The research showed testosterone levels increased and the bright light tripled their sexual satisfaction scores in men who had this type of light treatment.
More work is required to prove the results scientists have produced with even more research now shows focusing on the benefits of medication with fewer side effects.
Scientists from the University of Siena in Italy found that using a light box, similar to those used to treat some forms of depression, increased testosterone levels. And this led to greater reported levels of sexual satisfaction. But they said more research was needed before it could be used as a treatment. The researchers carried out their study on 38 men who had been diagnosed with disorders which cause a lack of interest in sex. Bright light One half of the group was treated with a light box, while the other half was treated with an adapted light box which gave out significantly less light. They were treated for half an hour early in the morning for two weeks. When they retested the participants, they found that the group exposed to the bright light tripled their sexual satisfaction scores while the control group's scores stayed roughly the same.