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Tamoxifen Citrate Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 16th, 2018

Estrogen therapy solutions 150x150What is Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen is an orally administered medication which is one of the most important drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer around the world. Because of its importance, and the prevalence of breast cancer around the globe, Tamoxifen is included in the WHO's List of Essential Medicines, those which are considered absolutely necessary to provide primary care to patients. How Does Tamoxifen Work? Tamoxifen is a medication which limits the activity of Estrogen in the breast tissue. When Tamoxifen is taken, it is broken down into a compound known as 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which then travels through the body producing effects dependent upon where it is. Tamoxifen is considered most valuable because of its effect on breast tissue, but it also impacts processes in other areas of the body, such as the endometrium. In this area of the body, Tamoxifen encourages Estrogenic activity, whereas in the breast tissue it significantly reduces the effects of Estrogen upon breast tissue. Because Tamoxifen impacts Estrogen activity differently depending upon the area of the body, it is referred to as a Selective Estrogen-Receptor Molecule. It is highly effective at treating breast cancer, and the primary form of Hormone Therapy for female patients with … Read more »

What Is Testosterone AndroGel


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 15th, 2018

androgelAndroGel can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where AndroGel was applied. Signs of puberty that are not expected have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through skin-to-skin contact with men using topical testosterone products like AndroGel. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where AndroGel has been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the AndroGel application area, the contact area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away. To lower the risk of transfer of AndroGel 1.62%, you should apply it only to your shoulders and upper arms, areas that will be covered by a short-sleeve T-shirt. Do not use AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of your body, such as your stomach area (abdomen), penis, scrotum, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees. Wash your hands right away with soap and water after applying. After the gel has dried, cover the application area with clothing until you have washed the application area well or have showered. If you expect another person to have skin-to-skin contact with your shoulders or … Read more »

How long does it take for Testosterone replacement treatments and therapy to work?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 15th, 2018

smiling doctor with crossed arms 300x194Testosterone: How long does it take to see benefits? Frequently some of the most common questions our endocrinologists get asked by our new patients about testosterone cream, gel or shots are: 1. How long does testosterone therapy take to work? 2. When will I start feeling better? 3. How soon can I expect to see results? 4. How much time does testosterone take to see the benefits? The short answer is most patients notice changes in how they feel on the inside within one or two weeks, but that doesn't always apply to everyone because of the physical differences in people. The physiology of each patient is varied. Some patients start feeling better from day 1 or 2 of starting TRT. Others patients can take a much longer time, and that means it can take them about one or two months depending, but this long period of time tends to be rare. The majority of people experience changes within days or weeks of starting TRT testosterone replacement therapy. The best way to determine how long it is going to take before you start noticing differences are based on many factors. What we have seen that has the most significant impact is exercise, even more so than diet changes. … Read more »

Testosterone Testing


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

testosterone testing header15 620x206Before you can start a testosterone replacement treatment program, you need to know what your current levels of testosterone are. This information is discovered with a simple blood test that is conducted at your first appointment with one of our specializing physicians. The unit of measure for testosterone is nanogram per deciliter (ng/dL) or nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) when measuring total testosterone and picogram per deciliter (pg/dL) or picomoles per liter (pmol/L). For those of you who are counting a gram = 1,000,000,000 nanograms and a nanogram =1000 picograms. A little goes a long way. Once they get your results back from the lab, they can determine whether your levels are low enough to require testosterone replacement therapy and what dosage will be necessary for you to maintain a healthy level of testosterone. In men, any level lower than 500 ng/Dl will usually lead to at least some of the negative symptoms related to testosterone deficiency and levels in the 250300ng/Dl range are often associated with severe symptoms and a general feeling of being discontent with oneself. Why are Testing Testosterone Levels Important? While there are many symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency and usually diagnosing it is relatively straightforward there are other … Read more »

Got Andropause? Male Renewal With Androgen Testosterone Treatment for Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

supplements recommended via a doctor 200x300Got Andropause? Andropause is a broad medical-technical term describing the male quality of life decline and health problems associated with hormone imbalances that men develop as they continue to age past their third decade. More specific terms might include hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, and hypopituitarism. Precise terms that might be used to describe these class of male hormone decline are low T and low HGH, or male hypotestosteronemia and adult-onset growth hormone deficiency. Once you reach the second half of your 30s, in the 35 to 40 years old range, you will start to notice some changes.  Once you enter your fourth decade, the changes will become more prominent. Andropause in Adulthood No matter what your chronological age once you reach adulthood and middle life, you need testosterone to function correctly, to maintain your libido, keep your moods balanced more or less, and keep your mental focus sharp. When andropause kicks in and a drop of testosterone and HGH results, you should seriously consider a TRT and Sermorelin program if these problems become pronounced and you get a proper diagnosis. One of the more noticeable signs men might need treatment is a lack of motivation, energy, and desire. A kind of malaise sets in, … Read more »

Testosterone reduces group think, cooperation, and less sheep-like mentality


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

man strength through testosterone 300x190Testosterone makes us overvalue our own opinions at the expense of cooperation, research from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) has found. The findings may have implications for how group decisions are affected by dominant individuals. It also suggests that testosterone might make people more determined and set in their ways when they make decisions about the future. Could it also give such determined people the image in others as pigheaded, monomaniacal, knows-what-they-want or even as a born leader. Thus this spectrum of behaviors can be interpreted in different ways by different people. But one thing seems to be sure, men with higher testosterone appear to be on average more successful in life. Group versus Individual or Collective Versus Minority of One Problem-solving in groups can provide benefits over individual decisions as we can share our information and expertise. However, there is a tension between cooperation and self-orientated behavior: although groups might benefit from a collective intelligence, collaborating too tightly can lead to an uncritical group-think, ending in decisions that are bad for all. Evolution seems to favor a hierarchical structure; lone hunting animals are less likely to survive than pack animals with an alpha … Read more »

Testosterone linked to heart disease – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

168502 heart blood vessels_436130443 300x225Scientists say they now have new evidence about why women live longer than men, from a study of historical data showing castrated Koreans far outlived their non-eunuch contemporaries. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, used detailed genealogical records of the Imperial nobility during Koreas Joseon dynasty, which spanned more than 500 years from the late 1300s to the early 1900s. According to the data, most men, including kings and royal family members, died in their late-40s or early-50s. But noble-class eunuchs men who were castrated either by accident or because of social benefits lived, on average, to the ripe, old age of 70. Study author Kyung-Jin Min of South Koreas Inha University told AFP the reason is probably that manly hormone, testosterone: Testosterone is known to increase the incidence of coronary heart disease and reduce immune function in males, he said. Castration removes the source of male sex hormones, the study notes, adding the practice has already been proven to help many male animals live longer. Castration also cuts off the possibility of reproduction, which Kyung-Jin stated could also be a factor. According to one of the leading theories of aging, aging occurs at the expense of … Read more »

Testosterone drives ego, helps eliminate group think – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

groupthink testosterone 300x300  Testosterone drives egocentrism at the cost of cooperating with others, consequently affecting group decisions, a study reveals. Collective problem solving can provide benefits over individual decisions as we can share our information and experiences, said a new study from Wellcome Trust's Centre for Neuroimaging at the University College London. Now researchers have shown that the testosterone has the opposite effect - it makes people act less cooperative and more egocentric, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B reported. Researcher Nick Wright and colleagues at the Centre for Neuroimaging carried out a series of tests using 17 pairs of female volunteers who had previously never met. The trial took place over two days, spaced a week apart, a university statement said. "When we are making decisions in groups, we tread a fine line between cooperation and self-interest: too much cooperation and we may never get our way, but if we are too self-orientated, we are likely to ignore people who have real insight," explained Wright. On one of the days, both volunteers in each pair were given a testosterone supplement; on the other day, they were given a placebo. Researchers found that as expected, cooperation enabled the group to … Read more »

Men with higher testosterone tend to lie less, study suggests


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

lying less with testosterone 300x200A new study suggests that men with more testosterone tend to lie less than those with low testosterone. Researchers in Germany found that those who were given testosterone before the study told fewer lies than those who did not receive the shot. An earlier study has already linked testosterone with risky financial behavior. "Testosterone has always been said to promote aggressive and risky behavior and posturing," said Bernard Weber, a neuroscientist from the Center for Economics and Neuroscience in Bonn, according to the Irish Independent. The study gave 46 participants extra testosterone while 45 others were given a placebo. They were then given a game to play which allowed for the inherent possibility of lying to earn money. Those with higher testosterone, it was shown, lied less frequently. "Test subjects with the higher testosterone levels had clearly lied less frequently than untreated test subjects," said co-author Armin Falk, according to Cordis. "This result clearly contradicts the one-dimensional approach that testosterone results in anti-social behavior." Reference Testosterone increases honesty, study suggests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010172212.htmRead more »

Low testosterone levels cause health woes – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

borderline depression psycholgie personalities 220x300    On screen, he plays a crimebusting officer, leading a crack team of elite men and women from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, in the TV series Point Of Entry. But in reality, actor Bernard Tan has suffered for nearly three years from fatigue and a lack of motivation to go about his daily activities - including acting. "Initially, I thought I was overworked and that I should sleep more. Even after getting enough rest, I still felt that way," the 49-year-old bachelor said yesterday. But a pamphlet he came across in a clinic recently made him realize that he could be suffering from hypogonadism - or testosterone deficiency syndrome. "I actually took the pamphlet because I wanted to get the same hairstyle as the male model featured on it," he quipped during a media briefing at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel yesterday. In the end, he did not get the hairstyle as his hairstylist told him that his hair would have to be damaged to achieve the look. But he did find out what was wrong when he went through a checklist on the pamphlet, which was on hypogonadism. "I realized that I answered ‘yes' to seven of … Read more »

Increase in testosterone drug use – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

doping 271622_640 300x180A sharp uptake of testosterone products by Australian men has been blamed on ‘disease mongering' by pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone product use jumped 115 percent from about 29,000 products dispensed in 2005 to 62,000 in 2010 following the marketing of a new gel, according to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme statistics. Pharmaceutical companies marketing testosterone products in both Australia and Canada found ways to skirt advertising laws by warning that symptoms including low energy, low sex drive and even falling asleep after dinner could be due to low testosterone levels, researchers said. Advertisements by two companies which ran in Australia and Canada in the past four years encouraged men with the symptoms to see their doctor for a testosterone test and ask about new treatments. Australian and Canadian researchers said low testosterone was an unlikely cause of these symptoms. Testosterone treatment has not been shown to improve libido, and sexual function, depression and cognitive function, or quality of life in men with age-related testosterone loss,' Agnes Vitry from the University of South Australia and Barbara Mintzes from the University of British Columbia in Canada said. The researchers said testosterone therapy could expose men to many unwanted adverse effects, including progression to subclinical prostate … Read more »

Five Myths About Low Testosterone And Testosterone Therapy – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

erection disfunction problems 300x211  The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has men of all ages seeking the most effective treatment. In recent years, low testosterone is the scapegoat for a growing number of male sexuality issues, including low sex drive and impotence. Testosterone therapy may be comfortable, but top penile implant surgeon, Dr. J. Francois Eid, cautions that the fallout is an abundance of men unnecessarily "addicted" to hormone replacement therapy. "Testosterone replacement therapy arrests the body's natural production of testosterone. The treatment is now showing striking similarities to past problems with hormone replacement for women," explains Dr. Eid, an innovator of the No-Touch Technique for a penile implant and penile prosthesis surgery. "Surgery isn't the answer for everyone, but neither is testosterone. Accurate diagnosis of ED symptoms is critical," he says. "Very few men have abnormal (low) testosterone. We have to explore ED causes before assuming low testosterone to be the reason." Testosterone is responsible for many a manly attribute, but Dr. Eid answers the five most common myths about "Low T" treatment. Myth #1: My erection problems are caused by low testosterone. Truth: The ability to achieve and sustain a normal erection does not require an average testosterone level. Increasing testosterone … Read more »

Environment trumps genes in testosterone levels, study finds – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

city skyline montreal canada 300x201MONTREAL Boys will be boys, as the adage goes, with their boisterous rough-and-tumble play so stereotypically male. Is it the doings of a primary sex hormone called testosterone, long associated with social dominance, masculinity, and strength? Many scientists have explored the role of hormones and conduct, whether in school playgrounds, sports, war or bedrooms. Now a Universite de Montreal study of five-month-old twins is among the first to tease out the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to circulating levels of this chemical. The research with infant twins suggests that the environment plays a more significant role than genes when it comes to testosterone levels. Studies in human and animal models over the past 50 years have confirmed an association between aggression, dominance, and testosterone in adolescence said lead author Richard Tremblay of UdeM's research unit on children's psychosocial maladjustment. "The question is, when does that association start" asked Tremblay, whose team looked at newborn babies of both sexes. Published in the online edition of Psychoneuroendocrinology, the study compared testosterone in saliva samples from a total of 314 infants identical twins with non-identical twins. Identical pairs share the same genes, while fraternal twins are like any siblings and share 50 … Read more »

Dr Manny: Want to boost your testosterone? Try getting married – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

wedding 322034_640 300x200There is some positive news about marriage. Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia have found that drops in testosterone levels in men are not necessarily just a consequence of age but are also products of lifestyle and behavior. Presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, the study revealed that being obese, whether or not a man smoked and was depressed were all linked with significant drops in testosterone. Another interesting statistic showed that men who were not married had much more significant drops in their testosterone levels than their married counterparts. To obtain their findings, the scientists analyzed testosterone measurements in over 1,500 men. The men had their hormone levels tested once and then a second time five years later. On average, men's testosterone levels fell at one percent each year; but when subgroups were compared to one another, the researchers found the drops to be much more significant in those who were overweight, depressed or had troubles quitting smoking. According to Dr. Gary Wittert, the study's co-author, it makes sense that married men would have higher testosterone levels due to previous research that suggests men who are married are happier and in better … Read more »

Co-sleeping with baby drops men’s testosterone levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

baby 22194_640 300x200       A new study shows that its not only women's bodies that adapt to parenthood: fathers who sleep next to their tot show dips in their levels of testosterone, which researchers say is good for the baby. In prior researcher, study author Gettler (currently of the University of Notre Dame in the US state of Indiana) and his colleagues found that when men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop and the more involved dads were in caring for their children, the more significant their drops in the hormone. A new study suggests that men's bodies make adjustments to better adapt to child rearing. AFP/Relaxnews After taking saliva samples before and after sleep, they found those who shared a bed with junior had dips in their testosterone levels in the evening. The researchers also took testosterone samples in 2005 and 2009, and they found that dads who dozed next to their child had a third less testosterone than before, compared to dads who slept separately. While high testosterone levels have been linked to aggression, extroversion, and risk-taking, lower testosterone levels are good for parenthood. Drops in testosterone have been connected to fathers responsiveness to their children, wrote the study … Read more »

The top ten testosterone booster supplements: A review


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

strong man doing pushups 300x200     Testosterone. For males, this is the magic hormone. As a young boy enters puberty, testosterone begins to flood his system. By his mid-teens, it is becoming a floodgate and keeps flowing throughout his twenties. Why is testosterone so important? Because it makes men MEN. From burning fat to building muscle, from having youthful energy to boosting your brainpower, from having the unbreakable willpower to exuding confidence, testosterone is the key. Most men don't pay too much attention to testosterone when they are young. After all, why should they? It is so easy to take it for granted since the supply is seemingly endless. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has other plans That's correct. Beginning at approximately age thirty, men start to lose testosterone. By most estimates, the decline of free testosterone in the blood levels drops off by around 10% per year. Do the math. By the time a man has reached eighty, he is lucky to have one-half of the testosterone levels that he did fifty years ago. And the consequences aren't pretty Weakened muscles…a steep drop in stamina and endurance…increasing aches and pains…brain fog…brittle bones…worn-out Glands…thinning, wrinkled skin…diminished sex life…it sounds like a parade from the depths of … Read more »

Hypogonadism Testosterone Archives – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

senior hormone doctor 300x200  The Effects of Hypogonadism on Men Learn more about the causes and cures of this ever-increasing problem    Your physician enters the room with a somber demeanor and announces "Your blood tests are back, and it's confirmed: you have hypogonadism."    The response of many men to this somewhat confusing pronouncement is often: "what's that?" The medical, professional, clinical definition of hypogonadism is the reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes). The Endocrine Society practice guideline has a similar definition: Hypogonadism in men is a clinical syndrome that results from failure of the testis to produce physiological levels of testosterone (thus androgen deficiency) and an average number of spermatozoa due to disruption of one or more levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis.    In plain English, this means the decreased production of the critical male hormones that make men men…especially testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). This condition is sometimes given the moniker "low t."    Then more depressing news follows. All-too-often, older men are told that their condition is specifically called Age-Associated Hypogonadism, sometimes referred to as Late-onset hypogonadism. At around age 31, a man's levels of growth hormone and testosterone begin to decline … Read more »

Your Life on Testosterone: Overly Sure, Unwilling to Listen to Anyone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

hear nothing 1812799_640 300x300A study testing the effect of testosterone has found that it dramatically lowers cooperation between individuals, making people more egocentric. In this study, people performed their task more poorly under the influence of testosterone. It didn't affect their performance, but the lack of cooperation it caused resulted in partners making the wrong choice more frequently than they did when not under the influence of testosterone. Oh, and by the way, all the subjects were women. Self-centered, unwilling to listen, and overly sure of yourself. This is your life on testosterone, even if you are female. The study was of 17 pairs of women who had never met before. Each pair participated in two sessions held three to seven days apart. In one session, both women were given an oral testosterone supplement (80 mg of testosterone undecanoate) six to seven hours before the session. For the other session, neither woman received testosterone. Each session consisted of 192 trials. In each test, the women sat at separate computer screens and were shown the same two sets of images. Each set contained six pictures of a grating. In one set, one image was sharper (higher contrast) than all the others. The women had … Read more »

The Secret to Guys’ Sex Appeal: Low Stress, High Testosterone, Strong Immunity – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

chiseled jaw women turn on 300x200  Washboard abs and a chiseled jaw are a draw, but a recent study suggests it may be a man's healthy immune system that turns women on. That makes sense since a robust immune system signifies a healthy guy - one who's likely to survive long enough to pass his rugged genes to the next generation. But the more surprising thing is that women can spot good immunity by looking at a guy's face. The critical factor may be testosterone, the male hormone that has been associated with a man's healthy, good looks. According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, testosterone levels are not only linked with facial attractiveness but also with a robust immune system response. MORE: Why Fathers Have Lower Levels of Testosterone To figure out the complicated relationship between hormones and hotness, researchers from Abertay University in the U.K. studied 74 Latvian men in their early 20s. They gave the men a Hepatitis B vaccine, which triggers the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus, and took blood samples before and after. Using the blood samples, researchers measured the men's antibody levels, as well as levels of testosterone and the stress hormone … Read more »

With testosterone, it’s ‘my way or the highway’: UK study – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

my way or the highway testosterone 300x200Testosterone can skew one's judgment, creating the impression that decisions are best taken alone even in situations that call for collaboration, according to a study released Wednesday. In a smart set of experiments, scientists led by Nicholas Wright at the University of London showed that women given a dose of testosterone become less inclined to act in concert even when it was apparently in their interest to do so. Finding the right balance between working together and going solo, and knowing when to do one or the other, is an essential life skill. In some circumstances, joining forces with others is the best way to achieve the desired result: that's why lions and hyenas hunt in packs, and why humans cooperate on the playing field, in the laboratory, or in battle. Sometimes, however, decisive individual action is needed to break free of group-think or to come out ahead of the game. To a significant extent, our ability to navigate between these two extremes is acquired through learning and experience, but some of these impulses are hardwired too. Earlier research, for example, on the biological underpinnings of group decision making revealed that a naturally-occurring hormone, oxytocin, promotes the urge to work … Read more »

Too much testosterone makes for bad decisions, tests show – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 11th, 2018

personal decision tree 300x214It can happen in juries and local groups, in Dáil committees and company boardrooms. Too much testosterone can thwart good decision-making. People have long blamed the male hormone for the damaging group dynamic, and now University College London researchers have proven this to be true. Toss in some excess testosterone and co-operation tends to go out the window. Dr. Mark Wright and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL tested the impact of testosterone on the levels of co-operative decision-making accomplished by groups. They publish their findings this morning in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Other experiments had already shown that subjects given the female hormone oxytocin tended to be more co-operative. The university team wanted to see whether testosterone could produce the opposite effect, Dr. Wright said. Men already have high levels of the hormone and if extra is given it will quickly be broken down. For this reason, only women were used as subjects, Dr. Wright said. Supplements were given to elevate their testosterone levels temporarily, and the women conducted a series of tests to measure levels of co-operation. Dr. Wright used 17 pairs of female volunteers who were asked to watch … Read more »

Testosterone Treatments May Alleviate Negative Effects of Type-Two Diabetes


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 11th, 2018

the human body 1279964_640 293x300Type-2 Diabetes is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in American society today, as well as one of the most dangerous. Type-2 Diabetes is caused when lifestyle factors inhibit the body's ability to utilize insulin, which is responsible for the transport and utilization of glucose, the body's primary energy source. There are many factors which increase the risk of Diabetes, but the most powerful and direct cause of diabetes is the overconsumption of simple carbohydrates such as sugar and processed grains. As a result of the dangers of Type-2 Diabetes, which wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular system, tens of millions of dollars are pumped into Diabetes research each year. Another factor which contributes to diabetes is obesity. This is unsurprising, considering that people that are overweight are more likely to consume the foods that lead to diabetes, and are more likely to consume them in great abundance. A recent study suggests that, among patients that are obese, suffering from Low-T, and currently suffering from Type-2 diabetes, Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments can improve health outcomes for patients. Testosterone Study Provides Insight into the Link between Low-T and Diabetes This study was recently released in the periodical, the European Journal of Medical … Read more »

Testosterone, Viagra not a winning combination for erectile dysfunction – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 10th, 2018

viagra 70398_640 300x225Using a testosterone gel in addition to Viagra doesn't make the little blue pill work any better, according to a new study. The report's lead researcher said testosterone is typically prescribed to men who have both low testosterone levels and symptoms such as little interest in sex or low bone and muscle mass. But, "there's a tremendous amount of clinical judgment" that goes into that, said Dr. Matthew Spitzer, from the Boston University School of Medicine. "People are certainly being prescribed and using these medications at increasing amounts." According to Spitzer, studies have suggested that about one-quarter to one-third of men with erectile dysfunction, or ED, also have low testosterone. There's a range in part because doctors and researchers don't all agree on where the cutoff should be for low levels of the male sex hormone. Spitzer and his colleagues found that a starting course of sildenafil citrate, marketed as Viagra, helped improve sexual functioning for men with both conditions. But adding testosterone on top of that didn't provide any added sexual benefits. The study included 140 men, aged 40 to 70. All were prescribed Viagra at 50 or 100 milligrams, which they took as needed before sex. After three … Read more »

Testosterone therapy — good idea or not? – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 6th, 2018

testosterone blood test 300x199Unless you've been living in a cave, or under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the term "Low-T" or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It promises an incredible allure: increased libido more muscle mass and strength, exploding energy levels to what they were in your youth, and a host of others. But is that the entire story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a drop in testosterone levels by approximately 1%, and therefore 10% each decade. Do the math. By age 60 your testosterone levels will be about 30 percent lower than what they were when you were a young man. And, if you can live until age 80, you now have 50% of your youthful levels of the powerful masculine hormone. Congratulations! You're now, in many ways, ½ a man. You've heard of menopause for women Andropause is what men experience…a natural, slow decline in testosterone levels. Sometimes, the decrease is fast, causing legitimate concerns. Symptoms of Low-T include hair loss, fatigue, low semen production, lowered sex drive, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, infertility, loss of muscle and bone mass, … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women- Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 6th, 2018

40016 shutterstock 101894815Several weeks ago my column, Do you want better sex? struck a resounding note not only with female readers but also with many husbands who want their wives to have fewer headaches. The general response was, Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido. Testosterone, the male hormone, has been called the hormone of desire. In males, the Big T builds muscle for boys and ultimately turns boys into sexually well-functioning men. Women also produce testosterone during puberty, but only about one-tenth as much as males. Later in life, they produce less, and this is why some authorities believe women lose interest in sex. How do women know if they have less testosterone and therefore less tiger in the tank? There's good chance testosterone is lacking if they complain of little sexual desire, lack of energy, loss of height, decreased enjoyment in life, are sad or grumpy, fall asleep after meals and produce inadequate work performance. If the answer is yes to four of these conditions, there may not be enough big T. Women may lack this hormone for several reasons. In North America, 700,000 hysterectomies are done every year. The ovaries that produce estrogen and … Read more »

Testosterone replacement therapy improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

boost your metabolic rate 300x178Hormone-replacement therapy significantly improved symptoms of metabolic syndrome associated with testosterone deficiency in men, a new study from Germany finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of complications that can increase the risk of heart and blood-vessel disease as well as type 2 diabetes. These complications include excess body weight, especially around the waist and torso, and abnormal concentrations of fat in the blood, known as lipids. In particular, patients with metabolic syndrome have high blood levels of the so-called bad fats, or triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins, and insufficient amounts of the healthy fats known as high-density lipoproteins. Also, they often have high blood pressure and sugar, or glucose, levels. Previous research has linked metabolic syndrome to testosterone deficiency, which can cause decreased muscle and bone mass, depression, low energy, and reduced sex drive and ability. Also, testosterone deficiency is also associated with the individual symptoms of metabolic syndrome, even when they are present without the other complications. "When indicated, testosterone treatment is both essential and safe in elderly patients with symptomatic late-onset hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency," said study lead author Aksam A. Yassin, M.D., Ph.D., … Read more »

Preventing Infertility and Testicular Shrinkage with HCG Injections


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

testicle shrinkage varicocele disease 300x199Preventing Testicular Shrinkage with HCG (For Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T) One of the most embarrassing and frustrating issues associated with either aging in men or testosterone restoration for men is testicular atrophy. There are many reasons why testicles shrink; one has to do with the natural aging process in men. Also, the testes produce less testosterone as a result of the body receiving a flush of testosterone from an outside source (when undergoing testosterone therapy), and this causes the testes to reduce their function significantly, and this also causes the testicles to shrink dramatically. Some studies have indicated that HCG has helped men improve their fertility, because of how it stimulates the testes and prevents shrinkage. HCG Keeps the Male Testicles Nice and Full! Many men choose to live with this symptom of testosterone decline, but you would likely be happy to know that there is a way to preserve the appearance of the testicles and prevent testicular atrophy via Human Chorionic Gonadotropin supplementation. Some studies have indicated HCG is a potent fertility medication that can help both men and women conceive more readily, but is also highly effective in preventing the shrinkage of the testicles. This … Read more »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

What is the most important information I should know about AXIRON? AXIRON can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where the AXIRON was applied. Signs of puberty that are not expected (for example, pubic hair) have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through skin to skin contact with men using topical testosterone products like AXIRON. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where AXIRON has been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the application area, the contact area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away. To lower the risk of transfer of AXIRON from your body to others, follow these important instructions: Stop using AXIRON and call your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs and symptoms in a child or a woman that may have occurred through accidental exposure to AXIRON. Signs and symptoms in children may include enlarged penis or clitoris; early development of pubic hair; increased erections or sex drive; aggressive behavior. Signs and symptoms in women may include changes in body hair … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement By Dr. Luigi Santorini Testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency syndrome is a lot more common in people than the detractors of this vital hormone would have us believe. There are many websites and articles to be found in mainstream and scientific journals that claim Hypogonadism (an example being low testosterone also called hypotestosteronemia) is a "general exaggeration" concerning marketers promoting the concept of "Is it Low T?." However, for more than 100 years, research has been conducted using injectable testosterone shots on men. In more 10,000 studies on humans (men and women) that have been conducted with this primary androgen hormone, the results definitively prove Testosterone is vital to the health of men and women. The number of Testosterone prescriptions has climbed exponentially in the most recent decades, indicating this is no fly by night medical treatment fad. Testosterone popularity started in the 1950s Testosterone was first being given to patients in significant numbers during the 1950s; it has since that time in the middle of the last century, continued to rise in popularity for a straightforward fact, replenishing testosterone when there are actual clinical necessities for it works to relieve many quality of life issues. We discuss … Read more »

Testosterone Levels Influence Facial Features Along with Libido


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

male and female testosterone docs 300x200As everyone knows, Testosterone has a massive impact on male development, both during puberty and fetal development. While we have an in-depth understanding of how Testosterone affects physiological function and development, we're still learning new interactions all the time. In a recent article released in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, compelling evidence was published that facial size has a strong correlation with sex drive. How Does Testosterone Affect Physical Appearance? Testosterone has various effects both during development and throughout the male lifespan which influence how a man looks. For one, Testosterone is well known for its potent anabolic effects. This is why men have so much more muscle mass than women, and also why Testosterone Deficiency leads to diminished muscle mass. Furthermore, Testosterone leads to increased metabolism and wards off the accumulation of fat. Women naturally have a higher body fat percentage and men with Low-T have issues with carrying too much fat. Testosterone is also why men have much more facial and body hair, and is even the reason why they are more likely to go bald. There are many ways that Testosterone impacts both masculine and feminine function. Two cases in which both men and women are powerfully … Read more »

Xyosted Self-Administered Testosterone Therapy FDA-Approved


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

testosterone replacement therapy 300x200As the science of Hormone Replacement Therapy continues to advance, new products and techniques are being developed which simplify the process of HRT Administration, improving results and facilitating the long-term use of the treatments. Over the years, a multitude of products has been developed to provide quality Testosterone Replacement Therapy to men throughout the world. The latest Testosterone HRT Product to be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration is Xyosted. Xyosted was designed by Antares Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based out of Ewing, New Jersey which was founded in 1978. Currently, most Testosterone Injections are delivered intramuscularly, directly into muscle tissue. There are some Testosterone Products that are presently broadly used in the market, including Testosterone Enanthate, Cypionate, and Undecanoate, all of which are Testosterone Esters which deliver a long-term dose of therapeutic Testosterone throughout seven or more days. Xyosted is designed to be delivered via an injection device which simplifies the injection process and greatly minimizes discomfort associated with injections. For most patients, the pain associated with injection is entirely negated by the device. Xyosted Testosterone Originally Turned Down for FDA Approval This was the second attempt at FDA-Approval for Xyosted. The first attempt was foiled … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Reduces Mortality Risk Among Diabetics Even When Accounting for Improvements in Cardiovascular Risk Factors


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

young doctor with a beard 200x300For men, Testosterone Replacement Therapy confers some fantastic benefits. While there was a time not so long ago where Bio-Identical Testosterone was thought to have potentially adverse severe risks, recent research continues to provide increasing evidence that Testosterone Treatments are quite safe and provide excellent benefits for men nationwide struggling with Low-T. While Testosterone was first used in adults for those struggling with low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue, the range of patients that are believed to potentially benefit from Testosterone Restoration continues to broaden. A recent study published by BJU International provides evidence that Testosterone Replacement Therapy is highly beneficial for patients dealing with the effects of Type-2 Diabetes. Testosterone is increasingly prescribed to men struggling with Type-2 Diabetes because the condition can lead to severe disruption of Testosterone Production. One of the objectives of this study was to differentiate whether the health benefits of Low-T Treatment are associated with a healthier cardiovascular system or some other factor or confluence of factors. Does Testosterone Benefit Patients with Type-2 Diabetes? It's been hypothesized that Bio-Identical Testosterone can mitigate mortality risk among males with Type-2 Diabetes. This study provides evidence pointing toward that hypothesis, but it also appears to rule … Read more »

Testosterone Injection Replacement Therapy for Low T.


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

growth hormone health deficiencyAre you over 30 years old and feel like you need testosterone treatment for a male midlife crisis? Is it Low T? Well, guess what, you're not alone, millions of American men over the age of 30 are experiencing this early health crisis. Causing quality of life issues. In fact, it's inevitable, having everything to do with genetics and lifestyle for the most part. There are men of course who have physical accidents that were not anticipated, or significant health concerns came about via stressful, high-risk jobs, but chances are, your quality of life issues, came about upon you in a way, that seemed to sneak up on you slowly, and then you looked inward and realized you were no longer your old self. There is no longer a need to feel that this is an inevitable part of life, testosterone hormone therapy is indeed one of the greatest medical miracles of our modern time when conducted under physician recommendations and based one's blood analysis. Our physicians prescribe the best testosterone hormone programs that are based entirely on medical science. Testosterone Injections Prescribed by Physician (Doctor) The steroid hormone Testosterone is an androgen produced internally within both Male Testosterone versus … Read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex) Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

medic 563425_640 300x200What is Escitalopram? Escitalopram is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that also goes by many other brand names, including Cipralex and Lexapro. Escitalopram belongs to a class of antidepressant medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and is FDA approved for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, both conditions which are most often associated with abnormally low levels of Serotonin in the bloodstream. SSRIs like Escitalopram prevent Serotonin from being reabsorbed as quickly, allowing them to remain active in the space between neurons for a more extended period. This medication is approved for patients twelve years of age or older. Escitalopram and Citalopram Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a stereoisomer of another medication known as citalopram (Celexa), meaning that the molecular configuration of the two compounds are identical, except they are mirror images of one another. Escitalopram is known as an S-Stereoisomer, which just references its configuration from a standardized position. Pharmaceutical Uses of Escitalopram (Lexapro) In the United States, Escitalopram (Lexapro) is approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. In Europe, Escitalopram has a broader range of approved uses, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major … Read more »

How to Get Bigger Arms


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

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Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

young doctor 199x300Do you suffer from low testosterone levels? How would you know? What would you do if it turned out you were testosterone deficient? Why I went on Testosterone replacement therapy: A lot of middle-aged men like myself are starting to suffer from symptoms of low testosterone. A check at the doctor's office confirmed that my testosterone levels were indeed deficient. I started to research the topic and ways to increase my levels. As you probably discovered, there is a lot of conflicting and confusing information about testosterone therapy. Maybe you are looking for natural ways to increase testosterone, or perhaps you want information about testosterone creams, testosterone gel or testosterone injection supplements designed to boost your body's testosterone levels or HCG injections which can stimulate your body's production of testosterone. Testosterone: What you need to know By the age of 40, a typical man's testosterone level may have dropped as much as 80%. This decline in testosterone occurs gradually, starting as early as his mid-30s, and can result in an increased risk of life-threatening illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Testosterone deficiency can also lead to many disturbing symptoms, including loss of stamina and lean muscle mass, reduced libido, anxiety, … Read more »

Low T – My life was falling apart because I had low testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

Low T Story I stood next to my bags on the sidewalk, looking down at the ground. Humiliated and confused. As my parents pulled up in front of my dormitory, I picked up my stuff and carried it over to the truck, shuffling awkwardly from the exertion as 30 lbs of foreign body fat tried to squeeze its way out of my clothes. I smelled funny, I was a sweaty, an anxious mess, and I had no idea what was wrong. 24 hours earlier, my academic dean explained to me how medical leave works. You simply take a year off from school to address a medical issue, then return when you're feeling better. Sounds simple enough. I sure as hell wasn't feeling great, and I had no idea why. Heck, I was damn near non-functional, spending most of my time holed up in my dorm room, depressed and lonely. I was missing homework assignments and skipping class. And it wasn't because I was some wanna be cool kid truant that I felt the need to skip class. It was as if my body and brain were broken. I found out I had low testosterone (hypogonadism) or Low T, by getting … Read more »

Male Fertility Myths and Misunderstandings Resolved


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 27th, 2018

magical thinking is not always right 300x164There has always been a lot of magical thinking about fertility. Everyone thinks that they understand the birds and the bees, but when it comes down to it, pretty much every person has at least a couple of dangerous misconceived notions about fertility. In this article, we'll correct some common fertility myths, provide helpful information, and clear the air about male fertility! Having Sex Every Day Doesn't Greatly Improve Fertility It is commonly held that to maximize the odds of pregnancy couples need to have sex every single day. While this can be fun for many couples, it's important to understand two factors: The Lifespan of Sperm and the Fertility Window. First, because sperm can survive in a woman's body for 2-3 days, the rule of thumb is that having sex every other day is sufficient to keep high volumes of active sperm ready for impregnation. Second, the fertility window is the period which you should be most concerned with maximizing sexual contact. Having sex during the five to six days before ovulation provides the highest odds of fertilization by far. Visual Assessment of Ejaculate is a Poor Indicator of Fertility It's a commonly held belief that if a man's … Read more »

Grumpy Old Man Syndrome – Causes and Treatments


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

grumpy old man 300x200As men grow older, they become more likely to suffer from a condition colloquially known as Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. Everyone knows that as men grow older, usually as they approach 70, but sometimes before, they become more likely to experience irritability, grumpiness, impatience, and other related symptoms. Apparently, this has a tremendous impact on quality of life. Grumpy Old Man Syndrome is the result of a combination of factors, some psychological, some physiological. From the psychological perspective, this is an era where men often feel the need to wall themselves off to protect themselves from sadness and despair. They are forced to contend with ideas of their mortality while they also have to deal with the passing of their loved ones and friends. Human beings are also very goal-oriented, and as the amount of time that one has left begins to dwindle, this can be detrimental to mood and health. This is also a period where health problems become more common and more severe. But we also know that human beings are resoundingly resilient creatures. What prevents aging men from maintaining their stalwart and robust nature as they get older? The growing body of research vigorously contends that Testosterone … Read more »

Acidosis: The Hidden Health Destroyer


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

Symptoms_of_acidosis 300x275The Hidden Health Dangers of Acidosis An Incredibly Important Yet Little Considered Aspect of Optimal Health As you already know, there is a variety of moving parts that you have to keep track of to stay healthy—Your weight, your cholesterol levels, and your blood pressure to name a few. There's one incredibly important aspect of human health that is often left out in the cold, in spite of its incredible importance. It's central to helping your body control pain and to assisting your liver to filtrate and function at its peak—Blood pH Level. Understanding pH Level, Acidity, and Alkalinity pH stands for Potential Hydrogen and represents a measure of alkalinity and acidity. The system uses water as a baseline. The scale extends from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. 7 is the pH of pure water. As you can imagine, since the human body is composed primarily of water, it maintains a pH of close to 7: 7.35. One of the reasons why the skin is so important is that it supports the human body as a closed system so that it can maintain this specific pH. What Is Acidosis and … Read more »

Testosterone Levels Associated with Serotonin Activity in the Brain


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

Testosterone and other Androgen hormones have a strong and potent impact on psychological function and wellness. There are a wide variety of studies which have investigated how Testosterone affects the minds of both men and women. For example, changing female hormone levels are associated with both premenstrual mood changes and post-partum depression. Of course, not all effects of Testosterone on women are negative, however. Natural Testosterone Levels benefit sexual desire and emotional health positively for women, in a similar manner as they do in men. There is strong clinical evidence which shows that Testosterone Deficiency is associated with an increased risk of depression and mood disorders among men, and research has also shown that Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy has the power to improve the psychological outlook of male patients taking Low-T Patches, Injections, and Creams for Low-T, but the exact mechanism by which Testosterone alters mood is less well understood. Recent data produced by University of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy has shown that Testosterone improves Serotonin signaling in the brain by boosting the volume of proteins which are designed to transport Serotonin. The study was conducted by scientific researchers at the Medical University of Vienna. Many anti-depressant medications available today work by … Read more »

The Effects of Beer on Testosterone Production and Gynecomastia


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 24th, 2018

friends drinking beer 300x200In spite of the efforts of Prohibition, drinking beer is one of America's most notable pastimes. In the 21st century, things are changing. A market once controlled by massive national breweries is now divided into a burgeoning craft beer sector. Unfortunately, excess alcohol consumption has some significant effects on male physiology that can't be ignored. Most people are aware of the dreaded “beer belly,” but there are other issues associated with beer and alcohol consumption as well. Drinking Beer Can Cause Man Boobs One of the more embarrassing issues that can arise when you chronically drink too much beer is gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a fancy term for men growing breast tissue where it doesn't belong. There is currently a scientific debate going on regarding the effects of hops upon testosterone/estrogen balance, but there are factors at play related to alcohol consumption that can lead to man-boobs. That's because the hops that are used to brew beer have properties which can be compared to estrogen. In high enough quantities, those hops could disrupt hormone balance and cause men to produce both more estrogen and less testosterone than they are supposed to. Specifically, these compounds are referred to as phytoestrogens. One of … Read more »

Selecting the Ideal Intermittent Fasting Protocol


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 24th, 2018

Dietician at work 300x219Intermittent Fasting is one of the most powerfully effective methods of weight loss and has experienced a burst in popularity across America. While fasts have long been a feature of some of the world's largest religions, fasting has been recognized for its ability to improve Hormone Balance and encourage weight loss. There is also evidence that Intermittent fasting can slow down many processes associated with aging, and can also protect the health of the heart. There are various methods of Intermittent Fasting, but 16 and 24-hour fasts are very popular. How Does Fasting Affect Insulin Levels? Insulin is the means by which our bodies take energy from blood glucose and deliver it to our muscles, liver, and fat cells. The body produces a surge of insulin after meals and caloric consumption as a mechanism to control blood sugar and glucose where it needs to go. Because Insulin facilitates the movement of glucose to fat cells, the body cannot extract lipids from these cells while Insulin activity is elevated which can encourage weight gain. Fasting, exercise, and diet all have a suppressive effect upon Insulin Levels, facilitating weight loss. How Does Intermittent Fasting Encourage Weight Loss? Intermittent Fasting is highly effective … Read more »

The Effect of Success on Testosterone Levels and Romantic Self-Perception


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 21st, 2018

testosterone levels and competition 193x300While the effects of Testosterone on sexual function are well-known, studies regarding the social impact of Testosterone are more scarce. Testosterone has a powerful influence on psychological and emotional processing. Studies also show that the opposite is true—our circumstances, experiences, and the perception of our experiences also affect the volume of Testosterone that the male body produces. Scientists from Cambridge University recently published a study regarding the association between competitive success, Testosterone Levels, and sexual self-worth. The results suggested that when men are in competition, a man that perceives himself as the victor will experience an influx in Testosterone Production combined with increased confidence in their desirability to possible partners. The Influence of Victory On Testosterone The researchers designed a deceptively simple study which revolved around pairs of men competing against one another on rowing machines. Although the participants believed that the competition was honest, the rowing machines randomly selected a winner. Before the race, the men had their Testosterone Levels analyzed, and they also self-reported their assertiveness with women and their attractiveness. After the rowing competition was complete, the same variables were tested again. All participants were in their twenties, and there were 38 participants overall. Prior research has … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood on Testosterone Levels in Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 18th, 2018

caduceus with two snakes facing 212x300Testosterone Levels depend on a wide variety of factors, such as age, activity level, diet, and lifestyle. It turns out that having a child also impacts Free and Total Testosterone. Studies have shown that new fathers tend to have lower Testosterone than their peers. This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. Humans usually raise children as couples. Elevated Testosterone Levels are associated with a higher sex drive. While kids are young, Testosterone Production drops to encourage the father to focus on his child rather than concentrate on sex. Testosterone Suppression not only leads to inhibited aggression, but it also appears to increase empathy and other feelings associated with good parenting. Though parenthood is associated with lower Testosterone Levels, this is not always the case for the individual. Some fathers don't respond to parenthood with the same level of Testosterone suppression, which can lead to increased feelings of frustration and aggression toward the child. How Does a Baby Crying Influence Parental Response in Fathers? It appears that the sound of a baby crying sends emotional and hormonal messages to the parents who tend to encourage taking care of the child. While crying babies can elicit aggravation and annoyance, it also appears … Read more »

Boosting Testosterone Levels and Enhancing Wellness Without Prescriptions and Supplements


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 17th, 2018

Tennis match with a serving player 300x200While many men require Testosterone Replacement Therapy to restore youthful Testosterone Levels, most men can experience significant benefits from changes in lifestyle. Bio-Identical Testosterone is safer than ever, but there's still no reason to start a prescription drug regimen when making smart life choices can have marked effects on wellness without the potential side-effects or inevitable bills. As guys get older, beginning in the late twenties, Testosterone Levels start to fall at a slow but consistent rate of around 1-2% annually. Luckily, at its masculine peak, the human body produces far more Testosterone than it needs to support healthy and normal function. So basically, the male body has a maximum level of Testosterone that it can produce at any given age. There are various factors which can suppress Testosterone Production, leading to issues such as low sex drive, lack of energy, depression, and poor metabolism. By adjusting your lifestyle, you can bring your body closer and closer to that Testosterone Max that helps preserve and bolster health, manhood, and masculinity. Lose Weight to Boost Testosterone One of the most potent factors which affect your Free and Total Testosterone is body fat. Adipose fat cells have an esterizing effect on Testosterone, … Read more »

Poor Sleeping Habits Tied to Low-T, Erectile Dysfunction, and Increased Mortality Risk


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 17th, 2018

Sleep is an integral aspect of good health. To maximize wellness, you should be getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep per night. Unfortunately, many men have trouble sleeping as they grow older. One major issue that impairs sleep quality is Nocturia. Nocturia is the medical term for regularly having to go to urinate one or more times per night during sleep. This condition impacts a person's ability to get a good night sleep because it forces you to get out of bed. Nocturia and Poor Sleep Quality have long been linked to some health issues, such as increased impulsiveness, irritability, lack of focus, and fatigue, but continuing research builds upon what we already know and shows that lack of restful sleep is an issue which causes widespread problems beyond energy and focus. In May, researchers presented new information regarding Nocturia and Poor Sleep at the most recent Meeting of the American Urological Association. A collection of studies released over the course of the last year shows that Nocturia and restless sleep contribute to increased mortality risk, increased BMI, erectile dysfunction, and Low Testosterone. The fact that these similar studies were published concurrently only increases the strength of the provided information. … Read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex)


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 8th, 2018

Escitalopram 300x300Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex) What is Escitalopram? Escitalopram is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that also goes by a number of other brand names, including Cipralex and Lexapro. Escitalopram belongs to a class of antidepressant medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and is FDA approved for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, both conditions which are most often associated with abnormally low levels of Serotonin in the bloodstream. SSRIs like Escitalopram prevent Serotonin from being reabsorbed as quickly, allowing them to remain active in the space between neurons for a more extended period. This medication is approved for patients twelve years of age or older. Escitalopram and Citalopram Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a stereoisomer of another medication known as citalopram (Celexa), meaning that the molecular configuration of the two compounds are identical, except they are mirror images of one another. Escitalopram is known as an S-Steroisomer, which references its shape from a standardized position. Pharmaceutical Uses of Escitalopram (Lexapro) In the United States, Escitalopram (Lexapro) is approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. In Europe, Escitalopram has a broader range of approved uses, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, as well as … Read more »

Testosterone for Women: Is it an Option Worth Considering?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 8th, 2018

active young woman completing a run 300x200Testosterone Therapy has been one of the most talked-about treatments both in the United States and across the western world. Testosterone Deficiency is becoming commonly recognized among men as one of the leading barriers which prevent a patient from achieving long-term health and vitality, and evidence continues to mount that Low-T Therapy with Patches, Creams, and Injections are a highly effective means to establish health and virility among male patients with Testosterone Deficiency. Of course, there is also growing evidence that women can benefit from Testosterone. Women have used Hormone Replacement Therapy for decades as a means to mitigate the effects of Menopause and the Hormone Deficiencies that occur as a result of “the change.” Evidence in recent years accumulates that many of the issues that women experience as they grow older are not merely the result of changes in the feminine hormones, but as a result of declining Testosterone Production as well. Wait — Women Need Testosterone Too? Women produce Testosterone throughout their lives, just as men produce low levels of Estrogen. Women need around 1/10th as much Testosterone as men, but it still serves a variety of important purposes. It stimulates metabolism, improves bone mineral density, and preserves … Read more »

Baby Boomers find “The Fountain of Youth” in Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 8th, 2018

the fountain of youth 300x225For thousands of years, explorers, beginning with Ponce de Leon, have been searching for the "Fountain of Youth." Legend has it the elusive fountain contains a restorative source that brings endless vitality to those who imbibe from its pool. No one knows if the fountain exists, or what the source of its restorative power is. It's been called everything from the "water of life" to the "elixir of immortality."   These days, anti-aging specialists simply refer to it as "T." You'd think T, or testosterone, was pure magic from its highly touted benefits: a blast of increased energy, razor-sharp mental focus, blowtorch fat, piling on muscle, the ability to induce deep, restorative sleep and a raging libido. But experts say altering your body's natural hormone levels can be risky if not done correctly. As more FDA-approved products hit the market, the baby boomer generation is living up to its reputation as the “eternally young” generation and jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon. In 2011, consumers spent approximately $1.6 billion on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), almost triple the amount spent in 2006, according to market research company IMS Health. Dr. Harvey Bartnof is the founder of the California Longevity & Vitality Medical … Read more »

New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 7th, 2018

Research team looking at test tube 300x200New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk For a long time, men with predispositions to cardiovascular complication have been warned that Testosterone Therapy may increase the risk of a number of dangerous heart conditions. In addition to this, many men that undergo heart failure or other high-risk cardiovascular complications are often put on drugs which inhibit the ability to produce Testosterone, in an effort to protect the patient. New research points out that, although this advice was intended in the best interest of the patient, Testosterone may not have a negative impact on cardiovascular risk in vulnerable patients. Other recent studies have shown that men with higher Testosterone Levels naturally have stronger hearts, but it was still believed that Testosterone could be a hindrance when issues with the cardiovascular system arise. No Link Established Between Heart Attacks and Testosterone A recent study analyzed the data of twenty-four thousand male Medicaid Patients, and could not find a link between their use of Bio-Identical Testosterone and the incidence of heart attack among the patients. Medicaid and Medicare are valuable tools for medical analysis, because such a large number of Americans use the same plan, and the government can analyze … Read more »

Thirteen Reasons That You May be Losing Your Sex Drive


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 7th, 2018

Young happy couple in the winter 300x197Sex is one of the things that help maintain a healthy relationship, but there are a lot of factors which get in the way of a healthy sex drive and can get in the way of your most intimate connection with your partner. Here are thirteen factors which can inhibit your libido and damage your sex life. Romantic Troubles Inhibit Sex Drive This may seem like a no-brainer, but if you are having relationship issues with your lover, this rift can lead to severe problems with your libido. Maintaining an intimate connection with your partner is a big part of lighting the spark of passion. If your interest in sex has waned recently, take stock of your relationship with your partner, and make sure that your sexual lack of interest isn't resulting from issues that you are having with your partner. There are a lot of ways to restore passion in a cooling relationship, however. Make an effort to talk to your partner about the issues that you are having, and make an effort to be more open and honest. If you feel that the problems that are affecting your relationship may be more difficult than you or your partner … Read more »

Anakinra May Improve Testosterone Levels in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 7th, 2018

lazy man eating junk food 300x200While Age-Related Andropause is a leading contributor to Low-T, there are many other factors which contribute to the suppression of Testosterone Levels, such as Obesity, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking, and more. And also, because there is a variety of contributing factors to Testosterone Deficiency, there is a range of treatment options available, dependent upon the sources of Testosterone Suppression. Another condition which leads to Testosterone Deficiency is Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is a condition exemplified by constant mild inflammation that leads to issues such as weight gain, high blood sugar, hypertension, and reduced cholesterol balance. This condition is dangerous, because it increases the risk of stroke and heart attack, and it also degrades merely the quality of life. What Is Anakinra? Metabolic Syndrome is treated with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, one of which is known as Anakinra. Anakinra is a Recombinantly Derived medical treatment which is the functional analog of naturally occurring enzyme which blocks Human Interleukin-1 activity. It is commonly used as a rheumatoid arthritis treatment but is utilized in the treatment of other, inflammatory issues. At ENDO 2018, Dr. Fahim Ebrahimi presented the results of a recent study which analyzed how Therapeutic Anakinra affected the Testosterone Levels of patients struggling with … Read more »

Science Stopped Believing in Porn Addiction, and You Should Too


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 7th, 2018

beautiful fashion woman with natural makeup 300x200As Internet use continues to increase our lives, the topic of porn addiction has become an increasingly popular point of debate. Is porn addiction real or is the guilt and compulsion that so many feel the result of other deep-seeded issues which are misinterpreted as an addiction to pornography? Therapy Centers that focus on porn addiction are popping up all over the country, especially in more conservative areas such as Utah. There are also countless websites online designed to help men and women get over their reliance on pornography in their everyday life. While the concept of porn addiction is alive in the public consciousness, is there the hard science to support such a notion? Recent research suggests that porn addiction may be a cultural phenomenon related to our moral and ethical taboos rather than an inherent issue in human psychology. The issues associated with the consumption of pornography appear to be strongly correlated with the underlying belief system of the individual. Those who are particularly religiously or morally opposed to pornography on an ideological level are vastly more likely to have issues related to porn addiction than those that have an ethical framework that is more accepting of pornography … Read more »

Ensuring The Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

Young doctor writing on a notepad 300x200Late last year, an article was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association that suggested that Testosterone Restoration was associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and general mortality in males suffering from Low-T. Mainly as a result of this study, the FDA now requires that all Testosterone Therapy Manufacturers clearly note these potential risks associated with therapy on every dose of Testosterone Treatment. There's no reason to have issues with the FDA in this case because that's a reasonable step to take, but the study which precipitated this change in Testosterone Labeling was highly flawed, and an example of media entities taking surveys in a vacuum and treating them as the definitive word on a particular treatment. JAMA Testosterone Study Flawed In reality, this Testosterone Study is highly flawed, at least when considered as a potential indictment against Low-T Treatment for men suffering from Testosterone Deficiency and Andropause. There's even the risk that this study could lead patients that could seriously benefit from this form of Hormone Therapy Treatment to avoid life-changing treatment because of the unwarranted fears suggested by this study. In fact, many medical professionals say the effective validity of this study about … Read more »

Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

Happy couple sharing food 300x200For perhaps all of history, the pleasures that we derive from both food and sex have been intertwined. There's always been a sort of magic regarding how the two pleasures interact. Perhaps some of this connection is a result of our cultural traditions and the placebo effect, but there is more and more evidence that many foods honestly and truly have a physiological effect upon the body which affects sexual drive or performance. Many foods have been linked to increased libido and sexual ability, but there are also many foods that have a suppressive effect on these desires, and the foods that you eat could actually be a significant factor in your lack of desire for sex and intimacy. What Controls Sex Drive? There are a lot of different influences which impact our libido and our desire for intimate contact, as well as our ability to perform in the bedroom. Many of these influences are psychological or interpersonal, but our hormone balance and function also plays a vital role and is the physiological spark that activates our desire. The most critical hormone about sexual desire and libido is Testosterone. This is actually true of both sexes, men and women. Women … Read more »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

methadone image 300x300Research shows that treatment for Opioid Addiction can significantly suppress Testosterone Production in male patients. These conclusions are derived from an article published in Scientific Reports, conducted by researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In the past, it has been noted that addiction to Opioids, including Heroin and Oxycontin, can suppress Testosterone Levels, but this study quantifies the significance of that Hormone Suppression. This research shows that Opioid Dependency Treatments, which use drugs such as Methadone to curtail the addiction to harder and more dangerous Opioids, reduce Testosterone Levels by far more than medical professionals previously assumed. The lead researcher for this study, Dr. Zena Samaan, explains that the results were so dramatic that they believed that they had made an error somewhere in their calculations. When they went back and analyzed the data and the science behind the results, however, everything was sound. The data for this study was collected from 231 participants, all of which were taking Methadone as an aspect of their Opioid Dependency Treatments in Ontario, Canada. This data was compared to 783 men and women from Ontario that did not use Opioids. In Canada, as well as in the United States, it is common … Read more »

Some Animal Research Suggests that High Testosterone May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

A professional medical research teamA new study was recently released in the journal, Endocrinology, which provides evidence that Testosterone is associated with cancer risk in rats when rodents are exposed to chemicals which are known carcinogens. For this reason, the lead researcher of the study believes that men should be extremely wary of taking Testosterone without an established clinical need. Testosterone is experiencing a surge in popularity like never before, as a means to enhance sexual function, combat fatigue, increase muscular strength, and improve body composition. Men all across the country and the world have experienced the benefits of Testosterone for Low-T, but, many men seek Testosterone that has no clinical need for treatment. A survey by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered that the number of men on Low-T Treatments with Testosterone increased fourfold since the year 2000. In addition to that, new research in recent years suggests that Testosterone Therapy may be associated with an increased risk of dangerous heart conditions. Could Heart Risks Be Exaggerated? Taking Testosterone alone does appear to have some heart and cardiovascular risks associated with it, but further investigation strongly suggests that these risks can easily be mitigated through the responsible use of Estrogen Blockers … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Testosterone is a complex hormone which influences physical and psychological health in many ways. Most people are aware of the sexual effects of Testosterone Deficiency, such as impotence and lack of libido, but they aren't so aware of the variety of other issues that Testosterone Deficiency can cause. Testosterone belongs to a class of hormones that are referred to as Androgens. These hormones are produced in both men and women but are produced in far greater quantities in males. Testosterone plays a role in maintaining the normal function of the body in a variety of ways. Testosterone promotes muscle mass and physical strength, and it fosters sex drive and sexual ability. Testosterone is also a potent anabolic hormone, which means that it has a powerful effect upon metabolism. Men naturally have less body fat than women mostly because of Testosterone. In addition to promoting sexual function and libido, Testosterone is also integrally crucial to the production of sperm and therefore regulates fertility. There is increasing evidence that Testosterone is also strongly correlated with a positive psychological state in males. Men with Low-T are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, and they are also more likely to be less confident, … Read more »

Natesto Testosterone Nasal Gel Therapy on the Horizon


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 5th, 2018

Testosterone gel 300x200Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a highly effective hormone treatment designed to restore Testosterone Levels in patients suffering from Low-T and Andropause. One issue with Testosterone Treatments as they exist today is that each form of therapy has its own distinct drawbacks. Common forms of treatment involve Testosterone Patches, Testosterone Gels, Testosterone Implants, and Testosterone Injections Low-T Patch Drawbacks – Transdermal Patches have to adhere to the skin 22-24 hours per day. Some people don't like the appearance of these patches, and a small portion of patients develop irritation as a result of the patches. These patches also have issues when submerged in water. Low-T Gel Drawbacks – Gel and Cream Testosterone come with the risk of transference if someone makes physical contact with the area where the treatment is administered, in the hours following application. These treatments also wash off when exposed to water in the first few hours, reducing the effectiveness of treatment in that case. Low-T Implant Drawbacks – Testosterone Pellets provide a 3-5 month dose of Testosterone, but must be surgically implanted in an outpatient procedure. Furthermore, there is a small risk of infection and a slightly more significant risk that the pellets will dislodge from the … Read more »

Tadalafil (Cialis) Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 1st, 2018

What is Tadalafil? Tadalafil belongs to a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or simply PDE5s. Sildenafil belongs to this pharmaceutical class as well. Most patients know these two drugs as Cialis (Tadalafil) and Viagra (Sildenafil). Tadalafil is primarily used as an Erectile Dysfunction medication, but can also be used to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a condition in which the arteries which carry blood from the heart to the lungs are excessively constricted, causing blood to flow through the region at an abnormally high pressure. When Tadalafil is prescribed as an Erectile Dysfunction treatment is it usually referred to as Cialis, but it is marketed as Adcirca as a hypertension medication. As of 2011, Tadalafil earned FDA approval for the treatment of a condition known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, a condition in which the prostate grows larger, but not due to cancer or malignancy. In this case, Tadalafil is specifically prescribed to patients that simultaneously experience both Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia simultaneously. Tadalafil was initially invented by a small biotech company which was based in Washington, known as Icos Corporation, in partnership with Glaxo Wellcome. Eventually, Icos Corporation entered a collaboration with Eli Lilly and … Read more »

Tamoxifen Citrate


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 1st, 2018

Tamoxifen Citrate What is Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen is an orally administered medication which is one of the most important medications used in the treatment of breast cancer around the world. Because of its importance, and the prevalence of breast cancer around the globe, Tamoxifen is included in the WHO's List of Essential Medicines, those which are considered absolutely necessary to provide basic care to patients. How Does Tamoxifen Work? Tamoxifen is a medication which limits the activity of Estrogen in the breast tissue. When Tamoxifen is taken, it is broken down into a compound known as 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which then travels through the body producing effects dependent upon where it is. Tamoxifen is considered most valuable because of its effect on breast tissue, but it also impacts processes in other areas of the body, such as the endometrium. In this area of the body, Tamoxifen actually encourages Estrogenic activity, whereas in the breast tissue it significantly reduces the effects of Estrogen upon breast tissue. Because Tamoxifen impacts Estrogen activity differently dependent upon the area of the body, it is referred to as a Selective Estrogen-Receptor Molecule. It is highly effective at treating breast cancer, and the primary form of Hormone Therapy for … Read more »

Vardenafil (Levitra) Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 1st, 2018

What is Vardenafil? Vardenafil is one of the three primary Erectile Dysfunction medications available in the United States, and is sold under the brand name Levitra in the United States. In Italy, the product is known as Vivanza, and in India, it is known as Staxyn. How Does Vardenafil Work? Like its cousins, Sildenafil (Viagra) and Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil is what is known as a PDE5 Inhibitor. PDE5 Inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis by encouraging the relaxation of muscles within the organ which restrict blood flow, which leads to erection. What Causes an Erection? To put it simply, an erection occurs when blood flow is encouraged to the penis and blood outflow is restricted, producing a ballooning effect which leads directly to erection. Blood vessels leading to the penis, in the Corpus Cavernosum, dilate, which leads blood to enter the penis more quickly, and veins which draw blood away from the penis undergo vasoconstriction. In order for this process to take place, a man must experience stimulation which promotes the erection. When a man experiences stimulation, it encourages the manufacture of nitric oxide by the organ, which then dissipates out through the penis. Nitric oxide is a powerful … Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency and Low-T at Epidemic Levels Among Men in the United States


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 28th, 2018

Medical professionals across the country have seen a boom in men that are looking for Testosterone Therapy Treatments in order to mitigate the effects of Low-T and Andropause. This is partially because of the increased social-awareness regarding the effects of Testosterone Deficiency, which include weight gain, loss of muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and depression, but there is also some concern that the increased incidence of Low-T among aging men may also be the result of other factors, including Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Obesity, and other Lifestyle Issues which contribute to declining Testosterone Levels among the male population. One of the most well-known experts in Low-T Treatment is Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, who is the director of the LIFEFORCE Medical Institute, a Hormone Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, which specializes in the use of HRT Treatments such as Testosterone Therapy in order to improve health and wellness with aging. As medical science grows regarding the effects of Hormone Imbalance and Deficiency on the human body, medical clinics such as LIFEFORCE will become both more prominent and more important in our quest to maintain good health throughout our lives. New Research Shows that More Men Have Low-T than Ever Playboy Magazine is known for more than … Read more »

Five Ways to Manage Cholesterol Without Medication


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 27th, 2018

Cholesterol bad diet 300x200High Cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors associated with poor heart health and increased mortality rate from conditions associated with the heart and the cardiovascular system. The quickest way to get dangerously high cholesterol levels under control quickly is through the use of Statin Drugs and similar medications, but for patients that are looking to prevent their cholesterol levels from reaching a problematic, dangerous level, there are a number of steps that you can take to keep your cholesterol under control. Also, even if you do currently take drugs to control your Cholesterol, it's still heavily in your favor as a patient to make strong efforts to improve your natural cholesterol balance, not only to limit your need for Cholesterol Medications, but also because these same steps can significantly improve your health in a variety of ways. Lose Weight to Control Cholesterol The food that you eat and the bodyfat that you carry play a major, central role in your underlying cholesterol levels. If you lose weight, you help get your cholesterol in check more effectively. If you eat less of the foods associated with elevated cholesterol, you'll also improve your Cholesterol balance. A little lost weight can … Read more »

The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 27th, 2018

couple 731890_640In spite of the fascination with sex by the Western public and encouraged by the Western media, there are still many aspects of our sexuality, in which we are misinformed, largely because of our still somewhat-Puritanical views on sex in many aspects. A recent book looks to dispel some of these sex-myths, and it is called “Sex by Numbers: What statistics can tell us about sexual behavior.” In a world where we are fascinated by the mythology behind sexuality, this book attempts to dispel (or validate) those myths using real scientific data about sexuality. The author of the book is Cambridge professor Dr. David Spielgalhalter. What is the average male penis size? The commonly held wisdom regarding penis-size is that the average length of the male penis is around six inches. This myth is among the easiest to clarify, because there has been an abundance of research in recent years regarding penis size all across the world. One group of researchers performed a survey of twenty different studies specifically related to penis-size, measuring over 15,000 men across the globe. One of the issues which made previous studies so inaccurate was that they largely revolved around “self-report” and were thus not … Read more »

Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, High Testosterone, and Diabetes


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 27th, 2018

Prostate Enlargement is one of the most widespread age-related conditions among males in the United States today. Prostate Enlargement is referred to medically as BPH, or Benign Prostate Enlargement. The older that a man gets, the more likely he is going to experience BPH in his lifetime. If a man lives to be eighty, there is more than a ninety percent chance that he will experience a measurable level of Prostate Enlargement. A large chunk of those men, around forty percent, will need some form of medical intervention for BPH. BPH represents a significant strain on the health care economy, because it is both widespread and can be expensive to treat. It is believed that Benign Prostate Hyperplasia leads to billions upon billions in cost to patients nationwide, both in the form of treatment and in terms of medical leave from employment. Of course, there are almost certainly other costs involved which have not been accurately assessed, so there is a large intangible cost to BPH as well. Recent research published by the University of California at Santa Barbara brings us closer to understanding the underlying issues which lead to BPH. This study provides strong evidence that abnormally high levels … Read more »

Twenty Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 27th, 2018

Testosterone is more popular than ever in the United States. Though the hormone is widely known and recognized for its benefits to men with Testosterone Deficiency, most people still have a lot of questions about the hormone. The goal of this article is to explain some lesser known facts about Testosterone—How Testosterone is Made, Why Testosterone is Important, and more. Where is Testosterone Produced? Most people know that Testosterone is produced by the Testicles, but did you know that Testosterone is also produced by other parts of the body as well? In addition to the Testicles, Testosterone is also secreted by the adrenal glands in men, and in both the ovaries and adrenal glands in women—That's right, women produce and require Testosterone as well. The release of Testosterone during the early phase of gestation triggers the development of primary sex characteristics. How Does Testosterone Affect Physiological Function during Childhood? Testosterone is important in both sexes after a child is born. For example, Testosterone helps to modulate the manufacture of Red Blood Cells, as well as the distribution of body fat across the body. After puberty, increased Testosterone production in males contributes to their lower natural body fat percentage. Did Our … Read more »

Physiology of Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

What is Testosterone? Testosterone is one of the many chemical messengers known as Hormones, and it is important for the normal health and function of both men and women, though the hormone is primarily associated with male wellness and development. Testosterone belongs to a specific class of hormones known as steroids. Most people think of steroids as hormones or chemicals that boost anabolic, muscle-building performance, but a steroid represents a molecule with a specific structure that is most commonly used in order to deliver messages and exert physiological changes in the body. Three common steroids are cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogen. In fact, the human body builds both Testosterone and Estrogen from a core of cholesterol, which is one reason why cholesterol is such an important part of daily nutritional intake. Testosterone and Prenatal Development Testosterone is responsible for the development of primary male sex characteristics while the child is still in the womb. In the normal developmental cycle, Testosterone begins to affect the male fetus around seven weeks after conception, and encourages the formation of Leydig Cells, which are responsible for the production of Testosterone. After the fetus develops its own ability to produce Testosterone, the internal male sexual organs … Read more »

New Research Shows that Testosterone Therapy is Not Associated with an Increased Prostate Cancer Risk in Patients with Low-T


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

Research regarding the effects of Testosterone Deficiency and Testosterone Treatment for men with Low-T has ballooned in recent years, as the number of male patients that have sought out Testosterone Treatments such as Testosterone Injections and Patches has grown into the millions. There have been questions about Testosterone with regard to its safety, however. For one, there has been some evidence that suggests that Testosterone Replacement Therapy increases the risk of Prostate Cancer and other Reproductive Cancers. Based on new research published by The Journal of Urology, however, the risk of Prostate Cancer that has been previously associated with Testosterone Therapy is overstated, and may not increase the risk of the form of cancer at all. What is Hypogonadism, and How is Low-T Therapy Used to Treat Hypogonadism? Hypogonadism refers to any health issue that leads to reduced levels of Testosterone. Many men suffer from Primary Hypogonadism, a class of conditions in which the testes are not able to sufficiently produce Testosterone to meet the needs of the body. Most men that experience Testosterone Deficiency, however, suffer from Secondary Hypogonadism, a class of conditions in which issues upstream, related to the production of precursor hormones such as Leutenizing Hormone and … Read more »

Ten Simple Steps That You Can Take To Knock Out Stress


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

Chronic Stress A lot of people think of stress as simply a psychological issue, but it actually affects both your body and mind. Chronic stress increases your risk for a countless number of physiological disorders from obesity to hypertension, and most people don't realize the absolutely amazing impact that controlling and mitigating stress can have on your mind, body, and soul. Although there are some major steps you can take to control high levels of anxiety and stress, including medical treatment, there are a lot of little things that you can do to deflate stress before it becomes problematic, or reduce stress in your life by recognizing that stress and making the conscious effort to overcome it. Chewing Gum Can Help Alleviate Stress Scientific research has shown that chewing gum can help alleviate anxiety. A study conducted in Japan shows that chewing gum for ten minutes has the ability to help control physiological factors associated with stress, as well as reducing feelings of stress in the minds of the participants. Specifically, chewing gum was shown to reduce cortisol levels in the blood stream, one of the primary stress hormones produced by the body. Researchers also hypothesize that chewing gum can … Read more »

Testosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

natural hrt products supplementsTestosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause Whatever you call it—Hypogonadism, Andropause, or Low-T—Testosterone Deficiency is no laughing matter, nor is it something that you should feel any embarrassment about. There are a number of highly effective treatments for Testosterone Deficiency, and one of the oldest and most reliable is Injectable Testosterone Therapy. Testosterone Injections are physician-prescribed, and deliver between three days and three weeks of Testosterone in a single shot, dependent upon the formulation. The most oft-prescribed form of Low-T Injection in the United States in known as Testosterone Cypionate, and it is designed to be injected once every seven to ten days for maximum effectiveness. How Do Testosterone Injections Work? Low-T Injections work by directly supplementing your body's supply of Testosterone with a Recombinant, Bio-Identical form of the hormone that is produced by a pharmaceutical manufacturer or compounding pharmacy. Testosterone Injections, for the most part, are ester compounds. Esterization is a process by which Bio-Identical Testosterone is chemically linked to an ester compound in order to slow down the rate by which the body absorbs the medication. This is why Testosterone Injections last as long as they do. Testosterone is normally absorbed quickly and readily by the human body, … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Allows Man to Have the Body That He Was Meant to Have


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

One of the clearest means to see how Testosterone impacts male physiology is to look at how Testosterone Injections and other forms of Low-T Therapy have helped men with congenital conditions which have prevented them from producing normal levels of Testosterone. One such man is Danny May, a young man of twenty five from Liverpool that was born with Kallman Syndrome, a congenital condition which suppresses the body's ability to produce Testosterone. In spite of suffering from the condition for his entire life, he was not officially diagnosed until the age of twenty. After being properly diagnosed, his doctors suggested that he take Testosterone Injection Therapy in order to reverse the effects of the condition and provide his body the Testosterone required for him to reach his masculine potential. Though he was not aware of his condition, he was well aware of its effects. Danny was far thinner and scrawnier than almost all males his age growing up, and it affected both his body image and his overall confidence. The issue was so severe that many thought that he was a child at first glance. As a result of Hypogonadism Treatment for Kallman Syndrome, Danny has gone through an almost … Read more »

Could Civilization Have Been Formed as a Result of Declining Testosterone Levels in Males?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2018

low t chart for men seeking treatmentA recent study conducted by a Duke Anthropologist provides stunning insights into the way that human civilization formed countless ages ago. In this study, nearly 1,500 modern and ancient skulls were measured and examined, and the conclusion is that modern males have much less Testosterone-related activity than their ancient counterparts, which likely played a role in mankind's ability to form the large social groups which were needed to preclude modern civilization. Testosterone Potent Psychological and Social Force in Today's Society Even today, Testosterone is a powerful force which impacts male personality. Men with more Testosterone are more assertive and more willing to take control of situations, whereas men with less Testosterone are more likely to be led and also to form more stable relationships with others. Male Skull Structure has Evolved Over Time The human skull structure of males changed dramatically since antiquity. Early men had strong, pronounced brows and more squarish heads, and as Testosterone Levels dropped, men began to form rounder, smoother skull and facial features. Based on medical research, this change can be almost universally attributed to a decline in the average Testosterone Activity of man over time. Robert Cieri was the lead researcher of this study, … Read more »

Hypogonadism – Forms, Causes, and Treatments


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2018

thumbs_buy gel hrt products onlineAndropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline Are you over the age of thirty, and feel like your body is starting to just slow down? Are you starting to experience sexual issues such as low libido or erectile dysfunction? You very well may be suffering from Andropause. Andropause is a natural condition and nothing to be embarrassed about. What is Andropause? Andropause is a natural, age-related condition that men deal with, that bears some similarity to Menopause. Beginning at puberty, male Testosterone Levels skyrocket, and drop to normal adult levels by the late teens. Those high Testosterone Levels contribute to a lot of the characteristics that we attribute to teenagers and young men. They are full of vitality and bursting with libido and sexual desire. They tend to be highly confident and assertive, and there's a reason why many men consider this the physical peak of their lives. The Effects of Low-T and Andropause Clearly Shown in Athletes Of course, like all good things, this healthy Testosterone Production eventually comes to an end. All men will experience Testosterone Decline. It is a natural aspect of the human condition. Testosterone Production starts to drop slowly around the late twenties or early thirties. In fact, … Read more »

Statins Have a Negative Effect Upon Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2018

negative statins 1767735_640 298x300How Do Statins Cause Low Testosterone? Statins are an effective means to improve mortality rates due to elevated cholesterol, but they are not a perfect solution, as few medications truly are. One of the most notable issues caused by the use of Statins is Testosterone Deficiency, also known as Low-T. Cholesterol is one of the primary building blocks of Testosterone, and one of the reasons why some cholesterol is absolutely necessary to maintain good health. Unfortunately, elevated Cholesterol Levels are very dangerous, which often necessitates the use of Statins and other treatments to reduce cholesterol. One problem with Statins is that they can often suppress Cholesterol Levels to an extent to which the body no longer produces enough Cholesterol to meet the needs of the body, which can lead to Hormone Deficiencies such as Testosterone Deficiency. Low-T is most recognized for its effects upon sexual function, such as reduced libido and erectile function, but it also leads to other issues, such as lack of energy, depression, poor sleep, anxiety, and cognitive decline. Men on Statins often turn to Low-T Treatments such as Testosterone Patches, Creams, and Gels in order to supplement their Statin Drugs and preserve the benefits of Testosterone … Read more »

Testosterone and Aggression: How T-Levels Impact Human Response to External, Social Threats


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2018

Testosterone, as most people know, is the primary male sex hormone, and is associated with many characteristics which are classically considered to be masculine, among these is a predilection toward aggression. A recent study, led by Dr. Justin Carré of Nipissing University and published in the journal Biological Psychology, provides neurological evidence of the mechanism by which Testosterone exerts its influence upon aggression. Other, earlier research discovered that Testosterone administration affects neurological function, but prior studies were performed on female patients. In those studies, women were provided a one-time dose of Testosterone to monitor the way that it impacted neurological expression. The goal of Carré's study was to investigate how such Testosterone administration would affect male neurological expression, in comparison to its effects upon the female brain. In particular, Carré wanted to examine how the male brain responds to threats when Testosterone Levels are artificially enhanced in healthy males. Testosterone, Threat Perception, and the Human Brain In particular, the researchers placed special emphasis on parts of the brain the are associated with aggression and threat response, such as the periaqueductal gray, the hypothalamus, and the amygdala. This study involved sixteen patients, all male, and with no signs of illness. They … Read more »

Cardiovascular Issues Contribute Heavily to Loss of Memory and Cognitive Decline


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2018

Cardiovascular Issues Contribute Heavily to Loss of Memory and Cognitive Decline The brain is the most physiologically demanding organ in the human body, and requires a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood to maintain its optimal function. If the heart and cardiovascular systems are unable to meet the demands of the brain, then the brain will have to adjust its function to compensate. Two of the most common issues related to aging are a decline in cognitive function and diminished cardiovascular health. The more research that is conducted with regard to these two issues, the more clear that it becomes that heart health is intricately linked to the health of the mind. Heart Problems Increase the Risk of Cognitive Impairment Individuals that suffer from poor heart health due to atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, or other conditions which impact circulation are more likely to experience heightened cognitive decline in comparison to their peers with healthy hearts or cardiovascular systems in moderate health. A new study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association made connection quite clearly. In this study, medical researchers discovered that individuals with poor cardiovascular health were at significantly greater risk of cognitive decline, including diminished verbal ability, … Read more »

LPCN 1021 Oral Testosterone Therapy Currently in Stage Three FDA Clinical Trial


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2018

As of today, there is no oral Testosterone Product available on the market which is FDA-Approved and effective for relief from Testosterone Deficiency. There are a number of reasons for this. Oral Testosterone products available in the past have been bad for the liver, because of the way that the digestive system metabolizes Testosterone, for example. Most products that purport to provide Testosterone-Boosting power are over the counter supplements which contain amino acids which have been shown to increase Testosterone Levels, but again, these are largely ineffective as compared to Prescription Testosterone Products, as well as more dangerous, because these Testosterone Releasers also negatively impact liver function. Researchers have long been trying to create an effective Oral Testosterone Therapy medication, because the benefits of the oral route outweigh those of any other form of Testosterone Administration, if the medication can deliver the Testosterone safely and efficiently. Downside of Common Testosterone Therapy Options Testosterone Injections were the original form of Low-T therapy available, but most men would prefer to avoid using needles in lieu of other options. Testosterone Creams and Gels provide Low-T Treatment effectively, but are somewhat messy, and can transfer Testosterone to others via physical contact with the area … Read more »

Ten Ways to Manage Cholesterol and Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 20th, 2018

Cholesterol blood test 300x200Cholesterol and Testosterone Cholesterol is one of the building blocks of human life and a precursor to testosterone, but it is also one of the most dangerous health factors when cholesterol Levels fall out of balance, especially with regard to LDL Cholesterol, VLDL Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. The older that we get, the more vulnerable that we become to high cholesterol, that translates primarily in the forms of cardiovascular conditions, which can seriously impede health and wellness, including Atherosclerosis, Heart Attack, Stroke, and Heart Disease. Too little Cholesterol and the body can not properly produce androgen hormones like Testosterone for instance. Cholesterol can be determined with a blood test Cholesterol Levels are one of many factors that our hormone doctors will analyze in your annual checkups. Every person has their own specific healthy range of Cholesterol, dependent on a number of factors, including current health status, as well as genetic and family history of cardiovascular disease. For example, there are a number of lifestyle and health factors which can increase the dangers of high cholesterol, including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Be aware of your own family history of Cholesterol and be very conscious of your diet. Obesity causes a decline … Read more »

Clomiphene Citrate for Low-T


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 20th, 2018

Clomiphene Citrate is an alternative to Testosterone Replacement Therapy for men looking for a way to safely restore their Testosterone Levels and improve their health, vitality, and sexual potency. It has helped many men across the country restore both their fertility and their erectile function, as well as improve their overall health and vitality. Although Clomiphene Citrate is available as a generic medication, it can also be found under the brand names Serophene and Clomid. Clomiphene Citrate was originally designed to be a fertility drug for women, but ongoing research has shown that the hormone has a tremendous impact upon Testosterone Levels in men that are suffering from Andropause or any other form of Secondary Testosterone Deficiency. How Does Clomiphene Citrate Work? To understand how Clomiphene Citrate works, it's important to understand the underlying mechanisms which promote healthy Testosterone production in male patients. Testosterone Production is the result of a hormone cascade which starts at the Hypothalamus, which functions as the brain's control center. When the Hypothalamus recognizes that the body needs Testosterone, it sends a hormone to the pituitary gland known as Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone. This hormone activates the production of two hormones both related to the healthy function of … Read more »

Five Kinds of People that Have a Lot of Sex!


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 20th, 2018

Over the last decade, there have been an explosion of scientific articles and research dedicated to sex, over a dizzying array of categories. What researchers have found is that there are certain groups of people that just have sex more often. Certain choices, some of which may seem completely arbitrary at first glance, do appear to have a statistically significant effect upon sex drive and sexual desire. The following are five groups of people that have sex more than the average person. If you are interested in a fun and interesting way to spice up your own love life and adopt some new habits, consider making some changes to your lifestyle according to these scientific findings! People that Drink Red Wine are More Likely to Have High Libidos A survey of almost eight hundred women has shown that women that drink a modest amount of red wine regularly are more likely to have greater than average libido, even compared to women that prefer white wine. Women that enjoyed wine of any kind in this particular study were found to be more amorous than those that did not drink at all. It's important to realize that a little wine can go … Read more »

Alcohol Can Hinder the Effects and Benefits of Exercise and Muscle Building


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 19th, 2018

alcohol 428392_640 300x199Pretty much everyone understands these days that Testosterone is a major aspect of weightlifting and bodybuilding, and the reason why men can build muscles more quickly and build more muscle than women. For that reason, it should come to little surprise that the use of alcohol, most notably, overindulgence and abuse of alcohol, can inhibit the body's ability to build and preserve muscle mass, reducing your ability and chances to maintain your ideal male physique. How Does Alcohol Interfere with Healthy Muscles? For men looking to maintain athletic performance or maintain a fit figure, alcohol can cause a lot of problems when drank to excess. Three major ways that alcohol disrupts the normal function of the body with regard to bodybuilding and athletic performance are rebuilding, recovery, and performance. Though the buzz dissipates in a matter of hours, the physiological hangover of alcohol can persist for a couple of days. In fact, athletes are suggested not to drink heavily in the 2 days before they are set to perform, because the body can take that long to fully process the alcohol out of the body. The following are some ways that alcohol consumption can prevent athletes from performing at their … Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk in New Study


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 19th, 2018

There has been a lot of debate over the last decade regarding the effects of both Low-T and Testosterone Deficiency on the heart. Depending on the study and the manner in which the study was conducted, the results can come out quite differently. A study published in Heart Rhythm, a peer-reviewed medical journal regarding cardiovascular health, provides strong evidence that a patient's Estradiol and Testosterone Levels are powerful indicators for sudden cardiac arrest, a lethal condition with a 95% mortality rate. What researchers found was that men that experienced cardiac arrest had average Testosterone Levels which were significantly lower than normal. It was also discovered that patients with elevated Estradiol Levels were more likely to experience cardiac arrest regardless of gender. What Is Cardiac Arrest? Cardiac Arrest is a condition in which the heart loses the ability to contract normally, which completely restricts blood flow. This prevents the body from circulating oxygen through the blood stream which quickly leads to death if not treated. Sudden Cardiac Arrest refers to Cardiac Arrest which occurs without warning. Because of the severity of the condition, under most circumstances, there is no way to provide effective treatment in time to save the patient, nor … Read more »

13 Issues That Can Kill Your Libido


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2018

A healthy sex life is one of the most important things in a loving relationship, but there are many issues that can inhibit your libido and prevent you from getting the most out of your romantic experiences with your significant other. The following are 13 issues which can reduce your sex drive and cause a romantic rift between you and your partner. Relationship Problems Can Make Romance Hard to Come By If you are having issues sexually with your partner, it may be time to take a step back and think about your relationship. Have you been fighting lately? Are you having trouble communicating? You might be frustrated over your relationship and not even fully realize the effect that it's having on your sexual desire for one another. Think about what made your relationship so strong in the past and take steps to restore the fading passion that you've been experiencing. Sometimes this can be as easy as a long, intimate talk, but if things are really rocky, you may benefit most from an ongoing appointment with a relationship specialist. Stress Can Make it Hard to Enjoy Sex You may not realize it, but chronic stress wreaks havoc on your … Read more »

Ten Ways to Enhance Your Metabolism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2018

One of the keys to losing weight is to take steps to rev up your metabolism. There are a number of ways to achieve this, and burn calories faster and more efficiently. Allow us to provide some tips! Build Muscle to Increase Metabolism One of the best ways to increase your metabolism is to increase your muscle mass. Basal Metabolic Rate refers to how many calories that your body ambiently burns while you are at rest. Muscle burns more calories per hour than any other form of tissue, and the more muscle mass that you have, the higher that your basic metabolism will be. Fat is a storage mechanism, and does not burn as many calories. Each pound of body fat you have will burn two calories on its own each day. Muscle, on the other hand, will burn six calories daily. On top of this, when you work out your muscles, they burn even more calories, and after a good anaerobic workout, all activated muscles will burn calories more quickly. High Intensity Cardio for Increased Metabolism Aerobic activity is also a fantastic way to increase your metabolism. High-Intensity Interval Training is a form of exercise in which you engage … Read more »

Testosterone and Geriatric Frailty


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2018

Testosterone and Hormone Deficiency Associated with Physiological Decline in Elderly Men It has long been known that Low-T affects male sexual health in a profound way, leading to sexual insufficiency as well as reduced libido. There is also a growing understanding with regard to how Testosterone affects male masculinity and physiological health. There is a large push in the medical literature right now to scientifically evaluate how Testosterone Deficiency affects geriatric health and wellness. Australian Elderly Low-T Study A recent study was published by Australian researchers and presented at the 16th Annual International Congress of Endocrinology. With this study, researchers presented strong evidence that geriatric men with Low-T or other forms of sex-hormone deficiency experienced double the risk of experiencing physiological decline over the course of a two year period when compared to men of the same age with comparatively high sex hormone levels. The lead researcher for this Elderly Low-T Study was Benjamin Hsu, a representive of the University of Sydney Australia. He and his research partners collected medical and health information from over 1300 men all at least seventy years of age, which received health exams between the years of 2005 and 2007, which also received a second … Read more »

Seven Types of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive and Libido


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2018

As men grow older, maintaining sexual health and performance is near the top of most men's minds. As men enter their forties and beyond, they start to become more susceptible to a number of different health conditions that can impact sexual function, including Testosterone Deficiency and Diabetes. Did you know, however, that there are actually many medications that can either inhibit your libido, inhibit your sexual function, or both? Men don't realize how commonly that medications are the root cause of erectile dysfunction. In fact, research suggests that sexual dysfunction is the result of the drugs taken by the male patient in as many as 25% of erectile dysfunction cases. We all know how important sex is to a happy and healthy relationship. If you are having trouble generating interest in your partner, or if you can't seal the deal, you should talk to a physician and find out the root cause of your dysfunction. In many cases, erectile dysfunction is a sign of deeper, underlying problems, and it is possible that, in the case that your medications are altering your sexual performance, there are steps that you can take to restore your sexual health. In some cases changing drugs … Read more »

Low-T and Your Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 17th, 2018

Low-T and Your Health How Does the Body Produce Testosterone? The production of Testosterone is the result of a cascade of hormone signals, with a cycle beginning at the hypothalamus. When the hypothalamus receives the signal to produce Testosterone, it releases a hormone known as Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, usually referred to in scientific literature as GnRH. In both sexes, GnRH travels through the Hypophyseal Portal System from the Hypothalamus to the Pituitary, where it stimulates the production of two important hormones: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). From here, the sex hormone cycle differs for both sexes. In women, Follicle Stimulating Hormone prepares for the release of an egg by stimulating the production of fluid pouches known as follicles which store the developed egg in preparation for fertilization. Luteinizing Hormone, on the other hand, encourages ovulation. In men, on the other hand, the two hormones are associated with the production of Testosterone and Sperm. Luteinizing Hormone travels to the testes, where it activates cells known at Leydig Cells that are responsible for the production of Testosterone. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone travels to Sertoli Cells in the Testes, which encourage the production of sperm. Some Testosterone that is produced by the testes … Read more »

Six Ways That Elevated Testosterone Levels Affect Male Behavior and Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 9th, 2018

Doctor wearing white coat 300x200We all know that Testosterone has some profound effects on male psychology, physiology, and sexuality. It even has some compelling benefits for women too. As we delve deeper into the sociological implications of Testosterone, we continue to learn of new and interesting ways that Testosterone alters our perception and our actions. We also learn more about how it protects and facilitates health and wellness. Let's go over some recent developments in Testosterone Research in the last year! Testosterone Reduces Aversion to Risk While Alpha Males have long been associated with getting things done, there are some potential downsides to putting too much confidence in your abilities. Researchers analyzed over 3,000 hedge fund managers based on their Testosterone Levels. Men with higher Testosterone Levels tend to have wider faces than those with average and low Testosterone Levels. Researches grouped investors by the shape of their face and analyzed how successful they were at investing. Perhaps surprisingly, those with less Testosterone (exemplified by their slimmer face) outpaced their Testosterone-laden associates by around 6% annually. Men with higher Testosterone Levels were also more likely to take chances on risky stocks and make unethical business decisions to further their gain. Testosterone Makes Men More … Read more »

How to Build Muscle Quickly by Boosting Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 9th, 2018

Happy smiling doctor with arms folded 300x200Testosterone. Without adequate levels of it, your road to building muscle will be much steeper and far harder to climb. Remember, testosterone is the most potent and essential muscle-building hormone known. The higher your testosterone levels, the quicker you can pack on muscle...indeed, a simple equation. So let's take a look at how a few simple dietary changes and exercise techniques will cause your testosterone levels to explode, along with the changes in your body that testosterone can accomplish... The Benefits of High Testosterone Levels Increased muscular size and strength Gives your body the ability to blowtorch fat Skyrocket your stamina and endurance levels Gives you a feeling of intense, steady confidence Slash your levels of the dangerous LDL cholesterol Once you add these ten easy methods to your health and fitness toolbox, you will naturally increase your testosterone ranges. 1. Use compound exercises in your workouts. Isolation movements like tricep kickbacks and leg extensions are great...AFTER YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED YOUR LARGE MUSCLE GROUPS BY DOING COMPOUND EXERCISES. Deadlifts, squats, bench presses, overhead press, rows, pull-ups, leg presses, and curls are where your focus needs to be if you want to fire up your anabolic hormone “manufacturing factory” in your … Read more »

Weight Cycling and the Problem with Crash Dieting


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 9th, 2018

racing bike 1616963_640 300x200One of the common misconceptions about losing weight is that dieting is the best means by which to do it. Most people also think that dieting is incredibly tricky. While it is true that many struggle with dieting, most people do lose weight when they go on a diet. The problem is that, over time, willpower falls and people go back to their old, poor habits, regaining the weight that they lost successfully. So the biggest problem isn't losing weight for most individuals, it's maintaining and continuing weight loss. This is known as weight cycling. Weight Cycling is defined as a series of periods of purposeful weight loss and accidental weight gain, generally caused by failed diet attempts. One of the most frustrating aspects of weight cycling is that it can actually lead to weight gain! This is because the body stores fat more readily per calorie consumed when food becomes scarce. So while you lose weight during your diet, your body stores more fat per calorie. When you give up on your diet or lose your resolve, most people start eating much like they did before they started the diet. This causes them to gain weight because their bodies … Read more »

Excessive Use of Tylenol / Acetaminophen May Negatively Affect Testosterone Levels in Unborn Boys


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 9th, 2018

Red tylenol bottle 300x194Tylenol is one of the most popular pain relievers used in the United States and is clinically known as Acetaminophen or Paracetamol. Some risks have long been associated with the over-use of Tylenol, one of the most common of which is liver damage. Tylenol is the leading causes of Liver Toxicity in both the United States and Great Britain. A recent study produced by the University of Edinburgh shows evidence that Tylenol use may have another, less recognizable effect upon human beings. When taken regularly during pregnancy, Tylenol appears to suppress Testosterone production by male children in the womb. Tylenol Linked to Reproductive Issues in Boys Previous studies have provided similar data, which shows that taking too much Tylenol while pregnant can lead to increased odds of reproductive abnormalities in the male child. Producers of Tylenol and its generic counterparts are already required to label their bottles to indicate the risk and warn that pregnant women should use Tylenol as briefly as possible with the lowest dosage of medication to provide relief. Many women may wish to forgo Tylenol entirely as a result of this information. Prenatal Testosterone Study Performed on Mice This particular study was conducted on rodents, but … Read more »

Andropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 5th, 2018

thumbs_order gel online hrt productsAndropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline Are you over the age of thirty, and feel like your body is starting to just slow down? Are you starting to experience sexual issues such as low libido or erectile dysfunction? You very well may be suffering from Andropause. Andropause is a natural condition and nothing to be embarrassed about. What is Andropause? Andropause is a natural, age-related condition that men deal with, that bears some similarity to Menopause. Beginning at puberty, male Testosterone Levels skyrocket, and drop to normal adult levels by the late teens. Those high Testosterone Levels contribute to a lot of the characteristics that we attribute to teenagers and young men. They are full of vitality and bursting with libido and sexual desire. They tend to be highly confident and assertive, and there's a reason why many men consider this the physical peak of their lives. The Effects of Low-T and Andropause Clearly Shown in Athletes Of course, like all good things, this healthy Testosterone Production eventually comes to an end. All men will experience Testosterone Decline. It is a natural aspect of the human condition. Testosterone Production starts to drop slowly around the late twenties or early thirties. In fact, … Read more »

Testosterone Treatment Clinic for Men: Your Source for Affordable Testosterone Prescriptions and Treatment


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 5th, 2018

testosterone injections treatments 199x300We thank you for your interest in the Testosterone Treatment Clinic for Men. We have a licensed and qualified staff of Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctors which specialize in the treatment of various Hormone Deficiencies, including Low-T, Andropause, and HGH Deficiency. Testosterone Restoration Therapy is a Revolutionary Medical Breakthrough Physicians and other medical specialists have researched and studied the benefits of Testosterone Therapy for over one hundred years, documenting the pros and cons of Low-T treatment, as well as vastly improving our knowledge regarding the way the Testosterone benefits the health of both men and women. Although Testosterone Therapy has historically had its ups and downs, physicians are highly experienced with the treatment today, and it is now one of the safest medical therapies available to patients. As medical scientists have continued to perfect the techniques of Testosterone HRT, it has truly become one of the most life-changing medical treatments for patients suffering from Andropause, or Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency. Hormone Scientists and endocrinologists have spent their entire lives developing Low-T Therapy, and there are hundreds of thousands of men across the United States that have benefited from their efforts. Low-T Treatments started with Therapeutic Testosterone Injections, and these injections are still … Read more »

High-Dose Testosterone Injections May Be a Viable Palliative Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 5th, 2018

There is some evidence that Testosterone encourages the proliferation of prostate cancer cells, but new research shows that Testosterone Injections directly to the prostate may improve patients long-term outcomes when dealing with inoperable prostate cancer. No studies have shown that elevated Testosterone Levels are associated with an increased incidence of Prostate Cancer, but for men with existing Prostate Cancer, high Testosterone Levels can make the cancer harder to treat. Medical professionals have understood for over 70 years that it is possible to slow the growth of Prostate Tumors by suppressing Testosterone Levels in the body. As a result of this knowledge, and further research derived from that knowledge, advanced prostate cancer is often treated by prescribing the patient with pharmaceuticals designed to sharply slow down the release of Testosterone, and other hormones that can be converted into Testosterone. This medical regimen is known as chemical castration. Unfortunately, this is often only a stop-gap, short-term measure, as prostate cancer, like many other cancers, is highly adapative to changes in environment, and often learns to thrive even in an ecosystem where Testosterone Levels are very low. They have a few different mechanisms by which this adaptation is possible, two of the most … Read more »

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 3rd, 2018

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy Fortesta is one of many brands of Testosterone Therapy available in the United States for the treatment of Low-T, also known as Hypogonadism or Andropause. Fortesta is a product of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Fortesta is a topical gel which is designed to be applied to the skin in order to deliver Testosterone directly to the blood stream. Fortesta contains two percent Testosterone, and is intended to be administered to the thigh area. If you are suffering from Low-T, Fortesta Testosterone can significantly enhance your Testosterone Levels with just a single daily application. If you are interested in Fortesta, a hormone specialist can help you find out if Fortesta can help improve your life via Testosterone Restoration. Don't live with Hormone Imbalance. Be proactive and get the care you deserve! Fortesta is Proven Effective Clinical research shows that Fortesta is a highly efficient means to improve Testosterone Balance in order to mitigate the effects of Low-T. Also, Fortesta has a low incidence of side-effects, most of which are mild. Some patients may experience irritation or tenderness where the Testosterone Gel is applied. Also, the use of Testosterone Therapy sometimes leads to an increase in PSA, which is a … Read more »

Fourteen Common Causes of Fatigue and What You Can Do to Improve Your Energy Levels!


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 3rd, 2018

guy 781483_640 300x198Do you have trouble maintaining adequate energy levels through the day? Fatigue is a major issue which can significantly disrupt quality of life. If you find yourself suffering from fatigue, it's important for you to understand the causes of fatigue and how your lifestyle habits and your physiology may be preventing you from feeling your best. As you read through this list, take stock in yourself and try to figure out which of these causes may be contributing to your poor energy levels. By recognizing what is preventing you from being at your best, you can take steps to correct the problem. Inadequate Sleep Leads to Fatigue One of the most common causes of fatigue is directly related to the amount of rest that you get. The average adult should get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Every person is different, but sleep is the period during which our bodies rest and rejuvenate, and if you have chronic issues getting enough sleep, this will disrupt your production of vital hormones such as Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone, and it will leave you groggy and weighed-down in the morning. What Can I Do To Sleep Better? If you … Read more »

Fifteen Foods That Can Help You Get Your LDL Cholesterol Under Control


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 2nd, 2018

how to treat low in males hrt productsOne of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system is to maintain a healthy ratio of healthy HDL Cholesterol to unhealthy LDL Cholesterol. As research continues to grow, it appears vitally important to maintain a healthy and controlled ratio between the two forms of cholesterol in order to preserve one's health. There's no reason to abandon flavor when taking the steps to improve one's health, however. Let's talk about 15 foods that can help you get your cholesterol under control while also not sacrificing your precious palate! Dark Chocolate is Good for You! Most people are confused when they talk about chocolate. It is true that milk chocolate is loaded with fat and sugar, but dark chocolate has much more concentrated nutrients, and is also chock-full of anti-oxidants known as flavonoids which help keep LDL Cholesterol Levels under control. Of course, it's important to recognize that dark chocolate is still a treat best enjoyed in small doses, because is still contains much sugar and saturated fat. If you are interested in infusing your meals or deserts with dark chocolate, you can buy unsweetened dark cocoa at the grocery store and include it among your ingredients … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 2nd, 2018

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide Testosterone Deficiency goes by a number of names, including Low-T and Hypogonadism. When Low-T is the result of the aging process, it is known as Andropause or Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency. As a whole, Low-T is a a syndrome, which means that it represents a collection of symptoms rather than a simply definable medical condition with a consistent cause. A number of issues can lead to Low-T, from genetic defects to surgery and radiation related to injury and cancer. It is also often simply the result of the body slowly losing its ability to produce sufficient Testosterone as a factor of age. For men with Testosterone Deficiency, Low-T Therapy is a highly effective way to restore normalcy and proper hormone balance for the patient. Testosterone is often used for other purposes, such as anti-aging, appearance, performance enhancement, and strength training, but these uses are not approved of by the FDA. Testosterone is not an Anti-Aging drug, but, for patients with Testosterone Deficiency, Bio-Identical Low-T Treatment can help mitigate a number of symptoms that are commonly associated with the aging process. What Are the Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency? Low-T affects male health both on a physical … Read more »

Six Surprising Low-T Signs


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 2nd, 2018

Testosterone Deficiency has a big impact on male health, and, like most hormonal deficiencies, Low-T leads to a full spectrum of related symptoms. Among the most well-known signs of Testosterone Deficiency are low sex drive, fatigue, and depression. These aren't the only symptoms, however, and knowing a greater range of symptoms can help you recognize your need for treatment more quickly. Andropause not only affects sex, energy levels, and psychological well-being, but it can also impacts body fat distribution, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, and the strength of your bones. If you feel that Testosterone Deficiency may be suppressing your ability to live and enjoy your life, it is simple and easy to get tested for Low-T. A physical and blood test provide all of the information needed to assess your Testosterone Levels. Let's discuss some of the less well-recognized symptoms of Low-T. Testosterone Deficiency Saps Bone Density One of the most insidious symptoms of Low-T is that it reduces your bone mineral density, putting you more at risk for Osteoporosis, bone fractures, and breaks. Less Testosterone leads directly to weaker bones. The scary thing about this is that Osteoporosis isn't easily diagnosed until you actually break a bone. Studies have … Read more »

Testosterone’s Effects Upon the Human Body


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

Testosterone is the quintessential hormone which represents masculinity. It is the very reason why embryos become boys and boys become men, as the prenatal male starts to secrete his own Testosterone in the womb starting around 50 days after conception. Testosterone levels drop significantly after differentiation completes in the womb, and stays low until puberty, when both Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone Levels start to increase. Testosterone Production continues to increase throughout adolescence, and reaches its apex around 17-19 years of age. After this period, Testosterone levels hit a plateau, and remain high for the next 10-15 years. Starting at around the age of thirty, Testosterone Production falls from this plateau, dropping a bit each year, around an average of 1.5% annually. The majority of men produce more than their fair share of Testosterone, especially men under the age of forty, but the older that men get, the more likely that they are to experience abnormally low levels of Testosterone, a condition known as Testosterone Deficiency. Men that don't produce enough Testosterone start to go into a physiological decline that effects them physically, psychologically, and sexually. They start to gain weight and lose muscle mass. They become less interested in … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause Testosterone Creams are just one of the many effective forms of Testosterone Replacement Therapy available for the treatment of Andropause, and Low T. It is one of the most popular ways to administer this medication. Testosterone Creams are topical medications that are applied to the skin and absorbed directly into the body. A fancy term for the delivery of testosterone using cream via the skin is transdermal. There are a number of Testosterone cream and gel brands available, including Testim, Fortesta, Axiron, and Androgel. Each of these products have their own level of potency. Testosterone Gels and Cream Like all forms of Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy, the goal of Testosterone Creams and Gels is to restore normal and healthy Testosterone Levels for men whose bodies no longer produce enough of the vital hormone. And moreover, this transdermal method of replenishing testosterone in men and women is smoother and more steady, versus the weekly or bi-weekly injection protocol that is most commonly prescribed by endrocrinologists. Low-T Creams are administered once-daily, and provide a day's worth of Testosterone. They are quickly absorbed into the skin in a matter of minutes. Just wake up, take a … Read more »

Exercise Optimizes Testosterone Production


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

As a man, it's important to recognize that your body goes through certain changes as you grow older. The changes that a man goes through are not entirely unlike those which a woman go through, in a way. Male health is largely associated with Testosterone Levels, and as men get closer to middle age, their Testosterone Production starts to drop, first slowly, then at a faster rate. Eventually men start to feel these changes in their mind and see the changes in their body. When Testosterone Decline starts to become symptomatic, this is a condition known as Andropause, but also known as Low-T or Hypogonadism. Symptoms of Low-T and Testosterone Deficiency Testosterone Deficiency has a wide variety of symptoms associated with it, but there are five symptoms that you really need to look out for: Depression and Anxiety Fatigue and Exhaustion Declining Libido and Sexual Function Loss of Muscle Strength and Tone Buildup of Unwanted Body Fat Low-T Diagnosis Requires Lab Testing Of course, many of these symptoms share similarities with other disorders. These can also simply be the symptoms of a sedentary man just getting himself in a rut. If you feel that you are experiencing the symptoms above, … Read more »

Hormone Levels and Smoking — What You Can Do to Stop Smoking for Good!


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

Smoking can have profound and disastrous effects on your health and wellness. Even with the increasing stigma surrounded by smoking cigarettes, it's still a widespread habit because it's so easy to get addicted and so hard to quit! Smoking leads to a significant increase in the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, oral cancer, and throat cancer, and it is also one of the leading causes of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Smoking also has an impact on your body's ability to maintain Hormone Balance, leading to further symptoms which diminish your quality of life. For one, Smoking increases levels of Cortisol in the bloodstream. Cortisol is one of the body's central stress hormones, responsible for dealing with immediate, acute stress. Cortisol Levels are supposed to fall once the threat has passed. Chronically High Cortisol Levels lead to issues such as weight gain, diminished sex drive, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hypertension, and reduced immune capacity. While smoking doesn't have a significant impact on HGH Levels and may have a mildly positive effect on Testosterone Levels in the short term, the health impacts of smoking suppress the benefits of healthy Testosterone and Growth Hormone Levels. Steps That You Can Take to Quit … Read more »

Testosterone Cypionate Guide for Treatment of Low T Symptoms


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 28th, 2018

Article by Dr. White, Audio by Professor J.K. The Best Testosterone Cypionate for Hypogonadism Treatment Testosterone Cypionate is one of the many forms of Bio-Identical Testosterone Replacement Therapy available in the United States and it is considered one of the best. In particular, Testosterone Cypionate is a form of Injectable Testosterone Therapy. As the majority of Testosterone Injections, Testosterone Cypionate is delivered intramuscularly (IM injections), where it is slowly absorbed by the human body. Can low Testosterone cause anxiety and depression? One of the most important clinical discoveries about low Testosterone replacement is that it can help fight depression and improve mood. Patients who have used this androgen drug have described it as one of the best for alleviating anxiety and depression in low T men. Among Injectable Testosterone formulations, Testosterone Cypionate remains active for an extensive period of time, making it a popular choice for individuals interested in experiencing the benefits of Injectable Testosterone Treatment. Other types of Testosterone include Enanthate and Propionate, these have a shorter half life, which means they stay in the body for a shorter period of time. Testosterone Cypionate is an Esterized Hormone Therapy, meaning that Bio-Identical Testosterone, which is identical to that made … Read more »

Reexamining Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 28th, 2018

Bio-Identical Testosterone There is no doubt that Bio-Identical Testosterone has become increasingly popular over the course of the last generation. There are millions upon millions of aging males that have turned to Low-T Therapy from reputable Hormone Clinics in order to treat Andropause, also known as Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency. Testosterone Creams, Patches, and Injections have shown to be highly capable of boosting Testosterone Levels back to normal (And restoring sex drive and energy) for men suffering from Hypogonadism, but there has always been the question of drawbacks. What is the potential downside of Testosterone? Historically, the lack of longitudinal studies has impaired our knowledge regarding what the risks of Testosterone Therapy truly are, but a growing number of studies released over the course of the last few years have quickly changed what we know about Testosterone. Studies nearer to the turn of the century seemed to suggest that there may be a correlation between cardiovascular disease and Testosterone Therapy, and this necessitated further study to truly recognize the safety concerns related to Low-T Treatment with Therapeutic Testosterone. Testosterone Therapy Safer than Once Believed Fortunately for men with Testosterone Deficiency interested in Hormone Therapy, these studies have not been corroborated, and … Read more »

Learning About Testosterone: Testosterone Esters


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 28th, 2018

library 150367_640 300x150Learning About Testosterone: Testosterone Esters If you have reached this website, then more than likely you are at least somewhat aware of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and you may even be interested in Low-T Treatment whether it be for yourself or for a loved one. You're probably interested in learning more about Testosterone before taking the plunge and calling a licensed Hormone Clinic to try to find out if you or that loved one qualify for treatment. Let us arm you with knowledge that may help you make your decision. The goal of this article is to teach you about Testosterone Esters and how they relate to the function and effectiveness of Testosterone Therapy. What is an Ester? You'll often hear talk of Esters when reading about Testosterone HRT. Words like this may make Testosterone Therapy seem complicated and daunting, but it's really not all that complicated. One of the most common ways that Testosterone Therapy is prescribed is via Injection. These injections are almost all delivered via a method known as Intramuscular Injection, meaning that the shots are delivered directly into muscle tissue. Bio-Identical Testosterone is combined with various Esters, and this is done in order to alter the rate … Read more »

What is Hypopituitarism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

doctor hgh specialistsHypopituitarism is a medical condition in which the pituitary gland is unable to sufficiently produce hormones that are normally produced by the gland. There are a number of hormones that are produced by the pituitary, and Hypopituitarism can refer to a deficiency in any individual hormone, as well as multiple hormones. This deficiency can be partial or total. Many forms of Hypopituitarism, especially Total Hormone Deficiencies, are quite rare, whereas other, partial and age-related forms of Hypopituitarism are more common. What is the Pituitary Gland and Where is It Located? The pituitary gland is located at the base of the human brain, it is relatively small, but it performs vital functions necessary to maintain hormone homeostasis. The pituitary is around the size and shape of a lima bean. You can approximate the location of the pituitary gland by moving directly back from the nose to just behind the midpoint of the skull, right between the ears. Although the pituitary is quite small, it has an enormous amount of influence on the body, with its reach extending to nearly every organ and physiological process of the body. Processes that the pituitary gland is directly involved in include reproduction, blood pressure, and … Read more »

What Is Male Hypogonadism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

how to raise testosterone levelsHypogonadism refers to any condition which depletes the body's ability to produce sex hormones. In the case of men, Hypogonadism refers to a suppressed ability or inability to produce Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone, or Follicle Stimulating Hormone. Both Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone are necessary to produce Testosterone and Sperm. Male Hypogonadism can refer both to the inability to produce Testosterone and the inability to produce sperm What Causes Male Hypogonadism? There are a variety of ways that Hypogonadism can occur in males. It can be caused by genetics, trauma, or by natural aging, for example. The effects of Male Hypogonadism depend on the time in a patient's life when he experiences that deficiency. For patients that have been diagnosed with Low-T, Hypogonadism can be treated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy. For patients with low sperm count, other treatments, such as Clomiphene Citrate or Testosterone with HCG may be the best option. Prenatal Male Hypogonadism Children that experience Hypogonadism in the womb experience the most severe issues related to Testosterone Deficiency. Testosterone is the sole hormone which promotes the development of male primary sexual characteristics, such as the formation of the penis and testicles, and total Testosterone Deficiency will prevent the … Read more »

What is Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

medical consultations 224x300Andropause is a hormonal condition that impacts men as they grow older, caused by natural changes in hormone balance that are inevitably associated with aging. This change in hormone production can lead to psychological, sexual, and physical changes which inhibit health, suppress vitality, and increase the risk of a variety of conditions that can impair health and wellness. In the past, it was assumed that these physiological changes were strictly due to aging, but the more that doctors research male aging, the more that they discover is actually associated with hormone imbalance and the more it seems possible to alleviate those symptoms effectively with Testosterone Therapy. Andropause goes by a number of different names. It belongs to a subset of conditions known as Male Hypogonadism, but it is also referred to as Androgen Decline in the Aging Male and Late-Onset Hypogonadism. Not all men experience significant changes as a direct result of Andropause, and produce levels of Testosterone that are in the normal range for their entire life. Other men will experience these symptoms relatively early, even in the thirties in many cases! You'll sometimes hear Andropause called the Male Menopause, but this isn't necessarily accurate. Menopause is a sudden … Read more »

Hypogonadism Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

testosterone cypionateHypogonadism is the term for any condition which causes sex hormones to be produced at levels which are inadequate for normal and healthy function. In males, Hypogonadism is also known as Low-T or Testosterone Deficiency. Dependent upon the age at which Hypogonadism becomes a health issue, the symptoms can be dramatically different. Healthy sex hormone production is absolutely necessary for the development of secondary sexual characteristics during puberty, and if Testosterone or Estrogen Levels are too low, this can lead to delayed puberty or underdevelopment. In adulthood, Hypogonadism affects physiological function rather than development. Testosterone is vitally important to both health and sexual function in men. In women, Estrogen is necessary for the menstrual cycle and normal fertility. In both sexes, Testosterone is directly associated with sexual desire and performance. If a man doesn't produce enough Testosterone, libido suffers, erectile function diminishes, and fertility falls dramatially. Treatments options for Hypogonadism depend on the underlying cause of Sex Hormone Deficiency, but usually revolve around effective use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy or Clomiphene Citrate. Primary Hypogonadism in Men In men, Primary Hypogonadism is a condition in which the testes are unable to adequately produce Testosterone in order to meet the physiological requirements … Read more »

Could a Revolutionary Weight Loss Strategy Be on the Horizon?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

scale 403585_640 300x199Brown Fat Metabolism-Boosting Method Discovered Obesity is a national epidemic in the United States and a growing problem across the world. As more and more countries are stabilizing their food supplies, they begin to have to deal with issues like overeating and obesity more often. According to the WHO, there are almost 1.5 billion men and women across the world that are clinically obese or overweight. On top of that, there are more than forty million boys and girls under five years old that are at least overweight. Our bodies just aren't designed to withstand obesity, and it incredibly detrimental to our long-term health. For example, the eating habits associated with obesity significantly increase the risk of Adult-Onset Diabetes. Type-2 Diabetes is a form of Insulin Resistance, which reduces the ability of the body to transport energy, in the way of glucose, to target cells throughout the body. Obesity can even lead to infertility or suppressed fertility. Adipose fat encourages the conversion of Testosterone into Estrogen, which can lead to low sperm counts and erectile dysfunction in men. Obesity also increases the risk of heart disease, because poor diet leads to elevated cholesterol levels which increase the incidence of dangerous … Read more »

The Significance of Telomeres in Stem Cell Treatments


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

stem cell 163711_640 300x169What are Telomeres, and what do they have to do with longevity? In any living organism, including humans, cells divide (or split) into a higher number of cells. This is how our bodies maintain themselves and heal themselves from injury. Within cells are chromosomes. Our DNA patterns are primarily found in chromosomes. Telomeres are located on the ends of chromosomes. They keep the chromosomes from deteriorating, among other things. However, telomeres themselves degrade over time. In the early stages of life, telomeres are long, and they are shortened as a human gets older. When a telomere becomes too short, the cell is no longer able to divide and produce new cells. Instead, it begins to deteriorate and will eventually die. In short, the longer the telomere is, the better able the body is to maintain itself on a cellular level. When telomeres become too short, the body begins to degrade. What is Telomerase? Enzymes are responsible for chemical reactions on a cellular level. Telomerase is an enzyme that can work to increase the length of telomeres. However, note that telomeres can sometimes become too long. When this happens, it can result in cancer and various tumors. When telomeres are a … Read more »

Understanding how Muscle and Fat Impact Body Mass, Weight, and Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

man 1282232_640 300x200If you've ever tried to diet in your life, which most Americans have, you've probably felt frustration with the weight scale. You spend two or three weeks working out and eating better only to find that you have just lost a little bit of weight, or perhaps even none at all! Some people even gain a little weight when they start working out. It's important to realize, however, that the scale never tells the whole story of your dieting journey. Most people are somewhat aware of the concept that muscle weighs more than fat, but don't realize the implications. This fact is actually the biggest reason why people get so frustrated with scales when they start working out for health. For people that are trying to drop fat and feel better, it may even be better not to use scales at all, and just trust your health regimen and the mirror. One of the many reasons that diets fail is because people focus only on the scale and lose faith in their ability to lose weight. Muscle Vs. Fat At first glance, the idea that muscle weighs more than fat might seem a little strange. Of course, an ounce of … Read more »

The Role of Nitric Oxide in Cancer Proliferation And Prevention


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 25th, 2018

cancer preventation 300x198Nitric Oxide is a crucial and multifaceted chemical messenger, that is incredibly vital for maintaining human function. Nitric Oxide acts similar to a hormone but is an inorganic compound. There is even some evidence that Nitric Oxide can be used therapeutically to halt the growth of cancerous tumors. Though Nitric Oxide has been heavily studied, scientists are still in the process of learning the specific mechanisms by which Nitric Oxide mitigates tumor growth. Depending on external factors, Nitric Oxide can also facilitate tumor growth, so it is essential to understand precisely the role that Nitric Oxide plays to both promote new and better cancer treatments and reduce cancer risk. What is Nitric Oxide? Nitric Oxide has been a known entity since the late 19th century, but it was not until 1998 that researchers began to discover the functions of Nitric Oxide in the human system. Three doctors won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for describing Nitric Oxide's role as a vasodilator. All living human cells can produce Nitric Oxide, which is a free radical molecule that can be absorbed in water. What does Nitric Oxide Do? Nitric Oxide is a chemical messenger that the cells use to communicate with one … Read more »

Understanding Heartburn in the 21st Century


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 22nd, 2018

heart burn 300x259Heartburn is incredibly painful, and most people have experienced the condition at least a few times in their lives. Surprisingly, though heartburn has been studied since the dawn of modern medicine, there are still a lot of important questions to be asked, and hypotheses that were previously considered correct are being questioned once again. Heartburn and Acid Reflux is a widespread health issue throughout the United States. Around 20% of Americans deal with heartburn or Upper Gastrointestinal Pain. What Causes Heartburn? For closing in on a century, it has generally been agreed upon that the cause of heartburn is the excess secretion of acid in the esophagus. Recent research provides convincing evidence that Heartburn is a much more complex condition, and that the problem isn't due directly to the influence of the acid itself, but to inflammation that stimulates that acid production. Chronic inflammation is a major medical issue that has far-reaching effects, and new research shows that inflammation has a powerful impact on proper digestion, and can lead to heartburn in many patients, exacerbating the issues already resulting from elevated acid levels. Redefining Heartburn: GERD The scientific term for Heartburn is Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), relating to the buildup … Read more »

What is Erectile Dysfunction?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

man with erectile dysfunction 300x200Erectile dysfunction refers to a man's inability to generate or sustain an erection in a way that allows him to enjoy sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction has many causes and becomes more common as men grow older. There are many effective treatments for erectile dysfunction to help men restore their sexual vitality and potency. Erectile dysfunction also refers to issues which hinder sexual drive as well as core sexual function. What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (commonly referred to just as “ED”) is always the symptom of another underlying problem. The male erection is a hydraulic process tied to erotic desire and sensation. Anything that prevents a man from “getting hard” is a cause for erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can even be rooted in psychology. Some men, especially those that experience psychological trauma or depression, can have issues with sexual function. The following are some other causes of erectile dysfunction: Sleep issues Alcoholism and drug abuse Treatments for enlarged prostate Prostate cancer treatment Prescription drug side effects Obesity Diabetes High blood pressure Poor cholesterol Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular disease and heart disease Metabolic syndrome Hormone imbalance As you can see, erectile dysfunction is associated with a variety of other health issues that can … Read more »

Sermorelin Acetate Drug Information


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

buy testosterone gel consultant 300x200What is Sermorelin Acetate? Sermorelin acetate is a recombinant prescription medication designed for the treatment of idiopathic human growth hormone deficiency in children and adults. Sermorelin acetate is often prescribed instead of human growth hormone therapy to elevate and restore ordinary endogenous human growth hormone levels. Sermorelin acetate is a truncated version of a naturally produced hormone known as growth hormone-releasing hormone or GH-RH. How Does Sermorelin Acetate Work? Sermorelin works by correctly copying the effect of GH-RH on the pituitary gland. When the body recognizes a need for human growth hormone, the hypothalamus releases GH-RH to stimulate the pituitary somatotrophs which are responsible for secreting endogenous human growth hormone. GH-RH travels through a series of blood vessels in the brain known as the hypophyseal portal system to activate the somatotrophs. At this point, human growth hormone is released. What's the Difference between Sermorelin and GH-RH? Sermorelin is a functional analog of GH-RH, meaning that, though it is not molecularly identical, it stimulates the human body in the same way. Sermorelin contains the functional protein structure of GH-RH, without the physiologically impotent junk proteins that comprise a portion of the hormone. This makes it cheaper to produce than bio-identical GH-RH … Read more »

Research Peptides — HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

consultant hgh treatment for women 300x218Testosterone and HCG -- Information That Could Change Your Life If you are a low-t patient that is concerned about maintaining the normal function of your testes, including fertility, you may be interested in HCG. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, and, when taken along with bio-identical testosterone therapy, it can prevent the testicular withering that is a side effect of testosterone replacement. What Does HCG Do? For years, people have been using bio-identical HCG in combination with their testosterone therapy. It not only supports testicular function, but it also preserves the size of the testicles, which tend to shrivel up as a result of treatment. Prescription HCG is a lyophilized powder of glycoproteins which is reconstituted and delivered subcutaneously or intramuscularly via syringe. In the male body, HCG mimics the function of a vital sex hormone known as luteinizing hormone, often abbreviated LH. Luteinizing hormone is responsible for both encouraging testicular fullness (prevention of testicular atrophy) and maintaining natural testosterone and semen production. This helps the body keep its natural testosterone secretion. When taking testosterone therapy alone, this directly leads to a corresponding drop in testosterone production, because prescription testosterone flowing through the body signals the brain to stop … Read more »

Exercise and Mental Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

exercise fitness activities 300x200It's common to emphasize the physical benefits of exercise, but for many people, the psychological benefits of exercise are just as significant, and may even outweigh the importance of losing weight and improving strength and energy levels. It can be hard to establish a diet or exercise plan. Ask anyone that's tried to convert from a sedentary lifestyle to a more thoughtful and active lifestyle. On the other hand, most people that engage in a life of activity seem to feed off of it, and the psychological and physiological changes caused by a good exercise routine are self-reinforcing. Increased energy levels ward off fatigue. Sleep comes more natural and provides improved wakefulness. In general, there is an improved sense of well-being that is directly associated with exercise. It works the other way around too. People that don't get enough exercise are more likely to struggle to get off the couch or even out of bed. They also are more likely to suffer from memory issues and are more likely to suffer from problems with anxiety and depression. Many psychological problems have a direct physical component. Mental fatigue and physical fatigue go hand in hand. People that don't get enough physical … Read more »

The Importance of Proteins, Carbs, and Fats


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

protein veg fish oils 300x152The human body is a beautiful machine that requires a lot of ingredients to function properly and keep you feeling happy and healthy. This article is about the three macronutrients that the body needs to survive: Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats. Each serves a specific need for your body, and each has a life-sustaining role to play. What Are Proteins? Proteins are organic compounds which are comprised of amino acids. To date, there are twenty known amino acids that the body utilizes, eleven of which are made naturally by the human body. The means that nine others must be consumed in your diet. These amino acids are known as Essential Amino Acids. Why Do We Need Protein? Every one of our cells uses protein, and protein is necessary for the diet to fix what's broken and to help build and rebuild tissues. For example, after you work out, your body uses protein from your food to patch up and reinforce your muscle tissue, which is what heals you and makes you stronger. Positive Nitrogen Balance is an important concept to consider when thinking about protein. This just means that you are eating enough protein frequently enough to meet the needs of … Read more »

Low-T Treatment Before and After — How Testosterone Therapy Improves Vitality


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 19th, 2018

vitality medical signs 300x160For men with testosterone deficiency, life can feel like walking uphill every day, all the time. It makes it difficult just to keep moving forward with your life, much less maintain your current pace. Testosterone therapy is magnificent because it can put you back in the driver's seat of your own life, not only restoring sexual livelihood but giving you back the strength and energy to make the most of your life. Using Testosterone Safely First, we should note that testosterone should not be used by men with healthy testosterone levels. There are many that turn to testosterone to try to elevate their masculinity to super-human levels, but there are significant risks associated with the abuse of testosterone. Testosterone, when administered therapeutically for low-t can lead to life-changing benefits, but there is just too much risk associated with testosterone abuse to ever recommend it to a healthy man. How Long Will it Take to See Results with Testosterone? For those beginning a testosterone therapy regimen for the first time, it's important to realize that testosterone is not a magic potion — the amazing results you've read about don't come in a day or even a week. Low-t therapy with bio-identical … Read more »

Testosterone and Diet – How to Support Testosterone Levels with Healthy Eating


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 19th, 2018

diet food plan 300x211For those with severe testosterone deficiency, low-t therapy with testosterone injections, creams, or other forms of prescription testosterone are the only way to get testosterone levels back into a state of harmony, but for those struggling with a mild deficiency, or those looking to pump up testosterone levels naturally, there are some steps that you can take to bolster your testosterone production. You may be aware of some other ways you can promote healthy t-levels, such as anabolic exercise, interval training, and sound sleeping habits, but in this article, we'll be focusing on how diet may impact testosterone balance. Vitamin D and Testosterone Vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in promoting testosterone production, absorption, and utilization. Vitamin D is among the most important. Recent studies have shown that, for patients with significant vitamin D deficiency, testosterone levels also become suppressed. Doctor-monitored vitamin D supplementation was shown to increase testosterone in patients. Of course, in this study, patients were provided with therapeutic levels of vitamin D, which isn't advisable without a doctor's consent and advice. On the other hand, it does show us how important vitamin D is for hormone production. To make sure your body gets enough vitamin D, … Read more »

Testosterone Gel Information


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 18th, 2018

how to increase levels testosterone chart naturallyThough low-t is a problematic condition which affects millions of men nationwide, bio-identical testosterone therapy is a versatile treatment which can be administered in many ways. There's no reason to be ashamed of your lack of libido — andropause therapy is more straightforward than ever before! Among the most common forms of testosterone replacement are low-t shots, testosterone patches, andropause creams, and testosterone gels. Low-t gels are very popular because they are clean, comfortable to use, and they are highly effective. Three of the most common brands of testosterone gel are Fortesta, Axiron, and Androgel. What is Testosterone and What are the Implications of Low-T? Testosterone is the core male anabolic hormone. It is the principal facilitator of sexual desire and libido, and also encourages healthy body composition and psychological wellness. Without sufficient testosterone, men are at significant risk for erectile dysfunction, depression, obesity, fatigue, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and more. Smart health decisions go a long way to keep testosterone production elevated, but eventually, physiological changes associated with aging wreak havoc on endogenous testosterone production. This is where treatments like testosterone gel come to the rescue! Low-T Gels vs. Testosterone Creams Testosterone gels are used by men with testosterone deficiency … Read more »

Changes to LabCorp Guidelines for Low-T Diagnosis and How They Impact Your Treatment


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 18th, 2018

168458 shutterstock_532101163 300x200As we learn more about testosterone deficiency and how our bodies respond to declining testosterone levels, we periodically revise our strategies regarding the determination of low-t. Every patient is different and responds to declining testosterone production in their own way, but there are defined clinical limits to what is considered normal testosterone levels and what is characterized as low-t or andropause. What is the Testosterone Normal Range? The clinical range for establishing healthy testosterone levels consists of two values. If your testosterone levels are lower than the base of the range, then you are considered testosterone deficient. The healthy testosterone range is referred to as either the normal range or the reference range. Any value that falls outside of this range is grounds for further examination. Abnormally high testosterone levels are associated with testosterone abuse and cancer, low testosterone volume is a sure sign of low-t. When you meet us for clinical hormone evaluation, we primarily use Labcorp as the diagnostic testing firm of choice. We utilize the efficient diagnostic capabilities of Labcorp to provide you with fast and accurate diagnoses of hormone imbalance and deficiency. Recently, Labcorp adjusted the way that they evaluate your testosterone levels. Previously, the normal … Read more »

More than 152 Million Men Suffer from Hypogonadism and Low Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 17th, 2018

low consultant testosterone symptoms in men 300x201Testosterone deficiency is a worldwide health issue which impacts millions upon millions of men across the globe. The world health organization estimates that 152 million males suffer from low-t. There are researchers and scientists from every major country on earth working on treatments and strategies to treat low-t and andropause so that men can live healthier and longer lives, as well as achieve restored sexual ability and satisfaction. Age-related hypogonadism is common and widespread, and your risk of experiencing issues related to low-t only increases as you grow older. Low-T is a Condition, not a Disease It's important to realize that andropause, though treatable and correctable, is distinctly correlated with the aging process. Testosterone deficiency is not caused by a virus or bacteria, nor is it a malfunction of the human body. It's a slow but steady decline in hormone balance which negatively impacts wellness and sexual health. Another name for this condition is hypoandrogenic deficiency syndrome. Testosterone levels follow a predictable pattern throughout the lifespan of the average male. Testosterone production naturally spikes during the formation of primary sex characteristics in the womb, and at the onset of puberty. After puberty has completed, testosterone levels reach an elevated, healthy … Read more »

How to Administer a Testosterone Injection — Low-T Injection Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 13th, 2018

prescription form for hormone treatment 300x212Testosterone injections are one of the most popular forms of testosterone therapy available today. In fact, low-t injections were the first treatment available for testosterone deficiency. Initially, testosterone was injected daily, but as recombinant biomedical techniques have advanced, most patients only require one injection every 10-14 days. As of today, Testosterone Cypionate is the most popular form of testosterone HRT injection in the United States. Most typical testosterone shots are comprised of an ester compound melded with bio-identical testosterone to provide a slow and steady supply of testosterone over an extended period. The following injection protocol applies to all testosterone ester injections. Remember, only use recombinant testosterone with a prescription from a licensed physician, and always follow the instructions of your doctor to the letter! Testosterone therapy can produce surprising results for patients with clinically diagnosed low-t, but it should always be treated with respect. Ensure that You're Administering the Correct Testosterone Dosage The first step to injecting testosterone is to check and make sure that you are using the right dosage, as prescribed by your doctor. In the United States, Testosterone Cypionate is most popular, but Testosterone Enanthate is also widely prescribed. The ideal testosterone dosage is generally in … Read more »

Relieve Fatigue and Increase Energy with Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 13th, 2018

Andropause explained 300x200Testosterone deficiency is a multifaceted medical condition which has a widespread impact on human function. Most people are acutely aware of the sexual issues related to andropause and low-t, but other symptoms are less widely known and understood by the average person. One of the many symptoms which deflate quality of life for men with testosterone deficiency is fatigue. For men, testosterone plays a distinct role in metabolism and energy availability. When testosterone levels fall to those associated with low-t, this can lead to extreme fatigue and diminished aerobic capacity. It makes you feel like the world is dragging you down. You not only struggle to find the energy to meet your obligations, you even have trouble motivating yourself to do the things that you want to do. Things that generally excite you. As you can imagine, energy and mood are intrinsically linked. If you don't have the energy to engage in the activities that you love, you're more likely to suffer from depression. If you can't meet the obligations of your life, your work, and your family, this causes stress, which leads to anxiety. Testosterone deficiency is not just a drain on your sexual health; it prevents you from … Read more »

Clomiphene Citrate for Testosterone Deficiency


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 13th, 2018

Andropause symptoms and solutions 300x200As Americans become more informed, they quickly recognize the health risks related to andropause and testosterone deficiency. Andropause is the time in a guy's life where he no longer produces enough testosterone to meet the body's needs. Though andropause is the most common type of hypogonadism, the condition can result from some different causes. For example, many men lack the means to release sufficient testosterone from birth. Others lose their ability to make enough testosterone because of cancer, radiation, trauma, or other circumstances. For these patients, direct testosterone replacement is the only adequate means to treat low-t. For most patients, however, there is another option available — clomiphene citrate. Clomiphene citrate is now available for a generic prescription but was initially prescribed by the brand names Clomid and Serophene. Treating Andropause with Clomiphene Citrate Most men think that low-t is the direct result of the body's inability to produce its own testosterone. The truth is that, in fact, most males retain the ability to create their own testosterone throughout their entire lives — given the appropriate and adequate stimulation. Andropause is a form of secondary hypogonadism, meaning that the testes still work just fine, they don't receive enough upstream signaling … Read more »

Low-T Therapy for Andropause — Treating Male Menopause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 12th, 2018

aging male 300x200Aging men have to worry about a lot of things — raising kids, maintaining their careers, and staying healthy. It's a lot of work. They also have to worry about pleasing their significant other. Sexual satisfaction plays a massive role in the quality of life, and it's during middle age when sexual desire and ability begin to wane. Testosterone deficiency is mostly to blame. There are many ways in which our bodies work against us as we grow older. Hormone imbalance is one of the many issues that compromise our ability to make the most of our lives as we age. For men, one of the most frustrating age-related hormonal conditions is andropause. What is Andropause? Andropause is the medical terminology for age-associated testosterone deficiency, frequently referred to just as low-t. The majority of men don't experience issues related to testosterone deficiency until they reach their forties or fifties, though some guys may experience these problems as early as thirty if they maintain an unhealthy lifestyle. Alcoholism, obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle all suppress testosterone activity, for example. Even the healthiest of men can experience symptoms of andropause eventually, however. The Rate of Testosterone Decline in Aging Men This … Read more »

Is Male Menopause Real? The Science of Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 11th, 2018

andropause medical condition 300x300Like most men, you're probably concerned about preserving healthy    testosterone levels. Most guys are aware of low-t, but most are still unaware of the science behind testosterone deficiency and how it puts all men at risk, even the healthiest of men. That's because there is a robust age-related component to low-t. In fact, if every man lived long enough, they would eventually experience testosterone deficiency. What is Andropause? Most men begin to experience symptoms related to testosterone deficiency between the ages of 40 and 60. So many guys are affected that medical specialists have even coined a term for age-related testosterone deficiency — andropause. As you can imagine, andropause is directly related to its female relative, menopause. Though the two conditions share a similarity in that they are both age-related hormone changes during middle age, the two issues have some distinct differences. Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops menstruating, and her hormone balance is altered permanently as a result. In men, there are no such distinct changes that take place — guys remain able to produce testosterone and sperm, for example. Where menopause is an abrupt change, andropause is a more subtle change in hormone … Read more »

Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated with Long-Term Health and Wellness


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 11th, 2018

masculinity 300x200We all know how vital testosterone is for establishing masculinity and preserving health in the short term, but it is becoming clearer that experiencing issues with testosterone levels and fertility earlier in life can impact one's health later in life. In a study produced by the academic publication Fertility and Sterility, evidence has been provided that shows that men that have issues with conception and sexual health earlier in life are more prone to a variety of health issues later in life. This study was a data-analysis conducted by Stanford University, in which 9,400 male patients were evaluated. Patients were chosen based on select criteria: All patients were between the ages of thirty and fifty. All patients went to a fertility clinic. Among these men, patients were more likely to experience health issues such as Hypertension, skin issues, heart disease, and vascular ailments than the general population, if their fertility issues were the result of inadequate sperm-quality. A study such as this suggests that having one's sperm health analyzed is not only an essential step for men with fertility issues, but may also be a worthwhile step in the analysis of total health and wellness, and, as such, may benefit … Read more »

Causes of Male Infertility


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 10th, 2018

sperm count analysis 209x300It may seem simple, but the process of conception is somewhat complicated even for men. For a man to conceive, some thresholds must be met: A man must have healthy sperm, capable of fertilization. This requires the adequate release of testosterone, as well as other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. That sperm has to be able to mix with semen and pass through the tubes of the vas deferens without obstruction. He must produce a sufficient amount of sperm to have a significant chance of conception. The lower a man's sperm count is, the harder it will be for him to get his partner pregnant. If a man produces fewer than 39 million sperm per orgasm or 15 million sperm per milliliter, he is very likely to have issues with conception. That sperm must have functional mobility. It is normal that a small portion of sperm will have issues moving correctly, but the higher that this percentage is, the less likely that healthy sperm will make it successfully to the egg. Medical Issues Which Contribute to Male Infertility Immune Reaction – In some cases, the immune system will attack the sperm as if it were an … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 10th, 2018

parenthood 300x200Researchers are beginning to deeply understand the effects that declining testosterone levels have on men as they age, but are less informed regarding how natural life experiences such as fatherhood impact hormone balance and testosterone concentrations. It is well-understood that women experience significant changes in hormone levels and hormone balance dependent not only upon their age, pregnancy status, and menstrual cycle, but as a result of motherhood itself. Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Their Partner's Pregnancy As we delve deeper into the biological mechanisms of testosterone production, we are beginning to learn that male testosterone levels can be sensitive to these life changes in a similar manner as women experience hormonal change. For example, it is well-known that pregnant women are likely to experience weight gain, cravings, and mood instability, but men also experience specific psychological and physiological changes as a result of the decline in testosterone directly correlated with impending fatherhood. In a study conducted by Dr. Robin Edelstein and associates at the University of Michigan, men were swabbed to analyze testosterone levels at certain points during their significant other's pregnancy. What researchers discovered was that as the birth of the child drew closer, it was significantly correlated with … Read more »

Low Testosterone Symptoms


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 10th, 2018

very tired man 300x205Testosterone deficiency is one of the most commonly under-diagnosed conditions in America today. There are some reasons for this. For one, men tend to struggle to talk to their doctor about problems related to Low-T. They don't consider their fundamental sexual and fatigue-related issues to be the result of testosterone deficiency, or they just don't like to go to the doctor. It's essential for your long-term health and vitality that you own up to the threat of Low-T, and be vocal with your doctor when you recognize the symptoms. By being honest with your physician, you can take steps to correct your sexual inadequacy, your declining metabolism, and your fading energy levels. It's easy to misinterpret low testosterone symptoms as merely age-related decline, or the result of your own actions, but the truth is that a significant component of testosterone deficiency is innate in human physiology. When Will Men Experience Low-T? Of course, not every man will experience these symptoms at the same time, and some men may never reach a point of deficiency in their lifetime, but we all experience a similar decline for the same physiological reasons. There are also some factors that people don't understand about Low-T. … Read more »

Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 10th, 2018

testosterone medical therapy clinics 300x195Australian scientists recently studied testosterone and its progression in males from young to old age and discovered that gradual decline in testosterone levels is caused by both men's lifestyles as well as aging. The findings were presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th annual meeting that took place recently in Houston. The Endocrine Society focuses on the research of hormones and the practice of endocrinology. Many older men are known to have diminished levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Even though the cause is debated, some population-based studies have found that changes in testosterone levels are similar among men of the same age over time. It is common knowledge that declining testosterone levels are an inevitable part of the aging process. However, there may be more to this condition than mere aging. Study co-author Dr. Gary Wittert, professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Australia, stated that the choices men make also plays a more significant role in lowered testosterone levels than previously thought. Testosterone changes are also explained by smoking behavior and changes in health status, particularly obesity and depression. The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The researchers measured testosterone … Read more »

Testosterone, Anxiety, and Depression


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 9th, 2018

depression unhappy low t 300x200Anxiety is a major health issue which impacts male health at a psychological as well as a physiological level. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a medical condition which is characterized by apprehension, subconscious hyperactivity, physical tension, and hyper awareness. Symptoms of subconscious hyperactivity include elevated pulse, flushing, dizziness, dry mouth, clammy palms, heart palpitations, and sweating. Physical tension includes sighing, muscle aches, and restlessness. Hyper awareness includes morning exhaustion, issues with sleep, insomnia, focus issues, irritability, distractability, edginess, and hypervigilence. Apprehension includes the whole bound of things which prevent us from being ourselves, including an intense worry about what other people think, unfounded fear in one's daily life, and excessive worrying about the welfare of oneself or others. What is Anxiety? Anxiety expresses itself in many different ways, but it can be described most succinctly as an overwhelming sense of worry or anxiety that gets in the way of living one's life as he or she wishes it to be. Anxiety can be absolutely debilitating, and there is powerful evidence that Testosterone Deficiency contributes to worry and anxiety. What are the Symptoms of Anxiety? Low-T has been associated with a number of different issues that are related to Anxiety and Generalized … Read more »

Can Testosterone Restore Women’s Sex Drive?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 6th, 2018

testosterone women sex drive 300x200It's evident that Testosterone is a central aspect of masculine form and function, but most people aren't aware that Testosterone plays an influential role in women's health and wellness. Women produce significantly less Testosterone than men. In fact, they circulate about 5% of the Testosterone that a man secretes daily. Some research has been conducted regarding Testosterone Therapy for Women, but these studies have been small and do not prove the long-term effectiveness and safety of Feminine Testosterone HRT. Though women produce much less Testosterone than men, they still experience Testosterone Decline, which can become problematic during and after menopause. In women, Testosterone is secreted by the Ovaries and Adrenal glands, and as female hormone production drops, so can Testosterone Levels. Because women produce so much less Testosterone, they can be susceptible to age-related Testosterone Decline. What are the Benefits of Testosterone in Women? Testosterone is a central aspect of sexual desire and function in both sexes. In men, Testosterone is responsible for facilitating desire and encouraging erection and pleasure. In women, Testosterone also promotes sex drive, while also helping with proper lubrication. Low-T in women not only leads to low sex drive, but it can also suppress orgasms and … Read more »

4 Foods to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 6th, 2018

garlic food 300x200 5386Simple Dietary Changes to Battle Low-T Modern-Day Society is Stealing Your Testosterone Fact: Higher testosterone levels mean more muscle mass, lower body fat, and stronger bones. Additionally, optimum T levels indicate healthy libidos, improved cognitive abilities, and (naturally) higher levels of sports performance. Fact: your natural testosterone production is under attack. Here's a brief list of things that can negatively affect T levels, ranging from dietary/lifestyle choices to environmental factors: Extreme low-calorie diets. Very low-calorie diets used to melt fat or followed by athletes desperate to make weight. Tobacco smoke, both direct and second-hand. Cigarette smoke contains a toxic substance called cadmium, an environmental pollutant with no distinct taste or smell that's been shown to lower testosterone levels. Alcohol. The body breaks alcohol into acetaldehyde, which may adversely affect the Leydig cells of the testicles to reduce testosterone production. Environmental pollutants, such as those that are common in industrial areas where metal welding, lead, or copper smoke are present. Four Foods to the Rescue Luckily, you can improve your testosterone profile through the consumption of some natural nutrients and chemical compounds. Studies have shown that minor nutritional interventions can boost testosterone levels in as little as four weeks. Like the … Read more »

The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 2nd, 2018

The human body is an intricately designed system — the result of millions upon millions of years of evolution and specialization. The different aspects of the human physiology often interact in surprising ways. For example, digestive health has a strong connection with the expression of Testosterone in men. While it's long been known that women experience major changes associated with hormonal changes during menopause, men also experience issues related to age-related Hormone Imbalance. The period in a guy's life when declining Testosterone Levels lead to symptomatic health issues is known as Andropause. What are the Warning Signs of Andropause and Low-T? While Sexual Insufficiency and Low Sex Drive are the most defining characteristics of Testosterone Deficiency, declining Testosterone Levels have a widespread effect on male wellness. If you've experienced an increased incidence of depression, anxiety, low motivation, cognitive fogginess, fatigue, or unhealthy changes in BMI in combination with growing sexual dissatisfaction, you should consider yourself a strong candidate for Bio-Identical Testosterone. Too many men confuse these symptoms with “just aging.” Andropause is highly treatable, and these symptoms can be reversed with adequate treatment! Men's Health Depends Heavily on Testosterone Balance As men get older, the risk of Low-T increases. This … Read more »

The Importance of Dietary Fat for Testosterone Production


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 27th, 2018

the importance of dietary fat 300x200It may seem a bit counterintuitive, especially after decades of being told about the dangers of fat, but dietary fat is absolutely necessary for good health, and it's even essential if you're looking to lose weight. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was taken for the gospel that dietary fat was Enemy Number One when it came to your health and your waistline. In reality, the most prominent issues are processed grains, added sugar, and trans-fats. For optimal testosterone production in your body, 25% of your diet should include healthy fats. Low-Fat diets were the rage, substituting high volumes of salt and carbohydrates for healthy fat. Trans-Fats were sold to the consumer as a healthy alternative to regular fats when, in reality, they play a significant role in heart disease and other dangerous conditions like obesity and cancer. Today, we're learning the truth. It's not fat that is dangerous, but the types of fat we consume and the ratio by which we consume them. Fat is necessary. It helps maintain hormone balance, and fats are the building blocks of the hormones that allow us to function optimally in our day-to-day lives. A smart combination of protein and healthy fat is … Read more »

12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido and Limit Sexual Performance


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 27th, 2018

couple sexual problems 300x200Sexual health is at the forefront of practically every guy's mind. No matter how well your life is going, if your sex life isn't satisfying, you're still probably frustrated. An active sex life is one of the keys to maintaining elevated self-perception and maintaining a sense of manhood and masculinity. There are millions of men all over the country that struggle and suffer from a low sex drive and Sexual Dysfunction. While it's true that issues such as Low-T and circulatory problems play a significant role in Erectile Dysfunction and diminished sex drive, there are also a variety of steps that you can take to vastly improve your sexual drive and potency. There are many lifestyle and diet factors that contribute to sexual malfunction. While looking over this list, think about what you could do to improve your reproductive health! Also recognize that by controlling these factors, you can enhance your life in a variety of other ways! Chronic Stress Causes Sex Drive to Plummet There's nothing more distracting than stress. Chronic stress impairs your ability to focus on the things that give you pleasure and leave you stuck in a rut of anxiety. Chronic Stress also contributes to Testosterone … Read more »

Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate: The Real Facts


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 26th, 2018

hgh prescription medical consultations for hormone therapy 300x200 9837If you are considering giving injectable testosterone a try, you need to know as much as possible before plunging in and taking that first step. Keep reading. This brief article will provide you with the basics: a look at the science as to how testosterone works, the difference between Cypionate and Enanthate, recommended dosages, and potential side effects. WARNING: NOTHING YOU READ HERE WILL SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE AND SUPERVISION OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. NEVER TRY EXPERIMENTING WITH TESTOSTERONE ON YOUR OWN. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORED BY BLOOD TESTS WHILE YOU ARE UNDERGOING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT), AND BE AWARE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF SIDE EFFECTS. SOME OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE VERY SERIOUS. CAVEAT EMPTOR! Testosterone Esters Much of the testosterone prescribed for testosterone replacement therapy is in the form of testosterone "esters." An ester is merely a name for a chemical compound that forms from a reaction between a carboxylic acid and alcohol. A simple chemical diagram of this result is shown below in Figure A. Figure B shows the chemical structure of free testosterone (chemical formula C19H28O2) as well as two different esters of testosterone (testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate). … Read more »

The Relationship Between Testosterone and Cortisol


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 26th, 2018

the human body 300x211The human body is a complex web of interconnected systems. Hormones are responsible for influencing the way that these systems interact with one another. One category of hormones is known as stress hormones. These hormones are designed to put the body in a state of rapid preparedness and are strongly associated with the fight-or-flight response. One of the most potent and ubiquitous stress hormones is known as Cortisol. The Function of Cortisol Testosterone is the primary hormone of male virility, and it has a complicated relationship with Stress Hormones, notably Cortisol. Historically, humans had to deal with much more dangerous and intimidating situations than we currently have to deal with today. Cortisol is released when the body senses an immediate danger to the self. Cortisol is intended to be released in brief bursts, designed to get humans out of a sticky situation with life and limb. In such a case, Testosterone Levels spike at the same time as Cortisol Levels, helping men have the strength and the rapid response rate necessary to get out of trouble. After the threat has passed, Cortisol levels are supposed to fall. Stress in the Modern World Unfortunately, the modern world and the current human … Read more »

A Surprising Side Effect of Methadone Treatment: Suppressed Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 26th, 2018

shutterstock 534438643 300x200 9830HAMILTON, ON (Aug. 26, 2014) – If you are using methadone to treat opioid addiction, be aware that your natural levels of testosterone may be lowered, according to a recent study by McMaster University. The good news? If you're a woman, methadone treatment won't affect you. The bad news? If you're a man, chances are much higher that it will. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers say this must be addressed and may result in changes in addiction treatment. The study found that men treated with methadone, used for opioid addiction treatment, have significantly suppressed testosterone levels of about a quarter of the testosterone of men not using opioids. In women using methadone for the same treatment, testosterone levels were insignificantly impacted, even when menstruating. Low testosterone in men has been associated with reduced quality of life as well as erectile dysfunction, fatigue, mood disturbances and depression, weak muscles, osteoporosis, increased joint pain and other problems. "We expect that treating testosterone deficiency will improve outcomes of methadone treatment for patients, including treatment response and retention," said Dr. Zena Samaan, principal investigator of the study. "Doctors should also ensure they are prescribing the lowest dose of … Read more »

Five Benefits of Testosterone That You Need to Know


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 26th, 2018

shutterstock 651719785 300x300 8668Testosterone. It's the magic hormone that turns boys into men. It is an essential hormone that all men need to produce to be masculine. High levels of testosterone are associated with masculine features such as body hair, a hoarse voice, and muscles. But that's far from all that it does. Testosterone delivers some significant health benefits as well. If you want to know why testosterone is healthy for you, consider this: young men are flooded with testosterone. Regrettably, men begin to lose their testosterone supply when they reach the age of 30, and this continues at approximately 10% per decade. Is it merely coincidence that older men have far more health problems than younger ones? Very doubtful. Here are some of the best-known health benefits that men derive from this all-powerful hormone: Boosts red blood cell count. A boost of testosterone helps increase your red blood cell (RBC) count. That is one of the reasons why men have higher levels of RBC and hemoglobin than women. If you are losing a ton of blood, it can be a lifesaver. Adds muscle mass. Check out competitive bodybuilders, or any muscular man. Do you think they are suffering from low levels of … Read more »

The Testosterone Industry Globally is Booming


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 26th, 2018

manopause cover 300x208 8729Time magazine ran a cover story on "manopause" this week, based on a recent University of Sydney study that found the testosterone industry globally is booming, especially among middle-aged and older men who want to increase longevity and libido, boost energy and “power, passion and performance." And There's Good Reason Why  Testosterone is what makes men MEN. Strength, energy, a healthy immune system, pain-free joints, the ability to recuperate from a grueling workout and come back the next day for more, staying sharp mentally, enjoying a great sex life and possessing the capacity to still perform...all of these are directly related to a man's testosterone level. When we consider all of the benefits that testosterone delivers, it is easy to see why the industry is experiencing such exploding growth. In fact, the question is not why that's happening. The real problem is why every man in the world is not doing something to replenish his testosterone levels, levels that begin to drop off around the age of 30 at a rate of approximately 10% per decade. Across the U.S., as well as the entire world, men are jabbing themselves with needles, wiping on gels, sticking on patches, and inserting implants … Read more »

Male Sexual Dysfunction and How Can it Be Efficiently Treated?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 17th, 2018

Sexual Dysfunction is a complicated matter which impacts the lives of men in different ways. Most people are aware of Testosterone Deficiency and Erectile Dysfunction, but sexual dysfunction manifests itself in many different ways. While the source of sexual frustration is often mechanical, psychological issues can also suppress sexual desire. While Sexual Issues can become problematic at all ages for men, the incidence of Low-T and other sexual conditions in men increases with age. What Are the Common Forms of Sexual Dysfunction in Men? Low Libido Premature Ejaculation Erectile Dysfunction Dulled Sensitivity and Inability to Reach Orgasm What Are the Causes of Sexual Impairment in Males? Physical Sources of Sexual Dysfunction Testosterone is the primary hormone responsible for sexual desire and ability in men. There are many conditions which suppress Testosterone Levels, including the aging process itself. Beginning at approximate age thirty, the body produces diminishing levels of Testosterone, which can eventually lead to sexual issues such as Low Sex Drive and Erectile Dysfunction. Firm erections depend on healthy blood flow. Hypertension and atherosclerosis can prevent adequate blood from reaching the penis, which leads to erectile dysfunction. This is why medications such as Viagra and Cialis work for patients struggling … Read more »

Increased Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Prostate Cancer to Spread


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 3rd, 2018

pictures of prostate cancer 3 300x186 8211Prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that 220,800 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2015. According to standard medical theory, prostate cancer typically turns deadly after tumors stop responding to drugs that block the production of testosterone and its receptors. Therefore, for years, urologists have treated prostate cancer by decimating a man's testosterone levels, a treatment that is formally known as androgen deprivation therapy. Medical school taught that this was “The Holy Grail” of stopping prostate cancer dead in its tracks. A standard treatment for prostate cancer is chemical castration, drugs that cut the body’s production of testosterone and related hormones. The fact that this treatment often resulted in hellish side effects was either ignored or rationalized by the depressing mantra of “at least he's still alive.” So on and on it went. Men were forced to choose between death by the spread of cancer or losing their manhood and all of the horrifying consequences that went with that loss: sexual dysfunction/impotence, hot flashes, joint pain, loss of muscle tone and strength, increased fatigue and a sense of hopeless depression. However, the Times are Changing A new study shows that … Read more »

The Role of Testosterone in Women’s Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 3rd, 2018

women muscle mass 300x200Testosterone is the quintessentially male hormone, intrinsically connected to the ideas of masculinity and manhood. Testosterone provides men with a variety of potent benefits. It's associated with lean muscle mass and reduced body fat. Testosterone and its precursors are the building blocks of sperm, the source of male fertility. Men require Testosterone to be in peak physical and psychological condition. What many (or even most) people don't recognize is that Testosterone is intrinsically vital to feminine health as well. Both men and women produce Testosterone and Estrogen naturally, though in vastly different quantities. Men produce ten times as much Testosterone as women and only 1/10th as much Estrogen. Dr. Felice Gersh is a gynecologist from Irvine, California, the creator of the Integrative Medical Group. Her opinions actively inform the content of this article. The Effect of Testosterone on Muscle Mass Testosterone is a potent anabolic hormone and is the reason why men put on muscle as quickly as they do, and the reason why men have a lower body fat percentage on average compared to women. Even if a boy and girl were treated identically from birth — fed the same foods, engaging in the same activities, etc. — the … Read more »

The Effects of Testosterone Therapy on Male Patients — Who Should Use Testosterone?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 2nd, 2018

benefits of testosterone therapy consultant 300x200For men that suffer from Andropause and Low-T, Bio-Identical Testosterone can be an absolute game-changer. Testosterone Deficiency leads to a whole range of symptoms which impair male wellness and deplete vitality, such as sexual dysfunction, increased body fat, reduced exercise capacity, depression, and more. That doesn't mean that Testosterone Treatments are for everyone, however. When used when it is not necessary, Testosterone Patches, Creams, and Injections come with some significant risks. What is Andropause and How Does it Impact Male Health and Virility? Similar to women, men also experience hormonal changes as a result of aging. Unlike women, who experience Menopause suddenly and somewhat abruptly, Andropause (the term for male menopause, also nicknamed Manopause) occurs slowly and gradually. The testes and adrenal glands produce high levels of Testosterone throughout adolescence and early adulthood, and Testosterone Levels fall into a state of depletion around the age of thirty. The decline is prolonged, only around 1-2% annually, but over the course of years and decades, Testosterone Levels can drop to a level which is no longer conducive to health and masculinity. What are the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy for Men with Low-T? For men with impaired Testosterone Production, Prescription Testosterone Therapy for … Read more »

Testosterone Promotes Bone Health and Can Help Treat Osteoporosis


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 1st, 2018

Andropause explained 300x200Testosterone Replacement Therapy provides a wide variety of benefits to aging men suffering from the effects of Andropause. Many of these benefits are well-known, especially those related to body composition, mood, and sexual appetite. There are many obscure benefits to Low-T Treatment, one of which is improved Bone Mineral Density. Dr. Robert Ashley has worked with patients suffering from Low-T and Osteoporosis for years. He explains that research has shown that Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy for Andropause improves not only sexual desire and libido while increasing energy and helping patients lose weight, but also has positive effects on bone health. Should Men Worry About Osteoporosis? It's widely known that women are at an elevated risk of Osteoporosis compared to men. This is because Testosterone has anabolic effects on the skeletal structure. Testosterone promotes bone recycling, which helps preserve bone mineral density. Specifically, Testosterone encourages Osteoblast activity, which are cells designed to fortify bone with recycled minerals. Just because women are at elevated risk for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis doesn't mean that men are safe, however. Testosterone Deficiency causes an imbalance in the pattern of bone recycling, favoring Osteoclast activity. Osteoclasts are cells designed to break down bone tissue for recycling. Ideally, Osteoblasts … Read more »

Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries) in Older Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 31st, 2018

shutterstock 159397409 300x223 8580Unless you have been imitating Rip Van Winkle for several years, you are aware that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has exploded in the last decade. However, there have been very few studies that have examined the long-term effects of taking testosterone on cardiovascular health and other vital functions concerning the health effects on men receiving the treatment. But that has changed. Recently, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) report the results of Testosterone's Effects on Atherosclerosis Progression in Aging Men (TEAAM) trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The three-year study finds that testosterone administration had no effect on the progression of hardening of the arteries in older men with low to low-normal testosterone levels and did not significantly improve sexual function or health-related quality of life. Shehzad Basaria, M.B.B.S., MD, from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues studied the effect of testosterone administration on atherosclerosis progression in older men. Three hundred eight men aged 60 years or older (patients had a mean age of 67.6 years), with low or low-normal testosterone levels, volunteered and were treated with up to 7.5 g of 1 percent testosterone (156 men) or placebo gel packets (152 men) daily … Read more »

Amygdala and it’s Relationship to Testosterone and Fear


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 31st, 2018

shutterstock 554433397 300x200 7345The amygdala is the center of emotional activity in the brain, but recent studies have shown that it's powered by motivation rather than the emotions themselves. This conclusion came from research into the hormone testosterone. Testosterone ramps up amygdala activity when we approach a socially dangerous situation and lessens the activity when these situations are avoided. It was a known fact that the amygdala reaction to images of angry faces was more intense in someone who had received testosterone. This new study shows that this only happens when people approach angry faces and not when they avoid them. Testosterone or Placebo In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 54 young healthy women were given 0.5 mg of testosterone (or a placebo) four hours before a brain scan. This amount is a far lower dose than used for a sex change treatment, or as a supplement for athletes, but it is enough to have a measurable effect on brain activity. Happy or Angry While in the MRI-scanner, the participants were shown photos of happy and angry faces and were asked to give a sign of rejection (avoiding) or approach (moving towards). People usually have less of a problem approaching someone who looks friendly … Read more »

Oral Testosterone Pill Could Make Lipocine’s Share Price SKYROCKET


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 31st, 2018

kerx lipo logo 300x133 5008Lipocine Inc. (LPCN) may have a massive hit on its hands with the first swallowable oral testosterone treatment. Oral testosterone could revolutionize the testosterone market because users usually have to inject themselves or use a gel that absorbs through their skin. The problem with these two delivery methods is that they are inconvenient and may transfer to women and children. These issues may deter potential users. The investment firm Canaccord Genuity sees a significant upside here. The company's Corey Davis and Lidia Liu initiated coverage of Lipocine with a Buy rating and assigned it a $15.00 price target. If the firm is correct in its assessment, then Lipocine shares could rise more than 80% if the outcome expectations live up the scenario outlined in this analyst call. The way the firm arrived at the target price of $15.00 was a discounted price-to-earnings (P/E) valuation, applying a multiple of 20 to the 2021 earnings per share target $2.06, and then cut by 20% for five and a half years. The potential risks to this analysis include failure to gain FDA approval, to find a partner or to sell the company. Canaccord Genuity's analyst Corey Davis said: “Lipocine is on the verge … Read more »

The Importance of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) for Healthy Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 31st, 2018

testosterone treatments 1 300x200Hormone Balance is the key to maintaining and facilitating optimal wellness. The way that our hormones work is highly complex. When we discuss Testosterone, Estrogen, or Human Growth Hormone Production, this is a short-hand for an entire branch of highly-interconnected processes which lead to the production of a vital hormone. Hormone Replacement Therapy tends to revolve around the replacement of the key hormone which provides the broadest range of benefits. For example, HGH and Testosterone are both further processed into metabolites which provide the full range of benefits associated with the hormones. The goal of this article is to explain the role of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) in the function and utilization of Testosterone. How Does the Body Make Testosterone? Sex Hormone Production begins in the hypothalamus — the control center of the brain. The Hypothalamus receives signals from the body to produce Testosterone or Estrogen, and sex hormone precursors are released. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone is issued by the Hypothalamus, where it then travels to the Pituitary. The Pituitary Gland responds to this stimulation by releasing Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, which then travel to the sex organs, promoting normal function in both men and women. For men, Testosterone Production is … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Helps Men with Low-T Ward Off Prostate Cancer


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 31st, 2018

Prostate cancer ribbon 300x200As Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments become more widely offered by Hormone Specialists across the United States, a great debate has been waging over the long-term safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. It is undeniable that Testosterone Creams, Patches, and Injections provide some real benefits that significantly improve the quality of life of patients. For example, Low-T Therapy enhances energy levels, body composition, libido, and psychological wellness in patients suffering from Hypogonadism. Risks of Testosterone Therapy On the other hand, there has always been the fear that Testosterone Therapy can have long-term consequences, especially in the areas of heart health and prostate health. This concern and the widespread use of Recombinant Testosterone Therapy has led to a veritable explosion of Testosterone Research since the turn of the century. Testosterone and Cardiovascular Health Prior research showed that Testosterone Treatments could negatively impact heart health, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. Fortunately, as the body of research has developed and HRT Therapy Techniques have advanced, it appears that this risk is vastly overstated when Testosterone is prescribed and used as directed. The bulk of risk comes from abuse of Testosterone Therapy and poor diagnostic practices. More studies must be conducted, but at … Read more »

Precursor Fat Cells and Their Potential Role in Obesity


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 30th, 2018

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States today. Over 1/3rd of adults in America are clinically obese, and there are massive efforts nationwide not only to help people drop the pounds but to understand the mechanisms behind weight gain and obesity. Our Licensed Hormone Clinic also provides Clinical Weight Loss Services in addition to products such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy, HGH, and More! The Role and Importance of Stem Cells Stem Cells play a role in practically every aspect of human life. During the Embryonic Phase of development, we are nothing but a cluster of Stem Cells ready to differentiate into a human being. Though most cells are highly specialized after birth, we still retain large numbers of stem cells, embedded throughout the human body. The science behind Stem Cells is complicated, and we are just beginning to understand the implications of their ongoing importance. We realize that Stem Cell Therapies can provide some patients great relief, though this form of therapeutic intervention is only in its infancy. On the other hand, Stem Cells can also have a negative impact on health under certain circumstances. For example, under the specific influence, these cells can rapidly develop into abnormal … Read more »

Limiting the Influence of Estrogen on Male Hormone Balance Through Diet


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 25th, 2018

how to increase levels naturally testosterone chart 300x300As men get older, Testosterone becomes a precious resource. After around age 30, Testosterone Levels start to fall, albeit very slowly. This decline eventually culminates in symptoms associated with Low-T, including loss of strength, fatigue, weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, and more. One of the ways to preserve Testosterone Levels naturally is by controlling the influence of Estrogen on male physiology. For example, many foods contain enzymes known as phytoestrogens. These plant hormones mimic the effects of Estrogen and can have an inhibitive effect on Testosterone Production. There are also foods that help sustain Testosterone Levels. Elevated Estrogen Levels have long been associated with adverse health outcomes for men, not only contributing to symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, but also negatively impacting bone health, prostate function, and cardiovascular health. The goal of this article is to help you identify foods that support Healthy Testosterone Levels by controlling the effects of Estrogen. As with any significant changes in your diet and lifestyle routine, you should talk to your doctor about your decisions and follow their advice. Foods that Help Control Estrogen Cruciferous Vegetables Limit Estrogen Production Cruciferous Vegetables are highly effective at helping your body control Estrogen Production. This is because they … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Reduces the Risk of Serious Adverse Health Consequences!


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 25th, 2018

shutterstock 122597959 300x200 9345The evidence is clear: A recent study has concluded that... Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) reduces the risk of severe adverse health consequences! Are you thinking of trying testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but have held back due to the fear of side effects? Think again. A recent study published in The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology concluded that testosterone therapy lowered the risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Also, the researchers discovered healthier levels of blood pressure, glucose, and lipids. “Testosterone therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (i.e., heart attack), stroke, and mortality in men with hypogonadism,” said Abdulmaged M. Traish, Ph.D., who conducted the study with several colleagues. The objective of the survey was to determine and measure the risk, safety, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy concerning cardiovascular outcomes. This objective required a long, placebo-controlled study of two groups of men. One group began TRT, and the other group did not. The study was conducted with 656 male subjects suffering from low testosterone levels and displaying symptoms of hypogonadism (low testosterone). The study group consisted of men with total testosterone levels of 12.1 nmol/L and symptoms of hypogonadism. In the treatment group, men (n = … Read more »

Common Chemicals Found in Plastic May Lower Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 24th, 2018

t decrease 300x187 3770It is a commonly known fact that men begin to lose testosterone as they age. Most medical professionals agree that the rate of loss is approximately 10% per decade, and the results are not pleasant: weaker muscles and loss of muscle tone, weight gain, breast enlargement, increased fatigue, brain fog, depression, accumulated aches and joint pains that just keep getting worse. Also, there are other problems: increased risk of heart attack, prostate problems, sleep difficulties, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction or urination problems, and a host of other maladies too numerous to mention. In an attempt to ward off the debilitating symptoms of this affliction, many men have undergone testosterone replacement therapy. This therapy is done by injections of testosterone, under the care of a physician. These treatments have produced excellent results. Other men have resorted to more natural methods of replenishing their testosterone supply: exercise, nutrition, over-the-counter supplements, proper hydration, increased sleep and stress-reduction techniques. This approach has also benefited countless men who have tried any or all of these methods. However, there is another insidious testosterone thief that men encounter on a daily basis, and most disruptors are unaware of this manhood-robbing bandit... Beware of Plastic That's right...plastic! … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Boosts Aerobic Capacity


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 23rd, 2018

shutterstock 284222600 200x300 8750The joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society was the site of a presentation on June 22 concerning findings discovered from a clinical trial of sedentary men with low testosterone levels and mobility problems which revealed increased aerobic capacity among those treated with testosterone. The current study evaluated data from 64 men, mean age 73, with low testosterone enrolled in the Testosterone in Older Men with Mobility Limitation Trial. Participants in the trial were treated with 10 milligrams of testosterone in gel form or a placebo gel daily for six months. Cycle exercise tests conducted at the beginning and end of the treatment period provided measures of aerobic function, including peak oxygen uptake and gas exchange lactate threshold. The gas exchange lactate threshold is an excellent functional measure of the ability to do work over a prolonged period. The rate remained steady during the 6-month study in the testosterone-treated men but declined significantly (and to a greater-than-expected extent based on average measures) in the placebo-treated controls When the trial ended, men who received a placebo saw a drop in peak oxygen uptake, while those treated with testosterone saw an increase in their peak oxygen uptake. … Read more »

There is No “Testosterone Controversy”


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 23rd, 2018

testosterone symbol 300x300 9868New Studies Show the Testosterone "Controversy" is Non-Existent There's an old cliché: if you wait long enough, what is currently out of favor today will be tomorrow's darling. And it is indeed true; this time the wheel has turned on testosterone. The mighty male hormone is no longer vilified as the bad guy that it was just a few short months ago. How could that be? The answer is quite simple. Two new independent studies concluded that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) might not cause the cardiovascular problems that it appeared to do in previous research. The Studies Reveal Just the Facts As LAPD Sergeant Joe Friday said in the television series Dragnet: “Just the facts, ma'am,” that is precisely how these two studies were conducted. In the first study, researchers looked at 7,245 men with low testosterone (“Low-T”) levels. Serious cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke, or death) occurred in 5.5 percent of the men who received testosterone therapy and 6.7 percent of those who didn't. This is an insignificant difference, possibly a statistical anomaly, and shows definitively that testosterone therapy didn't increase the men's risk. On the contrary, it actually offered some protection against heart attack and stroke. Which, of … Read more »

The Best Areas to Intramuscularly Self-Inject Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 23rd, 2018

intra injections 6234The Best Areas to Intramuscularly Self-Inject Testosterone Testosterone injection is done intramuscularly. What this means is the shot must go directly into the muscle by penetrating the skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tissue. Intramuscular injections are quickly absorbed and are the only option to use when more massive doses are required than can be absorbed cutaneously (through the skin only). They are also needed when the injection of the drug is too uncomfortable to be administered subcutaneously. The third reason for intramuscular injection of testosterone is that this method allows the drug to disperse from the injection site at a timed, precise rate. The most common areas used for intramuscular injections are the buttocks, the side of the thigh, and the deltoid region (shoulder). Why these areas? Because these muscles are dense. Also, these areas contain large numbers of muscle fibers and fascia (the connective tissue that engulfs the muscles), which gives the testosterone injection a sizable surface area for absorption. Besides, these muscles are significant, and that means they enjoy a continual, massive flow of blood which will transport the testosterone to the tissues. Another benefit of injections into these areas is that there is enough muscle area … Read more »

More Sex: A Better Way to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 22nd, 2018

man and woman enjoying sex 300x200 7599Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level drops, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be true. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered serum testosterone may cause reduced sexual activity. But our study questions, if not entirely refutes, that assumption and suggests it is the other way around," said Dr. David Handelsman, a researcher at the University of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. And skyrocketing sales of testosterone supplements are being fueled by that widespread assumption, even though it might not be correct, Handelsman added. For example, one doctor not involved in the study questioned the finding, noting that other lifestyle factors might be affecting testosterone levels as men age. And the study wasn't designed to take those factors into account. In the study, the researchers evaluated more than 1,700 men, age 70 and above, in Sydney. The researchers tested the men at the study's start and then again two years later when the number of men in the survey had dropped to … Read more »

Things You Might Not Have Known About Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 22nd, 2018

endocrine system 269x300 7952The male hormone evolved 500 million years ago from estrogen. 1. Both genders have testosterone circulating in their bloodstream, although women have far less. Testosterone is produced in the testicles, ovaries and adrenal glands. When pregnancy begins, the development of reproductive organs for males starts as well. 2. Testosterone regulates several processes from fat distribution to red blood cell production. Also, testosterone is responsible for a man's sex drive, muscularity/strength, and bone mass. 3. People ascribed youth-restoring powers to the testicles for a long period. Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder dined on hyena genitals for a sexually stimulating effect (with honey, of course...Yummy!). For thousands of years, the search was on for the elusive, so-called “Fountain of Youth.” Two thousand years later, many in the anti-aging and life extension communities refer to it as merely “T,” short for testosterone. 4. Kansas con-man John Brinkley, who inserted slices of goat scrotum into men’s testicles in the 1920s, claimed it would boost virility, sexual function and cure many ailments. 5. It's not just males who experience a skyrocketing sex drive while undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Testosterone can enhance a woman’s libido by targeting receptors in a section of the brain responsible … Read more »

Testosterone’s Surprising Link to Men’s ‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 17th, 2018

shutterstock 651194746 1 300x214 4896After Testosterone Blast of Hunting, Men’s ‘Love Hormone’ Rises When They Return Home Testosterone. It fuels the drive of hunters, athletes, traders in the financial markets and other so-called “Alpha males.” And regardless of their differences, they all tend to have one thing in common: they are all ultra-competitive and possess an almost superhuman drive to succeed. As a result of this drive, their testosterone levels are off-the-charts, primarily when they are engaged in the high-level competition of their brutally Darwinist fields. But There is Another Side to This Story The Chinese call it Yin/Yang. In Viking times, it was called Fire/Ice. The ancient Greeks called it “The Golden Mean.” Regardless of the name, the fundamental concept remains the same today: balance, including mental, physical and emotional aspects, is something that we all need, and strive for, at times unconsciously. And it is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Fascinating New Research A new study explores the nurturing, familial side of men who pursue primal activities, often to support their families. It finds that that side, too, is expressed hormonally, when a man brings dinner home to his family (or perhaps money or a trophy). … Read more »

Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone Run Higher Risk of Developing Atherosclerosis


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 17th, 2018

atherosclerosis diabetic 300x200 7313Testosterone Linked to Condition Where Clogged Arteries Restrict Blood Flow  There are many health problems in men who have low testosterone levels: reduced desire for sex, fewer erections that happen spontaneously, such as during sleep, infertility, increased body fat, decreased strength and loss of muscle mass, weakened bones, loss of body hair, swelling/tenderness in the breast tissue, hot flashes, constant, chronic fatigue, higher cholesterol levels, sleep disturbances, and emotional changes. And if these weren't enough, there's more. Keep reading. Some males who have low testosterone and Type Two diabetes are at a higher risk of suffering atherosclerosis (a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries) than men who have diabetes and normal  levels of testosterone, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Atherosclerosis occurs when fats, cholesterol, and other substances build up in and on the walls of the body's arteries. This can restrict blood flow through the body's blood vessels. Eventually, the plaques may burst and cause blood clots. Several studies have raised concerns about the safety of testosterone therapy and the risk of cardiovascular complications. But the results of this study may have some saying, “not so … Read more »

Testosterone Facts to Consider When Deciding on Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 16th, 2018

prescription 300x201 2329Statins May Lower Testosterone and Libido There is evidence that statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs lower testosterone levels (BMC Medicine, Feb. 28, 2013). A side effect of medications like pitavastatin (Livalo), atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) is that lower testosterone could have an impact on libido and sexual performance (Journal of Sexual Medicine, April 2010). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning against the use of testosterone unless men have hypogonadism, a condition that lowers this hormone. The agency is concerned that prescribed testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, which is what statins are designed to prevent. The use of statins is usually done as secondary prevention for cardiovascular diseases. Testosterone, a male sex hormone produced by the testes, performs the function of development of male sexual characteristics and makes men MEN. A deep voice and a beard, increased muscle tone and bone mass are examples of such features. Aging is the main culprit that brings on a precipitous drop of the hormone. When the production of it drastically decreases or ceases, a wide array of symptoms and complications occur. Low testosterone is diagnosed if the levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). The … Read more »

Five Facts About Testosterone (That Maybe You Didn’t Know)


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 16th, 2018

635890364616719981 2043523324 always tired 300x199 4571Have you been a bit moody lately? Always feeling fatigued? Lacking motivation? Depressed about your lack of sex drive, or inability to perform in the bedroom? Then Maybe That Dreaded “Low-T” Syndrome has Struck Face reality. It may be time to have your testosterone checked. Similar to how important estrogen is for a woman, an adequate level of testosterone is just as crucial to a man. Testosterone is primarily a male hormone, and men have significantly higher levels of testosterone flowing through their veins than women. When those levels drop (usually due to aging), men feel it, and it's devastating in all critical areas of a man's life: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here are five things you need to know that will allow you to understand better how this masculine hormone functions, and why you may need to have your testosterone levels checked... Low testosterone is not just a concern of aging men. While it is true that levels begin to decline after about 25-30 years old, low levels can occur at any age. Men in their early 20s and 30s can be at risk for low concentrations, especially if they have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, … Read more »

Natesto: FDA-Approved Nasal Testosterone Gel


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 15th, 2018

muscular testosterone benefits 300x200Our Licensed Hormone Specialists are dedicated to staying at the forefront of our medical field. New and exciting advances take place every year. Testosterone deficiency is a significant health issue which depletes the sexual and physical wellness of men nationwide, and there's abundant research not only concerning the efficacy and safety of Bio-Identical Testosterone, but the development of groundbreaking and novel approaches to Low-T Therapy. The Pros and Cons of Available Low-T Treatments Currently, there are some useful forms of Testosterone Therapy, all of which have minor drawbacks which may affect your preference. The most straightforward example is with Testosterone Injections. Low-T Shots are very active, and only require administration once every 10 or more days, but many people have an issue with needles. Testosterone creams are simple to apply, but they leave a residue which has the potential for contamination risk. It can also wash off if exposed to water too soon. Testosterone Patches work well but are also not very water resistant, and you have to deal with a visible patch. There is another form of Testosterone that avoids all of these issues, which makes it a valuable addition to the arsenal of Quality Testosterone Therapy Products — … Read more »

Natural, Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Habits


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 11th, 2018

cannot sleep 300x200One of the most common causes of Testosterone Deficiency in men that have not yet experienced Andropause is poor sleeping habits. For your body to produce the testosterone that it needs to amplify your day-to-day health, you need 7-9 hours of restful sleep per night, but too many men don't get enough. Across the United States, there are nine million men and women that take prescription medications to help them sleep. Healthy sleep is also necessary for your body to adequately produce Human Growth Hormone, which is produced primarily during sleep and helps to promote cellular metabolism and healing processes. Unfortunately, often, these sleeping pills produce side-effects in many patients, and for many, the products are not useful. Because of the potential risks associated with many sleep aids, including the potential risk for abuse, many health professionals feel that these medications should only be used short-term, to help restore healthier sleeping habits. Of course, even if you aren't interested in using a prescription treatment, you should still see a medical professional if you are experiencing a significant sleep disorder, such as insomnia. There are a lot of ways to effectively treat such conditions without turning to pills or other prescription … Read more »

Is Your Leadership Ability Determined by Your Testosterone and Cortisol Levels?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 11th, 2018

happy sr 7 300x200 8105Companies that want their managers to perform at peak levels should offer more stress-busting perks like yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and meditation classes, modern, well-stocked gymnasiums and extended vacation policies. Besides, they should consider changing their corporate culture to both reward and take pressure off the managers who show the most potential. That’s the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study follows other provocative research on leaders’ hormone levels and leadership and empathy. In this recent study, researchers evaluated the hormone levels of male executives in an executive education program at Harvard University. They discovered that managers who had greater leadership responsibility had higher levels of the hormone testosterone, which stimulates the development of male sex organs and has been shown in numerous studies to be associated with leadership qualities like aggressiveness and risk-taking. The study looked only at men because women’s testosterone levels tend not to fluctuate much. Additionally, the dominant managers also had low levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Study subjects who had both high levels of testosterone and high levels of cortisol had fewer subordinates, and thus less leadership responsibility. The study’s conclusion: stress can suppress … Read more »

Possible Health Benefits of Testosterone HRT (TRT)


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 11th, 2018

hgh docs 60 218x300 7055Are you still uncertain about trying Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)? Do you think you might have a genuine clinical and medical necessity for Testosterone replenishment with the intention of treating hypogonadism, Low-T, hypotestosteronemia, andropause or androgen deficiency syndrome? Have you talked to a friend who has experienced the miracles that TRT can deliver? But at the same time, you are somewhat concerned about the possible adverse side effects? But at the same time, you are somewhat concerned about the possible adverse side effects? Good. You should be concerned about the benefits and side effects of TRT. Even if properly administered, Testosterone treatments can potentially be risky. It is a potent hormone just like growth hormone, and specific, precise medical protocols need to be followed to avoid side effects. In short, this is nothing to “try at home” by yourself.  TRT requires a protocol prescribed by a physician specialist if you want to do a hormone program properly. Our physicians are experts in tailoring testosterone programs that work to replenish deficiency in men or to stimulate the natural production of T within the body. Both topics are essential knowledge factors in your decision to undergo a Testosterone therapy program. By contacting … Read more »

Recent Study Confirms: Testosterone DOES NOT Increase Heart Attack Risk!


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 9th, 2018

law1 300x254 5825Scientific Evidence Backs Up What Millions of Men Already Knew You've heard the drumbeat of advertisements on the radio and seen the incessant commercial interruptions on television from law firms. The familiar refrain goes something like this “If you or your loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke, or any adverse side effect as a result of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), contact our law firm at...” The implication is clear. Testosterone, when given to elderly men to combat the debilitating effects of aging, is dangerous...and at times, even fatal. Certainly not something to be taken lightly. In fact, after hearing enough warnings, it may seem like no one should ever undergo such treatment. If that weren't bad enough, many men have been refused TRT by their physicians. This refusal was then followed by a verbal lecture (at times, more like a scolding) that went something like, “At this time, we just don't understand the risks,” or “more research is needed.” Similar to a few doctors who have been saying for 50 years that “vitamin supplements are useless” (in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary), you may suspect that you will hear the same thing about testosterone replacement … Read more »

The Effects of Testosterone on Asthma Prevalence Among Men and Women


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 9th, 2018

low testosterone therapy 300x200Testosterone is a potent Hormone that has huge effects on human physiological function. Most people are aware of the impact that Testosterone has on sexual function, strength, and body composition, but Testosterone also affects pulmonary health as well. These effects can be seen concerning both gender differences and about the impact of Low-T on male health. Women Are More Prone to Experience Asthma than Men Because Women Produce Less Testosterone Though our understanding of Testosterone's many functions has grown tremendously in the past generation of medical study, there is still so much to learn. Just this year, new research was published which presents substantial evidence that Serum Testosterone has a direct impact on the volume of a particular set of white blood cells that target human airways. In men, elevated Testosterone Levels keep this form of white blood cell in check, but women have a tendency to produce too many of these cells, which leads to an increased prevalence of asthma and bronchial/lung inflammation. There are many autoimmune conditions which are impacted by sex-differences, but this is the first time that Testosterone has been directly implicated in asthma. Among adults, women are twice as likely to suffer from asthma as … Read more »

Skinny Bartender with Low Testosterone Becomes a Ripped Bodybuilder


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 9th, 2018

shutterstock 652029076 300x200 6644Thanks to Testosterone Replacement Therapy! A skinny, rail-thin man who felt self-conscious about his thin frame has transformed himself from scrawny to brawny, like the “Before/After” photos in the comic book advertisements for muscle-building, mail-order courses...after doctors told him to take testosterone injections. Danny May, 25, from Liverpool, United Kingdom, struggled with his body image for years until he discovered that he suffers from a condition that prevents his body from producing testosterone, the 'male' hormone, naturally. But since he began medically supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the bartender who was once mistaken for a child by a waitress has become a bodybuilder with a commanding presence that lets people know without asking what he does in his spare time: hit the weights. Danny had suffered as a result of his body image throughout school, and always felt significantly smaller than friends and was unable to find a girlfriend because of his boney, scrawny physique. But When He Was 20, He Discovered What His Problem Was He had a condition called Kallmann Syndrome, a rare disease which affects one in 50,000 and means the body doesn't produce testosterone. In essence, he had the body of a pre-pubescent 11-year-old. Fed up … Read more »

American Urological Association Clinical Low-T Diagnosis Guidelines 2018


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 9th, 2018

Hypogonadism medical condition low t 300x200To provide the best possible HRT Care, it is essential that available treatments are prescribed with the latest in medical research in mind. Earlier this month, the American Urological Association released updated guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Low-T and the ongoing assessment of men taking Prescription Testosterone. While Testosterone Deficiency is a widespread medical issue, it is essential to make sure that Testosterone is only prescribed to those that have a demonstrative need for Hypogonadism Treatment. It is best practices for patients taking Testosterone to undergo periodic evaluation, but this part of the process is frequently overlooked, which may be detrimental to the long-term care of the patient. American Urological Association Guidelines have been released as the result of over 500 articles published over the last 40 years. A primary design goal of these guidelines was to assess the medical support of various claims regarding Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy. What is the Minimum Threshold for Testosterone Deficiency Diagnosis? While the normal range for Testosterone is considered to be between 270-1,070 ng/dl, the American Urological Association suggests that only patients below 300 ng/dL be regarded as candidates for Low-T Treatment, while leaving some room for discretion by the prescribing Testosterone … Read more »

New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy is Safe for the Heart


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2018

shutterstock 565787896 300x200 8109Testosterone Replacement Therapy DOES NOT Increase Heart Attack Risk Recently, the mainstream media began sounding dire warnings about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). A recent study was published by the non-profit journal, PLOS One, claiming that in the initial three months of TRT, men were more likely to experience a heart attack if they have previously experienced cardiovascular disease. However, when looked at unemotionally and in detail, the study appears to have overlooked several key factors. This is just one of a barrage of studies that have employed questionable methodologies but used shock value and fear tactics that resulted in hysterical headlines across television, print, and the web. If that weren't enough, a similar study was released last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which also concluded that Testosterone injections and creams increase the risk of heart attack. That study also had numerous issues which led to faulty conclusions. Let's take a look at them. The Important Relationship of Estrogen and Red Blood Cell Counts to Testosterone Both of the studies mentioned above contained a glaring error: neither study measured Testosterone levels before and after Testosterone treatment. Also, there was yet another huge problem with the methodologies … Read more »

What You Need to Know About Testosterone Esters


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2018

fitness exercise vocabulary 200x300 1848You've come to our clinic after hearing about the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and you'd like to learn more before trying the treatment. Great -- Knowledge is power. Here is a short primer on testosterone esters that will cut through the confusion, and allow you to make an informed, educated decision. What is an “Ester”? The term ester is often used in the language of testosterone replacement therapy. As with all new words, it may sound confusing, but relax, it's not nearly as complicated as it seems. Most testosterone replacement regimes are injections that include a few different types of testosterone: Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Propionate or Testosterone Enanthate, or, more commonly, a blend of these and possibly a few other substances. These components are all testosterone and contain identical molecules. The only difference between them is the “ester.” The definition of an ester is “a chain composed of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen atoms attached to the testosterone molecule which must be broken down creating a 'timed release' in the body once injected.” The critical thing to remember? In spite of the testosterone molecule remaining the same regardless of the ester, each ester can yield somewhat different results. Another definition … Read more »

Research Makes a Case for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2018

test 10 300x209 6344Research Makes a Case for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Testosterone. When that word is mentioned, the first things that often come to mind are huge muscles...powerful libidos...social and business dominance, and primal aggression. All of these mental images may be true. But these traits are not the entire testosterone story...far from it. Healthy levels of testosterone in men affect far more than muscles, sex drive, and dominance. Low levels of testosterone (“Low-T”) can result in several unwanted, dangerous and debilitating adverse health problems in men such as: Chronic fatigue and less stamina. When it becomes a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, life is no fun, no fun at all. Nor is it any fun to become exhausted and tire out far quicker than ever, which changes working out from an activity that you used to enjoy to something approached with impending dread. Mood swings and depression. These two conditions are not unrelated to the fatigue that results from plummeting testosterone levels. The frustration of being unable to enjoy the activities that you have relished for decades is almost indescribable and dramatic mood swings, and depression is often the result. Muscle shrinkage and increased weakness. No man … Read more »

Testosterone: How Much Do You Really Know About This Potent Hormone?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 3rd, 2018

t sp 300x200 1323Testosterone: How Much Do You Really Know About This Potent Hormone? Keep Reading and Find Out What You May Not Know The dictionary definition of testosterone is “a steroid hormone that stimulates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.” That definition is accurate. But testosterone is more than what is mentioned...way more. Testosterone is genuinely the hormone "king," an almost magical substance responsible for male characteristics of potency, libido, energy and all-around vibrant health. But There is Confusion About Testosterone Most people are aware of the benefits of testosterone, as well as its importance in maintaining men’s health. But there are facts about testosterone that many folks are unaware of. For example, did you know… Testosterone is not only found in men. That’s right. Women also have a small amount of testosterone in their ovaries. Low Testosterone (“Low-T”) has several names: Andropause, Male Menopause, and Late-onset Hypogonadism. Whatever it is called, low testosterone produces several adverse health consequences. Women, as well as men, suffer from the effects of low testosterone. But menopause is not responsible for this decline in women. In both genders the real culprit is … Read more »

Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 3rd, 2018

what is cancer 300x241 7108Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone Men who have been successfully treated for testicular cancer are at an increased danger of suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone levels, or “Low-T”). This is the conclusion of The Platinum Study conducted by the University of Indiana Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. 491 survivors of testicular cancer treatments participated in the survey. 38% of these men were diagnosed with low testosterone levels or were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). These findings were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mohammad Issam Abu Zaid from the Indiana University School of Medicine, specific categories of patients were at higher risk of low testosterone: men who were obese and men who were older. Low-T affected 51.6% of men older than fifty years or older, as opposed to 29.7% of men in the 18-39 age range. For overweight or obese patients, the Low-T numbers were 41.9% for the overweight and 44.3% for the fat versus 25.6% of men with an average weight. Low testosterone is a condition that can result in a broad range of health afflictions. This is reflected in the additional … Read more »

Manhood Washed Away: You Could Unknowingly be Annihilating Your Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 2nd, 2018

bar soap 9612The sweet-smelling soap you're using to wash your hands and body could be wiping out your testosterone. In fact, multiple studies are linking low testosterone to two insidious chemicals: Triclosan and Triclocarban. These compounds are found seemingly everywhere, from bar soap to toothpaste, and even in some kitchen supplies like cutting boards and sponges. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the middle of what's called a monograph, which means they're investigating the safety of the chemicals. And the companies who make antibacterial soaps will have to prove that the benefits of their products outweigh the health risks. "Both chemicals affect testosterone production in men, as well as thyroid functions and endocrine systems as well," explains Dr. Todd Howell, the Medical Director for The Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. The FDA approved the use of Triclosan and Triclocarban in 1993. Companies use the products to make their products antibacterial or antimicrobial. Howell explains that "I wouldn't go as far as saying all antibacterial soaps are bad. You want to pick up your product and look at the label and look for triclosan or triclocarban." Over the past 20 years, testosterone levels in adult men in the U.S. … Read more »

7 Exercises to Elevate Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 2nd, 2018

professional doctor 205x300Managing Testosterone Levels is a significant goal for men of all ages. Testosterone helps bolster strength, metabolism, energy, and sex drive. By keeping Testosterone Production elevated, men can amplify their masculinity and virility. One of the best ways to keep your body pumping out Testosterone is through a regular exercise program. Anabolic weightlifting is a fantastic way to encourage the release of Testosterone. Why are Maximized Testosterone Levels so Important? For your workouts to have the best effects, you should emphasize exercises that bolster Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone Production. The body responds to physical exertion with the release of these hormones. Over time, beginning in the late 20s, the body loses its ability to adequately produce hormones like HGH and Testosterone, which can eventually lead to deficiency. By your 40s, you can expect Testosterone Production to fall by around two percent annually. Even when these hormones are in the normal range, they can still be sub-optimal if you aren't living your life right. By engaging in a quality exercise routine, you make sure that your body is pumping out as much of these vital hormones as possible. Healthy Testosterone Levels are associated with an active sex life, confidence, and … Read more »

Low-T Strongly Associated with Various Co-Morbid Medical Conditions


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 2nd, 2018

hormone medical research fact finding 300x200Recently published research released in Scientific Reports offers substantial evidence that Low Testosterone Levels in Men increase the incidence of a variety of chronic health conditions which not only decrease the quality of life but increase mortality risk. Though every person's physiology reacts differently to diminished Testosterone Levels, it is evident when looking at the body of evidence that Testosterone Deficiency has a strong correlation with many health disorders. Over the last fifty years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity, mostly because of the combination of over-eating and more sedentary lifestyle. While Testosterone Deficiency has an unavoidable age-related component, other factors are lifestyle-related and can be changed to improve Testosterone Levels. Men that lose weight and get more active almost inevitably see an increase in Serum Testosterone Levels. Correlation Between Testosterone Levels and Obesity are Well-Known Researchers have powerfully demonstrated the relationship of age with Testosterone Production as well as the association of Obesity with Testosterone. There is also a clinically recognized “Normal Range” for Testosterone. What is not so readily apparent is the ideal Testosterone Level at any given age. That is a question that medical scientists are beginning to tackle today. Furthermore, the association between Testosterone … Read more »

Testosterone: Should You Take it to Regain Your Libido and Youthful Energy?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 1st, 2018

shutterstock 114189103 300x200 9063Prescriptions for testosterone have become big business in America, but doctors and researchers disagree on whether it’s safe or not. A Testosterone Boost May Restore Many of Your Youthful Traits but Know the Possible Health Risks One elderly gentleman described the feeling when his sex drive began to diminish as he aged. “It was like becoming unchained from a maniac,” in what has been described as a mixture of relief and nostalgia. He didn't discuss testosterone replacement therapy, but an ever-increasing number of over-50 men are determined to reconnect with their personal maniac. Testosterone Replacement Therapy = Big Business Across America, a chain of 49 (and growing) clinics referred to as “Low T Centers,” have sprung up to handle the demand, promising “power, performance, and passion.” The number of prescriptions for testosterone in America has skyrocketed ten times between 2000 and 2011. Low T currently serves 45,000 patients at an average price of $400 a month. No question about it. Testosterone replacement therapy is big business. Low T is just the latest solution for the missing maniac that stretches back in time...way, way back. It was Socrates who first noticed him. Other attempts to regain that thriving, youthful libido have … Read more »

Testosterone Nasal Gel: A New Form of Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 1st, 2018

shutterstock 649897072 300x200 3684Recently, the only methods to deliver testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) were to receive an injection, swallow pills or apply a topical gel. However, a new approach has emerged that is more convenient for some. TRT is now available using a nasal gel that raises men’s low testosterone levels to normal, with few side effects. This exciting development is based on the results of a phase 3 clinical trial to be presented at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. Last May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug called Natesto, which is the only FDA-approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy, according to the manufacturer, Trimel Pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the agreement, Trimel will receive an upfront payment of $25 million and could receive additional payments upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestones. Under the terms of the agreement, Trimel will be solely responsible for the manufacture and supply of Natesto, and Endo receives exclusive commercial rights to the Natesto product in the US and Mexico. Also, Endo will collaborate on all regulatory and clinical development activities in coordination with Trimel. And, Endo will pay a tiered supply price for the product. Endo expected … Read more »

Risk Factors for and Causes of Male Hypogonadism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 1st, 2018

581 6818766 xlMale Hypogonadism is a relatively common medical condition that afflicts men of all ages but is most common among men forty and over. Symptomatic Testosterone Deficiency is believed to afflict 5% of men in America but becomes increasingly likely as men grow older. It's estimated that around 6.5 million men across the United States struggle with Low-T. By age 70, almost 20% of men have significant symptoms directly attributable to declining Testosterone Levels. Types of Hypogonadism: Primary and Secondary Hypogonadism Primary Hypogonadism Primary Hypogonadism is any form of Testosterone Deficiency that results in a direct inability of the testes to adequately produce Testosterone. Primary Hypogonadism is often the result of genetic conditions such as Klinefelter's syndrome, which is the result of boys conceived with two X chromosomes. In adults, Primary Hypogonadism is generally the result of conditions which directly impact or damage the testes, such as cancer, radiation treatments, surgery, and physical trauma. There are also many medications which can suppress testicular activity, such as neoplastic agents (including busulfan, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, and chlorambucil), ketoconazole, and glucocorticoids. Secondary Hypogonadism Secondary Hypogonadism is the most common form of Testosterone Deficiency. Rather than being a deficiency directly related to impaired testicular function, Secondary … Read more »

Does Ibuprofen Contribute to Low Testosterone?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 29th, 2018

Ibuprofen 300x200In recent years, there have been increasing concerns regarding the effect of Ibuprofen on Testosterone Levels. There have recently been some scaremongering articles that suggest that Ibuprofin use can have a disastrous impact on Testosterone Levels. It's important to recognize that news magazines have pressure to sensationalize stories to draw readers. On the other hand, there is often a grain of fact behind the shocking headlines. Let's delve deeper and work toward the truth. In a recent study, researchers gathered evidence from both laboratory analysis and human trials to investigate the effects of Ibuprofen on Testosterone Levels. While it's true that Significant Low-T dramatically impairs Fertility and can even lead to total infertility without HRT Intervention, this particular research did not specifically investigate the effects of Ibuprofen on Fertility. 30 Men Take Ibuprofen for 42 Days In the investigated clinical study, thirty male participants took 1200 milligrams of ibuprofen per day for 1½ months to determine the effects of Ibuprofen Overdose on Testosterone Levels. The average single dose of Ibuprofen is 400 milligrams. While it is possible that an individual would take three Ibuprofen pills per day for an extended period, this is indeed an edge case that doesn't apply … Read more »

The Effect of Testosterone on Auto-Immune Function and Multiple Sclerosis


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 29th, 2018

masculinity hormone non soy milk drinker 199x300Though we ultimately associate Testosterone with libido, masculinity, and sexuality, Testosterone plays an influential role in maintaining and optimizing health. The influence of Testosterone has a significant effect on the incidence and prevalence of a variety of diseases and conditions. For example, men are less prone to osteoporosis than women, because the influence of Testosterone directly contributes to stronger and healthier bones. It also appears that Testosterone has a strong influence on the prevalence of auto-immune disorders. Women only produce about 1/8th of the Testosterone of their male counterparts, and medical research shows that this leaves women significantly more at risk for conditions related to immune health, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis. Depending on the situation, women experience auto-immune issues at 3-9 times the rate of men. Many auto-immune problems are age-related, only occurring as individuals grow older. Men that do experience these conditions also appear to suffer from them later in life on average than women. It's a highly complex subject. Clinical evidence has strongly suggested that Testosterone played a central role in these sex-differences. Luckily, due to advances in medical knowledge, we're beginning to piece together the puzzle. What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple … Read more »

The Influence of Testosterone on Protective Mating Behaviors in Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 29th, 2018

love and respect 300x202It's inevitably clear that hormones profoundly influence our feelings of love and affection for others, as well as our romantic and sexual desires. Though it's entirely apparent, there are still miles to go before we figure out exactly how those hormones impact our interactions with others. There is a massive push in the scientific literature to bring us closer to understanding these complex physiological interactions, especially concerning the influence of Testosterone. An article in Physiology & Behavior helps shed some light on how Testosterone influences male relationships. One of the most notable aspects of a relationship between a man and a woman is the notion of possession. When a man and a woman are dating traditionally, both partners tend to have a desire for loyalty and faithfulness. This recent study provides evidence that that desire for fidelity is influenced by Testosterone Levels, at least to a certain extent. Men with elevated Testosterone Levels compared to baseline tend to put more personal energy into making sure that their lover is adequately devoted and faithful, and are more likely to respond with feelings of jealousy and competitiveness toward potential suitors. What is Mate Retention Behavior? Mate Retention Behaviors are any actions that … Read more »

Vitamin A is Essential for Good Health – Are You Getting Enough ?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 27th, 2018

vitamin a cod liver oil 300x200Vitamin A is not just one nutrient, but a class of nutrients which all fill the same necessary range of needs for the human body. The most commonly known source of Vitamin A is Beta-Carotene, but others include Retinoic Acid, Retinal, and Retinol. Vitamin A is not only a crucial Antioxidant, but it also facilitates normal and healthy function in a range of other ways. For example, Vitamin A is critical for eye development and eye health, because it is a component of Rhodopsin, which is necessary for the eyes to absorb light properly. Beyond vision, Vitamin A is highly influential in the normalized function of other organs and systems, such as the kidneys, lungs, and heart. Types of Vitamin A—Preformed Vitamin A and Provitamin A Though there are many subclasses of Vitamin A, they can all be divided into two groups—Preformed and Provitamin A. Preformed Vitamin A is found solely in products of animal origin, such as meat, fish, and dairy. Provitamin A is found in plant pigments, and the three most common forms of Provitamin A are Beta-Cryptoxanthin, Alpha-Carotene, and the famous Beta-Carotene. The body absorbs both types of Vitamin A and converts it into Retinoic Acid and … Read more »

Male Contraceptive on the Horizon? Reducing Fertility By Suppressing Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 27th, 2018

female contraception 300x198Though female contraception has been an option for generations, there still are no options available for men to artificially suppress fertility. Of course, condoms are available, but the success rate for condoms does leave something to be desired. Condoms are only around 85% effective per year. Vasectomies are an option, but the intensiveness of the procedure turns many men off. In coming years, it is expected that an HRT Option for male contraception will become available. Some research facilities are working to create a new male form of contraception, primarily modeled after the Birth Control Pills used with great success by women. Christina Wang and Stephanie Page are working on a new Hormone Suppressing Medication that may help men prevent pregnancy in pill form. Like women, men are interested in consequence-free sexual activity. In spite of that, contraception has primarily been the woman's job in a relationship. A big part of the reason is that there is such a lack of viable options for male contraception. Male Birth Control Pill In Clinical Testing Though options are slim now, medical advances will likely provide new avenues for male contraception in the coming years. Page and Wang are investigating the effectiveness of … Read more »

ENDO 2018 Panel Updates Testosterone Therapy Treatment Guidelines


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 26th, 2018

The Endocrine Society is the leading authority on Hormonal Disorders in the world. At this year's ENDO 2018 medical conference, clinical guidelines for Testosterone Replacement Therapy were released to the public. As you likely know, there is a range of opinions regarding the proper use of Bio-Identical Testosterone for Low-T. These clinical guidelines are intended to be a broad outline of the potential array of applications for Testosterone Therapy. Individual Endocrinologists and Hormone Specialists are still urged to use their best personal judgment, and these guidelines are intended to help them provide treatment accurately and specifically to the individuals that need it most. 2017 was a big year for Testosterone Research, and this year's presentation reflected that fact. Major Clinical Trials were completed and fully analyzed. Researchers streamlined the mechanisms of Testosterone Deficiency Diagnosis and more. This is the first time that Low-T Guidelines have been adjusted since 2010. As Testosterone Therapy becomes more widely accepted, you can imagine that men are more interested than ever in the treatment. How Do We Determine Who Can Benefit from Low-T Therapy Most? The leader of the Low-T Guidelines Task Force is Shalender Bhasim, a doctor at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He … Read more »

The History of Testosterone – From Myth to Reality


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 26th, 2018

facts better than myth on hormones 300x198Today, most people are aware of the importance of Testosterone. The history of Testosterone is somewhat taken for granted, however. The history of Testosterone intertwines closely with the history of our knowledge of Hormones themselves. The term Hormone was first used in the year 1902. Hormone comes from a Greek word meaning “stir into action.” The first hormone that was discovered and named was called Secretin. Researchers Ernest Starling and William Bayliss figured out that the body releases Secretin in response to food entering the small intestine. Secretin directly influences the release of pancreatic juices which allow for proper digestion. The First Studies to Show the Influence of Testosterone The first scientific experiments that hinted at the existence of Testosterone began in the mid-19th century. In one of the most critical tests, Arnold Berthold made the connection that the testes played a role in the expression of male sexual characteristics. He found that when Testes were removed from roosters, their distinctively full combs wilted and withered. He also saw that by reinserting the testes, the comb would return to its prior state. This discovery led to an explosion of scientific experimentation to learn more about how the testes are associated … Read more »

The Effects of Testosterone Among Healthy Men and Men With Low-T


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 23rd, 2018

time for testosterone planning 300x200Most men assume that high Testosterone Levels are a sign of optimal health. Most guys have it in their head that more is better. That just isn't always the case, however, and it's especially true with Testosterone. To protect and preserve your wellness, it's only necessary to have Testosterone Levels in the normal range. Still, men across the globe are turning to OTC Testosterone Supplements that purport to boost Testosterone Levels sky-high, presumably to help men feel stronger and sexier. Our Hormone Clinic does not recommend that men artificially increase their Testosterone Levels above the normal range. This vastly increases the risk of side-effects even when using pharmaceutical-grade Testosterone, and the use of Over-the-Counter Testosterone Supplements only increases the chances further. Clinical Research shows that having Testosterone Levels in the healthy range is optimal, and there are no severe benefits to amplifying your Testosterone Levels further, beyond merely increased muscle mass. What Are Normal Testosterone Levels? There is still a lot of institutional debate regarding what is officially considered the Normal Range for Testosterone, but the consensus is that T-Levels between 300 and 1000 ng/dl are ideal. To date, there are still questions being asked regarding the benefits of being … Read more »


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