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Low testosterone results in Andropause – common symptoms are fatigue, and feeling tired all the time.

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Five Ways to Manage Cholesterol Without Medication

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 18th, 2020

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. Still, for patients that are looking to prevent their cholesterol levels from reaching a problematic, dangerous level, there are several 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 significant, 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 go a … Read more »

Clomiphene Citrate for Testosterone Deficiency

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 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 to meet … Read more »

Low-T Therapy for Andropause — Treating Male Menopause

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 huge 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 »

Got Andropause? Male Renewal With Androgen Testosterone Treatment for Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 23rd, 2019

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 »

Natesto Testosterone Nasal Gel Therapy on the Horizon

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 »

Six Surprising Low-T Signs

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 »

What is Andropause

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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 »

Andropause – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 18th, 2019

Andropause or male menopause, sometimes colloquially called "man-opause," is a name that has been given, in some parts of the English-speaking world, to a set of effects that appears in some aging men, and which have some superficial similarities to menopause effects in women. Andropause may be related to the slow but steady reduction of the production of the hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in middle-aged men, and the consequences of that reduction. It is also associated with a decrease in Leydig cells. A steady decline in testosterone levels with age (in both men and women) is well documented. Unlike "menopause," the word "andropause" is currently not recognized by the World Health Organization and its ICD-10 medical classification. While the words are sometimes used interchangeably, hypogonadism is a deficiency state in which the hormone testosterone goes below the normal range for even an aging male. The impact of low levels of testosterone has been previously reported. In 1944, Heller and Myers identified symptoms of what they labeled the "male climacteric" including loss of libido and potency, nervousness, depression, impaired memory, the inability to concentrate, fatigue, insomnia, hot flushes, and sweating. Heller and Myers found that their subjects had lower than usual … Read more »

What is Andropause? – Renew Youth

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

August 21st, 2013 Andropause is the technical term for the hormone imbalance all men will experience as they age. Commonly called male menopause, andropause typically begins to affect men between the ages of 35 and 40. In some cases, however, the testosterone deficiencies associated with andropause may occur in much younger men. Whatever your age, as a man you need testosterone to maintain energy and focus, to build lean muscle, to boost your sex drive, and to regulate your moods. In other words, the onset of andropause (and the drop in testosterone that goes with it) can have a big impact on the quality of your personal and professional life. In fact, upon entering andropause, many men say they just dont feel like themselves anymore. Andropause occurs as men get older, primarily because our glands slow down and stop producing adequate levels of hormone. The result is hormone imbalance. In particular, testosterone, thyroid and DHEA levels decline. Meanwhile, estrogen levels often increasenot a good thing for a man. The following are some of the more common symptoms of andropause: While testosterone decline is something that will happen to every man as he gets older, that doesnt mean we have to … Read more »


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

The Facts Testosterone is the hormone responsible for deep voices, muscle mass, and facial and body hair patterns found in males. As men get older, the level of testosterone in the body and production of sperm gradually becomes lower, and they experience physical and psychological symptoms as a result of these low levels. This is part of the natural aging process, and it is estimated that testosterone decreases about 10% every decade after men reach the age of 30. Andropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone. It is unlike menopause in that the reduction of testosterone and the development of symptoms is more gradual than what occurs in women. Approximately 30% of men in their 50s will experience symptoms of andropause caused by low testosterone levels. A person experiencing andropause may have some symptoms related to the condition and could be at risk of other severe health conditions such as osteoporosis without proper treatment. Health Tool Low Testosterone Treatment Options Compare the treatment options for low testosterone so you can find one that is best for you. The decrease in testosterone is an essential factor in men suspected of having andropause. However, … Read more »

Male menopause – NHS Choices

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Some men develop depression,loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction and other physical and emotional symptomswhen they reach their late 40s to early 50s. Other symptoms common in men this ageare: These symptoms can interfere with everyday life and happiness, so it's important tofind the underlying cause and work out what can be done to resolve it. The "male menopause" (sometimes called the "andropause") is an unhelpful term sometimes used in the media to explain the above symptoms. This label ismisleading because it suggests the symptoms are the result of a suddendrop in testosterone in middle age, similar to what occurs in the female menopause. This isn't true. Although testosterone levels fall as men age, the decline is steadyless than 2% a year from around the age of 30-40and this is unlikely to cause any problems in itself. A testosterone deficiency that develops later in life (also known as late-onset hypogonadism) can sometimesbe responsible for these symptoms, but in many cases the symptoms are nothing to do withhormones. Lifestyle factors or psychological problems are often responsible for many of the symptoms described above. For example,erectile dysfunction,loss of libidoandmood swingsmay bethe result of either: There are alsophysical causes of erectile dysfunction, such … Read more »

Male menopause: Myth or reality? – Mayo Clinic

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

Recognizing low testosterone levels A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level or a reduction in the bioavailability of testosterone. Some men have a lower than normal testosterone level without signs or symptoms. In this case, no treatment is needed. For others, low testosterone might cause: However, some of these signs and symptoms can be caused by underlying factors other than low testosterone, including medication side effects, thyroid problems, depression and excessive alcohol use. There are also conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea, that might affect testosterone levels. Once these conditions are identified and treated, testosterone typically will return to a normal level. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms that might be the result of a low testosterone level, consult your doctor. He or she can evaluate possible causes for the way you feel and explain treatment options. You can't boost your natural testosterone production, but these steps might help: Treating aging-related low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy is controversial. For some men, testosterone therapy relieves bothersome signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency. For others, however, the benefits aren't clear and there are possible risks. Testosterone replacement therapy might increase the risk of heart … Read more »

Andropause Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes …

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 9th, 2016

Andropause: Introduction A reduction in androgen levels in aging males. The condition is comparable to menopause in women with symptoms such as loss of libido, bone thinning, osteoporosis and sleeping difficulty - it is therefore also called male menopause. Testosterone levels usually start declining once a man reaches his 40's. ...more See full list of 9 symptoms of Andropause Read more about treatments for Andropause Home medical testing related to Andropause: Read more about Deaths and Andropause. Read more about causes of Andropause. Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Andropause: Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories: Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that more Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, more Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, more Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often … Read more »

About Andropause – Masters Men’s Clinic

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Andropause is an area of growing interest for physicians, researchers and of course men. The existence of Andropause is now recognized by the medical world - including the Canadian Andropause Society - and by Canadians alike. In fact, a recent Angus Reid survey found that 70% of the general public share the belief that men experience a mid-life stage similar to women's menopause. Andropause (also called "male menopause") is a normal part of aging; although, for some men it is accompanied by a gradual and undesired decline in their sexuality, mood and overall energy. Sometimes it can even expose men to more serious health risks. As with women, Andropause begins at a time when life often offers some of its greatest rewards. This site has been designed to arm you with actionable information about Andropause - what causes it and what you can do about it. And if you are going through Andropause, we hope this information will help you maintain a healthy and active quality of life throughout your middle-years. Between the ages of 40 and 80+, men can experience a clinical syndrome similar to the female menopause, called andropause. For men, unlike women, there isnt a clear-cut signpost … Read more »

What is Andropause? – Global Healing Center Health Products & Information

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

The phenomena of the biological clock isnt exclusive to women, it seems men also are prone to age related changes in hormone levels, sexual function, physical features, and quality of life. These changes, dubbed andropause (and sometimes male menopause) are due to a progressive decrease in testosterone production. As men near middle age, the process speeds up and so may the frequency and effect of the symptoms. Common symptoms include fatigue, reduced muscle mass,erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and even depression. How common is andropause? Baylor College of Medicine reports that at least 30% of men 60-70 years of age and 70% of men 70-80years of age have low testosterone levels. [1] Although the root cause of reduced testosterone availability isdecreased testicular function, pituitary problems may also be a factor. [2] While andropause is a fairly new term,the concept is not. In China, observations have been reported for over 50 years. [3] The symptoms of andropause include loss of energy, depression, sluggish libido, sexual dysfunction, decreasedmuscle mass and strength, increased body fat, and overall weakness. While the symptoms of andropause might sound like another word for aging, its important to note that low testosterone can produce effects far more serious … Read more »

Andropause (Male Menopause) – ZRT Laboratory

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Do men have a menopause? Declining levels of testosterone and DHEA are commonly seen in men beginning in the fourth decade of life. These anabolic hormones are particularly important in men, as they are the major players in maintaining both physical and mental health. For example, they increase energy and decrease fatigue; they help in maintaining erectile function and normal sex drive; and they increase the strength of all structural tissues in the skin, bones, and muscles, including the heart. Proper levels of androgens also help to prevent depression and mental fatigue. Yes, men do experience age-related changes in their hormone levels. This hormonal decline, referred to as andropause, often coincides with symptoms of aging in males. The term andropause, named after the male hormones known as androgens, is the counterpart to menopause in women when production of estrogens and progesterone by the ovaries begins to decline. But, the drop is more gradual in men than the hormonal roller coaster so often experienced by women during menopause. Stress management, exercise, proper nutrition, dietary supplements (particularly zinc and selenium), and androgen replacement therapy with physician guidance have all been shown to raise androgen levels in men and help to counter andropause … Read more »

Andropause Symptoms – Male Menopause Symptoms – BodyLogicMD – Home Page

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

What Does it All Mean? Andropause symptoms due to declining hormone levels are common in men as they age. The modern lifestyle of high stress levels and poor fitness and nutrition habits paired with an increased life expectancy have a substantial affect on the male body. With your hormone-producing glands being forced to work harder and longer, it is no wonder that hormones become imbalanced over time. In men, this hormone imbalance often has the biggest impact on testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone). With testosterone and cortisol levels out of proper range, men experience a range ofandropause symptoms. The imbalance of even one hormone causes imbalance in other hormones and leads to a domino effect of sorts. Men may not experience all of the above andropause symptoms, but instead commonly experience a combination of symptoms. While these symptoms are signs of andropause, they may also be symptoms of other conditions like adrenal fatigue and poor thyroid health. Contrary to popular belief, none of the above male menopause symptomsare just signs of old age. These andropause symptoms may be correctable through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It all starts with quick and simple testing that allows a expert anti-aging physician to … Read more »

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