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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 16th, 2019

low testosterone diagnosis 300x200Low 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 »

Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 9th, 2019

senior male doctor with arms crossed 300x200Do 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 »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 2nd, 2019

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement Video Download: Testosterone Replacement Beneficial For Modern Men Video Stream: Testosterone Replacement Beneficial For Modern Men 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 … Read more »

Testosterone Treatments May Alleviate Negative Effects of Type-Two Diabetes


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 20th, 2019

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 »

Clomiphene Citrate for Low-T


Posted 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 »

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


Posted 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 »

What Is Male Hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 1st, 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 »

More than 152 Million Men Suffer from Hypogonadism and Low Testosterone


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

Risk Factors for and Causes of Male Hypogonadism


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

NATESTO (testosterone) Nasal Gel CIII | Prescriber Site


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 26th, 2018

On each valid NATESTO prescription or refill, maximum savings is $150 per use, up to 13 uses. The patient is responsible for any balance remaining, and for reporting receipt of this coupon benefit to any insurer, health plan, or another third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using the coupon, as may be required. Patient, pharmacist, and prescriber agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through this offer. Offer only valid for male patients over age 18 who have private health insurance. Offer not valid for uninsured patients or patients eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs or any other state or federal health care program (including state prescription drug programs). Offer good only in USA and void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. Aytu Pharmaceuticals reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice. The card is limited to one per person, is not transferable, and cannot be reproduced. This card is not health insurance. … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT )


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

If you have signs and symptoms of low testosterone that bother you, there are many choices for raising the levels. Not everyone chooses treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can be given using: The most common type is skin gel, which is used by about 70 out of 100 patients. The gel is rubbed onto your shoulders or upper arms after a shower. About 17 out of 100 patients use shots and 10 out of 100 use patches. Nearly three out of 100 patients use testosterone in other forms, such as patches or pellets placed in the body. At this time, pills are not approved for use in the U.S. You should not take testosterone for non-medical reasons, such as bodybuilding, preventing aging changes or performance enhancement. Men should not take TRT if they have normal testosterone levels or if their testosterone levels have not been tested. If you have normal testosterone levels, using TRT will not help your health problems. Also, if you are trying to father a child, you should not be on TRT. TRT can decrease your sperm count and fertility. Before you take TRT, a doctor who is skilled in diagnosing low-T should scrutinize you. Your doctor … Read more »

Lipocine – Hypogonadism


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

Testosterone levels in men decline with age, at a rate of about 1% per year beginning at about 40 years old.3 Epidemiological studies have determined that total testosterone follows an age-related decline with mean serum concentration at the age of 75 years approximately two thirds that at 25 years.4 According to reports, approximately 74% of chronic opioid users5, 50% of AIDS patients6, 52% of obese men7, 50% of diabetic men7,8 have low testosterone. Other causes of lowered testosterone levels include: injury, infection, or loss of the testicles; chemotherapyor radiation treatment for cancer; genetic abnormalities such as Klinefelter's Syndrome (extra X chromosome); hemochromatosis(too much iron in the body); dysfunction of the pituitary gland; inflammatory diseases such as sarcoidosis (a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs); chronic illness; chronic kidney failure; liver cirrhosis; stress; and, alcoholism. 3Feldman HA, et al. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab 2002; 87 (2):589-98 4Myers et al. Rev Urol 2003; 5 (4) 216-226 5Daniell HW., J Pain. 2002; 3:377-384 6Dobs AS. Baillires Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998; 12:379-390 7Mulligan T, et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2006;60:762-769 8Bodie J, et al. J Urol. 2003;169:22622264 9Jackson JA et al., AM. J. Med. Sci. 1992,304 (1) 4-8 Originally posted here: Lipocine … Read more »

HIV and Testosterone Deficiency – verywell.com


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

Testosterone deficiency is frequently seen in both men and women with HIV. Endocrine abnormalities, which can affect testosterone production, have long been recognized as a complication of HIV since the earliest days of the pandemic (although it has generally been associated with late stage disease). However, recent research has shown that nearly one out of every five men with HIV has documented testosterone deficiency, irrespective of CD4 count, viral load, or treatment status. Similarly, testosterone deficiency is seen in one in four HIV-positive women, most often in the context of severe, unexplained weight loss (HIV wasting). Testosterone is the steroid hormone which is central to the development of the testes (testicles) and prostate in men as well as the promotion of secondary male sexual characteristics (e.g., lean muscle mass, bone mass, hair growth). Testosterone is also important to women in maintaining normal muscle and bone mass, although at levels around 10% less than men. In both men and women, testosterone is essential to a person's overall health and well-being, contributing to an individual's strength, energy levels, and libido. By contrast, testosterone depletion is associated with: Testosterone deficiency in men with HIV is largely associated with an endocrine abnormality called male … Read more »

Hypogonadism – UT Medical Center


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

Definition Hypogonadism occurs when the body's sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands (gonads) are the testes. In women, these glands are the ovaries. Gonadal deficiency The cause of hypogonadism can be primary or central. In primary hypogonadism, the ovaries or testes themselves do not function properly. Causes of primary hypogonadism include: The most common genetic disorders that cause primary hypogonadism are Turner syndrome (in women) and Klinefelter syndrome (in men). If you already have other autoimmune disorders you may be at higher risk of autoimmune damage to the gonads. These can include disorders that affect the liver and adrenal and thyroid glands as well as type 1 diabetes. In central hypogonadism, the centers in the brain that control the gonads (hypothalamus and pituitary) do not function properly. Causes of central hypogonadism include: A genetic cause of central hypogonadism is Kallmann syndrome. Many people with this condition also have a decreased sense of smell. Girls who have hypogonadism will not begin menstruating. Hypogonadism can affect their breast development and height. If hypogonadism occurs after puberty, symptoms in women include: In boys, hypogonadism affects muscle, beard, genital and voice development. It also leads to growth problems. In … Read more »

Hypogonadism – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


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

Hypogonadism is a medical term for a defect of the reproductive system which results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes). Hypogonadism may occur if the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is interrupted at any level. Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (primary hypogonadism) results if the gonad does not produce the amount of steroid sufficient to suppress secretion of LH and FSH at normal levels. Hypogonadism resulting from defects of the gonads is traditionally referred to as primary hypogonadism. Examples include Klinefelter syndrome and Turner syndrome. Hypogonadism resulting from hypothalamic or pituitary defects are termed secondary hypogonadism or central hypogonadism (referring to the central nervous system). Hypogonadism can affect men of any age, from fetal development, through puberty and adulthood. Hypogonadism is one of the main causes of male infertility. It is estimated that 13 million men in the United States alone are affected by hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is caused by deficient testosterone secretion by the testes. The two basic types of male hypogonadism are Primary and Secondary. Hypogonadism Primary, also known as primary testicular failure, originates from an abnormality in the testicles. Hypogonadism may be induced by chronic use of anabolic/androgenic steroids (AAS). The Secondary type of hypogonadism is caused by defects in … Read more »

Hypogonadism – Risks, Symptoms and Leading Causes | Treato


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

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Hypogonadism and Hypogonadism Resources – What is …


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

Early symptoms of low testosterone in men include low libido (sex drive). As levels become very low, sexual dysfunction (also called "erectile dysfunction (ED)" or "impotence") often develops. Other signs and symptoms of low testosterone may include depression, fatigue, osteoporosis, loss of muscle mass, an increase in abdominal fat, development of breast tissue (gynecomastia) and infertility. Symptoms of low testosterone in women may include low libido (sex drive), sexual dysfunction, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, an increase in body fat and bone loss. Pituitary Symptoms There are many causes of low testosterone. These can be differentiated with hormone testing. Pituitary dysfunction is one cause of low testosterone and can result from compression of the pituitary gland by a large pituitary tumor. In addition, excess hormone secretion by a pituitary tumor can cause low testosterone either directly or indirectly. For example, elevated prolactin, cortisol or GH levels can cause low testosterone. Testosterone levels normalize with treatment of the tumor in some, but not all, cases. There are other causes of low testosterone that are not related to pituitary tumors. These include anabolic steroid use (for body building or athletic enhancement), obesity, depression, and testicular failure. Research Studies The complications of low … Read more »

Male Hypogonadism – Genitourinary Disorders – Merck …


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

By Irvin H. Hirsch, MD NOTE: This is the Professional Version. CONSUMERS: Click here for the Consumer Version NOTE: This is the Professional Version. DOCTORS: Click here for the Consumer Version Hypogonadism is defined as testosterone deficiency with associated symptoms or signs, deficiency of spermatozoa production, or both. It may result from a disorder of the testes (primary hypogonadism) or of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (secondary hypogonadism). Both may be congenital or acquired as the result of aging, disease, drugs, or other factors. Additionally, a number of congenital enzyme deficiencies cause varying degrees of target organ androgen resistance. Diagnosis is confirmed by hormone levels. Treatment varies with etiology but typically includes gonadotropin-releasing hormone, gonadotropin, or testosterone replacement. DELATESTRYL No US brand name ZOLADEX ALDACTONE REGLAN TAGAMET NIZORAL LUPRON OZURDEX NOTE: This is the Professional Version. CONSUMERS: Click here for the Consumer Version NOTE: This is the Professional Version. DOCTORS: Click here for the Consumer Version Excerpt from: Male Hypogonadism - Genitourinary Disorders - Merck ... … Read more »

Hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 30th, 2019

Hypogonadism is a disorder where the testes in men and ovaries in women do not work correctly. It can be very distressing. Thanks to the discovery and development of gender-specific hormone treatments, men, and women with hypogonadism can lead a healthy life. Hypogonadism is the clinical manifestation of the impaired function of the gonads, which in men are the testes and in women are the ovaries. Individual patients have hypogonadism from birth, while others may develop the condition later in their life. The disease has different features in males and females, before and after the onset of puberty. If onset is in pre-pubertal boys, signs, and symptoms of lack of testicular function, include a change of male hair distribution, including facial, chest, and axillary hair, poor development of skeletal muscles, and disturbance of bone growth resulting in abnormally long arms and legs. Blood levels of the male hormone testosterone are low. Also observed are missing laryngeal enlargement, failure of vocal chord thickening, and alterations in body fat distribution. When hypogonadism occurs in males after puberty, low concentration of testosterone in the blood causes lack of energy, weakness, lethargy and diminished sexual function, reduced bone mass and often anemia. In girls … Read more »


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