Category Archives: Low Testosterone

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on March 24th, 2024

methadone image 300x300Reading Time: 5 minutes Research 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 … Read more »

It is the rare man who has low T

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on March 1st, 2024

a female testosterone doctor showing how to use a dialysis machine  300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Thanks to a brilliant marketing campaign, there has been increased awareness amongst men of the condition known as Low T an easier way to relate to testosterone deficiency. A number of young adults are wearing this badge with pride while showing off their newfound virility. At long last, they can blame their chronic fatigue, insomnia, poor work performance, depression and evaporation of libido to low testosterone levels. This new syndrome was not developed through the effort of brilliant scientists, but by the El Lilly Company attempting to let everyone know how widespread testosterone deficiency is amongst men from age 30 … Read more »

Did You Know? Testosterone Protects Your Heart!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 20th, 2024

medical human heart 300x204Reading Time: < 1 minute The benefits of testosterone are widely known: Increased energy, stronger muscles, better sleep, sharper thinking, and complete body rejuvenation. Testosterone also contributes to weight loss and fat burning, which protects the heart. Research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology showed that obesity is linked to impaired blood flow to the penis, which in turn is associated with cardiovascular disease in men with erectile dysfunction. Dr Giovanni Corona and colleagues from the University of Florence, Italy, assessed testosterone levels of 1,687 men attending an erectile dysfunction clinic over four years. A total of 137 patients had a major cardiac event … Read more »

The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 6th, 2024

cannabis use and testosterone levels 300x188Reading Time: 2 minutes As America becomes more open to the idea of legal cannabis, more time and money is being spent on marijuana research. In 1937, marijuana was officially prohibited nationwide, except for medical use. Weed has had a serious stigma that it has just begun to overcome in the 21st century. While advocates have touted the amazing benefits of cannabis, we've really only begun to scientifically document those benefits. For men, testosterone is critical to masculinity, virility, and well-being. Testosterone deficiency has a serious impact on both psychological and physical health. Some studies published recently have sought to analyze the effect of … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 24th, 2024

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Reading Time: 5 minutes Testosterone is a complex hormone that 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. Still, 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 … Read more »

Ester Marsh: Low testosterone and exercise

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 3rd, 2023

phone held by Red Gray 300x203Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, I wrote about menopause. This week, it's the guy version of hormone changes. There are all kinds of reasons for hypogonadism, which means that the testicles don't produce enough of the male sex hormone testosterone. Or, as we hear it often called, low T. Aging is a big reason for testosterone levels dropping. Around age 30, most men start to experience a gradual decline. Common symptoms from a drop in testosterone can be: Loss of strength Loss of sex drive Being more fatigued Feeling depressed Before you blame it all on low T, have your doctor do a … Read more »

How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 17th, 2023

testosterone and low sex drive 300x300Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you experiencing a low sex drive? It's more common than you think! Low testosterone affects both men AND women. Both sexes also experience a lack of energy, a decrease in bone density, and muscle mass. In general, men start to lose testosterone after the age of 40, as their bodies gradually produce less and less with each passing year. It is not unusual for women to seek help with a doctor for any type of ailment, but it is for men. Men tend to be more embarrassed about their issues, especially when it comes to sexual matters, like ED, … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 17th, 2023

testosterone injection 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Testosterone 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 … Read more »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 17th, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 … Read more »

Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 15th, 2023

senior male doctor with arms crossed 300x200Reading Time: 2 minutes Do 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 … Read more »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 27th, 2023

low testosterone diagnosis 300x200Reading Time: < 1 minute 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, 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 … Read more »

Low Total Testosterone in Men Linked to Chronic Diseases

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 11th, 2023

low testosterone linked to chronic disease in young men 300x225Reading Time: 3 minutes More men are experiencing less-than-optimal testosterone levels than ever before, leaving scientists baffled. In addition to this relatively concerning news, researchers have found that the suboptimal levels are linked to chronic disease, putting men around the world at risk for increased mortality risk and low quality of life. And this isn’t just older men we are talking about – men 40 years old and younger may be affected as well. Chronic Disease is on the Rise in Older Men Especially in the United States, men and women just seem to be getting unhealthier as the decades go on, beginning in … Read more »

Marijuana and Testosterone Levels: Are Your Manboobs Caused by Smoking Weed?

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

manboobs testosterone and marijuana 221x300Reading Time: 3 minutes Manboobs. They’re a sight to behold. Why do some men have them and some don’t? Why is it that more and more younger guys are seeing moobs appear on their bodies? This can’t be normal. Lots of young guys, teenagers especially, but even now more than ever, older men, enjoy smoking weed and on a regular basis. Doctors, such as Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon and anti-aging expert, believe that smoking weed can actually cause manboobs to appear in men, even teenagers. Moobs Affect Almost All Age Ranges of Males: 14-years-old to 60-years-old The term “manboobs” does have … Read more »

Low Testosterone Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

NAFLD 300x158Reading Time: 3 minutes A study just published last month in Liver International determined that there is an association between low testosterone levels/high estrogen levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Most people associate liver disease with alcoholics, but in recent decades an increasing number of Americans are hurting their livers through other means, including being overweight. The recent study discussed here shows that hormone imbalance is associated with the disease as well – another issue that many Americans face but do not realize and go hand-in-hand with increased weight gain. Testosterone, Estrogen, and NAFLD This study utilized a cross-sectional analysis of data from … Read more »

Hypotestosteronism – Low Testosterone and Hypogonadism

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

hypotestosteronism hypogonadism 300x202Reading Time: 5 minutes Sounds scary, doesn't it? That's because it is! Hypotestosteronism is another word for hypogonadism, or low testosterone – a diagnosis that no man wants to hear! Besides the physical impacts of low testosterone on a man, low testosterone can lead to severe depression and low self-esteem – left undiagnosed, severe depression can cause one to act on suicidal thoughts. Despite what some people say about low testosterone, it can be a serious diagnosis. Learn more about this, unfortunately increasing in the U.S. population, deficiency below. What is Hypotestosteronism? Hypotestosteronism occurs with the decreased functionality of the gonads – ovaries in … Read more »

Increased Fat Intake Could Boost Moderate Low Testosterone Levels

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 7th, 2023

increased healthy fats could boost testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re bordering on low testosterone levels (with the cut-off being less than 250 ng/dL medically), then it may benefit you to increase your (healthy!) fat intake to naturally boost your testosterone levels. Increased rates of men are experiencing low testosterone, especially in the United States. The reasons are unknown, but there are multiple theories including diet, lifestyle, endocrine-disrupting hormones in our environment and/or pesticides on our food. A recent study has found that changing your diet to incorporate more healthy fats may naturally boost your testosterone levels to a normal level if you are suffering borderline low testosterone. Low … Read more »

Low Levels of Testosterone Linked to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

low testosterone levels linked to sleep apnea 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Low testosterone (or low-T) has been linked to many different diseases and adverse symptoms in both young and older men. These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, weight gain and depression/anxiety, just to name a few. Having adequate testosterone levels for both men and women is incredibly important for one’s health. Research over the past decade or so has proven this to us. Now, recent research is showing another problem that may arise when testosterone levels are lower than average: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Inverse Relationship Found Between Sleep Apnea and Low Testosterone Levels Sleep apnea is usually … Read more »

Six Benefits of Testosterone Boosting Supplements

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 3rd, 2023

six reasons to use testosterone boosting supplements 203x300Reading Time: 4 minutes True health and hormone balance begin in the kitchen. It all boils down to what you put in your body, day in and day out, even if you are on a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) program, with injections and everything. You will not see the maximum benefits if your diet is deficient and lacks nutrients. This also includes supplements. Some people might knock supplements but if they are truly helping to balance hormones and increase testosterone levels, then they are really beneficial. Here are six reasons why taking testosterone boosting supplements should be added to your health arsenal. The Benefits … Read more »

Testosterone, Intelligence, and Your Brain

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

low testosterone leads to low energy and brain fog 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes When men suffer from low testosterone (also sometimes called “low T”), we often think of symptoms like low sex drive, problems with sexual performance, generally low energy, and decreased strength and muscle mass. Those problems are certainly bad enough. But did you know that low T can also impair proper brain functioning – inducing symptoms like confusion (which some call “brain fog”), slower cognition, and lowered self-confidence? Read on. Low Testosterone Negatively Affects Cognitive Function Everyone forgets sometimes. A person’s name – especially someone you’ve just met; where that library book is that you need to return; the place you … Read more »

Low Testosterone In Women – VieNue Bioidentical …

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 18th, 2021

blond boxing training woman with gloves in gym SBI 300902506 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes It may surprise you to learn that testosterone is as essential to women's health as it is to men's. Although testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens and was once considered an exclusively male hormone, research over the past decade demonstrates that this hormone also plays a definitive role in women's physical and psychological health. Both testosterone and estrogen are produced by the ovaries. Relatively small quantities of testosterone are released into a women's bloodstream by the ovaries and also the adrenal glands. In addition to being produced by the ovaries, estrogen is also produced by fat … Read more »