Category Archives: Low Testosterone



Low Total Testosterone in Men Linked to Chronic Diseases


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on August 11th, 2022

low testosterone linked to chronic disease in young men 300x225More 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 »

Six Benefits of Testosterone Boosting Supplements


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on June 9th, 2022

six reasons to use testosterone boosting supplements 203x300True 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 »

Did You Know? Testosterone Protects Your Heart!


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on January 21st, 2022

medical human heart 300x204The 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 »

Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 29th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Low Levels of Testosterone Linked to Sleep Apnea


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

low testosterone levels linked to sleep apnea 300x200Low 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 »

How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 22nd, 2021

testosterone and low sex drive 300x300Are 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 »

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


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 21st, 2021

manboobs testosterone and marijuana 221x300Manboobs. 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 T – My life was falling apart because I had low testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 20th, 2021

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, 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 Testosterone Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 18th, 2021

NAFLD 300x158A 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 »

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 300x200It 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 »

Increased Fat Intake Could Boost Moderate Low Testosterone Levels


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 14th, 2021

increased healthy fats could boost testosterone 300x200If 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 »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 5th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Hypotestosteronism – Low Testosterone and Hypogonadism


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 2nd, 2021

hypotestosteronism hypogonadism 300x202Sounds 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 »

The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 28th, 2021

cannabis use and testosterone levels 300x188As 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 »

The History, Myths and Misconceptions of Testosterone


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on October 27th, 2021

testosterone myths history misconceptions 235x300The late 1800s was a completely different world than what we live in today: deodorant and toilet paper were just invented; chamber pots were the norm; people rubbed mercury on their skin for health benefits; Sherlock Holmes was shooting up on cocaine...and we had Dr. Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard who was injecting his “liquide testiculaire,” composed of water, testicular vein blood, semen and juices extracted from crushed testicles of a dog or guinea pig.” This lovely concoction was recommended to others to inject to “feel like a new man.” And this “elixir of life” was presented at the Societe de Biologie in … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 24th, 2021

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Testosterone 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 »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 21st, 2021

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 … Read more »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 21st, 2021

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, Intelligence, and Your Brain


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on October 21st, 2021

low testosterone leads to low energy and brain fog 300x200When 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 | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 30th, 2020

A testosterone test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood. It is also called a serum testosterone test. Testosterone (sometimes referred to simply as T) is a hormone produced by both males and females. It plays a role in puberty and fertility. It also affects sexual desire. In males, most T is produced in the testes. In females, most is produced in the ovaries. Males have higher levels than females, and it is thought to have a significant influence in the development of many particular male traits: increased muscle bulk, higher bone mass, physical strength, and body hair, amongst … Read more »