Category Archives: Low Testosterone

Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 13th, 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 »

It is the rare man who has low T

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 14th, 2020

a female testosterone doctor showing how to use a dialysis machine  300x200Thanks 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 »

Ester Marsh: Low testosterone and exercise

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 6th, 2020

phone held by Red Gray 300x203Last 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 »

Low Testosterone Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on September 11th, 2020

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 »

Hypotestosteronism – Low Testosterone and Hypogonadism

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on June 24th, 2020

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. Video Download: Hypotestosteronism Low Testosterone And Hypogonadism Video Stream: Hypotestosteronism Low Testosterone And Hypogonadism What … Read more »

The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 23rd, 2020

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. Video Download: The Effects Of Marijuana On Testosterone Production Video Stream: The Effects Of Marijuana On Testosterone Production For men, testosterone is critical to masculinity, virility, and well-being. Testosterone deficiency has a serious … Read more »

The History, Myths and Misconceptions of Testosterone

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on May 19th, 2020

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.” Video Download: The History Myths And Misconceptions Of Testosterone Video Stream: The History … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 6th, 2020

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Video Download: Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause Or Contribute To Feelings Of Depression Video Stream: Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause Or Contribute To Feelings Of Depression 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 … Read more »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 5th, 2020

methadone image 300x300Video Download: Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production In Men Video Stream: Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production In Men 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 … Read more »

How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 4th, 2020

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. Video Download: How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly Video Stream: How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly It is not unusual for women to seek help with a doctor for any type of ailment, but it is for men. Men tend … Read more »