Category Archives: Low Testosterone

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

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on October 19th, 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 Levels of Testosterone Linked to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on September 29th, 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 »

Low Testosterone In Women – VieNue Bioidentical …

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 10th, 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 »

Testosterone, Intelligence, and Your Brain

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on September 1st, 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 »

Increased Fat Intake Could Boost Moderate Low Testosterone Levels

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on June 13th, 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 »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 26th, 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 »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 26th, 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 »

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 »