Category Archives: Low Testosterone

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 1988 to 1991 with a pool of 919 men as the sample size. Specifically, they wanted to see if there was any correlation between steroid sex hormones, liver enzyme levels, and NAFLD. The researchers took the existing data from the late 80s on serum total and free testosterone, total and free estradiol, rostanediol glucuronide (AAG), and sex steroid-binding globulin (SHBG) as the sex hormones of interest. Free testosterone/estradiol is the form found in the bloodstream in its original, unaltered form of the molecule while total levels include both free forms and the molecules that are bound to others in the … 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 is Hypotestosteronism? Hypotestosteronism occurs with the decreased functionality of the gonads – ovaries in women and testes in men. Both men and women produce the hormone testosterone, but men produce much more of it than women do, leading to their secondary sex characteristics such as facial hair and deeper voice. Without testosterone, boys would not develop properly during puberty and lead to the absence of several or all secondary sex characteristics. The brain is where the production of testosterone begins, specifically the cerebral cortex. The cortex signals the hypothalamus which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is … 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 impact on both psychological and physical health. Some studies published recently have sought to analyze the effect of various chemicals and pharmaceuticals on testosterone levels. Many chemicals, like bisphenol-A, are endocrine-disrupting chemicals. BPA increases the expression of estrogen and suppresses the production of testosterone. Could THC negatively alter testosterone expression? How Does Weed Effect Testosterone Levels in Men? NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is an advocacy group that helps push pro-cannabis legislation and research to the forefront of the American public. They recently showcased a study showing that men that used marijuana had higher testosterone … 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 Myths And Misconceptions Of Testosterone And this “elixir of life” was presented at the Societe de Biologie in Paris. Yikes. Dr. Brown-Sequard was 72 years old and declared that his tincture gave him vitality and made him feel like new. His brain was rejuvenated. His presentation must have proved convincing because it later was estimated that around 12,000 scientists were also injecting themselves this concoction. Thus, the study of testosterone started out rather oddly. The Beginning of Testosterone Research However, Dr. Brown-Sequard was on to something. The idea that there must be some sort of “substance” produced in the testicles … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published 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 quantities in males. Testosterone plays a role in maintaining the normal function of the body in a variety of ways. Testosterone promotes muscle mass and physical strength, and it fosters sex drive and sexual ability. Testosterone is also a potent anabolic hormone, which means that it has a powerful effect on metabolism. Men naturally have less body fat than women, mostly because of Testosterone. In addition to promoting sexual function and libido, Testosterone is also integrally crucial to the production of sperm and therefore regulates fertility. There is increasing evidence that Testosterone is also strongly correlated with a positive psychological … Read more »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published 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 more dangerous Opioids, reduce Testosterone Levels by far more than medical professionals previously assumed. The lead researcher for this study, Dr. Zena Samaan, explains that the results were so dramatic that they believed that they had made an error somewhere in their calculations. When they went back and analyzed the data and the science behind the results, however, everything was sound. The data for this study was collected from 231 participants, all of which were taking Methadone as an aspect of their Opioid Dependency Treatments in Ontario, Canada. This data was compared to 783 men and women from Ontario that … 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 to be more embarrassed about their issues, especially when it comes to sexual matters, like ED, and want to just "deal with it." Amazingly, about 95 percent of men with low-T go untreated. Now, research has found that ignoring these issues can have deadly consequences. Case Study “I knew there was something wrong. I just couldn't put the finger on what it was,” said Jon Yaskowitz of Glendale, NJ. Jon is a man who has been struggling with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, for almost 20 years! The symptoms he experienced over this long timespan were chronic fatigue, low sex drive, … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 11th, 2020

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 are actual clinical … Read more »

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 »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron

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

Video Download: Truth About Testosterone Quiz Low Testosterone And Axiron Video Stream: Truth About Testosterone Quiz Low Testosterone And Axiron 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 on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away. To lower the risk of transfer of AXIRON from your body to others, follow these important instructions: Stop using AXIRON and call your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs and symptoms in a child or a woman that may have occurred through accidental exposure to AXIRON. Signs and symptoms in children may include enlarged penis or clitoris; early development of … Read more »

Low Testosterone (Low T) Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on March 26th, 2020

As testosterone levels decline, many men feel as though they're "getting old" much faster. In fact, many symptoms, once considered a natural part of the aging process like lethargy, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, and mood swings, may actually be the low testosterone symptoms. Sound familiar? In men, the low testosterone levels lead to Andropause, often referred to as "Male Menopause". 300 nanograms/dl is the standard testosterone limit below which it is termed as low testosterone level. Testosterone decline and low testosterone symptoms are common with the aging process. Starting around the age of 35 to 40, testosterone levels (Total Test) in men, decline by roughly 1% each year. In medical terms, Hypogonadism is a decline in the normal production of testosterone hormone. Its categorization according to the problem area is as under: Low testosterone levels involve many worst low testosterone symptoms that deteriorate the life of a suffering man. Few symptoms of declining testosterone are,   … Read more »

Low Testorerone Therapies Could Be Putting Some Men At Heart Attack Risk

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

January 30, 2014 Lee Rannals for Your Universe Online Men taking testosterone therapy drugs could be putting themselves at a twofold increase for risk of a heart attack. Researchers publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE found that men under 65-years-old with a history of heart disease who suffer from low testosterone levels and have sought out treatment could be putting themselves at a higher heart attack risk shortly after beginning the therapy. Advertisements for low T levels suggest that men with diminished levels may experience a loss in sex drive, diminished energy and moodiness. These ads have helped therapies like Androgel a gel testosterone therapy available see its sales rush past Viagra in 2013. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers looked into the effects of taking testosterone supplements for men who have a history of heart disease. Previous studies had raised some concern about possible adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with testosterone therapy. One of these studies was stopped after the men in the randomized clinical trial started to experience a variety of cardiovascular events. We decided to investigate cardiovascular risks of this therapy in a large health care database since these previous studies were modest in … Read more »

Low Testosterone In Women – VieNue Bioidentical …

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

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 tissue in the body. Both of these critical sex hormones are involved in the growth, maintenance, and repair of reproductive tissues, as well as other body tissues, bone mass, and particularly in their sex drive. However, heightened libido is not the only benefit of testosterone; many women report that they have more energy and a greater sense of well-being when their testosterone levels are normal. While there are a host of other symptoms, primary symptoms of low testosterone levels in women include low libido, painful intercourse, and fatigue. At menopause, women experience a decline in testosterone. That decline may be … Read more »

The Truth About 'Low Testosterone'

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

Low levels of the sex hormone testosterone commonly referred to as "low T" have been blamed for a host of health conditions, ranging from depression to increased breast size in men. And because low T can be treated with prescription medication, it has become the health problem du jour for aggressive pharmaceutical marketing: The airwaves are now flooded with ads showing doughy, middle-age men turning into vigorous athletes and confident lovers. Is low T a real condition that needs medical treatment despite the potential risks associated with testosterone therapy or is it just a pharma sales rep's dream come true? The answer may lie in determining what exactly constitutes a low testosterone level. [Macho Man: 10 Wild Facts About His Body] What causes low T? Testosterone is produced by a man's testicles and is key to the development of male sex organs, bone density, muscle mass and secondary sex characteristics such as facial and body hair. Women's ovaries also produce small amounts of testosterone, as do the adrenal glands, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Low levels of testosterone referred to as hypogonadism by hormone specialists can result from injury to the testicles, diseases including testicular cancer and … Read more »

Dangers of Low Testosterone: Risks, Signs, and Natural Treatment Explained in New Report From Health News Wires

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

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 A new report from Health News Wires titled Dangers of Low Testosterone: Risks, Signs, and Natural Treatment reveals important information about the issue of low testosterone. Low testosterone is usually associated with a lack of sex drive, but a decrease in the hormone also contributes to many other serious health issues, including a general lack of energy and increasing the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and even diabetes. Current estimates indicate that testosterone levels decrease roughly 1% per year and over 10 million men currently suffer from low testosterone levels. According to Urologist Michael Eisenberg, MD, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California, the average total testosterone range for healthy males is between 300 and 900 ng/dL. There is also a measurement for free testosterone levels which some experts feel may be a more accurate measurement for current testosterone health levels. In addition to lack of sex drive, symptoms of low testosterone include increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, increased cholesterol, and loss of body hair. Health News Wires shares foods and techniques to burn harmful abdominal fat. The Dangers of Low Testosterone: Risks, Signs, … Read more »

Some Causes of Low Testosterone by St Pete Urology – Video

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

Some Causes of Low Testosterone by St Pete Urology Erectile Dysfunction is a very concerning condition for men. Most of them don't get the proper urolog... By: Medical Politis See the article here: Some Causes of Low Testosterone by St Pete Urology - Video … Read more »

Testosterone therapy linked to heart attacks in mature men

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

You may have seen one of the many advertisements geared toward men asking if they suffer from "low T" low testosterone levels that, according to the ads, can result in lost sex drive, diminished energy and moodiness. The answer, they suggest, may be as simple as applying testosterone through a gel or patch. So successful has the marketing for this testosterone therapy been that, according to, an independent medicine website, sales of the testosterone gel Androgel in 2013 exceeded sales of Viagra. Now, a new joint study by UCLA, the National Institutes of Health and Consolidated Research Inc., has shown there is a twofold increase in the risk of a heart attack shortly after beginning testosterone therapy among men under 65 who have a history of heart disease. Further, the study confirmed earlier studies that found a twofold increase in heart attack risk shortly after treatment began in men older than 65. The study, the largest to date examining heart disease in men using testosterone supplements, appears in the Jan. 29 online edition of the journal PLOS ONE. The research was prompted by three small, earlier studies that raised concerns about possible adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with testosterone therapy. … Read more »

Low Testosterone: What Are the Symptoms? – onhealth

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

Low testosterone facts Testosterone is produced by the testes in males and ovaries in females. The testes are under the hormonal control of the hypothalamus and pituitary in the brain and make testosterone in response to stimulation by FSH and LH. Primary hypogonadism occurs because of the inability of the testes to produce testosterone. Causes of secondary and tertiary hypogonadism are due to a variety of illnesses or diseases that affect the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis. Symptoms of low testosterone depend upon when in the life cycle it occurs. Osteoporosis and loss of muscle mass are significant complications of low testosterone. In the United States, testosterone replacement therapy is available as an FDA-approved treatment in men only. It may be administered by injection, patch or gel, or gum and cheek putty. What is testosterone? Testosterone is an anabolic-androgenic steroid hormone which is made in the testes in males and in the ovaries in women (a minimal amount is also made in the adrenal glands). Testosterone has two major functions in the human body. Testosterone production is regulated by hormones released from the brain. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland located in the brain produce hormonal signals that ultimately result in the production of … Read more »

Low Testosterone – Steroid .com – Anabolic Steroids …

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

Low testosterone is something that affects most every man at some point in his life regardless of how healthy the individual may be. By age 40 over 50% of all men suffer from low testosterone and by the age of 50 the numbers reach a staggering amount, upwards of 80%. As we age our testosterone levels naturally decline, it is inevitable but we do have the ability to offset the end outcome. You've seen the commercials advertising treatment for "Low-T" which is simply a simplified version for saying low testosterone and there is truly only one remedy; anabolic steroids, most notably testosterone therapy. Through sound therapy we can see our levels return to a stable and more efficient range however many men choose to ignore the problem and assume the ill-effects are simply due to natural causes. It is true, age plays an important role but as our lifestyles have increasingly become sedentary coupled with nutritional intake that's dirty at best, many times the problem is far more exasperated than need be. However, if we can recognize the symptoms and understand low testosterone we can largely eliminate the problems associated. As discussed, we age and our natural testosterone levels fall … Read more »

Low Testosterone and Blood Disorders – Video

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

Low Testosterone and Blood Disorders This week, Brett Newcomb and I discuss an incident with a patient of mine where we caught a potentially fatal genetic trait before it was too late. We also discuss effect testosterone can have... By: BioBalanceHealthcast Visit link: Low Testosterone and Blood Disorders - Video … Read more »