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Causes of Male Infertility


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

sperm count analysis 209x300It may seem simple, but the process of conception is somewhat complicated even for men. For a man to conceive, some thresholds must be met: A man must have healthy sperm, capable of fertilization. This requires the adequate release of testosterone, as well as other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. That sperm has to be able to mix with semen and pass through the tubes of the vas deferens without obstruction. He must produce a sufficient amount of sperm to have a significant chance of conception. The lower a man's sperm count is, the harder it will be for him to get his partner pregnant. If a man produces fewer than 39 million sperm per orgasm or 15 million sperm per milliliter, he is very likely to have issues with conception. That sperm must have functional mobility. It is normal that a small portion of sperm will have issues moving correctly, but the higher that this percentage is, the less likely that healthy sperm will make it successfully to the egg. Medical Issues Which Contribute to Male Infertility Immune Reaction – In some cases, the immune system will attack the sperm as if it were an … Read more »

Low Testosterone Symptoms


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

very tired man 300x205Testosterone deficiency is one of the most commonly under-diagnosed conditions in America today. There are some reasons for this. For one, men tend to struggle to talk to their doctor about problems related to Low-T. They don't consider their fundamental sexual and fatigue-related issues to be the result of testosterone deficiency, or they just don't like to go to the doctor. It's essential for your long-term health and vitality that you own up to the threat of Low-T, and be vocal with your doctor when you recognize the symptoms. By being honest with your physician, you can take steps to correct your sexual inadequacy, your declining metabolism, and your fading energy levels. It's easy to misinterpret low testosterone symptoms as merely age-related decline, or the result of your own actions, but the truth is that a significant component of testosterone deficiency is innate in human physiology. When Will Men Experience Low-T? Of course, not every man will experience these symptoms at the same time, and some men may never reach a point of deficiency in their lifetime, but we all experience a similar decline for the same physiological reasons. There are also some factors that people don't understand about Low-T. … Read more »

Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

what is cancer 300x241 7108Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone Men who have been successfully treated for testicular cancer are at an increased danger of suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone levels, or “Low-T”). This is the conclusion of The Platinum Study conducted by the University of Indiana Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. 491 survivors of testicular cancer treatments participated in the survey. 38% of these men were diagnosed with low testosterone levels or were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). These findings were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mohammad Issam Abu Zaid from the Indiana University School of Medicine, specific categories of patients were at higher risk of low testosterone: men who were obese and men who were older. Low-T affected 51.6% of men older than fifty years or older, as opposed to 29.7% of men in the 18-39 age range. For overweight or obese patients, the Low-T numbers were 41.9% for the overweight and 44.3% for the fat versus 25.6% of men with an average weight. Low testosterone is a condition that can result in a broad range of health afflictions. This is reflected in the additional … Read more »

Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

testosterone medical therapy clinics 300x195Australian scientists recently studied testosterone and its progression in males from young to old age and discovered that a gradual decline in testosterone levels is caused by both men's lifestyles as well as aging. The findings were presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th annual meeting that took place recently in Houston. The Endocrine Society focuses on the research of hormones and the practice of endocrinology. Many older men are known to have diminished levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Even though the cause is debated, some population-based studies have found that changes in testosterone levels are similar among men of the same age over time. It is common knowledge that declining testosterone levels are an inevitable part of the aging process. However, there may be more to this condition than mere aging. Study co-author Dr. Gary Wittert, professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Australia, stated that the choices men make also plays a more significant role in lowered testosterone levels than previously thought. Testosterone changes are also explained by smoking behavior and changes in health status, particularly obesity and depression. The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The researchers measured … Read more »

4 Foods to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

garlic food 300x200 5386Simple Dietary Changes to Battle Low-T Modern-Day Society is Stealing Your Testosterone Fact: Higher testosterone levels mean more muscle mass, lower body fat, and stronger bones. Additionally, optimum T levels indicate healthy libidos, improved cognitive abilities, and (naturally) higher levels of sports performance. Fact: your natural testosterone production is under attack. Here's a brief list of things that can negatively affect T levels, ranging from dietary/lifestyle choices to environmental factors: Extreme low-calorie diets. Very low-calorie diets used to melt fat or followed by athletes desperate to make weight. Tobacco smoke, both direct and second-hand. Cigarette smoke contains a toxic substance called cadmium, an environmental pollutant with no distinct taste or smell that's been shown to lower testosterone levels. Alcohol. The body breaks alcohol into acetaldehyde, which may adversely affect the Leydig cells of the testicles to reduce testosterone production. Environmental pollutants, such as those that are common in industrial areas where metal welding, lead, or copper smoke are present. Four Foods to the Rescue Luckily, you can improve your testosterone profile through the consumption of some natural nutrients and chemical compounds. Studies have shown that minor nutritional interventions can boost testosterone levels in as little as four weeks. Like the … Read more »

12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido and Limit Sexual Performance


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

couple sexual problems 300x200Sexual health is at the forefront of practically every guy's mind. No matter how well your life is going, if your sex life isn't satisfying, you're still probably frustrated. An active sex life is one of the keys to maintaining elevated self-perception and maintaining a sense of manhood and masculinity. There are millions of men all over the country that struggle and suffer from a low sex drive and Sexual Dysfunction. While it's true that issues such as Low-T and circulatory problems play a significant role in Erectile Dysfunction and diminished sex drive, there are also a variety of steps that you can take to improve your sexual drive and potency vastly. There are many lifestyle and diet factors that contribute to sexual malfunction. While looking over this list, think about what you could do to improve your reproductive health. Also recognize that by controlling these factors, you can enhance your life in a variety of other ways. Chronic Stress Causes Sex Drive to Plummet There's nothing more distracting than stress. Chronic stress impairs your ability to focus on the things that give you pleasure and leave you stuck in a rut of anxiety. Chronic Stress also contributes to Testosterone … Read more »

The Importance of Dietary Fat for Testosterone Production


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

the importance of dietary fat 300x200It may seem a bit counterintuitive, especially after decades of being told about the dangers of fat, but dietary fat is absolutely necessary for good health, and it's even essential if you're looking to lose weight. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was taken for the gospel that dietary fat was Enemy Number One when it came to your health and your waistline. In reality, the most prominent issues are processed grains, added sugar, and trans-fats. For optimal testosterone production in your body, 25% of your diet should include healthy fats. Low-Fat diets were the rage, substituting high volumes of salt and carbohydrates for healthy fat. Trans-Fats were sold to the consumer as a healthy alternative to regular fats when, in reality, they play a significant role in heart disease and other dangerous conditions like obesity and cancer. Today, we're learning the truth. It's not fat that is dangerous, but the types of fat we consume and the ratio by which we consume them. Fat is necessary. It helps maintain hormone balance, and fats are the building blocks of the hormones that allow us to function optimally in our day-to-day lives. A smart combination of protein and healthy fat is … Read more »

The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

the human body 300x211The human body is an intricately designed system — the result of millions upon millions of years of evolution and specialization. The different aspects of human physiology often interact in surprising ways. For example, digestive health has a strong connection with the expression of Testosterone in men. While it's long been known that women experience significant changes associated with hormonal changes during menopause, men also experience issues related to age-related Hormone Imbalance. The period in a guy's life when declining Testosterone Levels lead to symptomatic health issues is known as Andropause. What are the Warning Signs of Andropause and Low-T? While Sexual Insufficiency and Low Sex Drive are the most defining characteristics of Testosterone Deficiency, declining Testosterone Levels have a far-reaching effect on male wellness. If you've experienced an increased incidence of depression, anxiety, low motivation, cognitive fogginess, fatigue, or unhealthy changes in BMI in combination with growing sexual dissatisfaction, you should consider yourself a strong candidate for Bio-Identical Testosterone. Too many men confuse these symptoms with “just aging.” Andropause is highly treatable, and these symptoms can be reversed with adequate treatment! Men's Health Depends Heavily on Testosterone Balance As men get older, the risk of Low-T increases. This is … Read more »

Limiting the Influence of Estrogen on Male Hormone Balance Through Diet


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

how to increase levels naturally testosterone chart 300x300As men get older, Testosterone becomes a precious resource. After around age 30, Testosterone Levels start to fall, albeit very slowly. This decline eventually culminates in symptoms associated with Low-T, including loss of strength, fatigue, weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, and more. One of the ways to preserve Testosterone Levels naturally is by controlling the influence of Estrogen on male physiology. For example, many foods contain enzymes known as phytoestrogens. These plant hormones mimic the effects of Estrogen and can have an inhibitive effect on Testosterone Production. There are also foods that help sustain Testosterone Levels. Elevated Estrogen Levels have long been associated with adverse health outcomes for men, not only contributing to symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, but also negatively impacting bone health, prostate function, and cardiovascular health. The goal of this article is to help you identify foods that support Healthy Testosterone Levels by controlling the effects of Estrogen. As with any significant changes in your diet and lifestyle routine, you should talk to your doctor about your decisions and follow their advice. Foods that Help Control Estrogen Cruciferous Vegetables Limit Estrogen Production Cruciferous Vegetables are highly effective at helping your body control Estrogen Production. This is because they … Read more »

Precursor Fat Cells and Their Potential Role in Obesity


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

weight loss programmes 300x225Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States today. Over 1/3rd of adults in America are clinically obese, and there are massive efforts nationwide not only to help people drop the pounds but to understand the mechanisms behind weight gain and obesity. Our Licensed Hormone Clinic also provides Clinical Weight Loss Services in addition to products such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy, HGH, and More! The Role and Importance of Stem Cells Stem Cells play a role in practically every aspect of human life. During the Embryonic Phase of development, we are nothing but a cluster of Stem Cells ready to differentiate into a human being. Though most cells are highly specialized after birth, we still retain large numbers of stem cells, embedded throughout the human body. The science behind Stem Cells is complicated, and we are just beginning to understand the implications of their ongoing importance. We realize that Stem Cell Therapies can provide some patients with great relief, though this form of therapeutic intervention is only in its infancy. On the other hand, Stem Cells can also harm health under certain circumstances. For example, under a specific influence, these cells can rapidly develop into abnormal fat cells. Recent … Read more »


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