American Testosterone Clinic for Men

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Your Life on Testosterone: Overly Sure, Unwilling to Listen to Anyone

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 27th, 2019

hear nothing 1812799_640 300x300A study testing the effect of testosterone has found that it dramatically lowers cooperation between individuals, making people more egocentric. In this study, people performed their task more poorly under the influence of testosterone. It didn't affect their performance, but the lack of cooperation it caused resulted in partners making the wrong choice more frequently than they did when not under the influence of testosterone. Oh, and by the way, all the subjects were women. Self-centered, unwilling to listen, and overly sure of yourself. This is your life on testosterone, even if you are female. The study was of 17 pairs of women who had never met before. Each pair participated in two sessions held three to seven days apart. In one session, both women were given an oral testosterone supplement (80 mg of testosterone undecanoate) six to seven hours before the session. For the other session, neither woman received testosterone. Each session consisted of 192 trials. In each test, the women sat at separate computer screens and were shown the same two sets of images. Each set contained six pictures of a grating. In one set, one image was sharper (higher contrast) than all the others. The women had … Read more »

Testosterone linked to heart disease – Testosterone Prescription

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 27th, 2019

168502 heart blood vessels_436130443 300x225Scientists say they now have new evidence about why women live longer than men, from a study of historical data showing castrated Koreans far outlived their non-eunuch contemporaries. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, used detailed genealogical records of the Imperial nobility during Koreas Joseon dynasty, which spanned more than 500 years from the late 1300s to the early 1900s. According to the data, most men, including kings and royal family members, died in their late-40s or early-50s. But noble-class eunuchs men who were castrated either by accident or because of social benefits lived, on average, to the ripe, old age of 70. Study author Kyung-Jin Min of South Koreas Inha University told AFP the reason is probably that manly hormone, testosterone: Testosterone is known to increase the incidence of coronary heart disease and reduce immune function in males, he said. Castration removes the source of male sex hormones, the study notes, adding the practice has already been proven to help many male animals live longer. Castration also cuts off the possibility of reproduction, which Kyung-Jin stated could also be a factor. According to one of the leading theories of aging, aging occurs at the expense of … Read more »

Tamoxifen Citrate Guide

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 18th, 2019

Estrogen therapy solutions 150x150What is Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen is an orally administered medication which is one of the most important drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer around the world. Because of its importance, and the prevalence of breast cancer around the globe, Tamoxifen is included in the WHO's List of Essential Medicines, those which are considered absolutely necessary to provide primary care to patients. How Does Tamoxifen Work? Tamoxifen is a medication which limits the activity of Estrogen in the breast tissue. When Tamoxifen is taken, it is broken down into a compound known as 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which then travels through the body producing effects dependent upon where it is. Tamoxifen is considered most valuable because of its effect on breast tissue, but it also impacts processes in other areas of the body, such as the endometrium. In this area of the body, Tamoxifen encourages Estrogenic activity, whereas in the breast tissue it significantly reduces the effects of Estrogen upon breast tissue. Because Tamoxifen impacts Estrogen activity differently depending upon the area of the body, it is referred to as a Selective Estrogen-Receptor Molecule. It is highly effective at treating breast cancer, and the primary form of Hormone Therapy for female patients with … Read more »

Testosterone drives ego, reduces cooperation – Testosterone Prescription

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 21st, 2018

groupthink testosterone 300x300  Testosterone drives egocentrism at the cost of cooperating with others, consequently affecting group decisions, a study reveals. Collective problem solving can provide benefits over individual decisions as we can share our information and experiences, said a new study from Wellcome Trust's Centre for Neuroimaging at the University College London. Now researchers have shown that the testosterone has the opposite effect - it makes people act less cooperative and more egocentric, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B reported. Researcher Nick Wright and colleagues at the Centre for Neuroimaging carried out a series of tests using 17 pairs of female volunteers who had previously never met. The trial took place over two days, spaced a week apart, a university statement said. "When we are making decisions in groups, we tread a fine line between cooperation and self-interest: too much cooperation and we may never get our way, but if we are too self-orientated, we are likely to ignore people who have real insight," explained Wright. On one of the days, both volunteers in each pair were given a testosterone supplement; on the other day, they were given a placebo. Researchers found that as expected, cooperation enabled the group to … Read more »

Testosterone Levels Influence Facial Features Along with Libido

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

male and female testosterone docs 300x200As everyone knows, Testosterone has a massive impact on male development, both during puberty and fetal development. While we have an in-depth understanding of how Testosterone affects physiological function and development, we're still learning new interactions all the time. In a recent article released in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, compelling evidence was published that facial size has a strong correlation with sex drive. How Does Testosterone Affect Physical Appearance? Testosterone has various effects both during development and throughout the male lifespan which influence how a man looks. For one, Testosterone is well known for its potent anabolic effects. This is why men have so much more muscle mass than women, and also why Testosterone Deficiency leads to diminished muscle mass. Furthermore, Testosterone leads to increased metabolism and wards off the accumulation of fat. Women naturally have a higher body fat percentage and men with Low-T have issues with carrying too much fat. Testosterone is also why men have much more facial and body hair, and is even the reason why they are more likely to go bald. There are many ways that Testosterone impacts both masculine and feminine function. Two cases in which both men and women are powerfully … Read more »

Grumpy Old Man Syndrome – Causes and Treatments

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

grumpy old man 300x200As men grow older, they become more likely to suffer from a condition colloquially known as Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. Everyone knows that as men grow older, usually as they approach 70, but sometimes before, they become more likely to experience irritability, grumpiness, impatience, and other related symptoms. Apparently, this has a tremendous impact on quality of life. Grumpy Old Man Syndrome is the result of a combination of factors, some psychological, some physiological. From the psychological perspective, this is an era where men often feel the need to wall themselves off to protect themselves from sadness and despair. They are forced to contend with ideas of their mortality while they also have to deal with the passing of their loved ones and friends. Human beings are also very goal-oriented, and as the amount of time that one has left begins to dwindle, this can be detrimental to mood and health. This is also a period where health problems become more common and more severe. But we also know that human beings are resoundingly resilient creatures. What prevents aging men from maintaining their stalwart and robust nature as they get older? The growing body of research vigorously contends that Testosterone … Read more »

Acidosis: The Hidden Health Destroyer

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

Symptoms_of_acidosis 300x275The Hidden Health Dangers of Acidosis An Incredibly Important Yet Little Considered Aspect of Optimal Health As you already know, there is a variety of moving parts that you have to keep track of to stay healthy—Your weight, your cholesterol levels, and your blood pressure to name a few. There's one incredibly important aspect of human health that is often left out in the cold, in spite of its incredible importance. It's central to helping your body control pain and to assisting your liver to filtrate and function at its peak—Blood pH Level. Understanding pH Level, Acidity, and Alkalinity pH stands for Potential Hydrogen and represents a measure of alkalinity and acidity. The system uses water as a baseline. The scale extends from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. 7 is the pH of pure water. As you can imagine, since the human body is composed primarily of water, it maintains a pH of close to 7: 7.35. One of the reasons why the skin is so important is that it supports the human body as a closed system so that it can maintain this specific pH. What Is Acidosis and … Read more »

Testosterone Levels Associated with Serotonin Activity in the Brain

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

Testosterone and other Androgen hormones have a strong and potent impact on psychological function and wellness. There are a wide variety of studies which have investigated how Testosterone affects the minds of both men and women. For example, changing female hormone levels are associated with both premenstrual mood changes and post-partum depression. Of course, not all effects of Testosterone on women are negative, however. Natural Testosterone Levels benefit sexual desire and emotional health positively for women, in a similar manner as they do in men. There is strong clinical evidence which shows that Testosterone Deficiency is associated with an increased risk of depression and mood disorders among men, and research has also shown that Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy has the power to improve the psychological outlook of male patients taking Low-T Patches, Injections, and Creams for Low-T, but the exact mechanism by which Testosterone alters mood is less well understood. Recent data produced by University of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy has shown that Testosterone improves Serotonin signaling in the brain by boosting the volume of proteins which are designed to transport Serotonin. The study was conducted by scientific researchers at the Medical University of Vienna. Many anti-depressant medications available today work by … Read more »

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

It is often claimed that periorbital dark circles are caused by tiredness or working too hard or even just staying up late. While this can be true, the truth is that your genes play a huge role here. So what exactly is happening when you get dark circles under or around your eyes? Simply put, periorbital dark circles are a result of the thin layer of skin below your eyes showing the blood vessels and the blood they contain more clearly than anywhere else on your body. (For reference, this skin around your eyelids, called periorbital skin, is on average about 0.5 mm thick compared to an average of about 2 mm thick on most of the rest of your body.) Now, as you may or may not already know, the reason veins often look blue isn't that the blood inside them is blue; it's because your skin/subcutaneous tissue only lets blue/violet wavelengths of light pass through it. As a result, only blue light is reflected and the veins look, well, bluish. (Veins often won't appear blue if a person has darker or lighter skin. Instead, the veins tend to appear green or brown. On the other hand, people with … Read more »

The Effects of Beer on Testosterone Production and Gynecomastia

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 24th, 2018

friends drinking beer 300x200In spite of the efforts of Prohibition, drinking beer is one of America's most notable pastimes. In the 21st century, things are changing. A market once controlled by massive national breweries is now divided into a burgeoning craft beer sector. Unfortunately, excess alcohol consumption has some significant effects on male physiology that can't be ignored. Most people are aware of the dreaded “beer belly,” but there are other issues associated with beer and alcohol consumption as well. Drinking Beer Can Cause Man Boobs One of the more embarrassing issues that can arise when you chronically drink too much beer is gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a fancy term for men growing breast tissue where it doesn't belong. There is currently a scientific debate going on regarding the effects of hops upon testosterone/estrogen balance, but there are factors at play related to alcohol consumption that can lead to man-boobs. That's because the hops that are used to brew beer have properties which can be compared to estrogen. In high enough quantities, those hops could disrupt hormone balance and cause men to produce both more estrogen and less testosterone than they are supposed to. Specifically, these compounds are referred to as phytoestrogens. One of … Read more »

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