American Testosterone Clinic for Men



Testosterone and Human Behavior: Hormone Promotes Prosocial Behaviors


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 11th, 2023

testosterone promotes prosocial behavior in new research 300x205Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever thought about what your hormones, such as testosterone or estrogen, are actually doing in your body? They actually are involved in a lot of different processes, probably much more than you think. For example, testosterone plays a significant role in human behavior, especially male human behavior and how men respond to different scenarios in their life. Previously, scientists believed that testosterone heightens aggressive behavior (think steroids and “roid rage”) and reduces prosocial behaviors. But continuous research always seems to change things and brings new (and sometimes confusing!) data to light, and the case is no different here: … Read more »

Low Total Testosterone in Men Linked to Chronic Diseases


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 11th, 2023

low testosterone linked to chronic disease in young men 300x225Reading Time: 3 minutes More men are experiencing less-than-optimal testosterone levels than ever before, leaving scientists baffled. In addition to this relatively concerning news, researchers have found that the suboptimal levels are linked to chronic disease, putting men around the world at risk for increased mortality risk and low quality of life. And this isn’t just older men we are talking about – men 40 years old and younger may be affected as well. Chronic Disease is on the Rise in Older Men Especially in the United States, men and women just seem to be getting unhealthier as the decades go on, beginning in … Read more »

Losing Weight with Baratric Surgery Reverses Low Testosterone


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 11th, 2023

bariatric surgery can boost testosterone levels for teenage boys 200x300Reading Time: 3 minutes Adult men and teenagers who are extremely overweight or obese will usually experience a host of health problems, not excluding hormonal issues, such as low testosterone and higher estrogen levels. Obesity not only wreaks havoc on your hormones, but it can also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction and infertility, to name a few other health issues. Being so overweight as to be considered obese is not something to take lightly and considering using bariatric surgery to significantly reduce the weight may actually save your life or improve your life significantly. Bariatric Surgery Can Reverse Type 2 … Read more »

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


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

manboobs testosterone and marijuana 221x300Reading Time: 3 minutes Manboobs. 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 Testosterone Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

NAFLD 300x158Reading Time: 3 minutes A 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 January 10th, 2023

hypotestosteronism hypogonadism 300x202Reading Time: 5 minutes Sounds 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. What is Hypotestosteronism? Hypotestosteronism occurs with the decreased functionality of the gonads – ovaries in … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Improve Quality of Life for HIV-Infected Men


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 10th, 2023

testosterone replacement therapy treatment for HIV 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Covid-19 is the famous virus at the moment, still in 2021, but another seriously scary virus that we cannot forget about is HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. It is still wreaking havoc on the bodies of thousands of people around the world, leading to shortened lifespans and very low quality of life. Thankfully, there are researchers out there who have devoted their lives to help better the statistics in terms of improved quality of life with an extended lifespan. Interestingly, one of the potential treatment programs involve testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and resistance exercise. The Basics of HIV We have … Read more »

Both High and Low Levels of Testosterone Correlate With Cardiovascular Issues in Men


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 9th, 2023

low testosterone associated with cardiovascular issues hypertension 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes As men age, hormone levels tend to decline or become imbalanced. The majority of hormones tend to decrease, but occasionally levels are seen to be too high. For example, this includes testosterone, growth hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), etc. All of these hormones (and more!) play essential roles in our bodies – roles that need to be continued if one wants to live a long and happy life. A hormone of major interest to most men is testosterone. As men age, testosterone tends to decline by about 10% a decade after he reaches 30 years of age. Unfortunately, we are … Read more »

Hypogonadism: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Prognosis


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 9th, 2023

what is hypogonadism low testosterone 199x300Reading Time: 6 minutes Hypogonadism is a condition where the sex glands produce little or no sex hormones. The sex glands are the testes in men and the ovaries in women. Testosterone is produced in the testes and estrogen is produced in the ovaries. These are the two main sex hormones produced by men and women, respectively. Sex hormones control sexual characteristics, such as breast and testicular development as well as pubic hair growth. In addition, both testosterone and estrogen play major roles in the male and female reproductive systems, including menstrual cycles and sperm production. Humans would not survive without sex hormones! Hypogonadism … Read more »

Increased Fat Intake Could Boost Moderate Low Testosterone Levels


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 7th, 2023

increased healthy fats could boost testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes If 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 »

Is Testosterone Good or Bad for Your Heart? Or is Estradiol the Real Culprit?


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 7th, 2023

testosterone therapy and the heart 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite the knowledge that testosterone is a necessary hormone for men, being the “manly hormone,” some scientific studies have reported detrimental effects on men's hearts who take testosterone for hypogonadism, or low-T. Some of these noted effects were increased risk of strokes, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. However, there are many more studies out there than the negative ones that report the exact opposite — 158 trials/studies vs. 22 studies to be more exact — showing that testosterone actually offers cardiovascular protection for men. Many of the negative studies also “present important biases and quality errors that make them … Read more »

Human Growth Hormone May Actually IMPROVE Quadricep Strength After Reconstruction of Torn ACL


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 7th, 2023

torn acl knee hgh 225x300Reading Time: 3 minutes In addition to the recent exciting news about Mark Cuban's research showing that HGH can significantly improve the recovery process from a sports injury, as well as maintain the patient's athletic performance, now we have more good news about human growth hormone (HGH). The good news is in regards to quadriceps strength after the reconstruction of a torn ACL – a serious surgery that can impact a patient's future sports performance forever. A torn ACL is one of the worst diagnoses an athlete will hear in their lifetime. It could mean their career. Thankfully, we have HGH to the rescue! … Read more »

How Can Low Testosterone Affect Male Fertility?


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 6th, 2023

low testosterone and its effect on fertility 300x169Reading Time: 5 minutes First, we need to define terms here. Just what is “low testosterone”? When a man’s testosterone levels get below the normal range – about 275 to 1,080 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) -- that’s when we say that he has low testosterone. But that range is wide, and for some men, the lower part of the range might be considered “low” for them. That’s where our clinics and labs can help, because every man’s case is different. Another name for low testosterone is “hypogonadism,” and it can manifest itself in childhood, and in some cases even during the child’s development in … Read more »

Aging Gracefully With Testosterone Injections


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 6th, 2023

aging gracefully testosterone injections 269x300Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you recently looked in the mirror and said to yourself, “Wow, I look OLD!!”? Maybe you feel like you're 23, but you look 65. Yikes. What happened? Or maybe you even feel 65 on top of it all – aches and pains, obesity, low muscle mass, low libido...Yuck, make it stop. The worst is seeing some of your peers who seem to look and feel way better than you do. This is either luck, genetics or they could have just been proactive in life and prepared themselves to age gracefully. By accepting the fact that you are going to … Read more »

Low Levels of Testosterone Linked to Sleep Apnea


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

low testosterone levels linked to sleep apnea 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Low 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 »

It’s True: Men Today Have Less Testosterone Compared to Men a Generation Ago


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

testosterone levels in men the lowest ever seen 200x300Reading Time: 4 minutes According to Forbes, “you’re not the man your father was.” Yikes, that’s harsh. But it may actually be true...in terms of testosterone levels. Testosterone therapy has been on the rise over the past two decades or so, but it’s not all due to the increase in marketing campaigns and advertising towards men to boost their testosterone with supplements and therapy. There actually is a medical phenomenon going on today with modern men. In fact, across the population, men have less testosterone than men of the same age just one generation ago. Why is this? The answer is pretty complicated. Research … Read more »

Testosterone-Boosting Foods: Nutrition for a Man


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

foods to boost testosterone levels 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re looking to boost your testosterone levels naturally, it will be more of a long-term endeavor. Diet and lifestyle changes will need to be made and followed consistently in order to see results. The more consistent you are, the faster you will see results. This article will cover the diet aspect of naturally boosting testosterone by discussing the foods that provide the building blocks for testosterone production. Eat these foods and you’ll be eating the perfect nutrition that every man needs. Eat a Well-Balanced Diet to Increase Testosterone Levels The emphasis here with a well-balanced diet is high saturated … Read more »

Ego Might Be Driving Men Towards Testosterone Injections, But it Really Does Improve Many Health Conditions


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

testosterone replacement therapy is driven by ego 300x251Reading Time: 5 minutes You’ve seen the ads. The ones where an older man, hair turning gray, maybe not that attractive but the women are staring at him lustily. The ads exclaim that these men will “feel younger and stronger,” and “major performance boost” and “finally have sex again!” All of that sounds incredible. Let’s get started right away! The ads will also promote pills, injections and creams, as well as showing these older men, who are eager to feel young again and have sex with all the leggy blondes, where the closest clinic is where their lives will change forever. How can a … Read more »

BPA Here, BPA There, What’s the Reason for the Scare?


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 5th, 2023

plastic water bottles possible source of BPA 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes You’ve surely seen the labels “BPA free” on some products and food items. What’s that all about? What is BPA and why would some people go out of their way – and maybe even spend more – to avoid it? Let’s find out! First, BPA is an abbreviation for “bisphenol A,” which is an industrial chemical that is used for making resins and plastics that are, in turn, often used for food packaging and home storage or consumption. It’s been in use for about 80 years. Around 8 million tons of the stuff are produced every year, making it among … Read more »

Can’t Get to the Gym? Easy Ways to Work Out From Home


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 3rd, 2023

no gym covid 19 home workouts 300x199Reading Time: 4 minutes With most of the gyms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all need to figure out ways to exercise and stay fit from home. If some of your local gyms are opening up but you’ve become accustomed to staying at home or want to stay as safe as possible, have no fear. You can get and stay fit without the gym, no problem. There are so many different ways to work out and break a sweat, there’s something for everyone. Being Stuck at Home Can Lead to Bad Habits If you’ve been stuck at home for too long, you … Read more »