American Testosterone Clinic for Men



The Importance of Dietary Fat for Testosterone Production


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

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. 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 … Read more »

Testosterone Reduces Group Think, Cooperation, and Less Sheep-Like Mentality


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

man strength through testosterone 300x190Testosterone makes us overvalue our own opinions at the expense of cooperation, research from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) has found. The findings may have implications for how group decisions are affected by dominant individuals. It also suggests that testosterone might make people more determined and set in their ways when they make decisions about the future. Could it also give such determined people the image in others as pigheaded, monomaniacal, knows-what-they-want or even as a born leader. Thus this spectrum of behaviors can be interpreted in different ways by different people. But one … Read more »

Co-Sleeping with Baby Drops Men’s Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

baby 22194_640 300x200A new study shows that it's not only women's bodies that adapt to parenthood: fathers who sleep next to their tot show dips in their levels of testosterone, which researchers say is good for the baby. In prior research, study author Gettler (currently of the University of Notre Dame in the US state of Indiana) and his colleagues found that when men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop and the more involved dads were in caring for their children, the more significant their drops in the hormone. A new study suggests that men's bodies make adjustments to better adapt to … Read more »

The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

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? … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Helps Men with Low-T Ward Off Prostate Cancer


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Prostate cancer ribbon 300x200As Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments become more widely offered by Hormone Specialists across the United States, a great debate has been waging over the long-term safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. It is undeniable that Testosterone Creams, Patches, and Injections provide some real benefits that significantly improve the quality of life of patients. For example, Low-T Therapy enhances energy levels, body composition, libido, and psychological wellness in patients suffering from Hypogonadism. Risks of Testosterone Therapy On the other hand, there has always been the fear that Testosterone Therapy can have long-term consequences, especially in the areas of heart health and prostate health. … Read more »

A Great Way to Boost Your Testosterone? Get Married!


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

wedding 322034_640 300x200Finally some positive news about marriage? According to Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide, men who are married have higher testosterone levels than men who aren't. Maybe it's time to re-think your bachelor status after all! Many people think that testosterone levels in men drop due to age alone – that it's inevitable. But a lot of it has to do with a man's lifestyle and behavior. Evidence of this was presented at the ENDO 2012: The Endocrine Society 94th Annual Meeting by Dr. Andre Araujo. According to the findings, evaluating a total of 891 men, those who underwent … Read more »

Benefits of Testosterone Boosters


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Testosterone cream in a cup 300x200The human body relies on a precise hormone balance to function at its best. Testosterone is one of the critical hormones that support health and well being in men (though women need testosterone too!). The brain is the command center of the endocrine system. While the testes (and to a lesser extent, the adrenal glands) are the source of male testosterone, the pituitary gland is responsible for the chemical signaling that triggers production. While there are many causes of testosterone deficiency, the most common factor is aging. Low-T risk is strongly correlated with age and exacerbates some of the most … Read more »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

methadone image 300x300Research 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 … Read more »

Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Happy couple sharing food 300x200For perhaps all of history, the pleasures that we derive from both food and sex have been intertwined. There's always been a sort of magic regarding how the two pleasures interact. Perhaps some of this connection is a result of our cultural traditions and the placebo effect, but there is more and more evidence that many foods honestly and truly have a physiological effect upon the body which affects sexual drive or performance. Many foods have been linked to increased libido and sexual ability, but there are also many foods that have a suppressive effect on these desires, and the … Read more »

Jatenzo Testosterone Undecanoate for Low-T: A New Option for Testosterone Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

testosterone_237222403 300x195One of the great things about Testosterone Therapy is the variety of treatment options available for patients. When Bio-Identical Testosterone first entered the market, it was only available via injection but is now offered via several different methods with their own particular benefits and drawbacks. These days, Testosterone Gels and Creams are the most popular methods of Low-T Treatment, though Transdermal Patches and Testosterone Implants are still used by many. While all of these options are effective and useful, researchers are always looking for new and effective means to easily provide safe and effective Testosterone Therapy. The latest breakthrough is … Read more »

Some Animal Research Suggests that High Testosterone May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

A professional medical research teamA new study was recently released in the journal, Endocrinology, which provides evidence that Testosterone is associated with cancer risk in rats when rodents are exposed to chemicals that are known carcinogens. For this reason, the lead researcher of the study believes that men should be extremely wary of taking Testosterone without an established clinical need. Testosterone is experiencing a surge in popularity like never before, as a means to enhance sexual function, combat fatigue, increase muscular strength, and improve body composition. Men all across the country and the world have experienced the benefits of Testosterone for Low-T, but many … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Testosterone 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 … Read more »

The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

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. 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 … Read more »

Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) for Low-T and Infertility


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

enclomiphene citrate androxal TRT 199x300While testosterone therapy is a fantastic tool in the arsenal against low-T and andropause, there are other options available for testosterone replacement. One group for whom testosterone therapy is particularly problematic is men that are looking to conceive. Bio-identical testosterone effectively takes over for almost every aspect of natural testosterone production. Unfortunately, however, testosterone therapy temporarily suppresses fertility for the duration of the treatment. This inevitably leads men with fertility-needs to seek other treatment. Why Does Testosterone Therapy Lead to Temporary Infertility? In a closed system, the body produces testosterone when the hypothalamus receives input to produce more testosterone. The … Read more »

Testosterone Improves Cognitive Function in Women and May Protect Against Dementia and Alzheimer’s


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

link between low testosterone and alzheimers in men 300x200The benefits of testosterone for men have been highly vetted for decades, but researchers are just beginning to explore potential uses for women. While women produce significantly less testosterone than men, it is still critically important to both health and wellness. For example, while not available for prescription as of now, there is overwhelming evidence from studies that testosterone treatments can improve sexual desire and function in women. The potential of testosterone for women goes far beyond sexual health, however. A recent study provides evidence that low-dose testosterone therapy can improve memory in older women and may also potentially delay … Read more »

Science Stopped Believing in Porn Addiction, and You Should Too


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

beautiful fashion woman with natural makeup 300x200As Internet use continues to increase our lives, the topic of porn addiction has become an increasingly popular point of debate. Is porn addiction real or is the guilt and compulsion that so many feel the result of other deep-seeded issues which are misinterpreted as an addiction to pornography? Therapy Centers that focus on porn addiction are popping up all over the country, especially in more conservative areas such as Utah. There are also countless websites online designed to help men and women get over their reliance on pornography in their everyday life. While the concept of porn addiction is … Read more »

Healthy Testosterone Levels Reduce Risk of Fractures in Aging Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

unstaisfied elderly man 300x200Testosterone is a critical component of bone strength in both men and women. Women are significantly more likely to experience complications from osteoporosis as a result of inherently lower testosterone levels. New research illuminates the risk of bone fractures resulting from circulating testosterone abnormalities, and it's more complicated than you might think. A new study shows that fracture risk is not only associated with low testosterone but high testosterone as well. The relationship between fracture risk and testosterone levels is U-shaped, which goes against the commonly accepted wisdom of many. Aging Men at Increased Risk of Fractures Bone health is … Read more »

Tadalafil (Cialis) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Cialis tablets 300x300What is Tadalafil? Tadalafil belongs to a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or simply PDE5s. Sildenafil belongs to this pharmaceutical class as well. Most patients know these two drugs like Cialis (Tadalafil) and Viagra (Sildenafil). Tadalafil is primarily used as an Erectile Dysfunction medication. Still, it can also be used to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a condition in which the arteries which carry blood from the heart to the lungs are excessively constricted, causing blood to flow through the region at abnormally high pressure. When Tadalafil is prescribed as an Erectile Dysfunction treatment, it is usually … Read more »

Twenty Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

Testosterone gelTestosterone is more popular than ever in the United States. Though the hormone is widely known and recognized for its benefits to men with Testosterone Deficiency, most people still have a lot of questions about the hormone. The goal of this article is to explain some lesser-known facts about Testosterone—How Testosterone is Made, Why Testosterone is Important, and more. Where is Testosterone Produced? Most people know that Testosterone is produced by the Testicles, but did you know that Testosterone is also provided by other parts of the body as well? In addition to the Testicles, Testosterone is also secreted by … Read more »

Physiology of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2021

testosterone molecule 300x300What is Testosterone? Testosterone is one of the many chemical messengers known as Hormones, and it is essential for the usual health and function of both men and women. However, the hormone is primarily associated with male wellness and development. Testosterone belongs to a specific class of hormones known as steroids. Most people think of steroids as hormones or chemicals that boost anabolic, muscle-building performance. Still, a steroid represents a molecule with a specific structure that is most commonly used to deliver messages and exert physiological changes in the body. Three common steroids are cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogen. In fact, … Read more »