American Testosterone Clinic for Men


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How long does it take for Testosterone replacement treatments and therapy to work?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 15th, 2018

smiling doctor with crossed arms 300x194Testosterone: How long does it take to see benefits? Frequently some of the most common questions our endocrinologists get asked by our new patients about testosterone cream, gel or shots are: 1. How long does testosterone therapy take to work? 2. When will I start feeling better? 3. How soon can I expect to see results? 4. How much time does testosterone take to see the benefits? The short answer is most patients notice changes in how they feel on the inside within one or two weeks, but that doesn't always apply to everyone because of the physical differences in people. The physiology of each patient is varied. Some patients start feeling better from day 1 or 2 of starting TRT. Others patients can take a much longer time, and that means it can take them about one or two months depending, but this long period of time tends to be rare. The majority of people experience changes within days or weeks of starting TRT testosterone replacement therapy. The best way to determine how long it is going to take before you start noticing differences are based on many factors. What we have seen that has the most significant impact is exercise, even more so than diet changes. … Read more »

Testosterone Testing


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

testosterone testing header15 620x206Before you can start a testosterone replacement treatment program, you need to know what your current levels of testosterone are. This information is discovered with a simple blood test that is conducted at your first appointment with one of our specializing physicians. The unit of measure for testosterone is nanogram per deciliter (ng/dL) or nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) when measuring total testosterone and picogram per deciliter (pg/dL) or picomoles per liter (pmol/L). For those of you who are counting a gram = 1,000,000,000 nanograms and a nanogram =1000 picograms. A little goes a long way. Once they get your results back from the lab, they can determine whether your levels are low enough to require testosterone replacement therapy and what dosage will be necessary for you to maintain a healthy level of testosterone. In men, any level lower than 500 ng/Dl will usually lead to at least some of the negative symptoms related to testosterone deficiency and levels in the 250300ng/Dl range are often associated with severe symptoms and a general feeling of being discontent with oneself. Why are Testing Testosterone Levels Important? While there are many symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency and usually diagnosing it is relatively straightforward there are other … Read more »

Got Andropause? Male Renewal With Androgen Testosterone Treatment for Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

supplements recommended via a doctor 200x300Got Andropause? Andropause is a broad medical-technical term describing the male quality of life decline and health problems associated with hormone imbalances that men develop as they continue to age past their third decade. More specific terms might include hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, and hypopituitarism. Precise terms that might be used to describe these class of male hormone decline are low T and low HGH, or male hypotestosteronemia and adult-onset growth hormone deficiency. Once you reach the second half of your 30s, in the 35 to 40 years old range, you will start to notice some changes.  Once you enter your fourth decade, the changes will become more prominent. Andropause in Adulthood No matter what your chronological age once you reach adulthood and middle life, you need testosterone to function correctly, to maintain your libido, keep your moods balanced more or less, and keep your mental focus sharp. When andropause kicks in and a drop of testosterone and HGH results, you should seriously consider a TRT and Sermorelin program if these problems become pronounced and you get a proper diagnosis. One of the more noticeable signs men might need treatment is a lack of motivation, energy, and desire. A kind of malaise sets in, … Read more »

Testosterone reduces group think, cooperation, and less sheep-like mentality


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

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 thing seems to be sure, men with higher testosterone appear to be on average more successful in life. Group versus Individual or Collective Versus Minority of One Problem-solving in groups can provide benefits over individual decisions as we can share our information and expertise. However, there is a tension between cooperation and self-orientated behavior: although groups might benefit from a collective intelligence, collaborating too tightly can lead to an uncritical group-think, ending in decisions that are bad for all. Evolution seems to favor a hierarchical structure; lone hunting animals are less likely to survive than pack animals with an alpha … Read more »

Men with higher testosterone tend to lie less, study suggests


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

lying less with testosterone 300x200A new study suggests that men with more testosterone tend to lie less than those with low testosterone. Researchers in Germany found that those who were given testosterone before the study told fewer lies than those who did not receive the shot. An earlier study has already linked testosterone with risky financial behavior. "Testosterone has always been said to promote aggressive and risky behavior and posturing," said Bernard Weber, a neuroscientist from the Center for Economics and Neuroscience in Bonn, according to the Irish Independent. The study gave 46 participants extra testosterone while 45 others were given a placebo. They were then given a game to play which allowed for the inherent possibility of lying to earn money. Those with higher testosterone, it was shown, lied less frequently. "Test subjects with the higher testosterone levels had clearly lied less frequently than untreated test subjects," said co-author Armin Falk, according to Cordis. "This result clearly contradicts the one-dimensional approach that testosterone results in anti-social behavior." Reference Testosterone increases honesty, study suggests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010172212.htmRead more »

Low testosterone levels cause health woes – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

borderline depression psycholgie personalities 220x300    On screen, he plays a crimebusting officer, leading a crack team of elite men and women from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, in the TV series Point Of Entry. But in reality, actor Bernard Tan has suffered for nearly three years from fatigue and a lack of motivation to go about his daily activities - including acting. "Initially, I thought I was overworked and that I should sleep more. Even after getting enough rest, I still felt that way," the 49-year-old bachelor said yesterday. But a pamphlet he came across in a clinic recently made him realize that he could be suffering from hypogonadism - or testosterone deficiency syndrome. "I actually took the pamphlet because I wanted to get the same hairstyle as the male model featured on it," he quipped during a media briefing at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel yesterday. In the end, he did not get the hairstyle as his hairstylist told him that his hair would have to be damaged to achieve the look. But he did find out what was wrong when he went through a checklist on the pamphlet, which was on hypogonadism. "I realized that I answered ‘yes' to seven of … Read more »

Increase in testosterone drug use – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

doping 271622_640 300x180A sharp uptake of testosterone products by Australian men has been blamed on ‘disease mongering' by pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone product use jumped 115 percent from about 29,000 products dispensed in 2005 to 62,000 in 2010 following the marketing of a new gel, according to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme statistics. Pharmaceutical companies marketing testosterone products in both Australia and Canada found ways to skirt advertising laws by warning that symptoms including low energy, low sex drive and even falling asleep after dinner could be due to low testosterone levels, researchers said. Advertisements by two companies which ran in Australia and Canada in the past four years encouraged men with the symptoms to see their doctor for a testosterone test and ask about new treatments. Australian and Canadian researchers said low testosterone was an unlikely cause of these symptoms. Testosterone treatment has not been shown to improve libido, and sexual function, depression and cognitive function, or quality of life in men with age-related testosterone loss,' Agnes Vitry from the University of South Australia and Barbara Mintzes from the University of British Columbia in Canada said. The researchers said testosterone therapy could expose men to many unwanted adverse effects, including progression to subclinical prostate … Read more »

Five Myths About Low Testosterone And Testosterone Therapy – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 13th, 2018

erection disfunction problems 300x211  The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has men of all ages seeking the most effective treatment. In recent years, low testosterone is the scapegoat for a growing number of male sexuality issues, including low sex drive and impotence. Testosterone therapy may be comfortable, but top penile implant surgeon, Dr. J. Francois Eid, cautions that the fallout is an abundance of men unnecessarily "addicted" to hormone replacement therapy. "Testosterone replacement therapy arrests the body's natural production of testosterone. The treatment is now showing striking similarities to past problems with hormone replacement for women," explains Dr. Eid, an innovator of the No-Touch Technique for a penile implant and penile prosthesis surgery. "Surgery isn't the answer for everyone, but neither is testosterone. Accurate diagnosis of ED symptoms is critical," he says. "Very few men have abnormal (low) testosterone. We have to explore ED causes before assuming low testosterone to be the reason." Testosterone is responsible for many a manly attribute, but Dr. Eid answers the five most common myths about "Low T" treatment. Myth #1: My erection problems are caused by low testosterone. Truth: The ability to achieve and sustain a normal erection does not require an average testosterone level. Increasing testosterone … Read more »

Environment trumps genes in testosterone levels, study finds – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

city skyline montreal canada 300x201MONTREAL Boys will be boys, as the adage goes, with their boisterous rough-and-tumble play so stereotypically male. Is it the doings of a primary sex hormone called testosterone, long associated with social dominance, masculinity, and strength? Many scientists have explored the role of hormones and conduct, whether in school playgrounds, sports, war or bedrooms. Now a Universite de Montreal study of five-month-old twins is among the first to tease out the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to circulating levels of this chemical. The research with infant twins suggests that the environment plays a more significant role than genes when it comes to testosterone levels. Studies in human and animal models over the past 50 years have confirmed an association between aggression, dominance, and testosterone in adolescence said lead author Richard Tremblay of UdeM's research unit on children's psychosocial maladjustment. "The question is, when does that association start" asked Tremblay, whose team looked at newborn babies of both sexes. Published in the online edition of Psychoneuroendocrinology, the study compared testosterone in saliva samples from a total of 314 infants identical twins with non-identical twins. Identical pairs share the same genes, while fraternal twins are like any siblings and share 50 … Read more »

Dr Manny: Want to boost your testosterone? Try getting married – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 12th, 2018

wedding 322034_640 300x200There is some positive news about marriage. Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia have found that drops in testosterone levels in men are not necessarily just a consequence of age but are also products of lifestyle and behavior. Presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, the study revealed that being obese, whether or not a man smoked and was depressed were all linked with significant drops in testosterone. Another interesting statistic showed that men who were not married had much more significant drops in their testosterone levels than their married counterparts. To obtain their findings, the scientists analyzed testosterone measurements in over 1,500 men. The men had their hormone levels tested once and then a second time five years later. On average, men's testosterone levels fell at one percent each year; but when subgroups were compared to one another, the researchers found the drops to be much more significant in those who were overweight, depressed or had troubles quitting smoking. According to Dr. Gary Wittert, the study's co-author, it makes sense that married men would have higher testosterone levels due to previous research that suggests men who are married are happier and in better … Read more »


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