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Too much testosterone makes for bad decisions, tests show – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 11th, 2018

personal decision tree 300x214It can happen in juries and local groups, in Dáil committees and company boardrooms. Too much testosterone can thwart good decision-making. People have long blamed the male hormone for the damaging group dynamic, and now University College London researchers have proven this to be true. Toss in some excess testosterone and co-operation tends to go out the window. Dr. Mark Wright and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL tested the impact of testosterone on the levels of co-operative decision-making accomplished by groups. They publish their findings this morning in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Other experiments had already shown that subjects given the female hormone oxytocin tended to be more co-operative. The university team wanted to see whether testosterone could produce the opposite effect, Dr. Wright said. Men already have high levels of the hormone and if extra is given it will quickly be broken down. For this reason, only women were used as subjects, Dr. Wright said. Supplements were given to elevate their testosterone levels temporarily, and the women conducted a series of tests to measure levels of co-operation. Dr. Wright used 17 pairs of female volunteers who were asked to watch … Read more »

Testosterone Treatments May Alleviate Negative Effects of Type-Two Diabetes


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 11th, 2018

the human body 1279964_640 293x300Type-2 Diabetes is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in American society today, as well as one of the most dangerous. Type-2 Diabetes is caused when lifestyle factors inhibit the body's ability to utilize insulin, which is responsible for the transport and utilization of glucose, the body's primary energy source. There are many factors which increase the risk of Diabetes, but the most powerful and direct cause of diabetes is the overconsumption of simple carbohydrates such as sugar and processed grains. As a result of the dangers of Type-2 Diabetes, which wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular system, tens of millions of dollars are pumped into Diabetes research each year. Another factor which contributes to diabetes is obesity. This is unsurprising, considering that people that are overweight are more likely to consume the foods that lead to diabetes, and are more likely to consume them in great abundance. A recent study suggests that, among patients that are obese, suffering from Low-T, and currently suffering from Type-2 diabetes, Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments can improve health outcomes for patients. Testosterone Study Provides Insight into the Link between Low-T and Diabetes This study was recently released in the periodical, the European Journal of Medical … Read more »

Testosterone, Viagra not a winning combination for erectile dysfunction – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 10th, 2018

viagra 70398_640 300x225Using a testosterone gel in addition to Viagra doesn't make the little blue pill work any better, according to a new study. The report's lead researcher said testosterone is typically prescribed to men who have both low testosterone levels and symptoms such as little interest in sex or low bone and muscle mass. But, "there's a tremendous amount of clinical judgment" that goes into that, said Dr. Matthew Spitzer, from the Boston University School of Medicine. "People are certainly being prescribed and using these medications at increasing amounts." According to Spitzer, studies have suggested that about one-quarter to one-third of men with erectile dysfunction, or ED, also have low testosterone. There's a range in part because doctors and researchers don't all agree on where the cutoff should be for low levels of the male sex hormone. Spitzer and his colleagues found that a starting course of sildenafil citrate, marketed as Viagra, helped improve sexual functioning for men with both conditions. But adding testosterone on top of that didn't provide any added sexual benefits. The study included 140 men, aged 40 to 70. All were prescribed Viagra at 50 or 100 milligrams, which they took as needed before sex. After three … Read more »

Testosterone therapy — good idea or not? – Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 6th, 2018

testosterone blood test 300x199Unless you've been living in a cave, or under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the term "Low-T" or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It promises an incredible allure: increased libido more muscle mass and strength, exploding energy levels to what they were in your youth, and a host of others. But is that the entire story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a drop in testosterone levels by approximately 1%, and therefore 10% each decade. Do the math. By age 60 your testosterone levels will be about 30 percent lower than what they were when you were a young man. And, if you can live until age 80, you now have 50% of your youthful levels of the powerful masculine hormone. Congratulations! You're now, in many ways, ½ a man. You've heard of menopause for women Andropause is what men experience…a natural, slow decline in testosterone levels. Sometimes, the decrease is fast, causing legitimate concerns. Symptoms of Low-T include hair loss, fatigue, low semen production, lowered sex drive, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, infertility, loss of muscle and bone mass, … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women- Testosterone Prescription


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 6th, 2018

40016 shutterstock 101894815Several weeks ago my column, Do you want better sex? struck a resounding note not only with female readers but also with many husbands who want their wives to have fewer headaches. The general response was, Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido. Testosterone, the male hormone, has been called the hormone of desire. In males, the Big T builds muscle for boys and ultimately turns boys into sexually well-functioning men. Women also produce testosterone during puberty, but only about one-tenth as much as males. Later in life, they produce less, and this is why some authorities believe women lose interest in sex. How do women know if they have less testosterone and therefore less tiger in the tank? There's good chance testosterone is lacking if they complain of little sexual desire, lack of energy, loss of height, decreased enjoyment in life, are sad or grumpy, fall asleep after meals and produce inadequate work performance. If the answer is yes to four of these conditions, there may not be enough big T. Women may lack this hormone for several reasons. In North America, 700,000 hysterectomies are done every year. The ovaries that produce estrogen and … Read more »

Testosterone replacement therapy improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome – Testosterone Prescription


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

boost your metabolic rate 300x178Hormone-replacement therapy significantly improved symptoms of metabolic syndrome associated with testosterone deficiency in men, a new study from Germany finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of complications that can increase the risk of heart and blood-vessel disease as well as type 2 diabetes. These complications include excess body weight, especially around the waist and torso, and abnormal concentrations of fat in the blood, known as lipids. In particular, patients with metabolic syndrome have high blood levels of the so-called bad fats, or triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins, and insufficient amounts of the healthy fats known as high-density lipoproteins. Also, they often have high blood pressure and sugar, or glucose, levels. Previous research has linked metabolic syndrome to testosterone deficiency, which can cause decreased muscle and bone mass, depression, low energy, and reduced sex drive and ability. Also, testosterone deficiency is also associated with the individual symptoms of metabolic syndrome, even when they are present without the other complications. "When indicated, testosterone treatment is both essential and safe in elderly patients with symptomatic late-onset hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency," said study lead author Aksam A. Yassin, M.D., Ph.D., … Read more »

Preventing Infertility and Testicular Shrinkage with HCG Injections


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

testicle shrinkage varicocele disease 300x199Preventing Testicular Shrinkage with HCG (For Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T) One of the most embarrassing and frustrating issues associated with either aging in men or testosterone restoration for men is testicular atrophy. There are many reasons why testicles shrink; one has to do with the natural aging process in men. Also, the testes produce less testosterone as a result of the body receiving a flush of testosterone from an outside source (when undergoing testosterone therapy), and this causes the testes to reduce their function significantly, and this also causes the testicles to shrink dramatically. Some studies have indicated that HCG has helped men improve their fertility, because of how it stimulates the testes and prevents shrinkage. HCG Keeps the Male Testicles Nice and Full! Many men choose to live with this symptom of testosterone decline, but you would likely be happy to know that there is a way to preserve the appearance of the testicles and prevent testicular atrophy via Human Chorionic Gonadotropin supplementation. Some studies have indicated HCG is a potent fertility medication that can help both men and women conceive more readily, but is also highly effective in preventing the shrinkage of the testicles. This … Read more »

Truth About Testosterone Quiz: Low Testosterone and Axiron


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

What is the most important information I should know about AXIRON? AXIRON can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where the AXIRON was applied. Signs of puberty that are not expected (for example, pubic hair) have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through skin to skin contact with men using topical testosterone products like AXIRON. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where AXIRON has been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the application area, the contact area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away. To lower the risk of transfer of AXIRON from your body to others, follow these important instructions: Stop using AXIRON and call your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs and symptoms in a child or a woman that may have occurred through accidental exposure to AXIRON. Signs and symptoms in children may include enlarged penis or clitoris; early development of pubic hair; increased erections or sex drive; aggressive behavior. Signs and symptoms in women may include changes in body hair … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


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

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement By Dr. Luigi Santorini Testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency syndrome is a lot more common in people than the detractors of this vital hormone would have us believe. There are many websites and articles to be found in mainstream and scientific journals that claim Hypogonadism (an example being low testosterone also called hypotestosteronemia) is a "general exaggeration" concerning marketers promoting the concept of "Is it Low T?." However, for more than 100 years, research has been conducted using injectable testosterone shots on men. In more 10,000 studies on humans (men and women) that have been conducted with this primary androgen hormone, the results definitively prove Testosterone is vital to the health of men and women. The number of Testosterone prescriptions has climbed exponentially in the most recent decades, indicating this is no fly by night medical treatment fad. Testosterone popularity started in the 1950s Testosterone was first being given to patients in significant numbers during the 1950s; it has since that time in the middle of the last century, continued to rise in popularity for a straightforward fact, replenishing testosterone when there are actual clinical necessities for it works to relieve many quality of life issues. We discuss … 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 »


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