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Is Male Menopause Real? The Science of Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 22nd, 2019

andropause medical condition 300x300Like most men, you're probably concerned about preserving healthy testosterone levels. Most guys are aware of low-t, but most are still unaware of the science behind testosterone deficiency and how it puts all men at risk, even the healthiest of men. That's because there is a robust age-related component to low-t. In fact, if every man lived long enough, they would eventually experience testosterone deficiency. What is Andropause? Most men begin to experience symptoms related to testosterone deficiency between the ages of 40 and 60. So many guys are affected that medical specialists have even coined a term for age-related testosterone deficiency — andropause. As you can imagine, andropause is directly related to its female relative, menopause. Though the two conditions share a similarity in that they are both age-related hormone changes during middle age, the two issues have some distinct differences. Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops menstruating, and her hormone balance is altered permanently as a result. In men, there are no such distinct changes that take place — guys remain able to produce testosterone and sperm, for example. Where menopause is an abrupt change, andropause is a more subtle change in hormone … Read more »

Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated with Long-Term Health and Wellness


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 22nd, 2019

masculinity 300x200We all know how vital testosterone is for establishing masculinity and preserving health in the short term. However,  it is becoming more apparent that experiencing issues with testosterone levels and fertility earlier in life can impact one's health later in life. In a study produced by the academic publication Fertility and Sterility, evidence has been provided that shows that men that have issues with conception and sexual health earlier in life are more prone to a variety of health issues later in life. This study was a data-analysis conducted by Stanford University, in which 9,400 male patients were evaluated. Patients were chosen based on select criteria: All patients were between the ages of thirty and fifty. All patients went to a fertility clinic. Among these men, patients were more likely to experience health issues such as Hypertension, skin issues, heart disease, and vascular ailments than the general population, if their fertility issues were the result of inadequate sperm-quality. A study such as this suggests that having one's sperm health analyzed is not only an essential step for men with fertility issues, but may also be an important step in the analysis of total health and wellness, and, as such, may … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 22nd, 2019

parenthood 300x200Researchers are beginning to deeply understand the effects that declining testosterone levels have on men as they age, but are less informed regarding how natural life experiences such as fatherhood impact hormone balance and testosterone concentrations. It is well-understood that women experience significant changes in hormone levels and hormone balance dependent not only upon their age, pregnancy status, and menstrual cycle but as a result of motherhood itself. Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Their Partner's Pregnancy As we delve deeper into the biological mechanisms of testosterone production, we are beginning to learn that male testosterone levels can be sensitive to these life changes in a similar manner as women experience hormonal change. For example, it is well-known that pregnant women are likely to experience weight gain, cravings, and mood instability, but men also experience specific psychological and physiological changes as a result of the decline in testosterone directly correlated with impending fatherhood. In a study conducted by Dr. Robin Edelstein and associates at the University of Michigan, men were swabbed to analyze testosterone levels at specific points during their significant other's pregnancy. What researchers discovered was that as the birth of the child drew closer, it was significantly correlated with … Read more »

Causes of Male Infertility


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 22nd, 2019

sperm count analysis 209x300It may seem simple, but the process of conception is somewhat complicated even for men. For a man to conceive, some thresholds must be met: A man must have healthy sperm, capable of fertilization. This requires the adequate release of testosterone, as well as other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. That sperm has to be able to mix with semen and pass through the tubes of the vas deferens without obstruction. He must produce a sufficient amount of sperm to have a significant chance of conception. The lower a man's sperm count is, the harder it will be for him to get his partner pregnant. If a man produces fewer than 39 million sperm per orgasm or 15 million sperm per milliliter, he is very likely to have issues with conception. That sperm must have functional mobility. It is normal that a small portion of sperm will have issues moving correctly, but the higher that this percentage is, the less likely that healthy sperm will make it successfully to the egg. Medical Issues Which Contribute to Male Infertility Immune Reaction – In some cases, the immune system will attack the sperm as if it were an … Read more »

Low Testosterone Symptoms


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

very tired man 300x205Testosterone deficiency is one of the most commonly under-diagnosed conditions in America today. There are some reasons for this. For one, men tend to struggle to talk to their doctor about problems related to Low-T. They don't consider their fundamental sexual and fatigue-related issues to be the result of testosterone deficiency, or they just don't like to go to the doctor. It's essential for your long-term health and vitality that you own up to the threat of Low-T, and be vocal with your doctor when you recognize the symptoms. By being honest with your physician, you can take steps to correct your sexual inadequacy, your declining metabolism, and your fading energy levels. It's easy to misinterpret low testosterone symptoms as merely age-related decline, or the result of your own actions, but the truth is that a significant component of testosterone deficiency is innate in human physiology. When Will Men Experience Low-T? Of course, not every man will experience these symptoms at the same time, and some men may never reach a point of deficiency in their lifetime, but we all experience a similar decline for the same physiological reasons. There are also some factors that people don't understand about Low-T. … Read more »

Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

what is cancer 300x241 7108Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone Men who have been successfully treated for testicular cancer are at an increased danger of suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone levels, or “Low-T”). This is the conclusion of The Platinum Study conducted by the University of Indiana Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. 491 survivors of testicular cancer treatments participated in the survey. 38% of these men were diagnosed with low testosterone levels or were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). These findings were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mohammad Issam Abu Zaid from the Indiana University School of Medicine, specific categories of patients were at higher risk of low testosterone: men who were obese and men who were older. Low-T affected 51.6% of men older than fifty years or older, as opposed to 29.7% of men in the 18-39 age range. For overweight or obese patients, the Low-T numbers were 41.9% for the overweight and 44.3% for the fat versus 25.6% of men with an average weight. Low testosterone is a condition that can result in a broad range of health afflictions. This is reflected in the additional … Read more »

Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

testosterone medical therapy clinics 300x195Australian scientists recently studied testosterone and its progression in males from young to old age and discovered that a gradual decline in testosterone levels is caused by both men's lifestyles as well as aging. The findings were presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th annual meeting that took place recently in Houston. The Endocrine Society focuses on the research of hormones and the practice of endocrinology. Many older men are known to have diminished levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Even though the cause is debated, some population-based studies have found that changes in testosterone levels are similar among men of the same age over time. It is common knowledge that declining testosterone levels are an inevitable part of the aging process. However, there may be more to this condition than mere aging. Study co-author Dr. Gary Wittert, professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Australia, stated that the choices men make also plays a more significant role in lowered testosterone levels than previously thought. Testosterone changes are also explained by smoking behavior and changes in health status, particularly obesity and depression. The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The researchers measured … Read more »

4 Foods to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

garlic food 300x200 5386Simple Dietary Changes to Battle Low-T Modern-Day Society is Stealing Your Testosterone Fact: Higher testosterone levels mean more muscle mass, lower body fat, and stronger bones. Additionally, optimum T levels indicate healthy libidos, improved cognitive abilities, and (naturally) higher levels of sports performance. Fact: your natural testosterone production is under attack. Here's a brief list of things that can negatively affect T levels, ranging from dietary/lifestyle choices to environmental factors: Extreme low-calorie diets. Very low-calorie diets used to melt fat or followed by athletes desperate to make weight. Tobacco smoke, both direct and second-hand. Cigarette smoke contains a toxic substance called cadmium, an environmental pollutant with no distinct taste or smell that's been shown to lower testosterone levels. Alcohol. The body breaks alcohol into acetaldehyde, which may adversely affect the Leydig cells of the testicles to reduce testosterone production. Environmental pollutants, such as those that are common in industrial areas where metal welding, lead, or copper smoke are present. Four Foods to the Rescue Luckily, you can improve your testosterone profile through the consumption of some natural nutrients and chemical compounds. Studies have shown that minor nutritional interventions can boost testosterone levels in as little as four weeks. Like the … Read more »

12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido and Limit Sexual Performance


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

couple sexual problems 300x200Sexual health is at the forefront of practically every guy's mind. No matter how well your life is going, if your sex life isn't satisfying, you're still probably frustrated. An active sex life is one of the keys to maintaining elevated self-perception and maintaining a sense of manhood and masculinity. There are millions of men all over the country that struggle and suffer from a low sex drive and Sexual Dysfunction. While it's true that issues such as Low-T and circulatory problems play a significant role in Erectile Dysfunction and diminished sex drive, there are also a variety of steps that you can take to improve your sexual drive and potency vastly. There are many lifestyle and diet factors that contribute to sexual malfunction. While looking over this list, think about what you could do to improve your reproductive health. Also recognize that by controlling these factors, you can enhance your life in a variety of other ways. Chronic Stress Causes Sex Drive to Plummet There's nothing more distracting than stress. Chronic stress impairs your ability to focus on the things that give you pleasure and leave you stuck in a rut of anxiety. Chronic Stress also contributes to Testosterone … Read more »

The Importance of Dietary Fat for Testosterone Production


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2019

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, and 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 and carbohydrates for healthy fat. Trans-Fats were sold to the consumer as a healthy alternative to regular fats when, in reality, they play a significant role in heart disease and other dangerous conditions like obesity and cancer. Today, we're learning the truth. It's not fat that is dangerous, but the types of fat we consume and the ratio by which we consume them. Fat is necessary. It helps maintain hormone balance, and fats are the building blocks of the hormones that allow us to function optimally in our day-to-day lives. A smart combination of protein and healthy fat is … Read more »


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