American Testosterone Clinic for Men


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LowTestosterone.com – Testosterone Gel


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Testosterone gel has rapidly become one of the preferred forms of treatment in those suffering from low testosterone. This is an extremely popular form of testosterone therapy as there is no injection involved. A testosterone gel is simply rubbed onto the skin like lotion. While the ease of use provides a lot of desire, a testosterone gel does come with a downside compared to injectable testosterones in its bioavailability. However, for the treatment of low testosterone this issue can be eliminated so as long as the proper dose is applied. Testosterone gel first became popular in 2000 when Unimed Pharmaceuticals introduced AndroGel, the most well-known testosterone gel to ever hit the market. Shortly after AndroGel was released, Auxillum Pharmaceuticals would release Testim, a testosterone gel with a 38% greater bioavailability than AndroGel. For several years, these two forms would dominate the market, and while Testim would prove more powerful its thicker and stickier composition, along with superior AndroGel marketing would leave Testim in second place. However, in 2006 the U.S. FDA would approve generic testosterone gel manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals officially opening the marketplace to heavy competition. Since that time, testosterone gel has become one of the leading testosterone therapy … Read more »

What is Testosterone? What does Testosterone do? Find on


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 3rd, 2019

Testosterone is the main sex hormone that men have. It controls male physical features. The testes (testicles) make testosterone. Women have testosterone too, but in much smaller amounts than in men. Testosterone helps bring on the physical changes that turn a boy into a man. This time of life is called puberty. Changes include Men also need normal amounts of this hormone to make sperm and be able to have children. The brain and pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain (see image below), control production of testosterone by the testes. From there, testosterone moves through your blood to do its work. Your testosterone levels change from hour to hour. They tend to be highest in the morning and lowest at night. Testosterone levels are highest by age 20 to 30 and slowly go down after age 30 to 35. For many reasons, testosterone can becomeand staytoo low. Less often, testosterone levels can become too high. When this hormone is not in balance, health problems can result. Ask your doctor if you should get your testosterone level checked if you have any of the problems mentioned below. You can get treatment to fix hormone problems. Early … Read more »

Low Testosterone Explained – WebMD


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 26th, 2018

What Is Testosterone and Why Does It Decline? "A lot of the symptoms are mirrored by other medical problems," Hedges says. "And for a long time, we were not attributing them to low testosterone, but to diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. But awareness and appreciation of low testosterone have risen. We recognize now that low testosterone may be at the root of problems." Doctors will want to rule out any such possible explanations for symptoms before blaming them on low testosterone. They will also want to order a specific blood test to determine a man's testosterone level. "The blood test is really the thing," Mezitis says. The bottom of a man's normal total testosterone range is about 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). The upper limit is approximately 800ng/dL depending on the lab. A lower-than-normal score on a blood test can be caused by some conditions, including: Some medicines and genetic diseases can also lower a man's testosterone score. Aging does contribute to low scores. In some cases, the cause is unknown. A low score does not always translate to symptoms, Mezitis says, "but we often find something that's off when we see scores of 200 or … Read more »

Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age – Mayo Clinic


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Can testosterone therapy promote youth and vitality? Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it's unclear whether testosterone therapy would have any benefit for older men who are otherwise healthy. Although some men believe that taking testosterone medications may help them feel younger and more vigorous as they age, few rigorous studies have examined testosterone therapy in men who have healthy testosterone levels. And some small studies have revealed mixed results. For example, in one study healthy men who took testosterone medications increased muscle mass but didn't gain strength. Testosterone therapy has various risks. For example, testosterone therapy may: Also, testosterone therapy may impact your risk of heart disease. Research has had conflicting results, so the specific risk isn't apparent yet. If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits. Your doctor will likely measure your testosterone levels at least twice before discussing whether testosterone therapy is an option for you. A medical condition that leads to an unusual decline in testosterone may be a reason to take supplemental testosterone. However, treating normal aging with testosterone therapy is not currently advisable. Your doctor will also likely … Read more »

NATESTO (testosterone) Nasal Gel CIII | Prescriber Site


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 26th, 2018

On each valid NATESTO prescription or refill, maximum savings is $150 per use, up to 13 uses. The patient is responsible for any balance remaining, and for reporting receipt of this coupon benefit to any insurer, health plan, or another third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using the coupon, as may be required. Patient, pharmacist, and prescriber agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through this offer. Offer only valid for male patients over age 18 who have private health insurance. Offer not valid for uninsured patients or patients eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs or any other state or federal health care program (including state prescription drug programs). Offer good only in USA and void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. Aytu Pharmaceuticals reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice. The card is limited to one per person, is not transferable, and cannot be reproduced. This card is not health insurance. … Read more »

Andropause


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

The Facts Testosterone is the hormone responsible for deep voices, muscle mass, and facial and body hair patterns found in males. As men get older, the level of testosterone in the body and production of sperm gradually becomes lower, and they experience physical and psychological symptoms as a result of these low levels. This is part of the natural aging process, and it is estimated that testosterone decreases about 10% every decade after men reach the age of 30. Andropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone. It is unlike menopause in that the reduction of testosterone and the development of symptoms is more gradual than what occurs in women. Approximately 30% of men in their 50s will experience symptoms of andropause caused by low testosterone levels. A person experiencing andropause may have some symptoms related to the condition and could be at risk of other severe health conditions such as osteoporosis without proper treatment. Health Tool Low Testosterone Treatment Options Compare the treatment options for low testosterone so you can find one that is best for you. The decrease in testosterone is an essential factor in men suspected of having andropause. However, … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT )


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

If you have signs and symptoms of low testosterone that bother you, there are many choices for raising the levels. Not everyone chooses treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can be given using: The most common type is skin gel, which is used by about 70 out of 100 patients. The gel is rubbed onto your shoulders or upper arms after a shower. About 17 out of 100 patients use shots and 10 out of 100 use patches. Nearly three out of 100 patients use testosterone in other forms, such as patches or pellets placed in the body. At this time, pills are not approved for use in the U.S. You should not take testosterone for non-medical reasons, such as bodybuilding, preventing aging changes or performance enhancement. Men should not take TRT if they have normal testosterone levels or if their testosterone levels have not been tested. If you have normal testosterone levels, using TRT will not help your health problems. Also, if you are trying to father a child, you should not be on TRT. TRT can decrease your sperm count and fertility. Before you take TRT, a doctor who is skilled in diagnosing low-T should scrutinize you. Your doctor … Read more »

HIV and Testosterone Deficiency – verywell.com


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Testosterone deficiency is frequently seen in both men and women with HIV. Endocrine abnormalities, which can affect testosterone production, have long been recognized as a complication of HIV since the earliest days of the pandemic (although it has generally been associated with late stage disease). However, recent research has shown that nearly one out of every five men with HIV has documented testosterone deficiency, irrespective of CD4 count, viral load, or treatment status. Similarly, testosterone deficiency is seen in one in four HIV-positive women, most often in the context of severe, unexplained weight loss (HIV wasting). Testosterone is the steroid hormone which is central to the development of the testes (testicles) and prostate in men as well as the promotion of secondary male sexual characteristics (e.g., lean muscle mass, bone mass, hair growth). Testosterone is also important to women in maintaining normal muscle and bone mass, although at levels around 10% less than men. In both men and women, testosterone is essential to a person's overall health and well-being, contributing to an individual's strength, energy levels, and libido. By contrast, testosterone depletion is associated with: Testosterone deficiency in men with HIV is largely associated with an endocrine abnormality called male … Read more »

Hypogonadism – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Hypogonadism is a medical term for a defect of the reproductive system which results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes). Hypogonadism may occur if the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is interrupted at any level. Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (primary hypogonadism) results if the gonad does not produce the amount of steroid sufficient to suppress secretion of LH and FSH at normal levels. Hypogonadism resulting from defects of the gonads is traditionally referred to as primary hypogonadism. Examples include Klinefelter syndrome and Turner syndrome. Hypogonadism resulting from hypothalamic or pituitary defects are termed secondary hypogonadism or central hypogonadism (referring to the central nervous system). Hypogonadism can affect men of any age, from fetal development, through puberty and adulthood. Hypogonadism is one of the main causes of male infertility. It is estimated that 13 million men in the United States alone are affected by hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is caused by deficient testosterone secretion by the testes. The two basic types of male hypogonadism are Primary and Secondary. Hypogonadism Primary, also known as primary testicular failure, originates from an abnormality in the testicles. Hypogonadism may be induced by chronic use of anabolic/androgenic steroids (AAS). The Secondary type of hypogonadism is caused by defects in … Read more »

Hypogonadism – UT Medical Center


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2018

Definition Hypogonadism occurs when the body's sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands (gonads) are the testes. In women, these glands are the ovaries. Gonadal deficiency The cause of hypogonadism can be primary or central. In primary hypogonadism, the ovaries or testes themselves do not function properly. Causes of primary hypogonadism include: The most common genetic disorders that cause primary hypogonadism are Turner syndrome (in women) and Klinefelter syndrome (in men). If you already have other autoimmune disorders you may be at higher risk of autoimmune damage to the gonads. These can include disorders that affect the liver and adrenal and thyroid glands as well as type 1 diabetes. In central hypogonadism, the centers in the brain that control the gonads (hypothalamus and pituitary) do not function properly. Causes of central hypogonadism include: A genetic cause of central hypogonadism is Kallmann syndrome. Many people with this condition also have a decreased sense of smell. Girls who have hypogonadism will not begin menstruating. Hypogonadism can affect their breast development and height. If hypogonadism occurs after puberty, symptoms in women include: In boys, hypogonadism affects muscle, beard, genital and voice development. It also leads to growth problems. In … Read more »


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