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Ten Simple Steps That You Can Take To Knock Out Stress


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 11th, 2020

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New Research Shows that Testosterone Therapy is Not Associated with an Increased Prostate Cancer Risk in Patients with Low-T


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 10th, 2020

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A Disturbing Trend: Testosterone Levels Falling Even Lower in Adolescent Males


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on June 10th, 2020

young men showing low testosterone levels 300x283Low testosterone levels seen in adolescent and young males when their levels should really be the highest in their lifetimes The update on testosterone levels of young men in the United States for 2020 is in and it is not good news. A series of scientific studies were presented on May 15th at the American Urological Association 2020 Virtual Experience press conference and they displayed some interesting, but disturbing, findings. One of these studies involved 4,045 men (adolescents and young men) who were between the ages of 15 and 39 years. They all participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) and had their total testosterone levels measured over the time period between 1999 and 2016. Total testosterone is a measure of how much testosterone there is in the blood in both free and bound forms. Most of the testosterone is attached to two different proteins: albumin and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). Other testosterone molecules travel around free in the bloodstream. Total Testosterone Levels Falling Over Time in Young Men The results of the data analysis showed that total testosterone was significantly lower in the young men who were part of the 2011-2016 group when compared to the … Read more »

Physiology of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 9th, 2020

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Twenty Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 8th, 2020

Testosterone gelVideo Download: Twenty Sexual Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone Part 1 Video Stream: Twenty Sexual Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone Part 1 Video Download: Twenty Sexual Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone Part 2 Video Stream: Twenty Sexual Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone Part 2 Testosterone 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 the adrenal glands in men, and in both the ovaries and adrenal glands in women—That's right, women produce and require Testosterone as well. The release of Testosterone during the early phase of gestation triggers the development of primary sex characteristics. How Does Testosterone Affect Physiological Function during Childhood? … Read more »

My Journey In And Out Of Andropause!


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 4th, 2020

Back in 2000, I experienced many of the signs and symptoms of andropause, i.e., my sex drive was low; my mood was poor; my zeal for life was so non-existent ... For several years now, my great interest has been hormone levels and how to fine-tune their balancing act. What I've learned over the years has benefited not only myself, but also my customers. I've been candid with my studies and personal experiences along the way but less well-known is that I began my investigation into hormonal balancing for personal reasons. I'm now 35 years old with the hormonal profile of a healthy eighteen-year-old. My mood is upbeat; my experience of life intense, my training gains are solid and my sex drive is optimal. I'm not boasting; I tell you this because what I learned--and recommend--works. It works for me and will work for you as well. It took many years of private research and testing to get where I am now but not too long ago things were much different for me. Back in 2000, I experienced many of the signs and symptoms of andropause, i.e., my sex drive was low; my mood was poor; my zeal for life … Read more »

Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, High Testosterone, and Diabetes


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 27th, 2020

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The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 26th, 2020

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The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 23rd, 2020

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Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) for Low-T and Infertility


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 22nd, 2020

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