American Testosterone Clinic for Men

Got Andropause? Male Renewal With Androgen Testosterone Treatment for Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 31st, 2022

supplements recommended via a doctor 200x300Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 this 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 … Read more »

DHEA: Anti-Aging Hype or the Real Deal?

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 27th, 2022

dhea best anti aging supplement 200x300Reading Time: 4 minutes If you follow hormone or endocrinological news, it’s probable that you have heard of DHEA, one of the best “anti-aging” hormones out there. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone and it is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced in our bodies. However, just like the other hormones in our bodies, DHEA can become out of balance and either be produced too much or too little by the adrenal glands. In recent years DHEA has been sold as a “natural” supplement that can help slow aging, boost muscle growth and male vitality in general. Is it really as amazing as some people … Read more »

Boost Your Testosterone With a Low-Calorie, Ketogenic-Focused Diet

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 27th, 2022

ketogenic diet can boost testosterone levels when overweight or obese 300x169Reading Time: 3 minutes Most men these days are looking to boost their testosterone levels, either naturally or with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Many try the natural way first before starting hormone replacement. In fact, testosterone levels in men are the lowest we’ve ever seen, even in young men. Is there something in our food? Water? Are we not exercising enough? We do not know the answer but there are several natural ways that have been found to boost testosterone in many men. One of these ways is to eat a low-calorie and ketogenic-based diet. Low-Cal and Ketogenic Diet Dramatically Affects Testosterone Levels A … Read more »

It’s True: Stress Causes Hair Loss and Thinning Hair, According to Science

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 24th, 2022

stress is main factor behind hair loss 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes The science is in and it says that it’s true: stress really does result in hair loss and thinning hair, specifically, chronic stress. The results were published in the esteemed journal, Nature, demonstrating that chronic stress inhibits hair growth. We’ve discussed chronic stress on our website before, and the dangers of it health-wise, and here is yet another reason why you need to get your stress levels under control. Sustained Stress Prolongs “Resting Phase” of Hair Follicle Stem Cells Chronic stress causes the release of the hormone corticosterone. This hormone then causes the “resting phase” of hair follicle stem cells … Read more »

Low on Testosterone? No Problem!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 24th, 2022

man grabbing fat rollsReading Time: 4 minutes Signs of Low Testosterone Some men have a lower-than-normal testosterone level without signs or symptoms. For others, low testosterone may cause: - Changes in sexual function. This may include reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections -- such as during sleep -- and infertility. - Changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes insomnia or other sleep disturbances. - Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts and hair loss are likely. You may experience hot flashes and have less energy than you used to. … Read more »

Stomach Inflammation: Another Ailment That Testosterone Can Stop in its Tracks

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

testosterone and stomach inflammation 300x201Reading Time: 3 minutes Hormones play so many key roles in our bodies such as fertility, puberty, growth, etc., so it’s no wonder that scientists believe hormones play a big role in the inflammatory response as well. Researchers have looked into the role that hormones play in both male and female inflammatory responses. They found some interesting results regarding testosterone and stomach inflammation, believe it or not. It appears that testosterone may be able to protect against stomach inflammation. Autoimmune Diseases More Prevalent in Women Unfortunately, autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women, and this could be due to differences in inflammatory responses between … Read more »

Drinking Water Alone Isn’t Enough

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

drinking water is not enough 300x166Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m all for drinking water. Everyone needs – preferably pure – water every day. But the old advice about drinking eight glasses a day isn’t necessarily true. For some people, that would be an appropriate quantity, especially if you’re exerting yourself or spending a lot of time in the sun. Other people can do just fine on half that amount. Many doctors today advise drinking primarily when you’re thirsty. And it’s very good advice, when you do get thirsty, to avoid caffeinated or sweetened or sugared beverages – and don’t forget that caffeine can actually dehydrate you, so those kinds … Read more »

Low Testosterone Linked to Depression and Suicidal Ideation

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

low testosterone linked to depression and suicide 300x225Reading Time: 5 minutes In previous studies, as well as with anecdotal evidence, low testosterone (low-T) has been linked to depression and behavior changes in men. Low testosterone is increasingly common, especially in the male population of the United States, and causes multiple health issues for men including erectile dysfunction, low muscle mass, low libido and depression/anxiety. It’s no wonder that along with low testosterone, rates of depression have also been on the rise. Every day, thousands of people are being diagnosed or treated for depression with anti-depressant medications. Could depression sometimes be caused by hormone imbalance? Let’s read into a recent study involving … Read more »

Breaking News: Testosterone May Be the Answer to Autoimmune Diseases

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

testosterone and autoimmune diseases 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you noticed that people developing autoimmune diseases seem to be on the rise? And especially among women? Lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis...the list goes on. Many of these diseases leave their sufferers bedridden, unable to work, in severe pain, and just plain miserable, even suicidal in some cases. Doctors have figured out ways to mitigate symptoms and pain, but few have figured out how to cure many of them. Recent research is pointing to a hormone, testosterone, possibly being able to “put the brakes” on the immune response. Testosterone Could Protect Men From Stomach Inflammation The … Read more »

The Standard American Diet is Linked to Poor Testicular Function

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

western junk food diet linked to poor testicular function 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes More doctors around the world are realizing that the Standard American Diet (or SAD, for short) is an incredibly poor diet, indeed. It is poor in nutrients, full of fat that leads to heart disease and weight gain and is probably the cause of a host of other terrible health issues. One of these health issues, that has recently come to light, is impaired testicular function. The Western Junk Food Diet Now, many people think that the SAD is normal and healthy for most people. Yes, there are plenty of Americans who eat a healthy and wonderful diet. But in … Read more »

The History, Myths and Misconceptions of Testosterone

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

testosterone myths history misconceptions 235x300Reading Time: 4 minutes The late 1800s was a completely different world than what we live in today: deodorant and toilet paper were just invented; chamber pots were the norm; people rubbed mercury on their skin for health benefits; Sherlock Holmes was shooting up on cocaine...and we had Dr. Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard who was injecting his “liquide testiculaire,” composed of water, testicular vein blood, semen and juices extracted from crushed testicles of a dog or guinea pig.” This lovely concoction was recommended to others to inject to “feel like a new man.” And this “elixir of life” was presented at the Societe de Biologie in … Read more »

Low-T: Men With Low Testosterone Found More Likely to Die From COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

coronavirus and low testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes As if getting the Coronavirus wasn't bad enough, especially if you're in the high-risk category already (high blood pressure, heart disease, smoker, respiratory issues or over 60 years old), now a German hospital has discovered that their male patients with low testosterone are succumbing to the virus's fatal attack more than their peers with normal testosterone levels. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the data collected on patients has revealed that men are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as compared to women. The effect of low testosterone on men may be the reason behind this statistic. Testosterone and … Read more »

Testosterone, Intelligence, and Your Brain

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 19th, 2022

low testosterone leads to low energy and brain fog 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes When men suffer from low testosterone (also sometimes called “low T”), we often think of symptoms like low sex drive, problems with sexual performance, generally low energy, and decreased strength and muscle mass. Those problems are certainly bad enough. But did you know that low T can also impair proper brain functioning – inducing symptoms like confusion (which some call “brain fog”), slower cognition, and lowered self-confidence? Read on. Low Testosterone Negatively Affects Cognitive Function Everyone forgets sometimes. A person’s name – especially someone you’ve just met; where that library book is that you need to return; the place you … Read more »

Your Birthplace Heavily Influences Your Future Testosterone Levels

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 18th, 2022

birthplace heavily influences testosterone levels 300x225Reading Time: 4 minutes We know that a lot of what determines our health and longevity is based on genetics, but lifestyle factors, which include environmental factors, also play a huge role as well. Obviously, if you have genes that tend to keep you slim and muscular for the most part, but you end up eating tons of fat and junk food, you’ll end up gaining weight. On the other hand, some people have a tough time staying slim most of the time, but with the right diet and exercise, it’s not so difficult. The same kind of example can be said about a … Read more »

Experiencing Erectile Dysfunction? Be on the Lookout for Signs of a Heart Attack

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 18th, 2022

impotence a warning sign of heart attack 200x300Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s common knowledge that men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as they get older due to a multitude of lifestyle factors and/or hormonal issues. Not only is having poor or zero erections embarrassing and frustrating for a man, we are now seeing that it is actually a sign that things are not right in the body, especially the circulatory system. The good news is, erectile dysfunction is relatively easy to fix, if you are willing to make some changes to your lifestyle. If you have erectile dysfunction, here’s a huge reason why you need to fix it as soon as possible! … Read more »

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

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 18th, 2022

young men showing low testosterone levels 300x283Reading Time: 4 minutes Low 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 … Read more »

Improve Your Semen Quality with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 18th, 2022

improve semen quality with omega 3 supplements 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes The evidence from the study we’ll be discussing is still considered inconclusive, but it suggests that semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in young men can be improved with omega-3s. The study was conducted by Tina Kold Jensen, Ph.D., from the University of Southern Denmark. Jensen and her colleagues are quoted as saying that the findings “suggest that intake of fish oil supplements was associated with better testicular function…” Fish Oil Supplements Improve Semen Quality The young men in the study in the control group took fish oil supplements to test this theory with omega-3s. Certain fish species are very … Read more »

Male menopause: it’s real!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 16th, 2022

menopauseReading Time: 5 minutes Menopause. Ask any woman. She’ll describe the hot flashes...the irregular periods...the mood swings...the cruel insomnia...the weight gain...the night sweats...chills...vaginal dryness...and more painful and depressing symptoms. The point is: for many women; menopause is real, very real. It’s not something that can be ignored or go away on its own. Women’s concerns over this uninvited guest deserve to be heard and treated like the medical affliction it is. “The change of life” is not something to be scoffed at. But what about men? Men? Is it true that men also experience male menopause? YES! Often referred to as andropause (male menopause), … Read more »

Fact or Myth: Have Testosterone Levels Really Dropped by 50% Just in the Past Two Decades?

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on December 16th, 2022

testosterone levels dropped by fifty percent fact or myth 300x192Reading Time: 3 minutes In April, a Twitter post went viral, having men (and even women) even more concerned about their health, specifically their hormonal and sexual health. This post claimed that testosterone levels have dropped by almost 50% during the past 20 years. Fifty percent? Yowza! That’s a lot! Could this be true? That would mean that we have A LOT of sick men out there who are probably experiencing infertility and erectile dysfunction. Could this be why infertility is on the rise? This is what the same post said: Here’s a cheery Friday fact: An average 22 year-old (sic) male today has … Read more »

The Healthy Skeptic: Products make testosterone claims

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 16th, 2022

testosterone 2901425_960_720 300x241Reading Time: 4 minutes Testosterone levels in men drop as they grow older. Age is just a number. But for men, that number says a lot about what's going on in their bodies. Starting at about age 30, men start producing less testosterone, the hormone that helps spark sex drive, build muscle and stoke energy, ambition and aggression. In short, it helps men feel manly. For all of the talk about "male menopause," the loss of testosterone isn't anything like the hormonal nose dive that women go through. Instead of essentially disappearing all at once, testosterone levels usually decline by about 1% every year … Read more »