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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

trio of professional physicians 300x207Video Download: Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia High Testosterone And Diabetes Part 1 Video Stream: Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia High Testosterone And Diabetes Part 1 Video Download: Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia High Testosterone And Diabetes Part 2 Video Stream: Relationship Among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia High Testosterone And Diabetes Part 2 Prostate Enlargement is one of the most widespread age-related conditions among males in the United States today. Prostate Enlargement is referred to medically as BPH, or Benign Prostate Enlargement. The older that a man gets, the more likely he is going to experience BPH in his lifetime. If a man lives to be eighty, there is more than a ninety percent chance that he will experience a measurable level of Prostate Enlargement. A large chunk of those men, around forty percent, will need some form of medical intervention for BPH. BPH represents a significant strain on the health care economy because it is both widespread and can be expensive to treat. It is believed that Benign Prostate Hyperplasia leads to billions upon billions in cost to patients nationwide, both in the form of treatment and in terms of medical leave from employment. Of course, there are almost certainly … Read more »

The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths

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

couple 731890_640Video Download: The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths Video Stream: The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths Despite the fascination with sex by the Western public and encouraged by the Western media, there are still many aspects of our sexuality, in which we are misinformed, largely because of our still somewhat-Puritanical views on sex in many aspects. A recent book looks to dispel some of these sex-myths, and it is called “Sex by Numbers: What statistics can tell us about sexual behavior.” In a world where we are fascinated by the mythology behind sexuality, this book attempts to dispel (or validate) those myths using real scientific data about sexuality. The author of the book is Cambridge professor Dr. David Spielgalhalter. What is the average male penis size? The commonly held wisdom regarding penis-size is that the average length of the male penis is around six inches. This myth is among the easiest to clarify because research has been abundant in recent years regarding penis size all across the world. One group of researchers performed a survey of twenty different studies related explicitly to penis-size, measuring over 15,000 men across the globe. One of the issues which made previous studies … Read more »

The Effects of Marijuana on Testosterone Production

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

cannabis use and testosterone levels 300x188As America becomes more open to the idea of legal cannabis, more time and money is being spent on marijuana research. In 1937, marijuana was officially prohibited nationwide, except for medical use. Weed has had a serious stigma that it has just begun to overcome in the 21st century. While advocates have touted the amazing benefits of cannabis, we've really only begun to scientifically document those benefits. For men, testosterone is critical to masculinity, virility, and well-being. Testosterone deficiency has a serious impact on both psychological and physical health. Some studies published recently have sought to analyze the effect of various chemicals and pharmaceuticals on testosterone levels. Many chemicals, like bisphenol-A, are endocrine-disrupting chemicals. BPA increases the expression of estrogen and suppresses the production of testosterone. Could THC negatively alter testosterone expression? How Does Weed Effect Testosterone Levels in Men? NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is an advocacy group that helps push pro-cannabis legislation and research to the forefront of the American public. They recently showcased a study showing that men that used marijuana had higher testosterone levels on average than men that choose not to partake. This study, published in the World Journal of … Read more »

Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) for Low-T and Infertility

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

enclomiphene citrate androxal TRT 199x300While testosterone therapy is a fantastic tool in the arsenal against low-T and andropause, there are other options available for testosterone replacement. One group for whom testosterone therapy is particularly problematic is men that are looking to conceive. Bio-identical testosterone effectively takes over for almost every aspect of natural testosterone production. Unfortunately, however, testosterone therapy temporarily suppresses fertility for the duration of the treatment. This inevitably leads men with fertility-needs to seek other treatment. Why Does Testosterone Therapy Lead to Temporary Infertility? In a closed system, the body produces testosterone when the hypothalamus receives input to produce more testosterone. The brain monitors circulating testosterone levels and responds accordingly. In the case of testosterone hormone therapy, the hypothalamus gets the signal to limit or stop testosterone production based on biological feedback. In the process of this hormonal cascade, the pituitary limits or halts production of vital testosterone precursors, including luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Both hormones are critical for the production of healthy sperm. This is why testosterone treatment negatively affects fertility, while preserving most other testosterone benefits. Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) Boosts Testosterone and Encourages Fertility For patients that are interested in maintaining fertility while also promoting optimal testosterone levels, Enclomiphene … Read more »

Hypogonadism: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on May 21st, 2020

what is hypogonadism low testosterone 199x300Hypogonadism is a condition where the sex glands produce little or no sex hormones. The sex glands are the testes in men and the ovaries in women. Testosterone is produced in the testes and estrogen is produced in the ovaries. These are the two main sex hormones produced by men and women, respectively. Sex hormones control sexual characteristics, such as breast and testicular development as well as pubic hair growth. In addition, both testosterone and estrogen play major roles in the male and female reproductive systems, including menstrual cycles and sperm production. Humans would not survive without sex hormones! Hypogonadism is also called gonad deficiency. In males, it may be called low testosterone/andropause and in women, prior to menopause, primary ovarian insufficiency. Thankfully, hypogonadism can usually be easily treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Types of Hypogonadism There are two types: primary and central. Primary hypogonadism occurs when the gonads, or sex organs, have an issue in sex hormone production. The cells in the gonads are receiving the hormonal messages from the brain to produce testosterone or estrogen, but for some reason aren't doing so. Central, or secondary, hypogonadism occurs when the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain are … Read more »

Are Athletes Using Green Tea to Mask Testosterone Doping?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 21st, 2020

testosterone steroid abuse athletes green tea 203x300Testosterone Doping Across all the various sports played around the world you'll find athletes who are cheating and trying to hide it. It's inevitable. Everybody wants to win and they want to win now. Not every athlete, of course, but once someone starts cheating and raises the stakes, it's hard to compete without capitulating to cheating as well. Heck, even in the 1930s, trainers were giving their horses cocaine right before a race and jockeys were eating tapeworms to keep their weight down. These days, drug use is the most common form of cheating which includes hormones (steroids) or stimulants. Especially in male-dominated sports, men want to improve their athletic performance by boosting their testosterone levels. Testosterone is a steroid-based hormone that is naturally produced by both men and women, albeit in much higher concentrations in men. This anabolic steroid plays a major role in muscle development and maintaining bone mass – both a sinewy physique and strong, dense bones are necessary for optimal athletic performance. Green Tea and Testosterone And now, athletes may be hiding their testosterone doping with one simple ingredient: green tea. Catching an athlete that is doping before a competition or sporting event is hard enough … Read more »

Benefits of Testosterone Boosters

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 21st, 2020

Testosterone cream in a cup 300x200The human body relies on a precise hormone balance to function at its best. Testosterone is one of the critical hormones that support health and well being in men (though women need testosterone too!). The brain is the command center of the endocrine system. While the testes (and to a lesser extent, the adrenal glands) are the source of male testosterone, the pituitary gland is responsible for the chemical signaling that triggers production. While there are many causes of testosterone deficiency, the most common factor is aging. Low-T risk is strongly correlated with age and exacerbates some of the most frustrating aspects of aging, including lack of energy, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. The Following are Some of the Important Effects of Testosterone: Testosterone generates muscle mass and strengthens bones. Men are stronger and less prone to osteoporosis because of higher testosterone levels. Testosterone promotes sex drive and supports sexual function in both sexes. Testosterone is an essential factor in psychological health, preserving mood stability There is also strong evidence that testosterone has powerful effects on the cognitive mind. Healthy testosterone levels are associated with both focus and verbal memory. When Testosterone Levels Fall Too Low, it Can Lead to … Read more »

Healthy Testosterone Levels Reduce Risk of Fractures in Aging Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 20th, 2020

unstaisfied elderly man 300x200Testosterone is a critical component of bone strength in both men and women. Women are significantly more likely to experience complications from osteoporosis as a result of inherently lower testosterone levels. New research illuminates the risk of bone fractures resulting from circulating testosterone abnormalities, and it's more complicated than you might think. A new study shows that fracture risk is not only associated with low testosterone but high testosterone as well. The relationship between fracture risk and testosterone levels is U-shaped, which goes against the commonly accepted wisdom of many. Aging Men at Increased Risk of Fractures Bone health is of incredible importance to aging men. Hip fractures in older men significantly increase mortality risk. According to one study, men with hip fractures have a 37.1% mortality rate, compared with a 9.9% rate in a similar, age-adjusted population. Learning how to reduce the risk of hip fractures is of critical importance to efforts to improve the long-term health and well-being of aging men. Testosterone and Fracture Risk This research was released in a recent edition of respected The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The leader of the study was endocrinologist Bu Bang Yeap. All of the participants were Australian … Read more »