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Testosterone for Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 13th, 2021

testosterone blue keyThe androgen Testosterone, called the "male sex hormone," is created primarily by the testes and to a lesser extent the adrenal glands. In the womb, testosterone is needed for the development of the male sexual organs, and during puberty, it is necessary for the growth of male genitalia, along with the deepening of the voice and growth of pubic hair. Testosterone is also vital for the development of muscle mass and ensuring the fat percentage is optimized in the less than 15% body fat range. Testosterone Levels Decline with Age Once you hit the age range of 25 to 30, … Read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 11th, 2021

medic 563425_640 300x200Video Download: Escitalopram Lexapro Cipralex Guide Part 1 Video Stream: Escitalopram Lexapro Cipralex Guide Part 1 Video Download: Escitalopram Lexapro Cipralex Guide Part 2 Video Stream: Escitalopram Lexapro Cipralex Guide Part 2 What is Escitalopram?Escitalopram is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that also goes by many other brand names, including Cipralex and Lexapro.Escitalopram belongs to a class of antidepressant medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and is FDA approved for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, both conditions which are most often associated with abnormally low levels of Serotonin in the bloodstream.SSRIs like Escitalopram prevent Serotonin from being reabsorbed as quickly, allowing them to remain active in the space between neurons for a more extended period. This medication is approved for patients twelve years of age or older.Escitalopram and CitalopramEscitalopram (Lexapro) is a stereoisomer of another medication known as citalopram (Celexa), meaning that the molecular configuration of the two compounds are identical, except they are mirror images of one another.Escitalopram is known as an S-Stereoisomer, which references its configuration from a standardized position.Pharmaceutical Uses of Escitalopram (Lexapro)In the United States, Escitalopram (Lexapro) is approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder.In Europe, Escitalopram has … Read more »

Hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 11th, 2021

Hypogonadism is a disorder where the testes in men and ovaries in women do not work correctly. It can be very distressing. Thanks to the discovery and development of gender-specific hormone treatments, men, and women with hypogonadism can lead a healthy life. Hypogonadism is the clinical manifestation of the impaired function of the gonads, which in men are the testes and in women are the ovaries. Individual patients have hypogonadism from birth, while others may develop the condition later in their life. The disease has different features in males and females, before and after the onset of puberty. If onset … Read more »

Your Life on Testosterone: Overly Sure, Unwilling to Listen to Anyone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 9th, 2021

hear nothing 1812799_640 300x300A study testing the effect of testosterone has found that it dramatically lowers cooperation between individuals, making people more egocentric.In this study, people performed their task more poorly under the influence of testosterone.It didn't affect their performance, but the lack of cooperation it caused resulted in partners making the wrong choice more frequently than they did when not under the influence of testosterone. Oh, and by the way, all the subjects were women. Video Download: Your Life On Testosterone Overly Sure Unwilling To Listen To Anyone Video Stream: Your Life On Testosterone Overly Sure Unwilling To Listen To Anyone Self-centered, unwilling to listen, and overly sure of yourself. This is your life on testosterone, even if you are female.The study was of 17 pairs of women who had never met before. Each pair participated in two sessions held three to seven days apart.In one session, both women were given an oral testosterone supplement (80 mg of testosterone undecanoate) six to seven hours before the session. For the other session, neither woman received testosterone.Each session consisted of 192 trials. In each test, the women sat at separate computer screens and were shown the same two sets of images. Each set contained … Read more »

The Best Areas to do Intramuscular Self-Inject of Testosterone (IM)


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 9th, 2021

intra injections 6234Where to inject Testosterone ? Testosterone injection is done intramuscularly. What this means is the shot must go directly into the muscle by penetrating the skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tissue. Video Download: The Best Areas To Intramuscularly Self Inject Testosterone Video Stream: The Best Areas To Intramuscularly Self Inject Testosterone Intramuscular injections are quickly absorbed and are the only option to use when more massive doses are required than can be absorbed cutaneously (through the skin only). They are also needed when the injection of the drug is too uncomfortable to be administered subcutaneously.The third reason for intramuscular injection of testosterone is that this method allows the drug to disperse from the injection site at a timed, precise rate.The most common areas used for intramuscular injections are the buttocks, the side of the thigh, and the deltoid region (shoulder). Why these areas? Because these muscles are dense.Also, these areas contain large numbers of muscle fibers and fascia (the connective tissue that engulfs the muscles), which gives the testosterone injection a sizable surface area for absorption.Besides, these muscles are significant, and that means they enjoy a continual, massive flow of blood which will transport the testosterone to the tissues.Another … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood on Testosterone Levels in Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 8th, 2021

caduceus with two snakes facing 212x300Video Download: The Effects Of Parenthood On Testosterone Levels In Men Video Stream: The Effects Of Parenthood On Testosterone Levels In Men Testosterone Levels depend on a wide variety of factors, such as age, activity level, diet, and lifestyle. It turns out that having a child also impacts Free and Total Testosterone. Studies have shown that new fathers tend to have lower Testosterone than their peers.This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. Humans usually raise children as couples.Elevated Testosterone Levels are associated with a higher sex drive. While kids are young, Testosterone Production drops to encourage the father to focus on his child rather than concentrate on sex.Testosterone Suppression not only leads to inhibited aggression, but it also appears to increase empathy and other feelings associated with good parenting.Though parenthood is associated with lower Testosterone Levels, this is not always the case for the individual. Some fathers don't respond to parenthood with the same level of Testosterone suppression, which can lead to increased feelings of frustration and aggression toward the child.How Does a Baby Crying Influence Parental Response in Fathers?It appears that the sound of a baby crying sends emotional and hormonal messages to the parents who tend to encourage … Read more »

Testosterone, the Power Hormone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 8th, 2021

Arab spring 300x205What do the Arab Spring, religious Crusades, and Europe's revolutions of 1848 have in common? All were fueled by a surplus of hapless young men, according to Karin Kneissl, an Austrian academic, author, and political analyst. In her new German-language book, Testosteron Macht Politik (rough translation: Testosterone Makes Politics), Kneissl lays out her case for the primary male sex hormone as a driver of world affairs. She spoke with TIME about the book. An abbreviated version of the conversation follows: TIME: So far, your book is out only in German, so I suspect most of our readers won't have heard … Read more »

DHEA: Anti-Aging Hype or the Real Deal?


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on April 8th, 2021

dhea best anti aging supplement 200x300If 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 »

Testosterone Therapy Could Lower Diabetes Risk for Men – The Science is Promising!


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on April 6th, 2021

testosterone therapy reduces diabetes risk 210x300In recent hormone replacement therapy news, specifically regarding testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the results of a phase 3b trial are suggesting that TRT could prevent the development of diabetes in men that have low testosterone. This is wonderful news! Lets delve deeper into the research…Australian Study Shows that TRT Could Reduce Diabetes Risk in MenThe link between low testosterone and type 2 diabetes in men is not a new phenomenon and this information has been known for awhile now: men with low testosterone appear to be at more risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, another risk factor for type 2 diabetes, being overweight or obese, is also associated with low testosterone. Video Download: Testosterone Therapy Could Lower Diabetes Risk For Men The Science Is Promising Video Stream: Testosterone Therapy Could Lower Diabetes Risk For Men The Science Is Promising The typical strategy employed to combat type 2 diabetes is lifestyle changes and programs. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t. The author of the Australian study, Gary Wittert, MD, wanted to investigate the results of combining lifestyle changes with testosterone replacement therapy in order to reverse type 2 diabetes. Gary Wittert is from the South Australian Health and … Read more »

“Mano-pause” AKA Male Menopause or Andropause, and the Treatment of Age-Related Low-T / Low Testosterone / Hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 6th, 2021

male menopause age related low testosterone 200x300What Is Male Menopause?Menopause is incredibly well-known and has been thoroughly researched for generations. It's only in the last thirty years or so that researchers and medical professionals have come to realize that men struggle with their own age-related hormone issues. Male Menopause and Andropause are both terms that have been used to define the physiological changes that take place due to Hormone Imbalance as men get older.Risks Associated with Male Menopause Video Download: Mano Pause Aka Male Menopause Or Andropause And The Treatment Of Age Related Low T Low Testosterone Hypogonadism Video Stream: Mano Pause Aka Male Menopause Or Andropause And The Treatment Of Age Related Low T Low Testosterone Hypogonadism The root cause of Male Menopause is a slow decline in the production of Testosterone over time. As Testosterone Levels fall, this can negatively impact levels of other hormones, such as Insulin and Estrogen. Low-T is strongly correlated with both Insulin Resistance and high levels of Estrogen, both of which have strongly negative impacts on male health. Significant Testosterone Deficiency degrades body composition, saps energy, and impairs cognition.Male Menopause can also increase the risk of several dangerous health issues, such as Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, and more. There's even some … Read more »