American Testosterone Clinic for Men

Testosterone Improves Cognitive Function in Women and May Protect Against Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 7th, 2020

link between low testosterone and alzheimers in men 300x200The benefits of testosterone for men have been highly vetted for decades, but researchers are just beginning to explore potential uses for women. While women produce significantly less testosterone than men, it is still critically important to both health and wellness. For example, while not available for prescription as of now, there is overwhelming evidence from studies that testosterone treatments can improve sexual desire and function in women. The potential of testosterone for women goes far beyond sexual health, however. A recent study provides evidence that low-dose testosterone therapy can improve memory in older women and may also potentially delay the onset of dementia! Women at Higher Risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia Than Men As men and women live longer, the looming threat of cognitive decline increases with every added year. Women are particularly prone to these conditions as compared to men. While men are more prone to cardiovascular diseases, women are about twice as likely as men to experience Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Growing evidence suggests that testosterone has a protective effect on brain function. Since women produce less testosterone, they are more vulnerable to the neurological impact of that decline than men. The Australian researchers that conducted this … Read more »

Is Testosterone Good or Bad for Your Heart? Or is Estradiol the Real Culprit?

Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on May 7th, 2020

testosterone therapy and the heart 300x200Despite the knowledge that testosterone is a necessary hormone for men, being the “manly hormone,” some scientific studies have reported detrimental effects on men's hearts who take testosterone for hypogonadism, or low-T. Some of these noted effects were increased risk of strokes, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. However, there are many more studies out there than the negative ones that report the exact opposite — 158 trials/studies vs. 22 studies to be more exact — showing that testosterone actually offers cardiovascular protection for men. Many of the negative studies also “present important biases and quality errors that make them less trustable,” according to T. Hertoghe, MD. In essence, these studies show that the heart, brain, muscles, and arteries need adequate levels of testosterone to function properly. For muscles specifically, testosterone is incredibly important, and the heart itself is a muscle, being composed of striated muscle fibers. Even the arteries, including ones that travel through the brain, are composed of smooth muscle and endothelial cells that all have receptors for the hormone testosterone. So what could be causing these seemingly random but noticeable adverse effects on the heart? The real culprit may be estradiol. Estradiol is a hormone that is … Read more »

Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause or Contribute to Feelings of Depression?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 6th, 2020

Testosterone Increases Confidence and Reduces Anxiety 300x199Video Download: Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause Or Contribute To Feelings Of Depression Video Stream: Can Testosterone Deficiency Cause Or Contribute To Feelings Of Depression Testosterone is a complex hormone that influences physical and psychological health in many ways. Most people are aware of the sexual effects of Testosterone Deficiency, such as impotence and lack of libido. Still, they aren't so aware of the variety of other issues that Testosterone Deficiency can cause. Testosterone belongs to a class of hormones that are referred to as Androgens. These hormones are produced in both men and women but are produced in far greater quantities in males. Testosterone plays a role in maintaining the normal function of the body in a variety of ways. Testosterone promotes muscle mass and physical strength, and it fosters sex drive and sexual ability. Testosterone is also a potent anabolic hormone, which means that it has a powerful effect on metabolism. Men naturally have less body fat than women, mostly because of Testosterone. In addition to promoting sexual function and libido, Testosterone is also integrally crucial to the production of sperm and therefore regulates fertility. There is increasing evidence that Testosterone is also strongly correlated with a positive psychological … Read more »

Some Animal Research Suggests that High Testosterone May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2020

A professional medical research teamVideo Download: Some Animal Research Suggests That High Testosterone May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk Video Stream: Some Animal Research Suggests That High Testosterone May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk A new study was recently released in the journal, Endocrinology, which provides evidence that Testosterone is associated with cancer risk in rats when rodents are exposed to chemicals that are known carcinogens. For this reason, the lead researcher of the study believes that men should be extremely wary of taking Testosterone without an established clinical need. Testosterone is experiencing a surge in popularity like never before, as a means to enhance sexual function, combat fatigue, increase muscular strength, and improve body composition. Men all across the country and the world have experienced the benefits of Testosterone for Low-T, but many men seek Testosterone that has no clinical need for treatment. A survey by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered that the number of men on Low-T Treatments with Testosterone increased fourfold since the year 2000. In addition to that, new research in recent years suggests that Testosterone Therapy may be associated with an increased risk of dangerous heart conditions. Could Heart Risks Be Exaggerated? Taking Testosterone alone does appear to … Read more »

Androxal Meets its Testosterone Study Goals

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 5th, 2020

androxal testosterone goals 300x200Repros Therapeutics Inc., (RPRX) maker of Androxal, an experimental drug to boost men's testosterone levels to normal levels, met drug study goals. Androxal was designed to treat men with a condition known as secondary hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is identified by having low testosterone levels, an essential hormone for both men and women. Secondary hypogonadism usually results when there is an issue with hormone signaling in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland within the brain. This results in the testes not being stimulated to produce testosterone. RPRX's study utilized 151 male patients. Overall, the study showed that 79 percent of the men that were treated with Androxal, were able to reach a 24-hour average testosterone level within the normal range. This is what the aim was for the drug and the goal was met by RPRX. Not one subject went above the normal range either, which was an important point for the safety assessment. In addition, Androxal seemed to be well-received by the patients, with no adverse side effects. The company also stated that another goal was met in terms of sperm count when compared to placebo and sperm function was found to remain normal. A 6 month safety study was also completed … Read more »

Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production in Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2020

methadone image 300x300Video Download: Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production In Men Video Stream: Methadone Suppresses Testosterone Production In Men Research shows that treatment for Opioid Addiction can significantly suppress Testosterone Production in male patients. These conclusions are derived from an article published in Scientific Reports, conducted by researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In the past, it has been noted that addiction to Opioids, including Heroin and Oxycontin, can suppress Testosterone Levels, but this study quantifies the significance of that Hormone Suppression. This research shows that Opioid Dependency Treatments, which use drugs such as Methadone to curtail the addiction to harder and more dangerous Opioids, reduce Testosterone Levels by far more than medical professionals previously assumed. The lead researcher for this study, Dr. Zena Samaan, explains that the results were so dramatic that they believed that they had made an error somewhere in their calculations. When they went back and analyzed the data and the science behind the results, however, everything was sound. The data for this study was collected from 231 participants, all of which were taking Methadone as an aspect of their Opioid Dependency Treatments in Ontario, Canada. This data was compared to 783 men and women from Ontario that … Read more »

Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 4th, 2020

Happy couple sharing food 300x200Video Download: Eleven Foods That Can Drain Your Libido And Sex Drive Part 1 Video Stream: Eleven Foods That Can Drain Your Libido And Sex Drive Part 1 Video Download: Eleven Foods That Can Drain Your Libido And Sex Drive Part 2 Video Stream: Eleven Foods That Can Drain Your Libido And Sex Drive Part 2 For perhaps all of history, the pleasures that we derive from both food and sex have been intertwined. There's always been a sort of magic regarding how the two pleasures interact. Perhaps some of this connection is a result of our cultural traditions and the placebo effect, but there is more and more evidence that many foods honestly and truly have a physiological effect upon the body which affects sexual drive or performance. Many foods have been linked to increased libido and sexual ability, but there are also many foods that have a suppressive effect on these desires, and the foods that you eat could actually be a significant factor in your lack of desire for sex and intimacy. What Controls Sex Drive? There are a lot of different influences which impact our libido and our desire for intimate contact, as well as our … Read more »

Some experts say testosterone decline is a normal part of aging in men

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

Older unhappy man drinking excessivelyA middle-aged guy goes to see his testosterone physician, he's complaining about a host of problematic symptoms, some are vague or general: He's tired all the time, and especially lethargic in the afternoon, feeling somewhat sad or depressed at time when it doesn't call for it, and he's feeling down about his libido -- a touch anxious concerning his general manliness. Would supplementing testosterone be a possible answer? Could he just require a steady boost of doctor monitored and prescribed testosterone replacement therapy? Testosterone being the vital androgen sex hormone produced by the adrenal glands and testicles, is essential for normal healthy function in both men and women. With respect to Testosterone, women produce about 15% to 10% of what a man produces. When testosterone declines, men can often feel it the most, because it can turn their lives upside down. These days, watching commercials from drug companies might lead you to believe that testosterone replacement could be just what you need, but researchers say it's unclear whether the issues associated with aging decreased sex drive, less energy, reduced muscle mass are the result of low testosterone or other factors. Often equated with youth, vigor, and strength, testosterone is responsible … Read more »

How Low Testosterone Could Be Deadly

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

testosterone and low sex drive 300x300Are you experiencing a low sex drive? It's more common than you think! Low testosterone affects both men AND women. Both sexes also experience a lack of energy, a decrease in bone density, and muscle mass. In general, men start to lose testosterone after the age of 40, as their bodies gradually produce less and less with each passing year. It is not unusual for women to seek help with a doctor for any type of ailment, but it is for men. Men tend to be more embarrassed about their issues, especially when it comes to sexual matters, like ED, and want to just "deal with it." Amazingly, about 95 percent of men with low-T go untreated. Now, research has found that ignoring these issues can have deadly consequences. Case Study “I knew there was something wrong. I just couldn't put the finger on what it was,” said Jon Yaskowitz of Glendale, NJ. Jon is a man who has been struggling with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, for almost 20 years! The symptoms he experienced over this long timespan were chronic fatigue, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, lowered physical strength, and overall general sadness. “It was getting incredibly difficult to do … Read more »

Testosterone Drug, Androxal, Helped Gay Cubans Have More Sex

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

testosterone helps gay cubans have more sex 200x300The experimental testosterone drug, Androxal, helped gay Cubans have more sex states the CEO of Repros. In a clinical trial, with gay Cubans as the test subjects, they entered it with low testosterone levels. But after taking Androxal, their testosterone levels rose, leading to “lots of sex,” says Poldolski. He claims that the increased sex led to low sperm counts and NOT Androxal. Podolski also revealed that a nurse at one of the Androxal clinical trial sites fabricated baseline sperm counts for patients. When Repros discovered the data fraud, the data was recalculated and the results were closer to what was expected. Androxal is a new treatment method developed by Repros for men with low testosterone (low-T). It is an alternative to injections, gels and creams being a variant of Clomid (clomiphene), a non-steroidal fertility medicine mainly used to stimulate ovulation in women. It is being touted as a more convenient method than gels or creams due to their risk of transferring to women and children and their tendency to cause sperm counts to plummet. Many men do not want this as they want to have children. The results regarding the gay Cubans were from Repros' phase III study of … Read more »