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Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement By Dr. Luigi Santorini Testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency syndrome is a lot more common in people than the detractors of this vital hormone would have us believe. There are many websites and articles to be found in mainstream and scientific journals that claim Hypogonadism (an example being low testosterone also called hypotestosteronemia) is a "general exaggeration" concerning marketers promoting the concept of "Is it Low T?." However, for more than 100 years, research has been conducted using injectable testosterone shots on men. In more 10,000 studies on humans (men and women) that have been conducted with this primary androgen hormone, the results definitively prove Testosterone is vital to the health of men and women. The number of Testosterone prescriptions has climbed exponentially in the most recent decades, indicating this is no fly by night medical treatment fad. Testosterone popularity started in the 1950s Testosterone was first being given to patients in significant numbers during the 1950s; it has since that time in the middle of the last century, continued to rise in popularity for a straightforward fact, replenishing testosterone when there are actual clinical necessities for it works to relieve many quality of life issues. We discuss … Read more »

Testosterone cream and gel for supplementation treating hypogonadism


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

senior male doctor with arms crossed 300x200Do you suffer from low testosterone levels? How would you know? What would you do if it turned out you were testosterone deficient? Why I went on Testosterone replacement therapy: A lot of middle-aged men like myself are starting to suffer from symptoms of low testosterone. A check at the doctor's office confirmed that my testosterone levels were indeed deficient. I started to research the topic and ways to increase my levels. As you probably discovered, there is a lot of conflicting and confusing information about testosterone therapy. Maybe you are looking for natural ways to increase testosterone, or perhaps you want information about testosterone creams, testosterone gel or testosterone injection supplements designed to boost your body's testosterone levels or HCG injections which can stimulate your body's production of testosterone. Testosterone: What you need to know By the age of 40, a typical man's testosterone level may have dropped as much as 80%. This decline in testosterone occurs gradually, starting as early as his mid-30s, and can result in an increased risk of life-threatening illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Testosterone deficiency can also lead to many disturbing symptoms, including loss of stamina and lean muscle mass, reduced libido, anxiety, … Read more »

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on November 25th, 2018

It is often claimed that periorbital dark circles are caused by tiredness or working too hard or even just staying up late. While this can be true, the truth is that your genes play a huge role here. So what exactly is happening when you get dark circles under or around your eyes? Simply put, periorbital dark circles are a result of the thin layer of skin below your eyes showing the blood vessels and the blood they contain more clearly than anywhere else on your body. (For reference, this skin around your eyelids, called periorbital skin, is on average about 0.5 mm thick compared to an average of about 2 mm thick on most of the rest of your body.) Now, as you may or may not already know, the reason veins often look blue isn't that the blood inside them is blue; it's because your skin/subcutaneous tissue only lets blue/violet wavelengths of light pass through it. As a result, only blue light is reflected and the veins look, well, bluish. (Veins often won't appear blue if a person has darker or lighter skin. Instead, the veins tend to appear green or brown. On the other hand, people with … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause Testosterone Creams are just one of the many effective forms of Testosterone Replacement Therapy available for the treatment of Andropause, and Low T. It is one of the most popular ways to administer this medication. Testosterone Creams are topical medications that are applied to the skin and absorbed directly into the body. A fancy term for the delivery of testosterone using cream via the skin is transdermal. There are a number of Testosterone cream and gel brands available, including Testim, Fortesta, Axiron, and Androgel. Each of these products have their own level of potency. Testosterone Gels and Cream Like all forms of Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy, the goal of Testosterone Creams and Gels is to restore normal and healthy Testosterone Levels for men whose bodies no longer produce enough of the vital hormone. And moreover, this transdermal method of replenishing testosterone in men and women is smoother and more steady, versus the weekly or bi-weekly injection protocol that is most commonly prescribed by endrocrinologists. Low-T Creams are administered once-daily, and provide a day's worth of Testosterone. They are quickly absorbed into the skin in a matter of minutes. Just wake up, take a … Read more »

Testosterone Gel Information


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 18th, 2018

how to increase levels testosterone chart naturallyThough low-t is a problematic condition which affects millions of men nationwide, bio-identical testosterone therapy is a versatile treatment which can be administered in many ways. There's no reason to be ashamed of your lack of libido — andropause therapy is more straightforward than ever before! Among the most common forms of testosterone replacement are low-t shots, testosterone patches, andropause creams, and testosterone gels. Low-t gels are very popular because they are clean, comfortable to use, and they are highly effective. Three of the most common brands of testosterone gel are Fortesta, Axiron, and Androgel. What is Testosterone and What are the Implications of Low-T? Testosterone is the core male anabolic hormone. It is the principal facilitator of sexual desire and libido, and also encourages healthy body composition and psychological wellness. Without sufficient testosterone, men are at significant risk for erectile dysfunction, depression, obesity, fatigue, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and more. Smart health decisions go a long way to keep testosterone production elevated, but eventually, physiological changes associated with aging wreak havoc on endogenous testosterone production. This is where treatments like testosterone gel come to the rescue! Low-T Gels vs. Testosterone Creams Testosterone gels are used by men with testosterone deficiency … Read more »

Testosterone gel – Drugs.com


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 16th, 2016

Generic Name: testosterone (tes-TOS-ter-one) Brand Name: Natesto Replacing testosterone in adult men when the body does not make any testosterone or not enough testosterone (hypogonadism). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Testosterone gel is an androgen hormone. It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away if any of these apply to you. Some medical conditions may interact with testosterone gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with testosterone gel. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if testosterone gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your healthcare provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medication. Use testosterone gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how … Read more »

LowTestosterone.com – Testosterone Gel


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 11th, 2016

Testosterone gel has rapidly become one of the preferred forms of treatment in those suffering from low testosterone. This is an extremely popular form of testosterone therapy as there is no injection involved. A testosterone gel is simply rubbed onto the skin like lotion. While the ease of use provides a lot of desire, a testosterone gel does come with a downside compared to injectable testosterones in its bioavailability. However, for the treatment of low testosterone this issue can be eliminated so as long as the proper dose is applied. Testosterone gel first became popular in 2000 when Unimed Pharmaceuticals introduced AndroGel, the most well-known testosterone gel to ever hit the market. Shortly after AndroGel was released, Auxillum Pharmaceuticals would release Testim, a testosterone gel with a 38% greater bioavailability than AndroGel. For several years, these two forms would dominate the market, and while Testim would prove more powerful its thicker and stickier composition, along with superior AndroGel marketing would leave Testim in second place. However, in 2006 the U.S. FDA would approve generic testosterone gel manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals officially opening the marketplace to heavy competition. Since that time, testosterone gel has become one of the leading testosterone therapy … Read more »

AndroGel testosterone gel – Drug information from MediLexicon


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 15th, 2016

Company: Unimed Pharmaceuticals Approval Status: Approved February 2000 Treatment for: For replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone Areas: Diabetes / Endocrinology | General Information | Clinical Results | Side Effects | Mechanism of Action | Additional Information | AndroGel is a hydroalcoholic gel to be applied to the clean, dry skin of the shoulders, upper arms and/or abdomen. The gel is absorbed through the skin and delivers testosterone to the patient for approximately 24 hours. This product is indicated for men with primary hypogonadism or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism which results from insufficient secretion of testosterone and is characterized by low serum testosterone concentrations. Two types of hypogonadism for which this drug is indicated: 1. Primary hypogonadism: testicular failure; characterized by low serum testosterone levels and gonadotropins (FSH, LH) above the normal range 2. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: idiopathic gonadotropin or LHRH deficiency or pituitary-hypothalamic injury from tumors, trauma, or radiation; characterized by low serum testosterone levels, but with gonadotropins in the normal or low range In addition to supplying sufficient amounts of testosterone, AndroGel, like other drugs in its class, may promote retention of nitrogen, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and decreased urinary excretion of calcium. … Read more »

Side Effects of Testim (Testosterone Gel) Drug Center – RxList


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 5th, 2016

SIDE EFFECTS Clinical Studies Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. In a controlled clinical study, 304 patients were treated with Testim 50 mg or 100 mg or placebo gel for up to 90 days. Two hundred-five (205) patients received Testim 50 mg or 100 mg daily and 99 patients received placebo. Subjects could be counted in both Testim treatment groups if they received both 50 mg and 100 mg at different points in the study and experienced an adverse reaction at both dose levels. Adverse reactions reported by 1% of the Testim patients and greater than placebo are listed in Table 1. Table 1: Incidence of Adverse Reactions (Reported by 1% of the Testim Patients and Greater than Placebo) in the Controlled Clinical Trial Through 90 Days The following adverse reactions occurred in fewer than 1% of patients but were greater in Testim groups compared to the placebo group: activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged, blood creatinine increased, prothrombin time prolonged, appetite increased, sensitive … Read more »

DailyMed – TESTIM – testosterone gel


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 3rd, 2016

Testim 1% (testosterone gel) delivers physiologic amounts of testosterone, producing circulating testosterone levels that approximate normal levels (e.g., 300 1000 ng/dL) seen in healthy men. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), endogenous androgens, are responsible for normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of secondary sex characteristics. These effects include the growth and maturation of the prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum; the development of male hair distribution, such as facial, pubic, chest, and axillary hair; laryngeal enlargement; vocal cord thickening; alterations in body musculature; and fat distribution. Male hypogonadism results from insufficient secretion of testosterone and is characterized by low serum testosterone concentrations. Symptoms associated with male hypogonadism include decreased sexual desire with or without impotence, fatigue and loss of energy, mood depression, regression of secondary sexual characteristics, and osteoporosis. Hypogonadism is a risk factor for osteoporosis in men. Drugs in the androgen class also promote retention of nitrogen, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and decreased urinary excretion of calcium. Androgens have been reported to increase protein anabolism and decrease protein catabolism. Nitrogen balance is improved only when there is sufficient intake of calories and protein. Androgens have been reported to stimulate the production of red blood cells … Read more »


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