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Testosterone levels seen prior to birth in fetus’ fingers, jawline


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 18th, 2019

male finger lengthA close look at a newborn's hand can show much testosterone the child was subjected to while in the womb, new research has found. A child’s index finger to the ring finger ratio plays a role in the shape of a face – and it can be seen even before a boy hits puberty. Digit ratio is non-invasive and easy to measure and has the potential to provide clues about an individual's prenatal history. Research: The study found that if the index finger is the same size or longer than the ring finger, the child is more likely to have a narrower chin and a more feminine face The research found that if the index finger is the same size or longer than the ring finger, the child is more likely to have a narrower chin and a more feminine face. But if the index finger is shorter, the boy’s face will be rounder and have a more masculine look. Researcher Sonja Windhager, an anthropologist at the University of Vienna, told LiveScience: 'The overall shape patterns associated with high and low digit ratios depicted in our sample of boys closely resemble the ones found for adult men'. She added: 'In … Read more »

New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Research team looking at test tube 300x200New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk For a long time, men with predispositions to cardiovascular complication have been warned that Testosterone Therapy may increase the risk of some dangerous heart conditions. In addition to this, many men that undergo heart failure or other high-risk cardiovascular complications are often put on drugs which inhibit the ability to produce Testosterone, to protect the patient. New research points out that, although this advice was intended in the best interest of the patient, Testosterone may not raise cardiovascular risk in vulnerable patients. Other recent studies have shown that men with higher Testosterone Levels naturally have stronger hearts, but it was still believed that Testosterone could be a hindrance when issues with the cardiovascular system arise. No Link Established Between Heart Attacks and Testosterone A recent study analyzed the data of twenty-four thousand male Medicaid Patients, and could not find a link between their use of Bio-Identical Testosterone and the incidence of heart attack among the patients. Medicaid and Medicare are valuable tools for medical analysis, because such a large number of Americans use the same plan, and the government can analyze health records in a very uniform fashion. Many Used … Read more »

Baby Boomers find “The Fountain of Youth” in Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

the fountain of youth 300x225For thousands of years, explorers, beginning with Ponce de Leon, have been searching for the "Fountain of Youth." Legend has it the elusive fountain contains a restorative source that brings endless vitality to those who imbibe from its pool. No one knows if the fountain exists, or what the source of its restorative power is. It's been called everything from the "water of life" to the "elixir of immortality."   These days, anti-aging specialists simply refer to it as "T." You'd think T, or testosterone, was pure magic from its highly touted benefits: a blast of increased energy, razor-sharp mental focus, blowtorch fat, piling on muscle, the ability to induce deep, restorative sleep and a raging libido. But experts say altering your body's natural hormone levels can be risky if not done correctly. As more FDA-approved products hit the market, the baby boomer generation is living up to its reputation as the “eternally young” generation and jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon. In 2011, consumers spent approximately $1.6 billion on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), almost triple the amount spent in 2006, according to market research company IMS Health. Dr. Harvey Bartnof is the founder of the California Longevity & Vitality Medical … Read more »

Dr. Richard Bebb – Testosterone, Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome – Video


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 21st, 2019

Dr. Richard Bebb - Testosterone, Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome Testosterone, Diabetes the Metabolic Syndrome by Dr. Richard Bebb Men's Health Day 2012 - Focus on Testosterone. Watch the original video on Youtube: Dr. Richard Bebb - Testosterone, Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome - Video … Read more »

Declining Testosterone Levels in Men Not Part of Normal Aging


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 12th, 2019

multi colored caduceus 300x169This is a relevant article you must read because aging isn't the only primary source of why testosterone decline occurs in men. An exciting men's health data research examination on the male endocrine system, discovered that common declines in testosterone score, ranging over the years, decades and one's lifespan, is more probable to occur from a man's lifestyle, health and behavioral changes, than by only aging itself. This doesn't mean that a man's testosterone decline isn't linked to aging, because it is, but behavior and lifestyle choices are thought to have a significant impact on a man's testosterone, more than thought before if this study holds up in the test of time. Dr. Gary Wittert, MD, Testosterone Research Specialist and Medical Professor The research examination and study conducted by co-author Dr. Gary Wittert, M.D., lead professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia, stated that “Testosterone changes are largely explained by smoking behavior, and changes in health status, particularly obesity and depression.” and “Declining testosterone levels are not an inevitable part of the aging process, as many people think." The research results of this study will be delivered at the beginning of the workweek in Houston at … Read more »

Low testosterone levels may affect man’s sex drive and affect his intimate relationships


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Happy romantic coupleIt's an unfortunate part of marriage, boyfriend-and-girlfriend or intimate relationships in general, but in a great majority of cases, one partner has a stronger sex drive than the other. Therefore different libido levels can create problems in relationships. As men age, their sex drives typically decline (there are exceptions of course), due primarily to testosterone decline, but also major factors include lifestyle, and sometimes women, mainly wives, and girlfriends experience a boost in their libido as they age. This can be a big problem if one partner's sex drive is declining and the other is increasing. Different Libidos in Relationships This is one of the major both-sided issues that can occur in such unions. Of course, the reverse can happen, women can lose interest in sexual intimacy, while their husbands and boyfriends can experience a boost in their sex drive. When this kind of problem occurs, it's time to speak with a doctor and get your blood drawn for hormone testing. Our HRT clinic would like to speak with you about hormone replacement therapy, consider filling out the contact form, so we can discuss your options. HRT isn't always the necessary solution, sometimes there can be other factors, but it's … Read more »

TEFINA: Nasal Spray That Can Increase Female Orgasms – Video


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 10th, 2019

Tefina spray image 300x263Nasal Spray That Can Increase Female Orgasms Because Testosterone is a molecule which can penetrate the nasal membrane, unlike HGH, it has the potential to be a safe delivery method for treating Testosterone deficiency in both men and women. Testosterone is often talked about as a treatment for men, but what about women? Women can definitely benefit from Testosterone treatment as long as the dosage is optimized for their female body, based on their own particular needs. Blood testing for women is available at locations in every U.S. State.   It is believed testosterone can increase a woman's capacity to have an orgasm, especially since it is thought to increase blood flow to the female genitals and clitoris. "Tefina" like Natesto (Testosterone Nasal Spray) has been tested with some good results for many women in clinical trials, the formulation could end up as a testosterone gel, or cream for women, instead of a nasal spray. Could this testosterone treatment be viagra for women?  Millions of men are prescribed testosterone, but why not women? The fact that many women have difficulty reaching orgasm has led to a diagnosis called "Female Orgasmic Disorder," which causes a lot of stress for women who … Read more »

Quick Weight Loss Tips and Diet Recommendations for HRT


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 11th, 2019

Hormone Replacement Therapy Diet, Weight Loss And Exercise Tips That Are Easy! If you are on a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Program or HGH Treatment protocol, its time to fire up your metabolism in ways you might not even realize that you're actually doing so. Processed Foods It's one of the most obvious things we often forget. You have probably seen the word "enriched" or "fortified" on products you purchased, this is because, during the processing of such item, a lot of the nutrients were lost. For instance, if you are going to eat starchy foods which are flour-based, think about doing so in moderation with the whole grain version. Look for the term "whole grain". Alas, all the nutrients in white foods like white rice, white pasta, and white bread have been stripped away, yes they sometimes or often taste better, but they are less healthy, you might be filling yourself up with empty carbs. Whole grains will help you lose weight because your body will be less likely to crave when it gets some of the good nutrients from whole grain, versus the low to no nutrients in some white flour-based foods. Also, keep in mind not all white … Read more »

Testosterone and Alcohol: Your Health and the Holiday Season


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 10th, 2019

During the holiday seasons which are all-year-round, depending, be conscious about your alcohol intake, because it could have a negative impact on your testosterone. When holiday parties come around, be careful not to over imbibe alcohol, because it's something easy to do. We tend to be more carefree during the holidays. It is a sad reality, but during holidays is when people drink to much, destroy their health and get into car accidents or are the victim of someone who is drunk driving. It's almost a tired old thing to say, go easy on the booze, but more and more research is pointing to its negative health effects, especially on your liver and testosterone levels. There is even some contradictory information, suggesting that small amounts of alcohol may even be beneficial. The biggest wine-drinking countries in Europe, namely France, is where the people seem to have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, whether that be heart-attack or stroke. Apparently, a small amount of wine can be beneficial. However, the problem is people tend to drink to much during holidays, so be mindful. Make a Commitment to Not Drink Regularly for Better Health and Testosterone Levels Don't forget that at the … Read more »

Testosterone not always to blame – Sat, 04 Aug 2012 PST


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 4th, 2019

Couple enjoying recreation 300x200Dear Annie: I have had all I can take from your female readers who complain about the lack of intimacy from their husbands. You tell them to have their husbands testosterone checked and seek counseling. Allow me to give you a better answer. It's true that men, as they get older and live with their partners for years, might not be as excited about intimacy as in their younger days. That does not mean they are not interested in intimacy. It means they are not interested in theirpartner. Here are my questions for those female readers: How big is your rear end? Do you have numerous health issues that make your partner think he is living in a nursing home? Are you out of shape and overweight because you sit, eat and watch TV all day? Do you snore, keeping your partner up most of thenight? I could go on, but I think you get the point. In my opinion, 80 percent of females over the age of 30 are overweight, and a good percentage are obese. Let's face it. They are not sexy. So, after 30-plus years of marriage, you look at your spouse, and what else can I … Read more »

Testosterone, the Power Hormone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2019

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 of it before. How would you explain it to them? Kneissl: I started to work on the idea last year while watching the first [images] of revolutionaries in Egypt. I thought that maybe one of the factors triggering that wave of violence, disobedience, or riot was a biological one. My hypothesis is the following: a young man who cannot channel his energy or his testosterone can disregard risk. All humans have testosterone, but of course, men have a higher level of it. I also talked with historians of, for example, the [European] revolutions of 1848, and of the Crusade times. … Read more »

Behavior and Lifestyle Linked to the Effect of Declining Testosterone, Not Necessarily Natural Aging


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 1st, 2019

endocrine societyIt is common to believe that as men get older, their production of the "male hormone", testosterone, becomes less and less. That this is part of healthy aging, and the only way to keep up their hormone levels is to take supplements. A new study has found out that this is not necessarily the case. Aging itself does not result in lower testosterone levels. The drop is caused by changes in a man's behavior and health. The finding is controversial but interesting. The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The authors analyzed testosterone levels in more than 1,500 men. The measurements were taken five years apart, and all were sampled at the same time using the same method. The men used in the study ranged from 35 to 80 years old. Men who were taking medications or had conditions which affected their hormones were excluded from the study. Over the five years, testosterone levels did not decline significantly; only one percent per year. However, after analyzing subgroups of men, specific patterns began to emerge. For example, men who became obese or were … Read more »

BUSTED: Myths About Testosterone And Its Link To Sexual Desire In Men And Women


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 28th, 2019

mh muscular man working out in gym with dumbbellsTestosterone is often cast as the manly hormone, the chemical bestower of masculinity and the reason for men's high sex drives. But new research turns this conventional wisdom on its head. In healthy men, it turns out that testosterone isn't linked to sexual desire at all. And in women, high testosterone is actually associated with less interest in sex with a partner. Complicating the picture further, while high-testosterone women may be less interested in slipping between the sheets with a lover, high testosterone is linked to greater interest in masturbation in healthy women, according to research detailed online in May in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. The findings are unique because most studies of sexual desire and hormones use either animal subjects or focus on people with abnormally low or high testosterone who come into clinics for treatment, said study researcher Sari van Anders, a behavioral neuroendocrinologist at the University of Michigan. Healthy individuals are rarely studied, van Anders told LiveScience. "People have argued that sex research focuses too much on dysfunction and pharmaceutical treatment as opposed to questions like pleasure or relationships or stress," van Anders said. "There is a whole scope of factors that go unstudied." Delving … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 31st, 2019

doctor female holding blue stethoscopeSeveral weeks ago, my column, Do you want better sex? struck a resounding note not only with female readers but also with many husbands who wish their wives to have fewer headaches. The general response was, Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido. Testosterone, the male hormone, has been called the hormone of desire. In males, the Big T builds muscle for boys and ultimately turns boys into sexually well-functioning men. Women also produce testosterone during puberty, but only about one-tenth as much as males. Later in life, they produce less, and this is why some authorities believe women lose interest in sex. How do women know if they have less testosterone and therefore less tiger in the tank? There's good chance testosterone is lacking if they complain of little sexual desire, lack of energy, loss of height, decreased enjoyment in life, are sad or grumpy, fall asleep after meals and produce inadequate work performance. If the answer is yes to four of these conditions, there may not be enough big T. Women may lack this hormone for several reasons. In North America, 700,000 hysterectomies are done every year. The ovaries that produce estrogen and … Read more »

Green tea could mask testosterone doping


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 14th, 2019

Green tea in a glass cupATHLETES who cheat by doping themselves with testosterone may be able to mask their actions by drinking green tea. Large quantities might even provide a legal performance boost by raising levels of testosterone in the blood. Abuse of testosterone is hard to spot because the steroid hormone is found naturally in men and women. Tests rely on detecting an unusual ratio of testosterone to a hormone called epitestosterone in urine. In lab tests, Declan Naughton and colleagues at Kingston University London discovered that compounds called catechins, found in tea, inhibit an enzyme called UGT2B17. This enzyme attaches glucuronic acid to testosterone, making it more likely to be excreted in urine (Steroids, DOI: 10.1016/j.steroids.2012.02.023). Catechins are present in green and white tea but not in black. "Levels from a strong cup of green tea match those we used in our experiments," Naughton says. Athletes dosing themselves with testosterone may be able to reduce the amount of hormone entering their urine by drinking green or white tea. Tea alone may also boost circulating levels of testosterone by blocking its excretion. The researchers have informed the World Anti-Doping Agency in Montreal, Canada, of their findings. If the same effect occurs in human bodies, … Read more »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 14th, 2019

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 »

The Secret to Guys’ Sex Appeal: Low Stress, High Testosterone, Strong Immunity


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 7th, 2019

make body fit testosteroneWashboard abs and a chiseled jaw are a draw, but a recent study suggests it may be a man’s healthy immune system that really turns women on. That makes sense, since a strong immune system signifies a healthy guy — one who’s likely to survive long enough to pass his rugged genes to the next generation. But the more surprising thing is that women can apparently spot good immunity by looking at a guy’s face. The critical factor may be testosterone, the male hormone that has been associated with a man’s hardy, good looks. According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, testosterone levels are not only linked with facial attractiveness but also with a strong immune system response. MORE: Why Fathers Have Lower Levels of Testosterone To figure out the complex relationship between hormones and hotness, researchers from Abertay University in the U.K. studied 74 Latvian men in their early 20s. They gave the men a Hepatitis B vaccine, which triggers the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus, and took blood samples before and after. Using the blood samples, researchers measured the men’s antibody levels, as well as levels of testosterone and the stress … Read more »

Low on testosterone? No problem


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 7th, 2019

man grabbing fat rollsSome 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. - Emotional changes. Low testosterone may contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You may feel sad or depressed or have trouble concentrating or remembering things. It's important to note that some of these signs and symptoms are a normal part of aging. Others can be caused by various underlying factors, including medication side effects, thyroid problems, depression, and excessive alcohol use. A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level. He didn't feel right - "just lethargy, feeling run-down, not sleeping well." Smith, a former vice and narcotics officer in Colorado Springs, had hit 280 pounds before getting … Read more »

Is testosterone the new drug of choice on Wall Street? How traders are using male hormone booster shots to maintain a …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 4th, 2019

Testosterone cream in a cupThe male hormone testosterone has become an unlikely drug of choice for Wall Street traders seeking to give themselves an edge over their professional rivals. New York clinics have reported a rise in treatment for 'testosterone deficiency,' sometimes known as 'andropause.' They say many workers in the male-dominated industry are hoping that boosters of the hormone will help them perform better at work and put in longer hours. Under pressure: New York clinics have reported a rise in demand for treatment for testosterone deficiency from Wall Street high-flyers Upper West Side osteopath Lionel Bissoon, who now specializes in 'integrative medicine,' says he first noticed the demand for testosterone replacement therapy when the financial crisis hit. He told the Financial Times: 'Since the recession started, more guys want to be on top of their game.' High demand: New York doctor Lionel Bissoon says 90 percent of his patients work in finance Ninety percent of his patients, he revealed, hold senior positions in the finance industry and are typically in their thirties or forties. 'All of these men are under tons of stress, and stress will reduce their levels of testosterone,' he said. 'As one patient told me: "There’s a whole bunch … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

parenthood 300x200Researchers are beginning to deeply understand the effects that declining testosterone levels have on men as they age, but are less informed regarding how natural life experiences such as fatherhood impact hormone balance and testosterone concentrations. It is well-understood that women experience significant changes in hormone levels and hormone balance dependent not only upon their age, pregnancy status, and menstrual cycle but as a result of motherhood itself. Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Their Partner's Pregnancy As we delve deeper into the biological mechanisms of testosterone production, we are beginning to learn that male testosterone levels can be sensitive to these life changes in a similar manner as women experience hormonal change. For example, it is well-known that pregnant women are likely to experience weight gain, cravings, and mood instability, but men also experience specific psychological and physiological changes as a result of the decline in testosterone directly correlated with impending fatherhood. In a study conducted by Dr. Robin Edelstein and associates at the University of Michigan, men were swabbed to analyze testosterone levels at specific points during their significant other's pregnancy. What researchers discovered was that as the birth of the child drew closer, it was significantly correlated with … Read more »

Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

what is cancer 300x241 7108Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone Men who have been successfully treated for testicular cancer are at an increased danger of suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone levels, or “Low-T”). This is the conclusion of The Platinum Study conducted by the University of Indiana Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. 491 survivors of testicular cancer treatments participated in the survey. 38% of these men were diagnosed with low testosterone levels or were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). These findings were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mohammad Issam Abu Zaid from the Indiana University School of Medicine, specific categories of patients were at higher risk of low testosterone: men who were obese and men who were older. Low-T affected 51.6% of men older than fifty years or older, as opposed to 29.7% of men in the 18-39 age range. For overweight or obese patients, the Low-T numbers were 41.9% for the overweight and 44.3% for the fat versus 25.6% of men with an average weight. Low testosterone is a condition that can result in a broad range of health afflictions. This is reflected in the additional … Read more »

Amygdala and it’s Relationship to Testosterone and Fear


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 554433397 300x200 7345The amygdala is the center of emotional activity in the brain, but recent studies have shown that it's powered by motivation rather than the emotions themselves. This conclusion came from research into the hormone testosterone. Testosterone ramps up amygdala activity when we approach a socially dangerous situation and lessens the activity when these situations are avoided. It was a known fact that the amygdala reaction to images of angry faces was more intense in someone who had received testosterone. This new study shows that this only happens when people approach angry faces and not when they avoid them. Testosterone or Placebo In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 54 young, healthy women were given 0.5 mg of testosterone (or a placebo) four hours before a brain scan. This amount is a far lower dose than used for a sex change treatment, or as a supplement for athletes, but it is enough to have a measurable effect on brain activity. Happy or Angry While in the MRI-scanner, the participants were shown photos of happy and angry faces and were asked to give a sign of rejection (avoiding) or approach (moving towards). People usually have less of a problem approaching someone who looks friendly … Read more »

Testosterone Does Not Cause Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries) in Older Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 159397409 300x223 8580Unless you have been imitating Rip Van Winkle for several years, you are aware that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has exploded in the last decade. However, there have been very few studies that have examined the long-term effects of taking testosterone on cardiovascular health and other vital functions concerning the health effects on men receiving the treatment. But that has changed. Recently, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) report the results of Testosterone's Effects on Atherosclerosis Progression in Aging Men (TEAAM) trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The three-year study finds that testosterone administration had no effect on the progression of hardening of the arteries in older men with low to low-normal testosterone levels and did not significantly improve sexual function or health-related quality of life. Shehzad Basaria, M.B.B.S., MD, from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues studied the effect of testosterone administration on atherosclerosis progression in older men. Three hundred eight men aged 60 years or older (patients had a mean age of 67.6 years), with low or low-normal testosterone levels, volunteered and were treated with up to 7.5 g of 1 percent testosterone (156 men) or placebo gel packets (152 men) daily … Read more »

Increased Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Prostate Cancer to Spread


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

pictures of prostate cancer 3 300x186 8211Prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that 220,800 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2015. According to standard medical theory, prostate cancer typically turns deadly after tumors stop responding to drugs that block the production of testosterone and its receptors. Therefore, for years, urologists have treated prostate cancer by decimating a man's testosterone levels, a treatment that is formally known as androgen deprivation therapy. Medical school taught that this was “The Holy Grail” of stopping prostate cancer dead in its tracks. Standard treatment for prostate cancer is chemical castration, drugs that cut the body’s production of testosterone and related hormones. The fact that this treatment often resulted in hellish side effects was either ignored or rationalized by the depressing mantra of “at least he's still alive.” So on and on it went. Men were forced to choose between death by the spread of cancer or losing their manhood and all of the horrifying consequences that went with that loss: sexual dysfunction/impotence, hot flashes, joint pain, loss of muscle tone and strength, increased fatigue and a sense of hopeless depression. However, the Times are Changing A new study shows that the … Read more »

Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate: The Real Facts


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

hgh prescription medical consultations for hormone therapy 300x200 9837If you are considering giving injectable testosterone a try, you need to know as much as possible before plunging in and taking that first step. Keep reading. This brief article will provide you with the basics: a look at the science as to how testosterone works, the difference between Cypionate and Enanthate, recommended dosages, and potential side effects. WARNING: NOTHING YOU READ HERE WILL SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE AND SUPERVISION OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. NEVER TRY EXPERIMENTING WITH TESTOSTERONE ON YOUR OWN. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORED BY BLOOD TESTS WHILE YOU ARE UNDERGOING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT), AND BE AWARE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF SIDE EFFECTS. SOME OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE VERY SERIOUS. CAVEAT EMPTOR! Testosterone Esters Much of the testosterone prescribed for testosterone replacement therapy is in the form of testosterone "esters." An ester is merely a name for a chemical compound that forms from a reaction between a carboxylic acid and alcohol. A simple chemical diagram of this result is shown below in Figure A. Figure B shows the chemical structure of free testosterone (chemical formula C19H28O2) as well as two different esters of testosterone (testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate). … Read more »

A Surprising Side Effect of Methadone Treatment: Suppressed Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 534438643 300x200 9830HAMILTON, ON (Aug. 26, 2014) – If you are using methadone to treat opioid addiction, be aware that your natural levels of testosterone may be lowered, according to a recent study by McMaster University. The good news? If you're a woman, methadone treatment won't affect you. The bad news? If you're a man, chances are much higher that it will. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers say this must be addressed and may result in changes in addiction treatment. The study found that men treated with methadone, used for opioid addiction treatment, have significantly suppressed testosterone levels of about a quarter of the testosterone of men not using opioids. In women using methadone for the same treatment, testosterone levels were insignificantly impacted, even when menstruating. Low testosterone in men has been associated with reduced quality of life as well as erectile dysfunction, fatigue, mood disturbances and depression, weak muscles, osteoporosis, increased joint pain and other problems. "We expect that treating testosterone deficiency will improve outcomes of methadone treatment for patients, including treatment response and retention," said Dr. Zena Samaan, principal investigator of the study. "Doctors should also ensure they are prescribing the lowest dose of … Read more »

Low T – My life was falling apart because I had low testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 16th, 2019

low testosterone diagnosis 300x200Low T Story I stood next to my bags on the sidewalk, looking down at the ground. Humiliated and confused. As my parents pulled up in front of my dormitory, I picked up my stuff and carried it over to the truck, shuffling awkwardly from the exertion as 30 lbs of foreign body fat tried to squeeze its way out of my clothes. I smelled funny, I was a sweaty, an anxious mess, and I had no idea what was wrong. 24 hours earlier, my academic dean explained to me how medical leave works. You simply take a year off from school to address a medical issue, then return when you're feeling better. Sounds simple enough. I sure as hell wasn't feeling great, and I had no idea why. Heck, I was damn near non-functional, spending most of my time holed up in my dorm room, depressed and lonely. I was missing homework assignments and skipping class. And it wasn't because I was some wanna be cool kid truant that I felt the need to skip class. It was as if my body and brain were broken. I found out I had low testosterone (hypogonadism) or Low T, by getting … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 2nd, 2019

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement Video Download: Testosterone Replacement Beneficial For Modern Men Video Stream: Testosterone Replacement Beneficial For Modern Men 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 … Read more »

What Is Testosterone AndroGel


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 2nd, 2019

androgelAndroGel can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where AndroGel was applied. Signs of puberty that are not expected have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through skin-to-skin contact with men using topical testosterone products like AndroGel. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where AndroGel has been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the AndroGel application area, the contact area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away. To lower the risk of transfer of AndroGel 1.62%, you should apply it only to your shoulders and upper arms, areas that will be covered by a short-sleeve T-shirt. Do not use AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of your body, such as your stomach area (abdomen), penis, scrotum, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees. Wash your hands right away with soap and water after applying. After the gel has dried, cover the application area with clothing until you have washed the application area well or have showered. If you expect another person to have skin-to-skin contact with your shoulders or … Read more »

How long does it take for Testosterone replacement treatments and therapy to work?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 2nd, 2019

smiling doctor with crossed arms 300x194Testosterone: How long does it take to see benefits? Frequently some of the most common questions our endocrinologists get asked by our new patients about testosterone cream, gel or shots are: 1. How long does testosterone therapy take to work? 2. When will I start feeling better? 3. How soon can I expect to see results? 4. How much time does testosterone take to see the benefits? The short answer is most patients notice changes in how they feel on the inside within one or two weeks, but that doesn't always apply to everyone because of the physical differences in people. The physiology of each patient is varied. Some patients start feeling better from day 1 or 2 of starting TRT. Others patients can take a much longer time, and that means it can take them about one or two months depending, but this long period tends to be rare. The majority of people experience changes within days or weeks of starting TRT testosterone replacement therapy. The best way to determine how long it is going to take before you start noticing differences are based on many factors. What we have seen that has the most significant impact is exercise, even more so than diet changes. Sleep, Sex … Read more »

The Testosterone Industry Globally is Booming


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

manopause cover 300x208 8729Time magazine ran a cover story on "manopause" this week, based on a recent University of Sydney study that found the testosterone industry globally is booming, especially among middle-aged and older men who want to increase longevity and libido, boost energy and “power, passion and performance." And There's Good Reason Why  Testosterone is what makes men MEN. Strength, energy, a healthy immune system, pain-free joints, the ability to recuperate from a grueling workout and come back the next day for more, staying sharp mentally, enjoying a great sex life and possessing the capacity to still perform...all of these are directly related to a man's testosterone level. When we consider all of the benefits that testosterone delivers, it is easy to see why the industry is experiencing such exploding growth. In fact, the question is not why that's happening. The real problem is why every man in the world is not doing something to replenish his testosterone levels, levels that begin to drop off around the age of 30 at a rate of approximately 10% per decade. Across the U.S., as well as the entire world, men are jabbing themselves with needles, wiping on gels, sticking on patches, and inserting implants … Read more »

Five Benefits of Testosterone That You Need to Know


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 651719785 300x300 8668Testosterone. It's the magic hormone that turns boys into men. It is an essential hormone that all men need to produce to be masculine. High levels of testosterone are associated with masculine features such as body hair, a hoarse voice, and muscles. But that's far from all that it does. Testosterone delivers some significant health benefits as well. If you want to know why testosterone is healthy for you, consider this: young men are flooded with testosterone. Regrettably, men begin to lose their testosterone supply when they reach the age of 30, and this continues at approximately 10% per decade. Is it merely coincidence that older men have far more health problems than younger ones? Very doubtful. Here are some of the best-known health benefits that men derive from this all-powerful hormone: Boosts red blood cell count. A boost of testosterone helps increase your red blood cell count (RBC). That is one of the reasons why men have higher levels of RBC and hemoglobin than women. If you are losing a ton of blood, it can be a lifesaver. Adds muscle mass. Check out competitive bodybuilders, or any muscular man. Do you think they are suffering from low levels of … Read more »

Testosterone Nasal Gel: A New Form of Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 649897072 300x200 3684Recently, the only methods to deliver testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) were to receive an injection, swallow pills or apply a topical gel. However, a new approach has emerged that is more convenient for some. TRT is now available using a nasal gel that raises men’s low testosterone levels to normal, with few side effects. This exciting development is based on the results of the phase 3 clinical trial to be presented at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. Last May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug called Natesto, which is the only FDA-approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy, according to the manufacturer, Trimel Pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the agreement, Trimel will receive an upfront payment of $25 million and could receive additional payments upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestones. Under the terms of the agreement, Trimel will be solely responsible for the manufacture and supply of Natesto, and Endo receives exclusive commercial rights to the Natesto product in the US and Mexico. Also, Endo will collaborate on all regulatory and clinical development activities in coordination with Trimel. And, Endo will pay a tiered supply price for the product. Endo expected … Read more »

Testosterone: Should You Take it to Regain Your Libido and Youthful Energy?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 114189103 300x200 9063Prescriptions for testosterone have become big business in America, but doctors and researchers disagree on whether it’s safe or not. A Testosterone Boost May Restore Many of Your Youthful Traits but Know the Possible Health Risks One elderly gentleman described the feeling when his sex drive began to diminish as he aged. “It was like becoming unchained from a maniac,” in what has been described as a mixture of relief and nostalgia. He didn't discuss testosterone replacement therapy, but an ever-increasing number of over-50 men are determined to reconnect with their personal maniac. Testosterone Replacement Therapy = Big Business Across America, a chain of 49 (and growing) clinics referred to as “Low T Centers,” have sprung up to handle the demand, promising “power, performance, and passion.” The number of prescriptions for testosterone in America has skyrocketed ten times between 2000 and 2011. Low T currently serves 45,000 patients at an average price of $400 a month — no question about it. Testosterone replacement therapy is big business. Low T is just the latest solution for the missing maniac that stretches back in time...way, way back. It was Socrates who first noticed him. Other attempts to regain that thriving, youthful libido … Read more »

Manhood Washed Away: You Could Unknowingly be Annihilating Your Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

bar soap 9612The sweet-smelling soap you're using to wash your hands and body could be wiping out your testosterone. In fact, multiple studies are linking low testosterone to two insidious chemicals: Triclosan and Triclocarban. These compounds are found seemingly everywhere, from bar soap to toothpaste, and even in some kitchen supplies like cutting boards and sponges. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the middle of what's called a monograph, which means they're investigating the safety of the chemicals. And the companies who make antibacterial soaps will have to prove that the benefits of their products outweigh the health risks. "Both chemicals affect testosterone production in men, as well as thyroid functions and endocrine systems as well," explains Dr. Todd Howell, the Medical Director for The Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. The FDA approved the use of Triclosan and Triclocarban in 1993. Companies use the products to make their products antibacterial or antimicrobial. Howell explains that "I wouldn't go as far as saying all antibacterial soaps are bad. You want to pick up your product and look at the label and look for triclosan or triclocarban." Over the past 20 years, testosterone levels in adult men in the U.S. … Read more »

New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy is Safe for the Heart


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 565787896 300x200 8109Testosterone Replacement Therapy DOES NOT Increase Heart Attack Risk Recently, the mainstream media began sounding dire warnings about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). A recent study was published by the non-profit journal, PLOS One, claiming that in the initial three months of TRT, men were more likely to experience a heart attack if they have previously experienced cardiovascular disease. However, when looked at unemotionally and in detail, the study appears to have overlooked several key factors. This is just one of a barrage of studies that have employed questionable methodologies but used shock value and fear tactics that resulted in hysterical headlines across television, print, and the web. If that weren't enough, a similar study was released last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which also concluded that Testosterone injections and creams increase the risk of heart attack. That study also had numerous issues which led to faulty conclusions. Let's take a look at them. The Important Relationship of Estrogen and Red Blood Cell Counts to Testosterone Both of the studies mentioned above contained a glaring error: neither study measured Testosterone levels before and after Testosterone treatment. Also, there was yet another huge problem with the methodologies … Read more »

Skinny Bartender with Low Testosterone Becomes a Ripped Bodybuilder


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 652029076 300x200 6644Thanks to Testosterone Replacement Therapy! A skinny, rail-thin man who felt self-conscious about his thin frame has transformed himself from scrawny to brawny, like the “Before/After” photos in the comic book advertisements for muscle-building, mail-order courses...after doctors told him to take testosterone injections. Danny May, 25, from Liverpool, United Kingdom, struggled with his body image for years until he discovered that he suffers from a condition that prevents his body from producing testosterone, the 'male' hormone, naturally. But since he began medically supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the bartender who was once mistaken for a child by a waitress has become a bodybuilder with a commanding presence that lets people know without asking what he does in his spare time: hit the weights. Danny had suffered as a result of his body image throughout school, and always felt significantly smaller than friends and was unable to find a girlfriend because of his boney, scrawny physique. But When He Was 20, He Discovered What His Problem Was He had a condition called Kallmann Syndrome, a rare disease which affects one in 50,000 and means the body doesn't produce testosterone. In essence, he had the body of a pre-pubescent 11-year-old. Fed up … Read more »

Five Facts About Testosterone (That Maybe You Didn’t Know)


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

635890364616719981 2043523324 always tired 300x199 4571Have you been a bit moody lately? Always feeling fatigued? Lacking motivation? Depressed about your lack of sex drive, or inability to perform in the bedroom? Then Maybe That Dreaded “Low-T” Syndrome has Struck Face reality. It may be time to have your testosterone checked. Similar to how vital estrogen is for a woman, an adequate level of testosterone is just as crucial to a man. Testosterone is primarily a male hormone, and men have significantly higher levels of testosterone flowing through their veins than women. When those levels drop (usually due to aging), men feel it, and it's devastating in all critical areas of a man's life: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here are five things you need to know that will allow you to understand better how this masculine hormone functions, and why you may need to have your testosterone levels checked... Low testosterone is not just a concern of aging men. While it is true that levels begin to decline after about 25-30 years old, low levels can occur at any age. Men in their early 20s and 30s can be at risk for low concentrations, especially if they have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, … Read more »

Testosterone’s Surprising Link to Men’s ‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 651194746 1 300x214 4896After Testosterone Blast of Hunting, Men’s ‘Love Hormone’ Rises When They Return Home Testosterone. It fuels the drive of hunters, athletes, traders in the financial markets and other so-called “Alpha males.” And regardless of their differences, they all tend to have one thing in common: they are all ultra-competitive and possess an almost superhuman drive to succeed. As a result of this drive, their testosterone levels are off-the-charts, primarily when they are engaged in the high-level competition of their brutally Darwinist fields. But There is Another Side to This Story The Chinese call it Yin/Yang. In Viking times, it was called Fire/Ice. The ancient Greeks called it “The Golden Mean.” Regardless of the name, the fundamental concept remains the same today: balance, including mental, physical and emotional aspects, is something that we all need, and strive for, at times unconsciously. And it is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Fascinating New Research A new study explores the nurturing, familial side of men who pursue primal activities, often to support their families. It finds that that side, too, is expressed hormonally, when a man brings dinner home to his family (or perhaps money or a trophy). … Read more »

More Sex: A Better Way to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

man and woman enjoying sex 300x200 7599Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level drops, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be right. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered serum testosterone may cause reduced sexual activity. But our study questions, if not entirely refutes, that assumption and suggests it is the other way around," said Dr. David Handelsman, a researcher at the University of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. And skyrocketing sales of testosterone supplements are being fueled by that widespread assumption, even though it might not be correct, Handelsman added. For example, one doctor not involved in the study questioned the finding, noting that other lifestyle factors might be affecting testosterone levels as men age. And the study wasn't designed to take those factors into account. In the study, the researchers evaluated more than 1,700 men, age 70 and above, in Sydney. The researchers tested the men at the study's start and then again two years later when the number of men in the survey had dropped to … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Boosts Aerobic Capacity


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 284222600 200x300 8750The joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society was the site of a presentation on June 22 concerning findings discovered from a clinical trial of sedentary men with low testosterone levels and mobility problems which revealed increased aerobic capacity among those treated with testosterone. The current study evaluated data from 64 men, mean age 73, with low testosterone enrolled in the Testosterone in Older Men with Mobility Limitation Trial. Participants in the trial were treated with 10 milligrams of testosterone in gel form or a placebo gel daily for six months. Cycle exercise tests conducted at the beginning and end of the treatment period provided measures of aerobic function, including peak oxygen uptake and gas exchange lactate threshold. The gas exchange lactate threshold is an excellent functional measure of the ability to do work over a prolonged period. The rate remained steady during the 6-month study in the testosterone-treated men but declined significantly (and to a greater-than-expected extent based on average measures) in the placebo-treated controls When the trial ended, men who received a placebo saw a drop in peak oxygen uptake, while those treated with testosterone saw an increase in their peak oxygen uptake. … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Reduces the Risk of Serious Adverse Health Consequences!


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

shutterstock 122597959 300x200 9345The evidence is clear: A recent study has concluded that... Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) reduces the risk of severe adverse health consequences! Are you thinking of trying testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but have held back due to the fear of side effects? Think again. A recent study published in The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology concluded that testosterone therapy lowered the risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Also, the researchers discovered healthier levels of blood pressure, glucose, and lipids. “Testosterone therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (i.e., heart attack), stroke, and mortality in men with hypogonadism,” said Abdulmaged M. Traish, Ph.D., who conducted the study with several colleagues. The objective of the survey was to determine and measure the risk, safety, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy concerning cardiovascular outcomes. This objective required a long, placebo-controlled study of two groups of men. One group began TRT, and the other group did not. The study was conducted with 656 male subjects suffering from low testosterone levels and displaying symptoms of hypogonadism (low testosterone). The study group consisted of men with total testosterone levels of 12.1 nmol/L and symptoms of hypogonadism. In the treatment group, men (n = … Read more »

Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Happy couple sharing food 300x200For 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 ability to perform in the bedroom. Many of these influences are psychological or interpersonal, but our hormone balance and function also plays a vital role and is the physiological spark that activates our desire. The most critical hormone about sexual desire and libido is Testosterone. This is actually true of both sexes, men and women. Women … Read more »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

A professional medical research teamA 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 which 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 have some heart and cardiovascular risks associated with it, but further investigation strongly suggests that these risks can easily be mitigated through the responsible use of Estrogen Blockers … Read more »

The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

couple 731890_640In spite of 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 there has been an abundance of research in recent years regarding penis size all across the world. One group of researchers performed a survey of twenty different studies specifically related to penis-size, measuring over 15,000 men across the globe. One of the issues which made previous studies so inaccurate was that they largely revolved around “self-report” and were thus not … Read more »

Physiology of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

What is Testosterone? Testosterone is one of the many chemical messengers known as Hormones, and it is important for the normal health and function of both men and women, though the hormone is primarily associated with male wellness and development. Testosterone belongs to a specific class of hormones known as steroids. Most people think of steroids as hormones or chemicals that boost anabolic, muscle-building performance, but a steroid represents a molecule with a specific structure that is most commonly used in order to deliver messages and exert physiological changes in the body. Three common steroids are cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogen. In fact, the human body builds both Testosterone and Estrogen from a core of cholesterol, which is one reason why cholesterol is such an important part of daily nutritional intake. Testosterone and Prenatal Development Testosterone is responsible for the development of primary male sex characteristics while the child is still in the womb. In the normal developmental cycle, Testosterone begins to affect the male fetus around seven weeks after conception, and encourages the formation of Leydig Cells, which are responsible for the production of Testosterone. After the fetus develops its own ability to produce Testosterone, the internal male sexual organs … Read more »

Testosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

natural hrt products supplementsTestosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause Whatever you call it—Hypogonadism, Andropause, or Low-T—Testosterone Deficiency is no laughing matter, nor is it something that you should feel any embarrassment about. There are a number of highly effective treatments for Testosterone Deficiency, and one of the oldest and most reliable is Injectable Testosterone Therapy. Testosterone Injections are physician-prescribed, and deliver between three days and three weeks of Testosterone in a single shot, dependent upon the formulation. The most oft-prescribed form of Low-T Injection in the United States in known as Testosterone Cypionate, and it is designed to be injected once every seven to ten days for maximum effectiveness. How Do Testosterone Injections Work? Low-T Injections work by directly supplementing your body's supply of Testosterone with a Recombinant, Bio-Identical form of the hormone that is produced by a pharmaceutical manufacturer or compounding pharmacy. Testosterone Injections, for the most part, are ester compounds. Esterization is a process by which Bio-Identical Testosterone is chemically linked to an ester compound in order to slow down the rate by which the body absorbs the medication. This is why Testosterone Injections last as long as they do. Testosterone is normally absorbed quickly and readily by the human body, … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Allows Man to Have the Body That He Was Meant to Have


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

One of the clearest means to see how Testosterone impacts male physiology is to look at how Testosterone Injections and other forms of Low-T Therapy have helped men with congenital conditions which have prevented them from producing normal levels of Testosterone. One such man is Danny May, a young man of twenty five from Liverpool that was born with Kallman Syndrome, a congenital condition which suppresses the body's ability to produce Testosterone. In spite of suffering from the condition for his entire life, he was not officially diagnosed until the age of twenty. After being properly diagnosed, his doctors suggested that he take Testosterone Injection Therapy in order to reverse the effects of the condition and provide his body the Testosterone required for him to reach his masculine potential. Though he was not aware of his condition, he was well aware of its effects. Danny was far thinner and scrawnier than almost all males his age growing up, and it affected both his body image and his overall confidence. The issue was so severe that many thought that he was a child at first glance. As a result of Hypogonadism Treatment for Kallman Syndrome, Danny has gone through an almost … Read more »

Could Civilization Have Been Formed as a Result of Declining Testosterone Levels in Males?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

low t chart for men seeking treatmentA recent study conducted by a Duke Anthropologist provides stunning insights into the way that human civilization formed countless ages ago. In this study, nearly 1,500 modern and ancient skulls were measured and examined, and the conclusion is that modern males have much less Testosterone-related activity than their ancient counterparts, which likely played a role in mankind's ability to form the large social groups which were needed to preclude modern civilization. Testosterone Potent Psychological and Social Force in Today's Society Even today, Testosterone is a powerful force which impacts male personality. Men with more Testosterone are more assertive and more willing to take control of situations, whereas men with less Testosterone are more likely to be led and also to form more stable relationships with others. Male Skull Structure has Evolved Over Time The human skull structure of males changed dramatically since antiquity. Early men had strong, pronounced brows and more squarish heads, and as Testosterone Levels dropped, men began to form rounder, smoother skull and facial features. Based on medical research, this change can be almost universally attributed to a decline in the average Testosterone Activity of man over time. Robert Cieri was the lead researcher of this study, … Read more »

Testosterone and Aggression: How T-Levels Impact Human Response to External, Social Threats


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Testosterone, as most people know, is the primary male sex hormone, and is associated with many characteristics which are classically considered to be masculine, among these is a predilection toward aggression. A recent study, led by Dr. Justin Carré of Nipissing University and published in the journal Biological Psychology, provides neurological evidence of the mechanism by which Testosterone exerts its influence upon aggression. Other, earlier research discovered that Testosterone administration affects neurological function, but prior studies were performed on female patients. In those studies, women were provided a one-time dose of Testosterone to monitor the way that it impacted neurological expression. The goal of Carré's study was to investigate how such Testosterone administration would affect male neurological expression, in comparison to its effects upon the female brain. In particular, Carré wanted to examine how the male brain responds to threats when Testosterone Levels are artificially enhanced in healthy males. Testosterone, Threat Perception, and the Human Brain In particular, the researchers placed special emphasis on parts of the brain the are associated with aggression and threat response, such as the periaqueductal gray, the hypothalamus, and the amygdala. This study involved sixteen patients, all male, and with no signs of illness. They … Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk in New Study


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

There has been a lot of debate over the last decade regarding the effects of both Low-T and Testosterone Deficiency on the heart. Depending on the study and the manner in which the study was conducted, the results can come out quite differently. A study published in Heart Rhythm, a peer-reviewed medical journal regarding cardiovascular health, provides strong evidence that a patient's Estradiol and Testosterone Levels are powerful indicators for sudden cardiac arrest, a lethal condition with a 95% mortality rate. What researchers found was that men that experienced cardiac arrest had average Testosterone Levels which were significantly lower than normal. It was also discovered that patients with elevated Estradiol Levels were more likely to experience cardiac arrest regardless of gender. What Is Cardiac Arrest? Cardiac Arrest is a condition in which the heart loses the ability to contract normally, which completely restricts blood flow. This prevents the body from circulating oxygen through the blood stream which quickly leads to death if not treated. Sudden Cardiac Arrest refers to Cardiac Arrest which occurs without warning. Because of the severity of the condition, under most circumstances, there is no way to provide effective treatment in time to save the patient, nor … Read more »

Testosterone and Geriatric Frailty


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Testosterone and Hormone Deficiency Associated with Physiological Decline in Elderly Men It has long been known that Low-T affects male sexual health in a profound way, leading to sexual insufficiency as well as reduced libido. There is also a growing understanding with regard to how Testosterone affects male masculinity and physiological health. There is a large push in the medical literature right now to scientifically evaluate how Testosterone Deficiency affects geriatric health and wellness. Australian Elderly Low-T Study A recent study was published by Australian researchers and presented at the 16th Annual International Congress of Endocrinology. With this study, researchers presented strong evidence that geriatric men with Low-T or other forms of sex-hormone deficiency experienced double the risk of experiencing physiological decline over the course of a two year period when compared to men of the same age with comparatively high sex hormone levels. The lead researcher for this Elderly Low-T Study was Benjamin Hsu, a representive of the University of Sydney Australia. He and his research partners collected medical and health information from over 1300 men all at least seventy years of age, which received health exams between the years of 2005 and 2007, which also received a second … Read more »

Seven Types of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive and Libido


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

As men grow older, maintaining sexual health and performance is near the top of most men's minds. As men enter their forties and beyond, they start to become more susceptible to a number of different health conditions that can impact sexual function, including Testosterone Deficiency and Diabetes. Did you know, however, that there are actually many medications that can either inhibit your libido, inhibit your sexual function, or both? Men don't realize how commonly that medications are the root cause of erectile dysfunction. In fact, research suggests that sexual dysfunction is the result of the drugs taken by the male patient in as many as 25% of erectile dysfunction cases. We all know how important sex is to a happy and healthy relationship. If you are having trouble generating interest in your partner, or if you can't seal the deal, you should talk to a physician and find out the root cause of your dysfunction. In many cases, erectile dysfunction is a sign of deeper, underlying problems, and it is possible that, in the case that your medications are altering your sexual performance, there are steps that you can take to restore your sexual health. In some cases changing drugs … Read more »

Low-T and Your Health


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Low-T and Your Health How Does the Body Produce Testosterone? The production of Testosterone is the result of a cascade of hormone signals, with a cycle beginning at the hypothalamus. When the hypothalamus receives the signal to produce Testosterone, it releases a hormone known as Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, usually referred to in scientific literature as GnRH. In both sexes, GnRH travels through the Hypophyseal Portal System from the Hypothalamus to the Pituitary, where it stimulates the production of two important hormones: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). From here, the sex hormone cycle differs for both sexes. In women, Follicle Stimulating Hormone prepares for the release of an egg by stimulating the production of fluid pouches known as follicles which store the developed egg in preparation for fertilization. Luteinizing Hormone, on the other hand, encourages ovulation. In men, on the other hand, the two hormones are associated with the production of Testosterone and Sperm. Luteinizing Hormone travels to the testes, where it activates cells known at Leydig Cells that are responsible for the production of Testosterone. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone travels to Sertoli Cells in the Testes, which encourage the production of sperm. Some Testosterone that is produced by the testes … Read more »

How to Build Muscle Quickly by Boosting Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Happy smiling doctor with arms folded 300x200Testosterone. Without adequate levels of it, your road to building muscle will be much steeper and far harder to climb. Remember, testosterone is the most potent and essential muscle-building hormone known. The higher your testosterone levels, the quicker you can pack on muscle...indeed, a simple equation. So let's take a look at how a few simple dietary changes and exercise techniques will cause your testosterone levels to explode, along with the changes in your body that testosterone can accomplish... The Benefits of High Testosterone Levels Increased muscular size and strength Gives your body the ability to blowtorch fat Skyrocket your stamina and endurance levels Gives you a feeling of intense, steady confidence Slash your levels of the dangerous LDL cholesterol Once you add these ten easy methods to your health and fitness toolbox, you will naturally increase your testosterone ranges. 1. Use compound exercises in your workouts. Isolation movements like tricep kickbacks and leg extensions are great...AFTER YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED YOUR LARGE MUSCLE GROUPS BY DOING COMPOUND EXERCISES. Deadlifts, squats, bench presses, overhead press, rows, pull-ups, leg presses, and curls are where your focus needs to be if you want to fire up your anabolic hormone “manufacturing factory” in your … Read more »

Andropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

thumbs_order gel online hrt productsAndropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline Are you over the age of thirty, and feel like your body is starting to just slow down? Are you starting to experience sexual issues such as low libido or erectile dysfunction? You very well may be suffering from Andropause. Andropause is a natural condition and nothing to be embarrassed about. What is Andropause? Andropause is a natural, age-related condition that men deal with, that bears some similarity to Menopause. Beginning at puberty, male Testosterone Levels skyrocket, and drop to normal adult levels by the late teens. Those high Testosterone Levels contribute to a lot of the characteristics that we attribute to teenagers and young men. They are full of vitality and bursting with libido and sexual desire. They tend to be highly confident and assertive, and there's a reason why many men consider this the physical peak of their lives. The Effects of Low-T and Andropause Clearly Shown in Athletes Of course, like all good things, this healthy Testosterone Production eventually comes to an end. All men will experience Testosterone Decline. It is a natural aspect of the human condition. Testosterone Production starts to drop slowly around the late twenties or early thirties. In fact, … Read more »

High-Dose Testosterone Injections May Be a Viable Palliative Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

There is some evidence that Testosterone encourages the proliferation of prostate cancer cells, but new research shows that Testosterone Injections directly to the prostate may improve patients long-term outcomes when dealing with inoperable prostate cancer. No studies have shown that elevated Testosterone Levels are associated with an increased incidence of Prostate Cancer, but for men with existing Prostate Cancer, high Testosterone Levels can make the cancer harder to treat. Medical professionals have understood for over 70 years that it is possible to slow the growth of Prostate Tumors by suppressing Testosterone Levels in the body. As a result of this knowledge, and further research derived from that knowledge, advanced prostate cancer is often treated by prescribing the patient with pharmaceuticals designed to sharply slow down the release of Testosterone, and other hormones that can be converted into Testosterone. This medical regimen is known as chemical castration. Unfortunately, this is often only a stop-gap, short-term measure, as prostate cancer, like many other cancers, is highly adapative to changes in environment, and often learns to thrive even in an ecosystem where Testosterone Levels are very low. They have a few different mechanisms by which this adaptation is possible, two of the most … Read more »

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy Fortesta is one of many brands of Testosterone Therapy available in the United States for the treatment of Low-T, also known as Hypogonadism or Andropause. Fortesta is a product of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Fortesta is a topical gel which is designed to be applied to the skin in order to deliver Testosterone directly to the blood stream. Fortesta contains two percent Testosterone, and is intended to be administered to the thigh area. If you are suffering from Low-T, Fortesta Testosterone can significantly enhance your Testosterone Levels with just a single daily application. If you are interested in Fortesta, a hormone specialist can help you find out if Fortesta can help improve your life via Testosterone Restoration. Don't live with Hormone Imbalance. Be proactive and get the care you deserve! Fortesta is Proven Effective Clinical research shows that Fortesta is a highly efficient means to improve Testosterone Balance in order to mitigate the effects of Low-T. Also, Fortesta has a low incidence of side-effects, most of which are mild. Some patients may experience irritation or tenderness where the Testosterone Gel is applied. Also, the use of Testosterone Therapy sometimes leads to an increase in PSA, which is a … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide Testosterone Deficiency goes by a number of names, including Low-T and Hypogonadism. When Low-T is the result of the aging process, it is known as Andropause or Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency. As a whole, Low-T is a a syndrome, which means that it represents a collection of symptoms rather than a simply definable medical condition with a consistent cause. A number of issues can lead to Low-T, from genetic defects to surgery and radiation related to injury and cancer. It is also often simply the result of the body slowly losing its ability to produce sufficient Testosterone as a factor of age. For men with Testosterone Deficiency, Low-T Therapy is a highly effective way to restore normalcy and proper hormone balance for the patient. Testosterone is often used for other purposes, such as anti-aging, appearance, performance enhancement, and strength training, but these uses are not approved of by the FDA. Testosterone is not an Anti-Aging drug, but, for patients with Testosterone Deficiency, Bio-Identical Low-T Treatment can help mitigate a number of symptoms that are commonly associated with the aging process. What Are the Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency? Low-T affects male health both on a physical … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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, Anxiety, and Depression


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

depression unhappy low t 300x200Anxiety is a major health issue which impacts male health at a psychological as well as a physiological level. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a medical condition which is characterized by apprehension, subconscious hyperactivity, physical tension, and hyper awareness. Symptoms of subconscious hyperactivity include elevated pulse, flushing, dizziness, dry mouth, clammy palms, heart palpitations, and sweating. Physical tension includes sighing, muscle aches, and restlessness. Hyper awareness includes morning exhaustion, issues with sleep, insomnia, focus issues, irritability, distractability, edginess, and hypervigilence. Apprehension includes the whole bound of things which prevent us from being ourselves, including an intense worry about what other people think, unfounded fear in one's daily life, and excessive worrying about the welfare of oneself or others. What is Anxiety? Anxiety expresses itself in many different ways, but it can be described most succinctly as an overwhelming sense of worry or anxiety that gets in the way of living one's life as he or she wishes it to be. Anxiety can be absolutely debilitating, and there is powerful evidence that Testosterone Deficiency contributes to worry and anxiety. What are the Symptoms of Anxiety? Low-T has been associated with a number of different issues that are related to Anxiety and Generalized … Read more »

Oral Testosterone Pill Could Make Lipocine’s Share Price SKYROCKET


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

kerx lipo logo 300x133 5008Lipocine Inc. (LPCN) may have a massive hit on its hands with the first swallowable oral testosterone treatment. Oral testosterone could revolutionize the testosterone market because users usually have to inject themselves or use a gel that absorbs through their skin. The problem with these two delivery methods is that they are inconvenient and may transfer to women and children. These issues may deter potential users. The investment firm Canaccord Genuity sees a significant upside here. The company's Corey Davis and Lidia Liu initiated coverage of Lipocine with a Buy rating and assigned it a $15.00 price target. If the firm is correct in its assessment, then Lipocine shares could rise more than 80% if the outcome expectations live up the scenario outlined in this analyst call. The way the firm arrived at the target price of $15.00 was a discounted price-to-earnings (P/E) valuation, applying a multiple of 20 to the 2021 earnings per share target $2.06, and then cut by 20% for five and a half years. The potential risks to this analysis include failure to gain FDA approval, to find a partner or to sell the company. Canaccord Genuity's analyst Corey Davis said: “Lipocine is on the verge … Read more »

Testosterone levels in older men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

listen now download audio It has been suggested by some that a declining testosterone level in older men may contribute to deteriorating health. Australian researchers have investigated testosterone levels in ageing men. The transcript of this program will be available by late afternoon on the Tuesday following Monday's broadcast. When Monday is a public holiday in NSW, the transcript will not appear until late Wednesday.. … Read more »

Testosterone builds muscle but has risks


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 4th, 2019

Melky Cabrera 300x168Like most performance-enhancing drugs, testosterone can help athletes build bigger, stronger muscles very quickly, improving their athletic ability and their recovery time - but testosterone carries significant health risks that aren't fully understood yet. It's unclear whether Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was using natural testosterone or a synthetic version of the hormone, but both kinds are a form of anabolic steroid. The body produces testosterone to promote growth in men and women and to regulate masculine characteristics, such as a deep voice and the development of sex organs in men. It's muscle growth and quick recovery that athletes who abuse steroids are after. Testosterone - whether it's injected, applied via a patch or cream, or taken by pill - allows athletes to rapidly increase muscle mass beyond what their body would generally manage, and also reduces their recovery time, meaning they can train hour after hour, day after day, with little need to rest their bodies in between workouts. "Testosterone can help increase muscle mass in a much faster fashion. Athletes who use anabolic steroids may find that they're able to increase their endurance and their strength by doing the same amount of training as they would otherwise," said Dr. … Read more »

What is Testosterone? What does Testosterone do? Find on


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 3rd, 2019

Testosterone is the main sex hormone that men have. It controls male physical features. The testes (testicles) make testosterone. Women have testosterone too, but in much smaller amounts than in men. Testosterone helps bring on the physical changes that turn a boy into a man. This time of life is called puberty. Changes include Men also need normal amounts of this hormone to make sperm and be able to have children. The brain and pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain (see image below), control production of testosterone by the testes. From there, testosterone moves through your blood to do its work. Your testosterone levels change from hour to hour. They tend to be highest in the morning and lowest at night. Testosterone levels are highest by age 20 to 30 and slowly go down after age 30 to 35. For many reasons, testosterone can becomeand staytoo low. Less often, testosterone levels can become too high. When this hormone is not in balance, health problems can result. Ask your doctor if you should get your testosterone level checked if you have any of the problems mentioned below. You can get treatment to fix hormone problems. Early … Read more »

The Truth About Testosterone | The Dr. Oz Show


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Myths and misunderstandings about testosterone abound. Here are the ones I hear most frequently: 1. Testosterone improves fertility. False. Testosterone, particularly at the levels commonly used by athletes for performance enhancement, can effectively sterilize a man and cause his testicles to shrink and become soft. 2. Being overweight has nothing to do with testosterone levels. Wrong. Extra fat on the body acts like a sponge, taking testosterone out of the blood and reducing libido, energy and other male-related characteristics. This is particularly true if the fat is carried around the belly or abdomen. Fat carried on the thighs or buttocks has less testosterone-draining effects. 3. Men can raise their testosterone levels by exercising vigorously. The relationship between testosterone and exercise is complicated. Yes, moderate exercise can raise testosterone levels somewhat, but if exercise is extreme, testosterone levels can actually drop. Its also true that low testosterone makes it harder to exercise, which can lead to a vicious cycle of inactivity and reduced hormone levels. 4. Male mid-life crises have nothing to do with testosterone. I believe that many times when men say they are bored with their careers, their wives, or their general lot in life, they are actually suffering … Read more »

How Men Work | HowStuffWorks


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

As hormones go, testosterone doesn't always have the best reputation. It's a key ingredient in most anabolic steroids, which can lead to aggression and infertility. A 2006 study showed that too much of it can kill brain cells [Source: CNN]. And some women hold it accountable for just about any stereotypically masculine behavior, from a love of sports to a reluctance to ask for directions. But without testosterone, no one would ever grow into a male body. Until about the eighth week of gestation, males and females are identical. Then, a surge of testosterone causes male fetuses to develop male sex organs -- without this wave of testosterone, a male's sex organs will never develop. As he grows, testosterone continues to play an important part in his physical development. When he's a teenager, the hormone's presence causes him to develop masculine secondary sex characteristics, such as facial and body hair and a deeper voice. Testosterone also encourages his adult body to be taller and heavier than a woman's, with broader shoulders and less subcutaneous fat. In other words, testosterone plays a big part in making a male body physically different from a female one. But the influence of testosterone doesn't … Read more »

6 Ways to Increase Testosterone Levels Naturally – wikiHow


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Expert Reviewed Six Methods:Managing Your Diet and NutritionExercising RegularlyChanging Your LifestyleUsing Vitamins, Minerals, and HerbsDiagnosing Low TestosteroneWhen Should You Try This?Community Q&A Testosterone is a hormone that regulates the sex organs, metabolism, bone loss, and other bodily functions. Though affecting primarily men, both sexes can experience low testosterone or Low T. Studies have shown that lifestyle choices play the biggest part in testosterone levels. Exercise, sleep, stress, and obesity can all affect hormone levels. Find out how to increase testosterone levels naturally. Additionally, check out When Should You Try This? to learn more about when you may wish to consider trying natural methods of increasing your testosterone levels. Ad 1 2 3 4 5 Increase healthy fats. Omega-3 fats are healthy fats found in a variety of foods. These include those found in eggs, algae, fish and mussels, but also plant oils like flaxseed, hemp and walnut oil. Healthy fats actually help to build a healthier body. 6 Drink plenty of water. Lots of water is essential to any healthy diet. In addition to hydrating you, water can also stop you from feeling hungry. 7 Eat only when hungry. Cut down on snacking, eating when bored, and other sneaky calories. … Read more »

Testosterone: Common Questions | Testosterone Test: Total …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

1.If I have a low testosterone level, will taking supplemental testosterone help? Maybe. Testosterone supplements, either with gels, patches or injections, can raise testosterone levels. They may help to relieve some symptoms and/or prevent muscle and bone loss that occurs with aging in men; however, this has not been definitively proven. There is concern that testosterone replacement therapy may exacerbate preexisting prostate cancer, but no evidence of causing cancer. There are label warnings that testosterone administration may result in possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Although men with may have low testosterone, in many cases testosterone administration does not improve the symptoms because there are other underlying conditions. Therefore, consult a healthcare practitioner for a medical evaluation and consultation to determine if this is the right therapy for you. Also read the Hormone Health Network's infographic: The Truth About Testosterone Therapy. ^ Back to top Women's bodies also produce testosterone but in small amounts. It is needed for hormonal balance and to help women's bodies to function normally. If your body is producing too much testosterone, you may have more body hair than average, have abnormal or no menstrual periods, or be infertile. A testosterone test, in conjunction … Read more »

Adrenalast Testosterone Booster | Boost Muscle Sexual …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 6th, 2016

There are many of these supposed miracle combinations that are touted on the internet, such as TitaniumPro X and Adrenalast. They are being advertised as male enhancers and should help you build muscle faster, improve erections and sexual performance. Taken together they should make you look and feel more virile and self-confident, make an Alpha-male out of you. But do these products really work? Lets face it, men with muscular bodies are often seen as more attractive to the opposite sex. Have you been consistent in your workouts but the results that you desire just have not come as quick as you thought they would? Your hard work can now be rewarded by combining your workouts with an amazing, scientifically proven supplement calledTitanium Pro X. Titanium Pro X is an all natural supplement designed to help men gain muscle and burn fat the easy, natural way. It was created for men that are serious about gaining massive muscle mass and about looking and feeling their best, helping them get the best body possible. This incredible muscle building supplement will increase your lifts with each workout, provide you an unbelievable amount of energy, and help to get your body chiseled and … Read more »

Does Andro 400 Work; does it increase testosterone?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on March 20th, 2016

Anyone asking the question does Andro 400 work might want to first ponder a relevant question: Does higher testosterone result in lower body fat or does lower body fat result in higher testosterone? That questions relevant because the marketers of Andro 400 are angling their Ageless Male-like product at guys who are middle-aged and older with the notion that if we boost our testosterone, the fat will start falling off. But if youre one of the guys asking does Andro 400 work, you should know an important fact first: A high fat level results in lower testosterone. Body fat, especially the kind accumulated in the belly area, raises estradiol levels. This heightened amount of endogenous female hormone can squelch testosterone in a man as likely as would the accidental ingestion of a handful of womens estrogen pills. But testosterone, if marginally raised by a high enough amount, can help burn calories and fat stores as well. This might turn the whole issue of testosterone and body fat into the quintessential chicken and egg question of which comes first. Thus, to answer the question does Andro 400 work, one must really ask a two-fold question: The answer to the question does … Read more »

How to Lower Testosterone in Women | eHow


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

Follow An imbalance of testosterone in women can have side effects, such as unnatural hair growth on the face or chest. It can also affect the distribution of fat and muscle throughout the body, lead to thinning hair and cause excessive sweating. However, those symptoms are the tip of the iceberg. Testosterone overload can also lead to breast or ovarian cancer. It is, therefore, important to keep a woman's testosterone levels as close to normal as possible. Make dietary changes. According to the website for Natural Hormones, one way to help bring estrogen and testosterone back into balance is to focus on raising estrogen levels. This can be done by eating foods that are estrogen-rich, including soy products, fruits such as apples and cherries, and grains such as alfalfa, rice and wheat. Get sugar and carbohydrate consumption under control. According to Virginia Hopkins Health watch, excess in either area can actually work to maintain a hormone imbalance. Exercise regularly. Virginia Hopkins Health recommends exercising no fewer than four times a week. Include exercises that focus heavily on techniques that reduce stress, such as yoga or Pilates. Avoid weight training if testosterone levels are too high as it could result in … Read more »

Testosterone Booster Reviews – Consumers Guides


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 25th, 2018

By, Joe Harmon It's hard to find a 'Testosterone Booster' product that doesn't seem to be a scam. There are hundreds of different brands out there, each promising to turn you into a supercharged, 22 year old version of yourself, just by taking a couple 'all natural' pills every day. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, maybe. But look at what happens when you increase your testosterone levels: If youre like me, you probably see these sort of claims and instantly want to call snake oil or scam on every testosterone boosting supplement out there. But... lets take a closer look. How could this MASSIVE industry continue to exist if all these products are complete scams? Clearly a ton of guys are buying these products again and again, and that must mean that theres a VERY good chance that at least SOME of these products really do deliver on what they claim. And if thats the case, does that mean that there are men who actually are seeing the kinds of results that these products promise - results like higher sex drive, harder erections, more energy and increased muscle mass? We dug deep and found what the REAL … Read more »


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