Category Archives: Testosterone Information



Adverse Effects of Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2021

smiling doctor with clipboard and stethoscope looking at camera SBI 305497329 300x200Context: The risks of testosterone therapy in men remain poorly understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analyses of testosterone trials to evaluate the adverse effects of testosterone ... Adverse Effects of Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis M. Mercè Fernández-Balsells, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Melanie Lane, Juliana F. Lampropulos, Felipe Albuquerque, Rebecca J. Mullan, Neera Agrwal, Mohamed B. Elamin, Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, Amy T. Wang, Patricia J. Erwin, Shalender Bhasin, and Victor M. Montori Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Victor M. Montori, M.D., M.Sc., Mayo Clinic, … Read more »

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


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

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 that are known carcinogens. For this reason, the lead researcher of the study believes that men should be extremely wary of taking Testosterone without an established clinical need. Testosterone is experiencing a surge in popularity like never before, as a means to enhance sexual function, combat fatigue, increase muscular strength, and improve body composition. Men all across the country and the world have experienced the benefits of Testosterone for Low-T, but many … Read more »

Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido


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

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 … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Boosts Aerobic Capacity


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

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 … Read more »

Physiology of Testosterone


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

testosterone molecule 300x300What is Testosterone? Testosterone is one of the many chemical messengers known as Hormones, and it is essential for the usual health and function of both men and women. However, 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. Still, a steroid represents a molecule with a specific structure that is most commonly used to deliver messages and exert physiological changes in the body. Three common steroids are cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogen. In fact, … Read more »

The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths


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

couple 731890_640Despite 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 … Read more »

Manhood Washed Away: You Could Unknowingly be Annihilating Your Testosterone


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

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 that make antibacterial soaps will have to prove that the benefits of their products outweigh the health risks. "Both … Read more »

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


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

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,” … Read more »

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


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

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 … Read more »

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


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

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 … Read more »

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


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

testosterone injections prostate cancer 300x200There is some evidence that Testosterone encourages the proliferation of prostate cancer cells, but new research shows that Testosterone Injection 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 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, … Read more »

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


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

testosterone therapy male physique 300x181One 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 that 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 that 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 … Read more »

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


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

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 that impacts male personality. Men with more Testosterone are more assertive and more … Read more »

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


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

testosterone and aggression 300x178Testosterone, 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 … Read more »

Testosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause


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

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 several 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 … Read more »

Testosterone and Geriatric Frailty


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

testosterone deficiency elderly men 225x300Testosterone 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 … Read more »

How to Build Muscle Quickly by Boosting Testosterone Levels


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

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 … Read more »

Andropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline


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

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 … Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk in New Study


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

testosterone deficiency heart attack risk 300x267There 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 … Read more »

Seven Types of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive and Libido


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

drugs inhibit sex drive 300x225As 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 common those 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 … Read more »