Category Archives: Testosterone Information

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 10th, 2020

Axiron Testosterone creamTestosterone 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 has its own level of potency. Video Download: Testosterone Creams For Low Testosterone Treatment And Andropause Video Stream: Testosterone Creams For Low Testosterone Treatment And Andropause 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 endocrinologists. Low-T Creams are administered once-daily and provide a day's … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide

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

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

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

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Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 3rd, 2020

Fortesta testosterone gelFortesta 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 that is designed to be applied to the skin in order to deliver Testosterone directly to the bloodstream. Video Download: Fourteen Common Causes Of Fatigue And What You Can Do To Improve Your Energy Levels Part 2 Video Stream: Fourteen Common Causes Of Fatigue And What You Can Do To Improve Your Energy Levels Part 2 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 … Read more »

Andropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2020

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. Video Download: Andropause Age Associated Testosterone Decline Video Stream: Andropause Age Associated Testosterone Decline 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 … Read more »

How to Build Muscle Quickly by Boosting Testosterone Levels

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 29th, 2020

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Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked to Heart Attack Risk in New Study

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 26th, 2020

Video Download: Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked To Heart Attack Risk In New Study Part 1 Video Stream: Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked To Heart Attack Risk In New Study Part 1 Video Download: Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked To Heart Attack Risk In New Study Part 2 Video Stream: Testosterone Deficiency Strongly Linked To Heart Attack Risk In New Study Part 2 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, … Read more »

Seven Types of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive and Libido

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 22nd, 2020

Video Download: Seven Types Of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive And Libido Part 1 Video Stream: Seven Types Of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive And Libido Part 1 Video Download: Seven Types Of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive And Libido Part 2 Video Stream: Seven Types Of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive And Libido Part 2 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 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 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, … Read more »

Testosterone and Geriatric Frailty

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 21st, 2020

Video Download: Testosterone And Geriatric Frailty Video Stream: Testosterone And Geriatric Frailty 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 a 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 representative 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 … Read more »

Tri-Blend Testosterone. Understanding the Benefits of Testosterone Oils

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 21st, 2020

Testosterone Injections come in many forms and blends. Two of the most common and popular Testosterone Esters are Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate, both designed to provide a long-acting dose of therapeutic Testosterone. While these Types of Testosterone are effective alone, many Hormone Clinics utilize Testosterone Blends to maximize the stability of Testosterone Levels in the bloodstream during treatment. Tri-Blend Testosterone is one of the more common forms of Combination Testosterone Injection. What Is Tri-Blend Testosterone? Tri-Blend is a combination of three forms of Testosterone—Testosterone Cyptionate, Testosterone Enanthate, and Testosterone Propionate. By combining these three potent Testosterone Oils it is possible to smooth the peaks and valleys of Serum Testosterone associated with each individual treatment in order to provide a more natural ongoing Testosterone Balance. This balance offers waves of Testosterone, which are similar to the Circadian Rhythm of Testosterone. Often, Tri-Blend is delivered in an MCT Oil Base, which provides Medium Chain Triglycerides associated with dairy, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil to boost the benefits of treatment. Testosterone Cypionate Profile Testosterone Cypionate is the longest-acting of the three Testosterone Esters in the blend, providing small amounts of Testosterone for around 14 days, with most of the hormone metabolized … Read more »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 12th, 2020

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 12th, 2020

Video Download: High Dose Testosterone Injections May Be A Viable Palliative Late Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment Video Stream: High Dose Testosterone Injections May Be A Viable Palliative Late Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment There 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, 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, like prostate cancer, like many other cancers, is highly adaptive to changes in the … Read more »

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

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

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

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

Video Download: Testosterone Therapy Allows Man To Have The Body That He Was Meant To Have Video Stream: Testosterone Therapy Allows Man To Have The Body That He Was Meant To Have 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 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 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. … Read more »

Testosterone Injections for Low-T and Andropause

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

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 30th, 2020

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More Sex: A Better Way to Boost Your Testosterone Levels

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 29th, 2020

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 28th, 2020

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 their partner. 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 the night? 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 … Read more »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 27th, 2020

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Manhood Washed Away: You Could Unknowingly be Annihilating Your Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 23rd, 2020

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 22nd, 2020

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. Video Download: Testosterone Should You Take It To Regain Your Libido And Youthful Energy Video Stream: Testosterone Should You Take It To Regain Your Libido And Youthful Energy 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 a big business. Low T is just … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Boosts Aerobic Capacity

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 15th, 2020

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Physiology of Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 9th, 2020

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The Truth Behind Common Male Sex Myths

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 26th, 2020

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Are Athletes Using Green Tea to Mask Testosterone Doping?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 21st, 2020

testosterone steroid abuse athletes green tea 203x300Testosterone Doping Across all the various sports played around the world you'll find athletes who are cheating and trying to hide it. It's inevitable. Everybody wants to win and they want to win now. Not every athlete, of course, but once someone starts cheating and raises the stakes, it's hard to compete without capitulating to cheating as well. Heck, even in the 1930s, trainers were giving their horses cocaine right before a race and jockeys were eating tapeworms to keep their weight down. These days, drug use is the most common form of cheating which includes hormones (steroids) or stimulants. Especially in male-dominated sports, men want to improve their athletic performance by boosting their testosterone levels. Testosterone is a steroid-based hormone that is naturally produced by both men and women, albeit in much higher concentrations in men. This anabolic steroid plays a major role in muscle development and maintaining bone mass – both a sinewy physique and strong, dense bones are necessary for optimal athletic performance. Green Tea and Testosterone And now, athletes may be hiding their testosterone doping with one simple ingredient: green tea. Catching an athlete that is doping before a competition or sporting event is hard enough … Read more »

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

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

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Eleven Foods that Can Drain Your Libido

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

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Testosterone Can Make Us Generous, But Only When We Do Not Perceive a Threat

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 3rd, 2020

testosterone and generosity 300x200Hormones are amazing, but confusing chemicals within our bodies that control so many aspects of our behavior and decisions. Testosterone is one of these hormones, and an exciting new study has shed light on how it affects our behavior towards others. The lead researcher of this study was Maarten Boksem of Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. It turns out; testosterone is a crucial hormone in human relationships and how we create and maintain our social relationships. The new study wanted to take an older survey a step further, where it was suggested that testosterone plays a crucial role in dominance-type behavior, which can be interpreted as “anti-social behavior.” However, Boksem's study showed that testosterone could actually lead to more social and caring actions if the reward of such actions leads to a higher social status. Boksem states that testosterone “can induce pro-social behavior...when high status and good reputation are best served by positive behavior.” For the study, 54 female participants drank a solution several hours before playing an investing game. Half the volunteers drank a placebo while the others drank one with added testosterone. At the beginning of the game, they were each given $21.00 to play with. … Read more »

A New Link Between Testosterone and the Prevention of Dementia in Women

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 3rd, 2020

testosterone dementia women 225x300Could a daily dose of testosterone prevent or slow down the onset of dementia in women? Let's find out! Research conducted by scientists at Monash University in Australia advanced the hypothesis that women may benefit from a daily dose of testosterone, just like men do. The study suggested that testosterone could boost their memory and even prevent dementia. The women in the study were given testosterone gel to rub on their skin every day for a duration of six months. Their results were compared to a placebo group who were given a fake “testosterone” gel. After six months, the women given the testosterone performed significantly better in several brain function tests as compared to the placebo group, who experienced no change in results. The total number of women in the testosterone group was 96. They were all presumably healthy and post-menopausal women. The average age was 61. For six months they rubbed testosterone gel on their arms, belly or shoulders every day. The brain function tests were performed before the experiment and after the six month mark. Some of these tests included verbal learning and short-term memory. In the verbal learning test, the women listened to dozens of various words … Read more »

Why Women Make Better Money Managers

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 30th, 2020

women make better money managers 199x300Female money managers consistently outperform their male counterparts, according to a recent study. Blame it on testosterone! Men's perception of greater power in the workplace, due to higher testosterone levels, is why women outpace them when it comes to investment returns, researchers say. Female money managers consistently outperform their male counterparts, and social scientists say this unbalanced power dynamic is one reason why. But, they add that eventually, as the power balance evens out in the workplace, women may lose some of that edge. Men's higher testosterone levels lead them to trade more and take riskier positions. "Men can become a little immune to some of the signals in this market," said Meredith Jones, a director at consulting firm Rothstein Kass. "Having more women in risk-tasking positions can help mitigate some irrational exuberance." The Science Behind Testosterone's Role in Financial Behavior In a simple study conducted by John Coates, saliva samples were taken from 17 male traders on eight consecutive days. These samples were analyzed for the testosterone levels of each man, and Coates found that high testosterone levels were correlated with the trader making more than his one-month daily average. Also, when testosterone levels were high in the morning, … Read more »

Is Being a Lumberjack More Manly Than a Football Player? It’s All in the Testosterone!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 28th, 2020

testosterone level study 300x200Recent research conducted by anthropologists at the University of California suggest that lumberjacks are more "manly" than football players. Their conclusion is based on testosterone levels. The researchers were studying a group of "forager-farmers" in central Bolivia in regards to their physical activity. Their study led to results suggesting that physically demanding tasks, such as chopping wood, gardening and manual food production, result in higher testosterone levels in men compared to men playing competitive sports, such as football. To be more scientific, the increase in testosterone for football players was only 30.1% as compared to 48.6% in the men chopping wood for their farm. The reason for the difference has to do with food availability, or the amount of energy extracted from food. If a man skips just one meal, his testosterone can drop temporarily by 10%. Even fasting for just a few days can have a disastrous effect on men's testosterone levels, according to the researchers. If a man has other external stressors, including parasites, injuries, environmental toxins, etc., this will impact his testosterone levels as well. In order for a man to have high testosterone levels, he needs lots of food to maintain muscle mass and a robust … Read more »

Testosterone Drug, Androxal, Helped Gay Cubans Have More Sex

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

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

Androxal Meets its Testosterone Study Goals

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

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

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 11th, 2020

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 are actual clinical … Read more »

Low on Testosterone? No Problem!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on February 10th, 2020

man grabbing fat rollsSigns of Low Testosterone Some 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. Video Download: Low On Testosterone No Problem Video Stream: Low On Testosterone No Problem - 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 … Read more »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 18th, 2020

Dr. Richard Bebb - Testosterone, Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome Health Day 2012 - Focus on Testosterone. To view on youtube click the title in the video. … Read more »

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 300x200Video Download: New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk Video Stream: New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk New 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 … 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 300x225Video Download: Baby Boomers Find The Fountain Of Youth In Testosterone Video Stream: Baby Boomers Find The Fountain Of Youth In Testosterone For 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 … 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 January 4th, 2020

TEFINA: Nasal Spray That Can Increase Female Orgasms

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 25th, 2020

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, 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 June 26th, 2020

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 supplementation. 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 »

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

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

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

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 8th, 2020

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 »

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, Updated on January 30th, 2020

Testosterone cream in a cupVideo Download: Is Testosterone The New Drug Of Choice On Wall Street How Traders Are Using Male Hormone Booster Shots To Maintain Video Stream: Is Testosterone The New Drug Of Choice On Wall Street How Traders Are Using Male Hormone Booster Shots To Maintain The 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 … 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. Video Download: The Effects Of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels Video Stream: The Effects Of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels 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. … 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 Video Download: Testicular Cancer Survivors Are At Risk For Low Testosterone Video Stream: Testicular 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 … 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. Video Download: Amygdala And Its Relationship To Testosterone And Fear Video Stream: Amygdala And Its Relationship To Testosterone And Fear 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 … 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 8580Video Download: Testosterone Does Not Cause Atherosclerosis Hardening Of The Arteries In Older Men Video Stream: Testosterone Does Not Cause Atherosclerosis Hardening Of The Arteries In Older Men Unless 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), … 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 8211Video Download: Increased Testosterone Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer To Spread Part 1 Video Stream: Increased Testosterone Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer To Spread Part 1 Video Download: Increased Testosterone Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer To Spread Part 2 Video Stream: Increased Testosterone Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer To Spread Part 2 Prostate 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 … 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 9837Video Download: Testosterone Cypionate And Testosterone Enanthate The Real Facts Part 1 Video Stream: Testosterone Cypionate And Testosterone Enanthate The Real Facts Part 1 Video Download: Testosterone Cypionate And Testosterone Enanthate The Real Facts Part 2 Video Stream: Testosterone Cypionate And Testosterone Enanthate The Real Facts Part 2 If 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 … Read more »

A Surprising Side Effect of Methadone Treatment: Suppressed Testosterone

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

shutterstock 534438643 300x200 9830Video Download: A Surprising Side Effect Of Methadone Treatment Suppressed Testosterone Video Stream: A Surprising Side Effect Of Methadone Treatment Suppressed Testosterone HAMILTON, 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 … 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 »

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." Video Download: The Testosterone Industry Globally Is Booming Video Stream: The Testosterone Industry Globally Is Booming 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 … Read more »

Five Benefits of Testosterone That You Need to Know

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

shutterstock 651719785 300x300 8668Video Download: Five Benefits Of Testosterone That You Need To Know Video Stream: Five Benefits Of Testosterone That You Need To Know Testosterone. 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 … 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. Video Download: Testosterone Nasal Gel A New Form Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Video Stream: Testosterone Nasal Gel A New Form Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy 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 … 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). Video Download: New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy Is Safe For The Heart Part 1 Video Stream: New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy Is Safe For The Heart Part 1 Video Download: New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy Is Safe For The Heart Part 2 Video Stream: New Research Proves Testosterone Replacement Therapy Is Safe For The Heart Part 2 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 … 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! Video Download: Skinny Bartender With Low Testosterone Becomes A Ripped Bodybuilder Video Stream: Skinny Bartender With Low Testosterone Becomes A Ripped Bodybuilder 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 … Read more »

Low-T and Your Health

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

Low-T and Your Health Video Download: Low T And Your Health Video Stream: 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, … Read more »

Testosterone, Anxiety, and Depression

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

depression unhappy low t 300x200Video Download: Testosterone Anxiety And Depression Video Stream: Testosterone Anxiety And Depression Anxiety 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 … 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 and Crime: What Can Genes Tell Us About Behavior? – Video

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2019

02-08-2011 14:14 Complete video at: Evolutionary biologist Steve Jones notes that genes responsible for circulating testosterone in men are also to blame for most violent and criminal behavior. He argues, however, that the environment in which a person is raised plays an equal role. ----- Many people see their fate as rather like a cake, which can be sliced into a piece called Nature -- what you are born with: your DNA -- and another known as Nurture --the way you live. Read the rest here: Testosterone and Crime: What Can Genes Tell Us About Behavior? - Video … Read more »

Where to get Testosterone Supplements? – Video

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2019

08-09-2011 02:01 Want to know more about Testosterone Supplements? Then you will certainly need to read this article!|Are you interested in learning more about Testosterone Supplements Read more here: Where to get Testosterone Supplements? - Video … 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 »

Women can resist testosterone-fuelled political debate

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 30th, 2019

It seems to me there's little dispute - from David Cameron down - that having only four women in the cabinet is a pretty sorry state of affairs, especially more than 30 years after the Conservatives made history with the country's first female prime minister. But where there is significant room for argument is how best to address the dearth of women in politics and, it appears from this survey, the consequent failure to engage properly with a majority of the electorate. Both under this Government and its Labour predecessors, ministers (yes, usually men) seem to think that banging on about childcare and maternity leave will magically enthuse women hitherto focused on getting out the door, dropping off the kids, making it into work without porridge on the lapel and with a vague notion of what's going on in the world.I'd argue that like men, what women really want ministers to do and talk about is how to fix the economy. But my impression is that what really persuades women voters to reach for the off switch is the tone of the debate. From the Prime Minister's rather revealing "calm down dear" aside to the female MP Angela Eagle, to … 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 »

Deer Antler, HGH and Testosterone: Tim on Scott and BR Radio Show – Video

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 16th, 2019

Deer Antler, HGH and Testosterone: Tim on Scott and BR Radio Show Tim is on the Scott and BR show on XX1090 Sports Talk Radio discussing deer antler in the NFL. Tim describes how deer antler velvet can affect HGH and Testosterone levels in the human body and whether deer antler is a safe herbal supplement instead of steroids or synthetic HGH. … Read more » Offers Tips for Improving Testosterone Levels Naturally

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 23rd, 2019

Recent medical research confirms testosterone levels in men have dropped significantly in recent years due to rising estrogen levels in males. provides some insight to many natural methods men can use to improve testosterone levels without medication by simply reducing estrogen producing factors. (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Scientific research in recent years has confirmed that the testosterone and sperm count levels in men have steadily decreased in the past 50 years worldwide. Whether due to diet, exercise or other mitigating factors, many men have sought out medication to increase testosterone levels and improve sexual drive and function. However, low testosterone levels do not simply affect the sexual drive in men. Many experts suggest there are other serious health issues due to lowering testosterone levels. "Some say it's just a part of aging, but that's a misconception," stated Jason Hedges, MD, PhD, an urologist at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. "A lot of the symptoms are mirrored by other medical problems, and for a long time, we were not attributing them to low testosterone, but to diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. But awareness and appreciation of low testosterone has risen. We recognize now that … Read more »

Aiden | 5 days on Androderm (Testosterone Patch) and warning on Androderm placement – Video

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 29th, 2018

Aiden | 5 days on Androderm patch (Testosterone patch) and warning on Androderm placement Havn't noticed much of a change except for I feel like there is like a lump in my throat which I assume is the beginning of my voice changing. Updating on Thrursday for one week video! 🙂 HAPPY EARLY THANKSGIVING!From:Aiden SmithViews:7 0ratingsTime:04:01More inPeople Blogs Visit link: Aiden | 5 days on Androderm (Testosterone Patch) and warning on Androderm placement - Video … Read more »

Boosting testosterone levels (First of two parts)

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

DEAR Dr. Fritz, Just call me Kenneth. Ive been following your column for quite some time now. I just wonder if low testosterone can be boosted naturally. I am afraid to increase it by myself because there might be some side effects which I do not know. Thanks for your help. More power. Kenneth of Ecoland ***** Dear Kenneth of Ecoland, Testosterone is really an important hormone. As a matter of fact, this is necessary for normal sperm development and regulates physical energy. Moreover, maintaining a normal level of this hormone in elderly men has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But, its level would slowly fall as man ages. Men who suffer from low testosterone may experience lower sex drive, thinning skin, impotence, osteoporosis, mild anemia, chronic fatigue and a decrease in muscle mass with a coexisting increase in body fat. Low testosterone can also cause psychological effects such as depression, difficulty concentrating and remembering, and generally, a weakening in mental health with a poor sense of well-being. Moreover, a low testosterone can change the blood serum levels of cholesterol too thereby, raising levels of bad cholesterol and increasing your risk for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis … Read more »

Tribulus Terrestris Review Does It Raise Testosterone or …

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

I like to surf around at various health and fitness websites because it not only lets me help answer peoples questions but it also allows me get an idea of what people are curious about. Over the last several months Ive been noticing online chatter about Tribulus terrestris as a testosterone booster. I was a little surprised because tribulus terrestris was big in the early 1900s and then fell out of favor when people realized it didnt work. But maybe things have changed since I last reviewed the research so let me now take a fresh look at the tribulus terrestris research and see if there is anything new going on. Notice the amounts of tribulus used in the studies below. Im telling you the amounts so you can compare it to what is in your tribulus supplement. After reading this, you may want to check out what happened when I took tribulus for a few weeks. Also see my review of the HGH supplement, SeroVital. Tribulus or tribulus terrestris (also called puncture vine), is a plant that is found throughout the world. The term puncture vine stems from rumors that the plants thorns are able to puncture bicycle tires. … Read more »