Category Archives: Testosterone Information



Blocking Testosterone to Defeat Melanoma


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2022

cancer 389921_960_720 300x198While Testosterone is essential to peak male performance, there are times during which Testosterone and other androgens can actually create a hindrance to health, healing, and recovery. Androgen blockers are often necessary to help survive potentially life-threatening conditions like cancer, for example. Prostate Cancer is one of the most well-known medical conditions requiring Testosterone Blockers to ensure the patient's survival. Researchers worldwide are searching for new and effective treatments and cures, and Androgen Blockers have their place in the medical toolbox. Testosterone Interacts with the Immune System While Testosterone is most strongly associated with virility and muscle development, the masculine … Read more »

Study Finds that Testosterone Boosts Memory for Uncontrolled Diabetics


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 11th, 2022

brain memory and testosterone 300x216While most people associate Testosterone most strongly with libido and strength, the masculine hormone has wide-ranging effects on male physiology. While Testosterone is widely used to help men overcome fatigue and sexual dysfunction, new studies continue to reveal further benefits for men with Low Testosterone. There is a growing body of research that studies how Testosterone affects cognition and emotion. There's a strong link established that Testosterone positively impacts feelings of confidence and assertiveness. Testosterone also appears to positively impact memory. Testosterone Deficiency Often Concurrent with Other Medical Conditions Low-T does not occur in a vacuum. Testosterone Levels are strongly … Read more »

Causes of Low Libido – Could It Be Low-T?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 24th, 2022

man 2037255_960_720 300x190Low Libido is a common concern for men. While everyone experiences a lapse in sex drive now and then, for some guys, the problem crops up frequently. It may even be chronic. Your sexual desire is largely connected to your interpersonal circumstances, but low sex drive may also result from problems under the hood. Testosterone Deficiency Kills Libido Testosterone is the key to male sexuality. Without Testosterone, men can't even generate an erection. Testosterone is critical to body composition, strength, bone mineral density, as well as sexual function. Low Libido is one of the primary symptoms of Low-T and can … Read more »

Reduced testosterone tied to endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 17th, 2022

bottle 2032980_960_720 300x166Men, women and children exposed to high levels of phthalates -- endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and some personal care products -- tended to have reduced levels of testosterone in their blood compared to those with lower chemical exposure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It contributes to a variety of functions in both sexes, including physical growth and strength, brain function, bone density and cardiovascular health. In the last 50 years, research has identified a trend of declining testosterone in … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 29th, 2021

andropause male menopause 300x200Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide Testosterone Deficiency goes by a number of names, including Low-T and Hypogonadism. When Low-T is the result of the aging process, it is known as Andropause or Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency. As a whole, Low-T is a syndrome, which means that it represents a collection of symptoms rather than a simply definable medical condition with a consistent cause. A number of issues can lead to Low-T, from genetic defects to surgery and radiation-related to injury and cancer. It is also often simply the result of the body slowly losing its ability to produce sufficient Testosterone … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 28th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Manhood Washed Away: You Could Unknowingly be Annihilating Your Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 28th, 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 »

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 28th, 2021

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. 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, … Read more »

How Testosterone Affects the Skin of Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 28th, 2021

testosterone and male skin 300x200Research points to the effects of testosterone on men’s skin and how it will impact skincare products' efficacy. Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, a pioneer in professional skincare, has introduced RAW skincare for men based on research of men’s skin and the male hormone, testosterone. Efficacy of Cosmetic Procedures for Men is Affected by Testosterone Minimally invasive skin treatments and fillers among men are up 200% percent from a decade ago as males of all ages increasingly seek out cosmetic procedures to correct certain features and address skin aging.  Men want to look like healthy young adults too. However, recent research into … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 27th, 2021

parenthood 300x200Researchers are beginning to deeply understand the effects that declining testosterone levels have on men as they age, but are less informed regarding how natural life experiences such as fatherhood impact hormone balance and testosterone concentrations. It is well-understood that women experience significant changes in hormone levels and hormone balance dependent not only upon their age, pregnancy status, and menstrual cycle but as a result of motherhood itself. Men Experience Hormonal Changes During Their Partner's Pregnancy As we delve deeper into the biological mechanisms of testosterone production, we are beginning to learn that male testosterone levels can be sensitive to … Read more »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 27th, 2021

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 »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 27th, 2021

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 … Read more »

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 »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2021

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 … Read more »

The Evolutionary Effects of Testosterone on Human Society


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 24th, 2021

past present and future signpost showing evolution destiny or aging SBI 300166197 300x225Testosterone is a powerful hormone that has a myriad of effects on human physiology. The hormone is responsible for male sex characteristics like beards, balding, and big muscles. It's also the driver behind libido and reproduction for men (and is also important for women!) Testosterone also has huge effects on male psychology. Carole Hooven is an evolutionary biologist from Harvard that specializes in understanding how our genetic past influences our modern behaviors. She explains that Testosterone impacts the male propensity toward aggression, confidence, and even violence. She also argues that while men are products of evolutionary biology, they are still … Read more »

Testosterone Nasal Gel: A New Form of Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

shutterstock 649897072 300x200 3684Recently, the only methods to deliver testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) were to receive an injection, swallow pills, or apply a topical gel. However, a new approach has emerged that is more convenient for some. TRT is now available using a nasal gel that raises men’s low testosterone levels to normal, with few side effects. This exciting development is based on the results of 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 … Read more »

Testosterone levels in older men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

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 aging men.   … Read more »

Testosterone, the Power Hormone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

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 … Read more »

Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 21st, 2021

what is cancer 300x241 7108Testicular Cancer Survivors are at Risk for Low Testosterone Men who have been successfully treated for testicular cancer are at an increased danger of suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone levels, or “Low-T”). This is the conclusion of The Platinum Study conducted by the University of Indiana Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. 491 survivors of testicular cancer treatments participated in the survey. 38% of these men were diagnosed with low testosterone levels or were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). These findings were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois. According to … Read more »

New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 21st, 2021

Research team looking at test tube 300x200New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk For a long time, men with predispositions to cardiovascular complications 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 that 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 … Read more »