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The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels

Written by Dr. White, Published on July 10th, 2018

Researchers are beginning to deeply understand the effects that Declining Testosterone Levels have on men as they age, but are less informed regarding how natural life experiences such as fatherhood impact Hormone Balance and Testosterone Concentrations. It is well-understood that women experience significant changes in hormone levels and hormone balance dependent not only upon their age, pregnancy status, and menstrual cycle, but as a result of motherhood itself. Men Experience Hormonal Changes During their Partner’s Pregnancy As we delve deeper into the biological mechanisms of Testosterone Production, we are beginning to learn that male Testosterone Levels can be sensitive to these life changes in a similar manner as women experience hormonal change. For example, it is well-known that pregnant women are likely to experience weight gain, cravings, and mood instability, but men also experience certain psychological and physiological changes as a result of 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 in order to analyze Testosterone Levels at a number of points while their significant other was pregnant. What researchers discovered was that, as the birth of the child drew closer, it

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Testosterone, Anxiety, and Depression

Written by Dr. White, Published on July 9th, 2018

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 a number of different issues that are related

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Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate: The Real Facts

Written by Dr. White, Published on June 26th, 2018

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 simply a name for a chemical compound that forms from a reaction between a carboxylic acid and alcohol. A simple chemical diagram of this result is shown below in Figure A. Figure B shows the chemical structure of free testosterone (chemical formula C19H28O2) as well as two different esters of testosterone (testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate).

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A Surprising Side Effect of Methadone Treatment: Suppressed Testosterone

Written by Dr. White, Published on June 26th, 2018

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 greater that it will. The bad news? If you’re a man, chances are much greater that it will. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers say this must be addressed and may result in changes in addiction treatment. The study found that men treated with methadone, used for opioid addiction treatment, have significantly suppressed testosterone levels of about a quarter of the testosterone of men not using opioids. In women using methadone for the same treatment, testosterone levels were insignificantly impacted, even when menstruating. Low testosterone in men has been associated with reduced quality of life as well as erectile dysfunction, fatigue, mood disturbances and depression, weak muscles, osteoporosis, increased joint pain and other problems. “We expect that treating testosterone deficiency will improve outcomes of methadone treatment for patients, including treatment response and retention,” said Dr. Zena Samaan, principal investigator

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Five Benefits of Testosterone That You Need to Know

Written by Dr. White, Published on June 26th, 2018

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 (RBC) count. That is one of the reasons why men have higher levels of RBC and hemoglobin than women. If you are losing a ton of blood, it can be a lifesaver. Adds muscle mass. Check out competitive bodybuilders, or any muscular man. Do you think they are suffering from low levels of

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The Testosterone Industry Globally is Booming

Written by Dr. White, Published on June 26th, 2018

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

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Increased Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Prostate Cancer to Spread

Written by Dr. White, Published on June 3rd, 2018

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. A common treatment for prostate cancer is chemical castration, drugs that cut the body’s production of testosterone and related hormones. The fact that this treatment often resulted in hellish side effects was either ignored or rationalized by the depressing mantra of “at least he’s still alive.” So on and on it went. Men were forced to choose between death by the spread of cancer or losing their manhood and all of the horrifying consequences that went with that loss: sexual dysfunction/impotence, hot flashes, joint pain, loss of muscle tone and strength, increased fatigue and a sense of hopeless depression. However, the times are changing A new study shows that

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Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries) in Older Men

Written by Dr. White, Published on May 31st, 2018

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 the Testosterone’s Effects on Atherosclerosis Progression in Aging Men (TEAAM) trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The three-year study finds that testosterone administration had no effect on the progression of hardening of the arteries in older men with low to low-normal testosterone levels and did not significantly improve sexual function or health-related quality of life. Shehzad Basaria, M.B.B.S., MD, from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues studied the effect of testosterone administration on atherosclerosis progression in older men. Three hundred eight men aged 60 years or older (patients had a mean age of 67.6 years), with low or low-normal testosterone levels, volunteered and were treated with up to 7.5 g of 1 percent testosterone (156 men) or placebo gel packets (152 men)

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Amygdala and it’s Relationship to Testosterone and Fear

Written by Dr. White, Published on May 31st, 2018

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

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Oral Testosterone Pill Could Make Lipocine’s Share Price SKYROCKET

Written by Dr. White, Published on May 31st, 2018

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

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