Category Archives: Testosterone Information



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 … 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 … Read more »

What is testosterone?


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

FEATURE Testosterone is the most important androgen (male sex hormone) in men and it is needed for normal reproductive and sexual function. It is important for the physical changes that happen during male puberty, such as development of the penis and testes, and for the features typical of adult men such as facial and body hair. Testosterone also acts on cells in the testes to make sperm. It is also important for overall good health. It helps the growth of bones and muscles, and it affects mood, libido (sex drive) and certain aspects of mental ability. How is testosterone production … Read more »

Consumer Alert: Oversold testosterone treatments


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

ATLANTA (CONSUMER REPORTS) - Two years ago drugmakers spent 14-million dollars promoting prescription testosterone. Last year they spent 100-million dollars. And sales are soaring, topping two billion dollars in 2012. But Consumer Reports says most men don't need testosterone treatments. Even if you're worried about erectile dysfunction, treatment with testosterone usually isn't the answer. Erectile dysfunction almost always stems from other problems: reduced blood flow, emotional problems, or a drug side effect. And using testosterone treatments, which can cost $400 a month or more, has serious risks. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men using … Read more »

What More T Can Do for You


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

Details Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 23:25 Men with the highest testosterone levels were more assertive, took more control of the conversation with the women and generally were more successful with females./Google ImagesTHE male hormone has the power to shape a man's destiny. Attract Women A recent study at Wayne State University explored the outcome of two groups of men competing to win the attention of an attractive female. Researchers found that men with the highest testosterone levels in the study were more assertive, took more control of the conversation with the women and generally were more successful with … Read more »

Testosterone ruled in My Paper Executive


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

The winners of the contest (from left): Richard Que, first runner up; Alvin Yeo, winner; Nabil Mattar, second runner up. By Joy Fang My Paper Monday, May 06, 2013 It was a man's world at the sixth My Paper Executive competition last Friday, with the top three places snagged by the men for the first time in the contest's history. Winner Alvin Yeo, 29, a public- relations consultant at Strategic Public Relations Group, beat 15 other finalists to nab the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of Singapore's savviest executive. The three-hour showdown was held at The Cube in … Read more »

Testosterone Study In Male Birds Offers Insight In Human Behaviors


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

December 30, 2013 Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Your Universe Online Adding a little testosterone to a male canarys brain influences the birds ability to successfully attract a mate through birdsong. Male canaries use their song to win over a female canary as a mate. The quality and frequency of the songs change along with the seasons. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that adding testosterone into select areas of a males brain enhances song activity. The studys findings could help provide more insight into how testosterone acts in … Read more »

Testosterone deficiency may be striking early


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

Women aren't the only ones at the mercy of hormonal fluctuations. Now men, in the age group of early 30s and 40s, are grumpy, tired, sleepless and lacking libido because of low levels of testosterone the male hormone. Though no official statistics are available, many endocrinologists are reporting an increasing incidence among younger men. Dipping testosterone threw Vipul Khanna's work and family life out of gear two years ago. "I had problems like tiredness, insomnia and low libido. I even had difficulty in concentrating and remembering things," says Khanna, now 38. Diagnostic tests revealed that his testosterone level had plunged … Read more »

The Modern Female Eunuch


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

Historically, low levels of testosterone seemed to make eunuchs ideal negotiators. Their highly specialized and respected roles are now being filled by women. Qing Dynasty Imperial Dowager Empress of China with palace eunuchs [Wikimedia Commons] Germaine Greer's 1970 feminist screed The Female Eunuch gave eunuchs a bad name. Applying the term for castrated males to women's political and social disempowerment, Greer overlooked the fact that actual eunuchs -- and other men with low testosterone -- have occupied some of the most powerful positions in government and the military throughout history. Only a few countries, and a handful of U.S. states, … Read more »

Low testosterone levels cause health woes


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

By Daryll Nanayakara my paper Friday, Mar 30, 2012 On screen, he plays a crimebusting officer, leading a crack team of elite men and women from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, in the TV series Point Of Entry. But in reality, actor Bernard Tan has suffered for nearly three years from fatigue and a lack of motivation to go about his daily activities - including acting. "Initially, I thought I was overworked and that I should sleep more. Even after getting enough rest, I still felt that way," the 49-year-old bachelor said yesterday. But a pamphlet he came across in … Read more »