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More Sex: A Better Way to Boost Your Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 15th, 2019

man and woman enjoying sex 300x200 7599Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level drops, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be right. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered serum testosterone may cause reduced sexual activity. But our study questions, if not entirely refutes, that assumption and suggests it is the other way around," said Dr. David Handelsman, a researcher at the University of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. And skyrocketing sales of testosterone supplements are being fueled by that widespread assumption, even though it might not be correct, Handelsman added. For example, one doctor not involved in the study questioned the finding, noting that other lifestyle factors might be affecting testosterone levels as men age. And the study wasn't designed to take those factors into account. In the study, the researchers evaluated more than 1,700 men, age 70 and above, in Sydney. The researchers tested the men at the study's start and then again two years later when the number of men in the survey had dropped to … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Boosts Aerobic Capacity


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 15th, 2019

shutterstock 284222600 200x300 8750The joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society was the site of a presentation on June 22 concerning findings discovered from a clinical trial of sedentary men with low testosterone levels and mobility problems which revealed increased aerobic capacity among those treated with testosterone. The current study evaluated data from 64 men, mean age 73, with low testosterone enrolled in the Testosterone in Older Men with Mobility Limitation Trial. Participants in the trial were treated with 10 milligrams of testosterone in gel form or a placebo gel daily for six months. Cycle exercise tests conducted at the beginning and end of the treatment period provided measures of aerobic function, including peak oxygen uptake and gas exchange lactate threshold. The gas exchange lactate threshold is an excellent functional measure of the ability to do work over a prolonged period. The rate remained steady during the 6-month study in the testosterone-treated men but declined significantly (and to a greater-than-expected extent based on average measures) in the placebo-treated controls When the trial ended, men who received a placebo saw a drop in peak oxygen uptake, while those treated with testosterone saw an increase in their peak oxygen uptake. … Read more »

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


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 15th, 2019

shutterstock 122597959 300x200 9345The evidence is clear: A recent study has concluded that... Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) reduces the risk of severe adverse health consequences! Are you thinking of trying testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but have held back due to the fear of side effects? Think again. A recent study published in The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology concluded that testosterone therapy lowered the risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Also, the researchers discovered healthier levels of blood pressure, glucose, and lipids. “Testosterone therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (i.e., heart attack), stroke, and mortality in men with hypogonadism,” said Abdulmaged M. Traish, Ph.D., who conducted the study with several colleagues. The objective of the survey was to determine and measure the risk, safety, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy concerning cardiovascular outcomes. This objective required a long, placebo-controlled study of two groups of men. One group began TRT, and the other group did not. The study was conducted with 656 male subjects suffering from low testosterone levels and displaying symptoms of hypogonadism (low testosterone). The study group consisted of men with total testosterone levels of 12.1 nmol/L and symptoms of hypogonadism. In the treatment group, men (n = … Read more »

The Testosterone Industry Globally is Booming


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 13th, 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." 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 world, men are jabbing themselves with needles, wiping on gels, sticking on patches, and inserting implants … Read more »

What Is Testosterone AndroGel


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 15th, 2018

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?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 15th, 2018

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 of time 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. … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Beneficial for Modern Men?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

testosterone injection 300x200Testosterone Replacement 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 necessities for it works to relieve many quality of life issues. We discuss … Read more »

Low T – My life was falling apart because I had low testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on December 5th, 2018

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 »

Baby Boomers find “The Fountain of Youth” in Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 8th, 2018

the fountain of youth 300x225For 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 in 2006, according to market research company IMS Health. Dr. Harvey Bartnof is the founder of the California Longevity & Vitality Medical … Read more »

New Study Finds That Testosterone Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 7th, 2018

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 complication have been warned that Testosterone Therapy may increase the risk of a number of 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, in an effort to protect the patient. New research points out that, although this advice was intended in the best interest of the patient, Testosterone may not have a negative impact on 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 such a large number of Americans use the same plan, and the government can analyze … Read more »


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