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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 females. Live Longer Studies show that lower testosterone levels may place you at a greater risk of death. Low T has also been linked to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Some studies have found that men with normal testosterone levels are less likely to suffer from heart disease than men with low T. It can improve men's happiness./Men's Health Stay Sharp Dutch researchers studying 400 men between the ages of 40 and 80 found a correlation between high testosterone levels in men aged 70 to 80 and greater cognitive function. See the article here: What More T Can Do … 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 Asia Square. Mr Richard Que, 30, assistant brand manager of Procter & Gamble, clinched the second prize of $5,000, while Mr Nabil Mattar, 31, a foreign-exchange specialist at GFT Global Markets Asia, took home the third prize of $3,000. However, the girls did not fare too badly. Ms Rebecca Sit, 30, assistant manager of corporate communications and events management at Singapore Academy of Law, and Ms Yinmei Ho, 30, a business consultant at PwC Singapore, had scored well and made it to the top six. But judges and sponsors My Paper spoke to said the men had an edge over … 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 the human brain to regulate speech or help explain how anabolic steroids affect human behaviors. The team divided 20 canaries into two groups to receive a hormone implant, with one group receiving a testosterone injection in the medial pre-optic nucleus (POM) and the other receiving an injection that acted throughout the brain. The scientists artificially replicated a springtime environment to study the birdsong and mating habits that occur during mating season. The birds responded to the conditions with birdsong and mating behaviors as they normally would during this season. Researchers discovered that when a male canary received testosterone in a … 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 down to below 200; normal range is 400-450. "Immediately, he was put on testosterone shots, to be taken once in 21 days in addition to a B12 supplement, as he was also deficient in this vitamin," says Dr Deepak Chaturvedi, his endocrinologist based in Mumbai. Gradually, his levels became normal. Like Khanna, 32-year-old Nishant Srivastava from Allahabad is being treated for low testosterone. He suffers from obesity and type 2 diabetes risk factors for low testosterone. "He was prescribed T gel and now his symptoms have eased," says Dr Suneet Jha of Max hospital, Delhi, who says the number of … 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 controlled? The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, located at the base of the brain, controls the production of male hormones and sperm. Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) are the two important messenger hormones made by the pituitary gland that act on the testes. LH is needed for the Leydig cells in the testes to make testosterone. What is androgen (or testosterone) deficiency? Androgen, or testosterone, deficiency is when the body is not able to make enough testosterone for the body to function normally. Although not a lifethreatening problem, androgen deficiency can affect your quality of life. Original … 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 one testosterone gel, Testim 1%, for six months had more heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. Testosterone treatments can have serious side effects, including worsening of enlarged prostate, possible increased risk of prostate cancer, enlarged breasts, sleep apnea, blood clots in the legs, and for younger men, lower fertility. Consumer Reports' medical experts say starting testosterone is a big deal. It should only be done after a long and careful conversation between doctor and patient. And there's another caution: family members being accidentally exposed to testosterone gels. The hormone can cause women to develop male characteristics and children to enter … Read more »

Will Testosterone Fuel Biotech’s Next Great Race?


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

Boys will be boys. We fight, we apologize, and we enjoy some cold ones the next day like nothing happened. That fraternal feeling may never reach some feuding biotech companies, which seem to find the courtroom as familiar as the research lab. At the center of it all is the hormone that defines masculinity itself: testosterone. Feel the irony? By now you've probably seen a commercial on TV or a full page print ad for AbbVie's (NYSE: ABBV) AndroGel -- the leading testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, on the market. And you shouldn't expect the marketing barrage to end any time soon. More and more companies are following demographics into the more than $2 billion U.S. market for TRTs, which is expected to grow to $5 billion by 2017 -- roughly the same size as the erectile dysfunction market today. Does the rush to resupply the world's manliness amount to opportunity or disaster for AbbVie? It may just depend on your timeline. First to market, first to fallAbbVie acquired AndroGel in its $6.2 billion acquisition of Solvay Pharmaceuticals in 2010. Given the drug's $1.19 billion in sales last year, the acquisition could more than pay for itself. While the company … Read more »

AFL's testosterone fears


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

Exclusive FEARS have been raised among players that the practice of micro-doping common in sports such as cycling and athletics might have been practised by rogue individuals in the AFL. Concerns have been expressed to the AFL Players Association that a small number of players might have been taking tiny, undetectable amounts of performance-enhancing substances such as testosterone and human growth hormone, or its equivalents. The AFLPA has been made aware that players might have used arm patches similar to nicotine patches that contain testosterone, or have used creams with properties similar to HGH. These concerns, while not widespread, have also been aired at club level. The concerns raised are that these practices, although far from routine and certainly underground, are suspected to have been used by rogue players across different clubs. Concerns about possible micro-doping have been raised after the investigation into whether Essendon took performance-enhancing drugs, though these fears are not pointing directly to the Bombers, who have taken the dramatic step of announcing a review of governance and processes at the club, to be carried out by former Telstra boss Ziggy Switkowski. Former Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief executive Richard Ings said micro-doping was the method of … Read more »

Micro-dopes: AFL's testosterone fears


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

Exclusive FEARS have been raised among players that the practice of micro-doping common in sports such as cycling and athletics might have been practised by rogue individuals in the AFL. Concerns have been expressed to the AFL Players Association that a small number of players might have been taking tiny, undetectable amounts of performance-enhancing substances such as testosterone and human growth hormone, or its equivalents. The AFLPA has been made aware that players might have used arm patches similar to nicotine patches that contain testosterone, or have used creams with properties similar to HGH. These concerns, while not widespread, have also been aired at club level. The concerns raised are that these practices, although far from routine and certainly underground, are suspected to have been used by rogue players across different clubs. Concerns about possible micro-doping have been raised after the investigation into whether Essendon took performance-enhancing drugs, though these fears are not pointing directly to the Bombers, who have taken the dramatic step of announcing a review of governance and processes at the club, to be carried out by former Telstra boss Ziggy Switkowski. Former Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief executive Richard Ings said micro-doping was the method of … Read more »

Should the Modern Man Be Taking Testosterone?


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

Testosterone deficiency is exceedingly less common than marketing campaigns and "you only think you feel fine" culture would have us believe. By now you've likely seen the commercials. Fit-looking middle-age men telling you how they put on weight, had less energy, and were no longer the sexual tigers they were in their twenties -- until, that is, they started rubbing testosterone gel on their shoulder, upper arm, or abdomen. Now they feel more like the men they used to be. The commercials don't mention a 2009 study in the New England Journal of Medicinewherein a group of men ontestosterone replacement therapyhad more than four times the number of cardiovascular problems -- so many that the study had to be halted. They also don't make clear how risky exposure to testosterone gel is for others -- female partners, children, even pets. The gel is actually notorious for transferring to others. It can cause excess hair to grow on women's faces and arms, deepen their voices, interrupt menstruation, and make them anxious and irritable. In children, exposure to testosterone gels and creams can cause premature puberty and aggression. And in pets, it can cause aggressive behavior and enlargement of the genitalia. Commercials … Read more »