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Seven Types of Drugs That Can Inhibit Sex Drive and Libido


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2018

As men grow older, maintaining sexual health and performance is near the top of most men's minds. As men enter their forties and beyond, they start to become more susceptible to a number of different health conditions that can impact sexual function, including Testosterone Deficiency and Diabetes. Did you know, however, that there are actually many medications that can either inhibit your libido, inhibit your sexual function, or both? Men don't realize how commonly that medications are the root cause of erectile dysfunction. In fact, research suggests that sexual dysfunction is the result of the drugs taken by the male patient in as many as 25% of erectile dysfunction cases. We all know how important sex is to a happy and healthy relationship. If you are having trouble generating interest in your partner, or if you can't seal the deal, you should talk to a physician and find out the root cause of your dysfunction. In many cases, erectile dysfunction is a sign of deeper, underlying problems, and it is possible that, in the case that your medications are altering your sexual performance, there are steps that you can take to restore your sexual health. In some cases changing drugs … Read more »

Low-T and Your Health


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 17th, 2018

Low-T and Your Health How Does the Body Produce Testosterone? The production of Testosterone is the result of a cascade of hormone signals, with a cycle beginning at the hypothalamus. When the hypothalamus receives the signal to produce Testosterone, it releases a hormone known as Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, usually referred to in scientific literature as GnRH. In both sexes, GnRH travels through the Hypophyseal Portal System from the Hypothalamus to the Pituitary, where it stimulates the production of two important hormones: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). From here, the sex hormone cycle differs for both sexes. In women, Follicle Stimulating Hormone prepares for the release of an egg by stimulating the production of fluid pouches known as follicles which store the developed egg in preparation for fertilization. Luteinizing Hormone, on the other hand, encourages ovulation. In men, on the other hand, the two hormones are associated with the production of Testosterone and Sperm. Luteinizing Hormone travels to the testes, where it activates cells known at Leydig Cells that are responsible for the production of Testosterone. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone travels to Sertoli Cells in the Testes, which encourage the production of sperm. Some Testosterone that is produced by the testes … Read more »

How to Build Muscle Quickly by Boosting Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 9th, 2018

Happy smiling doctor with arms folded 300x200Testosterone. Without adequate levels of it, your road to building muscle will be much steeper and far harder to climb. Remember, testosterone is the most potent and essential muscle-building hormone known. The higher your testosterone levels, the quicker you can pack on muscle...indeed, a simple equation. So let's take a look at how a few simple dietary changes and exercise techniques will cause your testosterone levels to explode, along with the changes in your body that testosterone can accomplish... The Benefits of High Testosterone Levels Increased muscular size and strength Gives your body the ability to blowtorch fat Skyrocket your stamina and endurance levels Gives you a feeling of intense, steady confidence Slash your levels of the dangerous LDL cholesterol Once you add these ten easy methods to your health and fitness toolbox, you will naturally increase your testosterone ranges. 1. Use compound exercises in your workouts. Isolation movements like tricep kickbacks and leg extensions are great...AFTER YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED YOUR LARGE MUSCLE GROUPS BY DOING COMPOUND EXERCISES. Deadlifts, squats, bench presses, overhead press, rows, pull-ups, leg presses, and curls are where your focus needs to be if you want to fire up your anabolic hormone “manufacturing factory” in your … Read more »

Andropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline


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

thumbs_order gel online hrt productsAndropause: Age-Associated Testosterone Decline Are you over the age of thirty, and feel like your body is starting to just slow down? Are you starting to experience sexual issues such as low libido or erectile dysfunction? You very well may be suffering from Andropause. Andropause is a natural condition and nothing to be embarrassed about. What is Andropause? Andropause is a natural, age-related condition that men deal with, that bears some similarity to Menopause. Beginning at puberty, male Testosterone Levels skyrocket, and drop to normal adult levels by the late teens. Those high Testosterone Levels contribute to a lot of the characteristics that we attribute to teenagers and young men. They are full of vitality and bursting with libido and sexual desire. They tend to be highly confident and assertive, and there's a reason why many men consider this the physical peak of their lives. The Effects of Low-T and Andropause Clearly Shown in Athletes Of course, like all good things, this healthy Testosterone Production eventually comes to an end. All men will experience Testosterone Decline. It is a natural aspect of the human condition. Testosterone Production starts to drop slowly around the late twenties or early thirties. In fact, … Read more »

High-Dose Testosterone Injections May Be a Viable Palliative Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment


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

There is some evidence that Testosterone encourages the proliferation of prostate cancer cells, but new research shows that Testosterone Injections directly to the prostate may improve patients long-term outcomes when dealing with inoperable prostate cancer. No studies have shown that elevated Testosterone Levels are associated with an increased incidence of Prostate Cancer, but for men with existing Prostate Cancer, high Testosterone Levels can make the cancer harder to treat. Medical professionals have understood for over 70 years that it is possible to slow the growth of Prostate Tumors by suppressing Testosterone Levels in the body. As a result of this knowledge, and further research derived from that knowledge, advanced prostate cancer is often treated by prescribing the patient with pharmaceuticals designed to sharply slow down the release of Testosterone, and other hormones that can be converted into Testosterone. This medical regimen is known as chemical castration. Unfortunately, this is often only a stop-gap, short-term measure, as prostate cancer, like many other cancers, is highly adapative to changes in environment, and often learns to thrive even in an ecosystem where Testosterone Levels are very low. They have a few different mechanisms by which this adaptation is possible, two of the most … Read more »

Fortesta Brand Testosterone Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 3rd, 2018

Fortesta 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 which is designed to be applied to the skin in order to deliver Testosterone directly to the blood stream. 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, a hormone specialist can help you find out if Fortesta can help improve your life via Testosterone Restoration. Don't live with Hormone Imbalance. Be proactive and get the care you deserve! Fortesta is Proven Effective Clinical research shows that Fortesta is a highly efficient means to improve Testosterone Balance in order to mitigate the effects of Low-T. Also, Fortesta has a low incidence of side-effects, most of which are mild. Some patients may experience irritation or tenderness where the Testosterone Gel is applied. Also, the use of Testosterone Therapy sometimes leads to an increase in PSA, which is a … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy and Androgen Deficiency Guide


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 2nd, 2018

Testosterone 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 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 as a factor of age. For men with Testosterone Deficiency, Low-T Therapy is a highly effective way to restore normalcy and proper hormone balance for the patient. Testosterone is often used for other purposes, such as anti-aging, appearance, performance enhancement, and strength training, but these uses are not approved of by the FDA. Testosterone is not an Anti-Aging drug, but, for patients with Testosterone Deficiency, Bio-Identical Low-T Treatment can help mitigate a number of symptoms that are commonly associated with the aging process. What Are the Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency? Low-T affects male health both on a physical … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 1st, 2018

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause Testosterone Creams are just one of the many effective forms of Testosterone Replacement Therapy available for the treatment of Andropause, and Low T. It is one of the most popular ways to administer this medication. Testosterone Creams are topical medications that are applied to the skin and absorbed directly into the body. A fancy term for the delivery of testosterone using cream via the skin is transdermal. There are a number of Testosterone cream and gel brands available, including Testim, Fortesta, Axiron, and Androgel. Each of these products have their own level of potency. Testosterone Gels and Cream Like all forms of Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy, the goal of Testosterone Creams and Gels is to restore normal and healthy Testosterone Levels for men whose bodies no longer produce enough of the vital hormone. And moreover, this transdermal method of replenishing testosterone in men and women is smoother and more steady, versus the weekly or bi-weekly injection protocol that is most commonly prescribed by endrocrinologists. Low-T Creams are administered once-daily, and provide a day's worth of Testosterone. They are quickly absorbed into the skin in a matter of minutes. Just wake up, take a … Read more »

The Effects of Parenthood Upon Testosterone Levels


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

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 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 specific psychological and physiological changes as a result of the 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 to analyze testosterone levels at certain points during their significant other's pregnancy. What researchers discovered was that as the birth of the child drew closer, it was significantly correlated with … Read more »

Testosterone, Anxiety, and Depression


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

depression unhappy low t 300x200Anxiety 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 to Anxiety and Generalized … Read more »


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