Category Archives: Testosterone Information



Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only


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

By Deborah Brauser Medscape Medical News Sept. 5, 2014 -- Treating addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs with methadone can dramatically lower testosterone levels, but only in men, new research suggests. A study of more than 1,000 adults showed the men who were treated with methadone had roughly one-quarter of the testosterone found in men who did not use opioid drugs. But there were no significant changes in testosterone in the women in the study. "We expected that men would have lower testosterone. That was not something new," says researcher Zainab Samaan, MD, PhD, assistant professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. "What was surprising was the magnitude of the reduction," Samaan says. Doctors should be aware of these findings and should manage symptoms of low testosterone, she said, including checking levels before and during methadone therapy. "Doctors should also ensure the patients are being prescribed the lowest dose of opioids, including methadone, for effective treatment to minimize testosterone suppression," she says in a news release. The study waspublished onlineAug. 26 inScientific Reports. Read the original post: Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only … Read more »

Gov't to probe testosterone therapy claims, safety


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

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of aging American males. At a joint meeting scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, two key FDA committees will discuss whether doctors are prescribing testosterone therapy for too many men, and if misuse of the male hormone increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. The Baby Boom generation has turned to testosterone replacement therapy in response to the sagging muscles, lower energy levels and sexual problems that can accompany natural aging, the FDA noted in a review provided to committee members in advance of the meeting. "There's a large group of men out there who are getting older, and they are looking for ways to evade the consequences of aging," said Dr. Bradley Anawalt, an endocrinologist from the University of Washington in Seattle. However, the FDA review pointed out there's no clear scientific evidence showing testosterone replacement can reverse some of the effects of aging. Yet the "Low T" craze has been aided by consumer advertising for remedies that promise renewed … Read more »

Testosterone therapy should only be for men with hypogonadism, experts say


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

The Endocrine Society testified today at a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discussing the appropriate population for testosterone replacement therapy and the potential for adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with its use. Though testosterone use has sharply increased among older men in the past decade, the Society told the FDA that testosterone therapy should be limited to men who meet the diagnostic guidelines for hypogonadism. Testosterone is a key male sex hormone involved in maintaining sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Since testosterone levels tend to naturally decline as men age, lower levels of the hormone do not necessarily mean that an individual has hypogonadism, a condition that results from low testosterone. Clinical manifestations of hypogonadism may include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, breast enlargement and infertility. Testifying before the FDA joint meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on behalf of the Endocrine Society, Ronald Swerdloff, MD, professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, said testosterone treatment should be limited to men who have clinical manifestations of hypogonadism and consistently low testosterone levels. "The Endocrine Society also recommends that more data be … Read more »

Intricate relationship between Oestrogen & Testosterone XXY Guys (Klinefelters’ syndrome) – Video


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

Intricate relationship between Oestrogen Testosterone XXY Guys (Klinefelters' syndrome) Usually something to do with XXY, sex, and syndromes. By: Graeme Tucker Visit link: Intricate relationship between Oestrogen & Testosterone XXY Guys (Klinefelters' syndrome) - Video … Read more »

How To Boost Testosterone Levels In Men – Video


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

How To Boost Testosterone Levels In Men http://the-official-site.com/increasetestosteronenow How To Boost Testosterone Levels In Men and learn How To Increase Testosterone Ranges naturally It is vitally vital for a man to keep... By: Alex Carter Excerpt from: How To Boost Testosterone Levels In Men - Video … Read more »

How To Build Testosterone – Video


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

How To Build Testosterone http://the-official-site.com/increasetestosteronenow How To Build Testosterone as well as surefire Ways To Enhance Libido, Testosterone And HGH Naturally. Learn How To Build Testosterone Naturally... By: Alex Carter Go here to see the original: How To Build Testosterone - Video … Read more »

Should middle-aged men consider 'low T' treatment?


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

By Larry Matson Grillo HealthInformation Center Q: As a middle-aged man, I'm considering a "low T" treatment. Is it as good as it sounds? A: Treating "low T" or low testosterone has become a multibillion-dollar industry promising men more energy, more muscle, increased libido and better performance by restoring testosterone to youthful levels. Testosterone declines approximately 1 percent annually in men after age 30. However, what is normal varies from one man to another. A true androgen deficiency is a medical condition diagnosed by both a low testosterone level and deficiency symptoms and is appropriately managed with testosterone therapy. The "low T" industry, however, targets common symptoms that are often the result of lifestyle factors. The result: Many men are using testosterone supplements inappropriately simply to feel younger and stronger. What's the harm? We don't know the long-term risks. It's like estrogen therapy for women 30 years ago, which also was thought to be a panacea. Ten years after the Women's Health Initiative was undertaken, the risks of estrogen therapy became clear, changing how estrogen is used. We need a men's health initiative to answer similar questions about testosterone. There are concerns with testosterone supplementation. It can thicken the blood, … Read more »

What are the benefits of Intravenous Chelation? – Video


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

What are the benefits of Intravenous Chelation? IV Therapy- 1. Who needs Intravenous Nutrition? 2. What are the benefits of IV therapy? 3. Who doesn't qualify for IV Therapy? 4. When did IV therapy become popular? 5. Who will administer... By: Spectrum HRT Read more here: What are the benefits of Intravenous Chelation? - Video … Read more »

Shorter course of ADT for high-risk prostate cancer patients yields improved quality of life


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

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Sep-2014 Contact: Michelle Kirkwood press@astro.org 703-286-1600 American Society for Radiation Oncology @ASTRO_org San Francisco, September 14, 2014High-risk prostate cancer patients who receive radiation therapy (RT) and an 18-month course of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) recover a normal testosterone level in a shorter amount of time compared to those who receive a 36-month course of ADT, thus resulting in a better quality of life (QOL) and without detriment to long-term outcomes, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting. Researchers analyzed data from 561 patients with high-risk prostate cancer from a multi-center, randomized phase III trial in Canada (PCS IV clinical trials, Gov. # NCT 00223171). The patients received RT and long-term ADT. A common ancillary treatment for prostate cancer, ADT reduces levels of androgen hormones in order to prevent prostate cancer cells from growing. Patients were randomized into two groupsone group of 289 patients who received 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy and RT, and a second group of 272 patients who received 36 months of ADT and RT. In both groups, RT started four months after the beginning of ADT. Patients' serum testosterone levels were measured at baseline … Read more »

Is male pattern baldness an early warning sign of prostate cancer?


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

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should be concerned. Their study only found an association between male pattern baldness and aggressive prostate cancer. It did not prove cause and effect. "It is conceivable that, in the future, male pattern baldness may play a small role in estimating risk of prostate cancer and may contribute to discussions between doctors and patients about prostate cancer screening," said study co-author Michael Cook. Cook is an investigator with the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The study is published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Male pattern baldness is a pattern of hair loss that begins when the front hairline as well as the top of the back of the head (crown) starts to recede. In some men, the hair recedes on the right and left sides of the upper forehead and a tuft of hair remains in between. Play Video Going bald may … Read more »