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The History, Myths and Misconceptions of Testosterone


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on May 19th, 2020

testosterone myths history misconceptions 235x300The late 1800s was a completely different world than what we live in today: deodorant and toilet paper were just invented; chamber pots were the norm; people rubbed mercury on their skin for health benefits; Sherlock Holmes was shooting up on cocaine...and we had Dr. Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard who was injecting his “liquide testiculaire,” composed of water, testicular vein blood, semen and juices extracted from crushed testicles of a dog or guinea pig.” This lovely concoction was recommended to others to inject to “feel like a new man.” And this “elixir of life” was presented at the Societe de Biologie in Paris. Yikes. Dr. Brown-Sequard was 72 years old and declared that his tincture gave him vitality and made him feel like new. His brain was rejuvenated. His presentation must have proved convincing because it later was estimated that around 12,000 scientists were also injecting themselves this concoction. Thus, the study of testosterone started out rather oddly. The Beginning of Testosterone Research However, Dr. Brown-Sequard was on to something. The idea that there must be some sort of “substance” produced in the testicles and blood that could be influential on men's brains and their energy levels as well as benefitting our … Read more »

Is Testosterone Good or Bad for Your Heart? Or is Estradiol the Real Culprit?


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Published on May 7th, 2020

testosterone therapy and the heart 300x200Despite the knowledge that testosterone is a necessary hormone for men, being the “manly hormone,” some scientific studies have reported detrimental effects on men's hearts who take testosterone for hypogonadism, or low-T. Some of these noted effects were increased risk of strokes, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. However, there are many more studies out there than the negative ones that report the exact opposite — 158 trials/studies vs. 22 studies to be more exact — showing that testosterone actually offers cardiovascular protection for men. Many of the negative studies also “present important biases and quality errors that make them less trustable,” according to T. Hertoghe, MD. In essence, these studies show that the heart, brain, muscles, and arteries need adequate levels of testosterone to function properly. For muscles specifically, testosterone is incredibly important, and the heart itself is a muscle, being composed of striated muscle fibers. Even the arteries, including ones that travel through the brain, are composed of smooth muscle and endothelial cells that all have receptors for the hormone testosterone. So what could be causing these seemingly random but noticeable adverse effects on the heart? The real culprit may be estradiol. Estradiol is a hormone that is … Read more »

Ensuring The Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 11th, 2019

Young doctor writing on a notepad 300x200Video Download: Ensuring The Safety Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy For Men Video Stream: Ensuring The Safety Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy For Men Late last year, an article was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association that suggested Testosterone Restoration was associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and general mortality in males suffering from Low-T. Mainly as a result of this study, the FDA now requires that all Testosterone Therapy Manufacturers clearly note these potential risks associated with therapy on every dose of Testosterone Treatment. There's no reason to have issues with the FDA in this case because that's a reasonable step to take, but the study which precipitated this change in Testosterone labeling was highly flawed, and an example of media entities taking surveys in a vacuum and treating them as the definitive word on a particular treatment. We might want to be skeptical or "trust but verify" by looking at other studies, because according to some studies, 1/3rd of men who suffer from heart attacks have low testosterone levels. JAMA Testosterone Study Flawed In reality, this Testosterone Study is highly flawed, at least when considered as a potential indictment against Low-T Treatment for men … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Might Be Legal, but It’s Still Cheating in Professional Sports


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 24th, 2020

The Dangerous Hyperbole Surrounding Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 16th, 2019

Hulk HioganProfessional athlete steroid abuse can be a deadly game of one-upmanship: "my muscles are bigger, stronger and leaner than your muscles?" Diehard professional wrestling fans recall back to the 1980s when the loud and glittering success of ludicrously shredded athletes like Hulk Hogan, Road Warriors and other flamboyant acts convinced everyone, especially the producers and promoters that ripped physiques and over swollen pumped muscles were the hallmark to fame, fortune and brand recognition. As Jonathan Snowden so eloquently stated it: "What followed were a ridiculous menagerie of overly muscled human action figures, wrestlers like Hercules Hernandez, who rewrote the book on human anatomy." Results from professional athletes over abusing steroids far above and beyond what normal TRT doctors would prescribe ordinary patients, was ultimately tragic, and led to such well-known pros dying middle-aged. Many of the acts from the 1980s and 1990s are dead. As Jonathan Snowden astutely put it: Swollen hearts were an unfortunate byproduct of those swollen muscles. Wrestlers from that generation started dropping like flies. Most of our heroes, the wrestlers from that era we grew up on, like Rick Rude, Hawk and Curt Hennig, are dead and gone. No one who was a wrestling fan can … Read more »

Can men have hot flashes?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 6th, 2019

testosterone replacement therapyDEAR DOCTOR K: I'm a 75-year-old man who recently underwent prostate cancer surgery. I've begun to have what I think are hot flashes. I'm baffled because I felt hot flashes were a female problem. Could I have male hot flashes? DEAR READER: In short, the answer is yes. As with hot flashes in women, sex hormones are to blame. Women get hot flashes at menopause when their estrogen levels drop. In men, the problem is testosterone, a type of hormone called androgen. More specifically, declining testosterone levels can lead to hot flashes in men. In women, estrogen levels drop dramatically after age 50. But for men, declining testosterone levels start as early as age 30 and slowly fall throughout a man's life. By age 70, more than half of men are testosterone-deficient. This deficiency is responsible for menopause-like symptoms in some men, and these can include hot flashes. It's difficult to predict which men will have these symptoms, though. Some men with what appear to be low levels of testosterone don't have symptoms, although many men with low testosterone levels have hot flashes. And some men with what appear to be normal levels do have hot flashes. So the correlation … Read more »

Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

testosterone medical therapy clinics 300x195Australian scientists recently studied testosterone and its progression in males from young to old age and discovered that a gradual decline in testosterone levels is caused by both men's lifestyles as well as aging. Video Download: Behavioral And Health Changes Decrease Levels Of Testosterone Video Stream: Behavioral And Health Changes Decrease Levels Of Testosterone The findings were presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th annual meeting that took place recently in Houston. The Endocrine Society focuses on the research of hormones and the practice of endocrinology. Many older men are known to have diminished levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Even though the cause is debated, some population-based studies have found that changes in testosterone levels are similar among men of the same age over time. It is common knowledge that declining testosterone levels are an inevitable part of the aging process. However, there may be more to this condition than mere aging. Study co-author Dr. Gary Wittert, professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Australia, stated that the choices men make also plays a more significant role in lowered testosterone levels than previously thought. Testosterone changes are also explained by smoking behavior and changes in health status, particularly … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

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. Video Download: Testosterone Creams For Low Testosterone Treatment And Andropause Video Stream: Testosterone Creams For Low Testosterone Treatment And Andropause 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 … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement – Video


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2019

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Auxilium Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline Sign Agreement For Co-promotion Of Testim 1%


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on July 30th, 2019

(RTTNews.com) - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AUXL) and GlaxoSmithKline LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK, GSK.L), announced that they have entered into an agreement for the co-promotion of Testim 1% (testosterone gel), which is indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of testosterone. As per the agreement terms, Auxilium granted GSK the exclusive right to co-promote the sale of Testim with Auxilium in the U.S. through September 30, 2015. GSK will promote Testim using a sizeable established field sales force which has relationships with current Testosterone Replacement Therapy prescribers, particularly primary care physicians, in the U.S. Both the companies have agreed on a baseline revenue forecast for Testim through September 30, 2015, and GSK will be compensated to the extent that Testim net sales exceed this baseline. In addition, in certain circumstances, Auxilium will pay GSK specified tail payments following the term of the agreement. The GSK sales force is expected to begin promoting Testim to physicians early in the third quarter of 2012. In a separate press release, Auxilium Pharma said it is raising its full-year 2012 revenue guidance to a range of $293 million to $315 million from … Read more »

Auxilium To Promote Testosterone Gel With Glaxo; Raises View


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

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL) raised its full-year outlook as it entered an agreement with the U.S. unit of GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) to co-promote a testosterone replacement therapy. Auxilium and GlaxoSmithKline LLC said they will collaborate to promote Testim 1%, a testosterone gel for treating men with a deficiency or absence of the hormone. Auxilium Chief Executive Adrian Adams said low testosterone, known as hypogonadism, is a prevalent but poorly recognized condition. Adams said the collaboration with the strength and breadth of Glaxo's commercialization team will help reach U.S. physicians who treat the condition. As a result of the additional expected Testim sales, Auxilium raised its full-year revenue guidance by $10 million, now seeing $293 million to $315 million, roughly in line with Street estimates. Auxilium now expects a loss of $5 million to $10 million for 2012, compared with its previously expected loss of $5 million to $15 million. Under the agreement, Auxilium has given Glaxo, a British drug firm, the exclusive right to co-promote Testim in the U.S. through September 2015. Glaxo will be compensated for net sales exceeding a baseline set by the two companies, and may receive additional tail payments following the term of … Read more »

Treat Low T Symptoms w/ Testosterone Replacement Therapy


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

Hormone Therapy Get Back Your Energy & Sex Drive Testosterone is the principle male hormone. It appears in men in quantities up to 8 times the amount seen in women. In men, testosterone is a hormone produced mostly by the testes and is responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. Optimal testosterone levels are essential for sexual activity and energy, muscle and bone mass growth, and even the prevention of osteoporosis. It promotes the primary sexual characteristics of men and is responsible for greater health, longer life and general well-being. Low-T, also referred to as low testosterone or andropause, begins occurring in men as early as age 30, though symptoms are usually first noticed closer to age 40. Testosterone levels gradually decline at a rate of about 1-2% per year starting in your late 20s and continues throughout your life. Because this happens so slowly, men often do not notice thesymptomsassociatedwith hormonal imbalanceand do not realize how low their testosterone actually is until years later. Most men in their late 30s and older are operating at about 50% oftheir optimal range. We usually treat males who are over 35 years of age but there are some exceptions. A … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) – Danger & Play


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

What is testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)? What are the symptoms of low testosterone? Do I have low t? How do I find a doctor to put me on testosterone replacement therapy? What are the downsides or side effects of TRT? Is TRT dangerous? How do I know if I have low testosterone? We answer all of this questions and more. Also, check out: [This is not medical advice. Always seek the advice and assistance of a qualified healthcare provider.] Quick summary for the attention-deprived: A proper TRT dose should be approximately 125 mg of testosterone injected weekly, although 100 mg every 5 days is ideal. Blood levels on a proper TRT dose should put the patient on the high side of the normal range of natural testosterone levels. People have used TRT doses as high as 200 mg a week (supra-physiological levels) for several decades without experiencing any negative side effects. Your hair wont fall out unless youre genetically predisposed to hair loss. Yes, your body will stop producing its own testosterone. Thats why you shouldnt use testosteronereplacementtherapy unless your natural levels are low and needreplaced get it? Although we supposedly live in an era where God is dead and … Read more »

California joins Nevada in banning testosterone replacement therapy


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

The walls are quickly closing in on the users of testosterone replacement therapy in mixed martial arts. One week after the Nevada Athletic Commission shook up the sport by announcing a total ban on therapeutic use exemptions for the controversial practice, the California State Athletic Commission announced what in effect amounts to a ban. The commission stated Thursday that the only way a competitor will be able to receive a TUE is through World Anti-Doping Agency standards, a considerably higher threshold than the system which has been in place. As the rules are hashed out, in the interim, a total ban will be in effect. "The California State Athletic Commission fully supports the Nevada State [sic] Athletic Commission's decision to eliminate Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in boxing and Mixed Martial Arts," CSAC executive director Andy Foster stated in a written release. "California is a strong supporter of anti-doping efforts. As part of California's anti-doping efforts, the Commission recently began the rulemaking process to require meeting World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards as the only way to obtain a TUE for TRT. "This standard is so high that it is an effective ban except under the most … Read more »

FGSW – Testosterone Replacement Therapy Update 03.27.14: An Improvement?? – Video


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

FGSW - Testosterone Replacement Therapy Update 03.27.14: An Improvement?? Click here to see the Testosterone Replacement Therapy playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9McezgJXOjZW3Te9n7396Hw342k8LKt6 TRT info on my blog... By: FatGuySkinnyWallet Here is the original post: FGSW - Testosterone Replacement Therapy Update 03.27.14: An Improvement?? - Video … Read more »

FGSW Weekly Weigh In & Update 15 Still Working On Mobility 03 31 14 – Video


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

FGSW Weekly Weigh In Update 15 Still Working On Mobility 03 31 14 Here is the blog post: http://fatguyskinnywallet.com/week-15-weigh-update Testosterone Replacement Therapy History: http://fatguyskinnywallet.com/testosteron... By: FatGuySkinnyWallet The rest is here: FGSW Weekly Weigh In & Update 15 Still Working On Mobility 03 31 14 - Video … Read more »

Drug Recall Attorney at Herrera Law Firm, Inc., Comments on Reported Link Between Testosterone Drugs and Heart Attack …


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

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In the wake of multiple news reports and studies indicating a link between testosterone therapy medication and increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death, drug recall attorney Jorge Herrera of the Herrera Law Firm, Inc., says he hopes all men undergoing such treatment understand the risks involved. According to Texas Public Radio (Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack, January 30), studies published in medical journals such as PLOS One reveal that men taking testosterone therapy medication may face two to three times the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events as men who dont take testosterone drugs. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved testosterone therapy medication to treat low testosterone levels in men, better known as low-T, the agency recently announced it is investigating the risks outlined by these studies, Herrera said. We advise men prescribed testosterone medication to be fully aware of the risks of cardiovascular events and discuss potential side effects with a doctor before beginning treatment. We have handled cases involving injuries from pharmaceutical products, and many times people said they were not aware of the risks until it was too … Read more »

Low Testosterone Claims: Options in a Growing Class Action Suit – Video


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

Low Testosterone Claims: Options in a Growing Class Action Suit Millions of men accross the country are experiencing health issues related to the use of testosterone replacement therapy drugs. A recent statement from the FDA has labeled these drugs as potential... By: Aronfeld Law Firm Continue reading here: Low Testosterone Claims: Options in a Growing Class Action Suit - Video … Read more »