Category Archives: Testosterone Replacement Therapy



Can men have hot flashes?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 27th, 2021

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 … Read more »

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


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 26th, 2021

TRT is legal 200x300To "T" or Not to "T" that is the Question for Professional Athletes Doctor-prescribed Testosterone injections, gels, and creams are in the limelight these days, as everyone is talking about HRT (hormone replacement therapy) the hot topic today, and how it helps adult men overcome naturally induced, age-related hormone deficiency. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has taken on a life of its own in the heated dialogue regarding its legality for medical treatment. But there is also concern about the legality of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) being used as an advantage by mixed martial artists who step in the arena to fight … Read more »

Testosterone Creams for Low Testosterone Treatment and Andropause


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 14th, 2021

Axiron Testosterone creamTestosterone 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 has its own level … Read more »

Treat Low T Symptoms w/ Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 14th, 2021

Hormone Therapy Get Back Your Energy & Sex Drive Testosterone is the principal 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 … Read more »

The Dangerous Hyperbole Surrounding Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 10th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Improve Quality of Life for HIV-Infected Men


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on November 7th, 2021

testosterone replacement therapy treatment for HIV 300x200Covid-19 is the famous virus at the moment, still in 2021, but another seriously scary virus that we cannot forget about is HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. It is still wreaking havoc on the bodies of thousands of people around the world, leading to shortened lifespans and very low quality of life. Thankfully, there are researchers out there who have devoted their lives to help better the statistics in terms of improved quality of life with an extended lifespan. Interestingly, one of the potential treatment programs involve testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and resistance exercise. The Basics of HIV We have … Read more »

Low Semen Count Success Stories; What Makes Seminal Fluid: How to Increase Semen Volume and Count


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 2nd, 2021

increase semen voluem naturally 200x300Here are some low testosterone success tips for men. Is Low Testosterone the cause of your low volume ejaculation and sperm count? Possibly. Low semen volume is a relatively common symptom of Low Testosterone. You've come to the right website if you are experiencing symptoms of Low Testosterone and want to do something about it. This article focuses on increasing semen volume. Five Tips You Can Start NOW to Increase Semen Volume There are a number of tips you can follow to increase your sperm count and semen volume. This is important if you are looking to conceive a child … Read more »

Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 1st, 2021

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. 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 … Read more »

Aging Gracefully With Testosterone Injections


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on October 31st, 2021

aging gracefully testosterone injections 269x300Have you recently looked in the mirror and said to yourself, “Wow, I look OLD!!”? Maybe you feel like you're 23, but you look 65. Yikes. What happened? Or maybe you even feel 65 on top of it all – aches and pains, obesity, low muscle mass, low libido...Yuck, make it stop. The worst is seeing some of your peers who seem to look and feel way better than you do. This is either luck, genetics or they could have just been proactive in life and prepared themselves to age gracefully. By accepting the fact that you are going to … Read more »

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


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on October 28th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Testim 1% Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Auxilium To Promote Testosterone Gel Testim 1% With Glaxo For Hypogonadism


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 27th, 2021

Testosterone Gel works wonders for those who have benefited from it and continues to be popular with American men well over the age of 30 who have low Testosterone. This article originally came out in 2012. Now many years later Testosterone Gel is wildly popular among all the other kinds of Testosterone options including injectable and cream.  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Pharmaceutical unit of GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) many-many years ago (2012) to co-promote a testosterone replacement therapy product that can easily be applied to the skin. Fast forward to the present Testosterone gels … Read more »

The History, Myths and Misconceptions of Testosterone


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on October 27th, 2021

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 … Read more »

Ensuring The Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 26th, 2021

Young doctor writing on a notepad 300x200Late 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 … Read more »

Book – What You Need to Know About Low Testosterone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 17th, 2021

Who doesn't want to look better, attract women with sex appeal, have more muscles, a surge in enegey and have more sex? Having stronger muscles, making your energy levels climb up, and attract the opposite sex with higher frequency and experience more libido is possible! This is a no-nonsense guide to TRT Testosterone replacement therapy, and what it can do for your life. Think you're just getting old? It might just be in your mind. The bounce in your step has gotten flat. You sit on your butt all the time. You just haven't been able to shake off that … 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 November 30th, 2020

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 … Read more »

Heart Attack Risk from Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 29th, 2020

Testosterone therapy, which is used my millions of men, can lead to serious heart-related side effects, including heart attacks. Did you suffer heart problems or blood clots after taking testosterone? For men suffering from low testosterone, known as Low T, hormone replacement therapy drugs can help regulate hormone levels in the body and provide relief from a number of symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive and weight gain. What most of these men might not know, however, is that drugs like AndroGel can come with health risks. One of the most serious is an increased risk of heart attack. A … Read more »

Doctor Reveals How Getting off Testosterone Will Hurt Fighters on It


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 27th, 2020

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Fighters who are affected by last week's Nevada Athletic Commission to ban the usage of testosterone replacement therapy are in trouble. Where they were once handed a golden ticket that allowed what amounted to legalized cheating, fighters who have relied on TRT will now have to compete without it. Legally, anyway; the likelihood of every single figher with aTRT exemptionsimply opting to fight clean, without any drugs in their system, is slim to none. They'll just figure better ways around it, at least until Nevada and other states start conducting truly random … Read more »

Living Well: Testosterone therapy good idea or not?


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2020

Youve likely heard the term Low-T or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is taking a testosterone replacement. What it promises may seem appealing, including increased libido and muscle mass, but whats the whole story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a decrease in testosterone levels by approximately 1 percent. That means by age 60 your testosterone level will be about 30 percent lower than what it was when you were a young man. Youve heard of menopause for women? Andropause is what men experience a … Read more »

Low Testosterone, Low T, E.D. | Andrologix.com


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2020

According to the Cleveland Clinic Men's Health Advisor,by age forty a man's ability to produce testosterone begins to decline leading to a deficiency that can result in low sex drive and decreased sexual function, loss of lean muscle mass, chronic fatigue, impaired concentration, depression and sadness, irritability, loss of bone mass, and an increase in fat mass that can increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes. By age fifty, testosterone levels can be less than half of what they were when we were twenty. Whats worse, when testosterone declines, antagonistic hormones such as estrogen increase, which can lead to … Read more »

Prostate cancer: Testosterone therapy ‘does not increase aggressive …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 25th, 2020

Men prescribed testosterone replacement therapy to restore their male sex hormones to normal levels should not be afraid that the treatment will raise their risk of prostate cancer. This was the main conclusion of a study that analyzed nationwide registry data on over a quarter of a million - mostly white - men residing in Sweden. The research, led by New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, features at the American Urological Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA, May 6-10, 2016. In fact, the researchers found not only that men prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for … Read more »