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Behavioral and Health Changes Decrease Levels of Testosterone


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 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. 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 obesity and depression. The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The researchers measured … Read more »

Ensuring The Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2018

Young doctor writing on a notepad 300x200Late last year, an article was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association that suggested that 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. 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 suffering from Testosterone Deficiency and Andropause. There's even the risk that this study could lead patients that could seriously benefit from this form of Hormone Therapy Treatment to avoid life-changing treatment because of the unwarranted fears suggested by this study. In fact, many medical professionals say the effective validity of this study about … 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 »

Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy | The Medical …


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 29th, 2016

Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy EMAIL THIS ARTICLE Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Published: March 14, 2016 Three coordinated double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of one year of testosterone replacement therapy in improving sexual function,... March 14, 2016 (Issue: 1490) Revised 5/2/16: Footnote 7 has been added to Table 1 Three coordinated double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of one year of testosterone replacement therapy in improving sexual function, physical function, and vitality in a total of 790 men 65 years old with moderately low serum testosterone concentrations and symptoms suggesting hypoandrogenism. Sexual function improved modestly, and there appeared to be marginal benefits in some areas of physical function and vitality as well. The trials were not designed to evaluate the safety of testosterone replacement therapy.1 ADVERSE EFFECTS Testosterone administration has been associated with development of acne, gynecomastia, peripheral edema, and polycythemia. Injections of testosterone undecanoate rarely have caused pulmonary oil microembolism (POME) and anaphylactic reactions. The main concern with testosterone replacement therapy, however, has been the possibility that it could increase the risk of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. Prostate Cancer Testosterone replacement therapy has been associated with increases in serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Resources – Fabulously …


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 15th, 2016

FabFitOver40.com along with Danger and Playare two of the best sources on the web discussinghow to optimizeyour testosterone level. There are numerous posts, articles and podcasts covering nearly every TRT issue imaginable. I am a 15 year TRT patient and have improved my health, fitness and mindset from every definable angle. I published theThe Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy Manual:How to Optimize Your Testosterone for Lifelong Health and Happiness Anauthoritative TRT research guide written for EVERY MAN (both patient and doctor alike). It dissects the topic of hormone replacement, overviews the current and relevant TRT data and dispels all the myths perpetuated by the media. It IS the bridge between science and reality. For more information on how the book can transform your own life, visit TRTRevolution.com Please join Nelson Vergeland I for our monthly webcastwhere we discussmens health research topics with various celebrity guests. Please search through all of this information before seeking consultation. TRT WEBSITES Nelson Vergels Excel Male Website is a great start. Nelson is a pioneer in the world of TRT research and development and he has been instrumental in helping thousands of men seek and attain help with progressive TRT-dispensing physicians for more than two decades. … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy – cpt.sagepub.com


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 14th, 2016

New Data on Efficacy and Cardiovascular Safety One of the most controversial questions in cardiovascular pharmacology is whether testosterone replacement therapy is safe for the cardiovascular system, especially in elderly men. There is little debate that as men age, their testosterone levels fall and low testosterone levels have an association with more atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. A key debated question is whether the administration of exogenous testosterone to increase testosterone levels back to normal alters the incidence of adverse cardiovascular events. In recent papers in the Journal of the American Heart Association,1,2Journal of the American College of Cardiology,3 and Sexual Medicine Reviews,4 my colleagues and I have reviewed the numerous studies on this subject. This literature presents some of the most controversial group of papers that I have reviewed, with some studies suggesting that testosterone use is associated with an increase in adverse cardiac events including major adverse cardiac events (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke), whereas others suggest just the opposite. The problem is that many of these studies are observational, the testosterone preparations vary, not all studies have followed up the testosterone levels once therapy is started, some studies included soft end points to describe the … Read more »

Prostate cancer: Testosterone therapy ‘does not increase aggressive …


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 11th, 2016

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 longer than a year showed no overall increase in risk of developing prostate cancer, but that if anything, their risk for aggressive disease was 50 percent lower than equivalent men not prescribed TRT. The motive for the study was to try and settle a debate about the link between TRT and prostate cancer risk, say the researchers. They note that experts suggest an aging "boomer" generation, and heavy marketing by the drug industry has fueled a rapid rise in use of TRT in the last 10 years, despite little being known about the long-term risks of the therapy. They say … Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy | Low Testosterone | Low T


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 28th, 2016

TESTOSTERONE is said to be the androgen hormone that makes a man, A MAN. Though women produce testosterone too in smaller doses, between 1/7th and 1/10th the amount. We all have it in other words and we need it to function properly. However, as we age, our bodies ability to produce Testosterone declines year by year, and that decline differs between people, but is more or less an average of a couple of percentage points every year. Now, more than ever, men aged 30 and over are being diagnosed with Low Testosterone, also known as low t, but physicians properly diagnose it as hypogonadism. Low T is so commonplace, you almost cant go a single day without seeing a print advertisement or television commercial for Low T, Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone. And there are many products to treat this medical condition. The most effective delivery method for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (or TRT) is Testosterone injections, followed by cream, gel or pellets. Testosterone Replacement Therapy typically requires weekly Testosterone injections and ancillary medications, where necessary, but depending on the esters of the testosterone product more than once a week is necessary. With cream or gel, you apply it daily, with some … Read more »

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


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2016

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 a cascade of undesirable symptoms. This decline, traditionally regarded as a natural part of the aging process, is now universally recognized as Low T - a highly treatable condition. As many as 10 million American men may be affected by Low T, and as the baby-boomer generation continues to age, this number is expected to rise significantly. Fortunately, there is a proven solution; Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT. Testosterone therapy has been used with great success for the past 70 years, but has only recently gained widespread acceptance. Testosterone not only controls your sex drive and erectile function; it also … Read more »

Low Testosterone Treatments – Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 21st, 2016

The most common treatment for low testosterone (also called male hypogonadism) is testosterone replacement therapy. This should address the symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as low sex drive and poor erections. It should be noted that if you have another condition causing low testosterone (such as a pituitary tumor), then your doctor will treat that, too. Also, if fertility is a concern, you should talk to your doctor about your options. This article, however, focuses on treating just the low levels of testosterone. Testosterone Replacement Therapy Options You have several options for replacing testosterone. Please talk to your doctor about all your options, and he or she will help you choose the method that works best for your lifestyle and budget. To replace testosterone, you can use: Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Testosterone replacement therapy isnt right for everyone: men who have had or who may have breast or prostate cancer should not use testosterone replacement therapy. As with any medication, talk to your doctor about any concerns you have while youre on testosterone replacement therapy. You should especially mention if you have trouble breathing (particularly when sleeping) or if you have frequent/persistent erections. Long-term use brings risks, particularly … Read more »


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