Category Archives: Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Facts to Consider When Deciding on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 6th, 2024

prescription 300x201 2329Reading Time: 7 minutes Statins May Lower Testosterone and Libido There is evidence that statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs lower testosterone levels (BMC Medicine, Feb. 28, 2013). A side effect of medications like pitavastatin (Livalo), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and simvastatin (Zocor) is that lower testosterone could have an impact on libido and sexual performance (Journal of Sexual Medicine, April 2010). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning against the use of testosterone unless men have hypogonadism, a condition that lowers this hormone. The agency is concerned that prescribed testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, which is what statins are designed … Read more »

What You Need to Know About Testosterone Esters

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on March 20th, 2024

fitness exercise vocabulary 200x300 1848Reading Time: 8 minutes You've come to our clinic after hearing about the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and you'd like to learn more before trying the treatment. Great -- Knowledge is power. Here is a short primer on testosterone esters that will cut through the confusion, and allow you to make an informed, educated decision. What is an “Ester”? The term ester is often used in the language of testosterone replacement therapy. As with all new words, it may sound confusing, but relax, it's not nearly as complicated as it seems. Most testosterone replacement regimes are injections that include a few different types … Read more »

Recent Study Confirms: Testosterone DOES NOT Increase Heart Attack Risk!

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 10th, 2024

law1 300x254 5825Reading Time: 5 minutes Scientific Evidence Backs Up What Millions of Men Already Knew You've heard the drumbeat of advertisements on the radio and seen the incessant commercial interruptions on television from law firms. The familiar refrain goes something like this “If you or your loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke, or any adverse side effect as a result of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), contact our law firm at...” The implication is clear. Testosterone, when given to elderly men to combat the debilitating effects of aging, is dangerous...and at times, even fatal. Certainly not something to be taken lightly. In fact, after … Read more »

Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone Run Higher Risk of Developing Atherosclerosis

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 9th, 2024

atherosclerosis diabetic 300x200 7313Reading Time: 3 minutes Testosterone Linked to Condition Where Clogged Arteries Restrict Blood Flow  There are many health problems in men who have low testosterone levels: the reduced desire for sex, fewer erections that happen spontaneously, such as during sleep, infertility, increased body fat, decreased strength and loss of muscle mass, weakened bones, loss of body hair, swelling/tenderness in the breast tissue, hot flashes, constant, chronic fatigue, higher cholesterol levels, sleep disturbances, and emotional changes. And if these weren't enough, there's more. Keep reading. Some males who have low testosterone and Type Two diabetes are at a higher risk of suffering atherosclerosis (a condition … Read more »

Is Your Leadership Ability Determined by Your Testosterone and Cortisol Levels?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 31st, 2024

happy sr 7 300x200 8105Reading Time: 4 minutes Companies that want their managers to perform at peak levels should offer more stress-busting perks like yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and meditation classes, modern, well-stocked gymnasiums, and extended vacation policies. Besides, they should consider changing their corporate culture to both reward and take the pressure off the managers who show the most potential. That’s the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study follows other provocative research on leaders’ hormone levels and leadership and empathy. In this recent study, researchers evaluated the hormone levels of male executives in an executive education … Read more »

Things You Might Not Have Known About Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 26th, 2024

endocrine system 269x300 7952Reading Time: 4 minutes The male hormone evolved 500 million years ago from estrogen. 1. Both genders have testosterone circulating in their bloodstream, although women have far less. Testosterone is produced in the testicles, ovaries, and adrenal glands. When pregnancy begins, the development of reproductive organs for males starts as well. 2. Testosterone regulates several processes from fat distribution to red blood cell production. Also, testosterone is responsible for a man's sex drive, muscularity/strength, and bone mass. 3. People ascribed youth-restoring powers to the testicles for a long period. Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder dined on hyena genitals for a sexually stimulating effect (with … Read more »

Common Chemicals Found in Plastic May Lower Testosterone Levels

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 18th, 2024

t decrease 300x187 3770Reading Time: 9 minutes It is a commonly known fact that men begin to lose testosterone as they age. Most medical professionals agree that the rate of loss is approximately 10% per decade, and the results are not pleasant: weaker muscles and loss of muscle tone, weight gain, breast enlargement, increased fatigue, brain fog, depression, accumulated aches, and joint pains that just keep getting worse. Also, there are other problems: increased risk of heart attack, prostate problems, sleep difficulties, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction or urination problems, and a host of other maladies too numerous to mention. In an attempt to ward off the … Read more »

Possible Health Benefits of Testosterone HRT (TRT)

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 25th, 2023

hgh docs 60 218x300 7055Reading Time: 9 minutes Are you still uncertain about trying Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)? Do you think you might have a genuine clinical and medical necessity for Testosterone replenishment with the intention of treating hypogonadism, Low-T, hypotestosteronemia, andropause, or androgen deficiency syndrome? Have you talked to a friend who has experienced the miracles that TRT can deliver? But at the same time, you are somewhat concerned about the possible adverse side effects? But at the same time, you are somewhat concerned about the possible adverse side effects? Good. You should be concerned about the benefits and side effects of TRT. Even if properly administered, … Read more »

Research Makes a Case for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 21st, 2023

test 10 300x209 6344Reading Time: 8 minutes Research Makes a Case for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Testosterone. When that word is mentioned, the first things that often come to mind are huge muscles...powerful and business dominance, and primal aggression. All of these mental images may be true. But these traits are not the entire testosterone story...far from it. Healthy levels of testosterone in men affect far more than muscles, sex drive, and dominance. Low levels of testosterone (“Low-T”) can result in several unwanted, dangerous, and debilitating adverse health problems in men such as: Chronic fatigue and less stamina. When it becomes a struggle to get out … Read more »

Testosterone Propionate

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 14th, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute TESTOSTERONE THERAPY Testosterone Propionate - an ester of testosterone, having the same actions as the free alcohol but with a relatively short duration of effect; used chiefly in the treatment of male hypogonadism, symptoms of male climacteric, postpubertal cryptorchidism, and inoperable female breast cancer, and to prevent postpartum breast engorgement; administered buccally or intramuscularly. Builds Lean Muscle Improves Memory Improves Sexual Performance Enhances Sex Drive Lowers Cholesterol Increases Energy Protects Against Heart … Read more »

Testosterone: How Much Do You Really Know About This Potent Hormone?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 28th, 2021

t sp 300x200 1323Reading Time: 5 minutes Testosterone: How Much Do You Really Know About This Potent Hormone? Keep Reading and Find Out What You May Not Know The dictionary definition of testosterone is “a steroid hormone that stimulates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.” That definition is accurate. But testosterone is more than what is mentioned...way more. Testosterone is genuinely the hormone "king," an almost magical substance responsible for male characteristics of potency, libido, energy, and all-around vibrant health. But There is Confusion About Testosterone Most people are aware of the benefits … Read more »

There is No “Testosterone Controversy”

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

testosterone symbol 300x300 9868Reading Time: 3 minutes New Studies Show the Testosterone "Controversy" is Non-Existent There's an old cliché: if you wait long enough, what is currently out of favor today will be tomorrow's darling. And it is indeed true; this time the wheel has turned on testosterone. The mighty male hormone is no longer vilified as the bad guy that it was just a few short months ago. How could that be? The answer is quite simple. Two new independent studies concluded that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) might not cause the cardiovascular problems that it appeared to do in previous research. The Studies Reveal Just the … Read more »