Category Archives: Testosterone Therapy

Things You Might Not Have Known About Testosterone

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

endocrine system 269x300 7952The 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 »

Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone Run Higher Risk of Developing Atherosclerosis

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 23rd, 2020

atherosclerosis diabetic 300x200 7313Testosterone 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 »

Testosterone Facts to Consider When Deciding on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 21st, 2020

prescription 300x201 2329Statins 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 »

Possible Health Benefits of Testosterone HRT (TRT)

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 20th, 2020

hgh docs 60 218x300 7055Are 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 »

What You Need to Know About Testosterone Esters

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 14th, 2020

fitness exercise vocabulary 200x300 1848You'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 »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 9th, 2020

t sp 300x200 1323Testosterone: 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 »

Research Makes a Case for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 8th, 2020

test 10 300x209 6344Research 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 »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on October 5th, 2020

law1 300x254 5825Scientific 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 »

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

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on October 1st, 2020

happy sr 7 300x200 8105Companies 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 »

There is No “Testosterone Controversy”

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 30th, 2020

testosterone symbol 300x300 9868New 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 »