Category Archives: Hormone Therapy Review

Vitamin A is Essential for Good Health – Are You Getting Enough ?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on October 14th, 2020

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7 Exercises to Elevate Testosterone Levels

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 11th, 2020

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The Effects of Testosterone on Asthma Prevalence Among Men and Women

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on October 6th, 2020

low testosterone therapy 300x200Testosterone is a potent Hormone that has huge effects on human physiological function. Most people are aware of the impact that Testosterone has on sexual function, strength, and body composition, but Testosterone also affects pulmonary health as well. These effects can be seen concerning both gender differences and about the impact of Low-T on male health. Video Download: The Effects Of Testosterone On Asthma Prevalence Among Men And Women Video Stream: The Effects Of Testosterone On Asthma Prevalence Among Men And Women Women Are More Prone to Experience Asthma than Men Because Women Produce Less Testosterone Though our understanding of Testosterone's many functions has grown tremendously in the past generation of medical study, there is still so much to learn. Just this year, new research was published which presents substantial evidence that Serum Testosterone has a direct impact on the volume of a particular set of white blood cells that target human airways. In men, elevated Testosterone Levels keep this form of white blood cell in check, but women have a tendency to produce too many of these cells, which leads to an increased prevalence of asthma and bronchial/lung inflammation. There are many autoimmune conditions which are impacted by sex-differences, … Read more »

Changes to LabCorp Guidelines for Low-T Diagnosis and How They Impact Your Treatment

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 22nd, 2020

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Low-T Treatment Before and After — How Testosterone Therapy Improves Vitality

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 6th, 2020

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The Importance of Proteins, Carbs, and Fats

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on September 2nd, 2020

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Exercise and Mental Health

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

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Sermorelin Acetate Drug Information

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 1st, 2020

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 30th, 2020

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Understanding Heartburn in the 21st Century

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

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The Role of Nitric Oxide in Cancer Proliferation And Prevention

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 26th, 2020

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Understanding how Muscle and Fat Impact Body Mass, Weight, and Health

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 25th, 2020

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Reexamining Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 12th, 2020

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Weight Cycling and the Problem with Crash Dieting

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 30th, 2020

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The Effect of Testosterone on Auto-Immune Function and Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 21st, 2020

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Does Ibuprofen Contribute to Low Testosterone?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 20th, 2020

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The Effects of Testosterone Therapy on Male Patients — Who Should Use Testosterone?

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on June 16th, 2020

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Testosterone Deficiency and Low-T at Epidemic Levels Among Men in the United States

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 17th, 2020

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Testosterone Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 10th, 2019

frequently asked questions about testosterone 300x206There are plenty of Testosterone Frequently Asked Questions. Such As... How can low testosterone replacement treat andropause? Depends on the individual, Height, Weight Age, Life Style, and so forth and so on.  Andropause, or male menopause, is caused by low testosterone levels in men. Testosterone levels begin declining in men at around age 27 to 30; it can be unhealthy for men to have a low testosterone level. Some studies show that a high percentage of men who have heart attacks or cardiovascular disease have Low Testosterone, too much or too little Testosterone works against your body, the goal is to find the optimal levels of therapeutic replenishment of Testosterone Injections or Cream. Men with andropause experience many of the same symptoms as women with menopause. Decreased energy, decreased muscle, loss of memory, mental focus and increased body fat, depression, irritability, decreased sex drive, decreased stamina and decreased sexual function are just some of the symptoms of andropause, and at some point, every single living man will hit his wall at some point or another! Contact us today; we can set you up to get a blood test locally in your city and have those results reviewed by one of … Read more »

Testosterone Supplements: Vitamin and Amino Acid Pills Versus Real Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 13th, 2019

testosterone boosters header13 620x206The purpose of this article is to educate our visitors about potential scams and misleading products on the market today with respect to testosterone medical treatments prescribed by a hormone doctor or the alternatives. Real testosterone cypionate, enanthate, and propionate are prescribed as injections, creams, gels, nasal sprays or pellets, but typically not in pills you swallow, that you have seen sold in bottles on the internet, or in health food stores. So the first thing to understand is there is a big difference between prescription testosterone and non-prescription testosterone. Let's be very clear from the beginning; the only way to legally get REAL TESTOSTERONE is through a board-certified doctor who works in a licensed medical clinic, and if this is something you are seeking to do, you should fill out our communication contact form here on our website and give us a phone call. We would be happy to speak with you about the process of starting a hormone treatment program. Anyone else offering you testosterone without a prescription, whether it's injectable, cream, gel,  patch, or some kind of tablets, is either lying to you about what they're selling, or they're involved in the illegal black market of unapproved … Read more »

Testosterone Side Effects, Risks, Dangers and Negative Effects

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 14th, 2019

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The Effects of Beer on Testosterone Production and Gynecomastia

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

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Testosterone Levels Associated with Serotonin Activity in the Brain

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

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Grumpy Old Man Syndrome – Causes and Treatments

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

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How to Administer a Testosterone Injection — Low-T Injection Guide

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

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Relieve Fatigue and Increase Energy with Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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

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Is Male Menopause Real? The Science of Andropause

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

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Low Testosterone Symptoms

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

very tired man 300x205Testosterone deficiency is one of the most commonly under-diagnosed conditions in America today. There are some reasons for this. For one, men tend to struggle to talk to their doctor about problems related to Low-T. They don't consider their fundamental sexual and fatigue-related issues to be the result of testosterone deficiency, or they just don't like to go to the doctor. Video Download: Low Testosterone Symptoms Video Stream: Low Testosterone Symptoms It's essential for your long-term health and vitality that you own up to the threat of Low-T, and be vocal with your doctor when you recognize the symptoms. By being honest with your physician, you can take steps to correct your sexual inadequacy, your declining metabolism, and your fading energy levels. It's easy to misinterpret low testosterone symptoms as merely age-related decline, or the result of your own actions, but the truth is that a significant component of testosterone deficiency is innate in human physiology. When Will Men Experience Low-T? Of course, not every man will experience these symptoms at the same time, and some men may never reach a point of deficiency in their lifetime, but we all experience a similar decline for the same physiological reasons. There … Read more »

4 Foods to Boost Your Testosterone Levels

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

garlic food 300x200 5386Simple Dietary Changes to Battle Low-T Modern-Day Society is Stealing Your Testosterone Fact: Higher testosterone levels mean more muscle mass, lower body fat, and stronger bones. Additionally, optimum T levels indicate healthy libidos, improved cognitive abilities, and (naturally) higher levels of sports performance. Video Download: 4 Foods To Boost Your Testosterone Levels Video Stream: 4 Foods To Boost Your Testosterone Levels Fact: your natural testosterone production is under attack. Here's a brief list of things that can negatively affect T levels, ranging from dietary/lifestyle choices to environmental factors: Extreme low-calorie diets. Very low-calorie diets used to melt fat or followed by athletes desperate to make weight. Tobacco smoke, both direct and second-hand. Cigarette smoke contains a toxic substance called cadmium, an environmental pollutant with no distinct taste or smell that's been shown to lower testosterone levels. Alcohol. The body breaks alcohol into acetaldehyde, which may adversely affect the Leydig cells of the testicles to reduce testosterone production. Environmental pollutants, such as those that are common in industrial areas where metal welding, lead, or copper smoke are present. Four Foods to the Rescue Luckily, you can improve your testosterone profile through the consumption of some natural nutrients and chemical compounds. Studies … Read more »

12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido and Limit Sexual Performance

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

couple sexual problems 300x200Sexual health is at the forefront of practically every guy's mind. No matter how well your life is going, if your sex life isn't satisfying, you're still probably frustrated. An active sex life is one of the keys to maintaining elevated self-perception and maintaining a sense of manhood and masculinity. Video Download: 12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido And Limit Sexual Performance Video Stream: 12 Health Issues That Can Kill Libido And Limit Sexual Performance There are millions of men all over the country that struggle and suffer from a low sex drive and Sexual Dysfunction. While it's true that issues such as Low-T and circulatory problems play a significant role in Erectile Dysfunction and diminished sex drive, there are also a variety of steps that you can take to improve your sexual drive and potency vastly. There are many lifestyle and diet factors that contribute to sexual malfunction. While looking over this list, think about what you could do to improve your reproductive health. Also recognize that by controlling these factors, you can enhance your life in a variety of other ways. Chronic Stress Causes Sex Drive to Plummet There's nothing more distracting than stress. Chronic stress impairs … Read more »

The Importance of Dietary Fat for Testosterone Production

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

the importance of dietary fat 300x200It may seem a bit counterintuitive, especially after decades of being told about the dangers of fat, but dietary fat is absolutely necessary for good health, and it's even essential if you're looking to lose weight. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was taken for the gospel that dietary fat was Enemy Number One when it came to your health and your waistline. In reality, the most prominent issues are processed grains, added sugar, and trans-fats. For optimal testosterone production in your body, 25% of your diet should include healthy fats. Video Download: The Importance Of Dietary Fat For Testosterone Production Video Stream: The Importance Of Dietary Fat For Testosterone Production Low-Fat diets were the rage, substituting high volumes of salt and carbohydrates for healthy fat. Trans-Fats were sold to the consumer as a healthy alternative to regular fats when, in reality, they play a significant role in heart disease and other dangerous conditions like obesity and cancer. Today, we're learning the truth. It's not fat that is dangerous, but the types of fat we consume and the ratio by which we consume them. Fat is necessary. It helps maintain hormone balance, and fats are the building blocks of the … Read more »

Limiting the Influence of Estrogen on Male Hormone Balance Through Diet

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

how to increase levels naturally testosterone chart 300x300As men get older, Testosterone becomes a precious resource. After around age 30, Testosterone Levels start to fall, albeit very slowly. This decline eventually culminates in symptoms associated with Low-T, including loss of strength, fatigue, weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, and more. One of the ways to preserve Testosterone Levels naturally is by controlling the influence of Estrogen on male physiology. Video Download: Limiting The Influence Of Estrogen On Male Hormone Balance Through Diet Video Stream: Limiting The Influence Of Estrogen On Male Hormone Balance Through Diet For example, many foods contain enzymes known as phytoestrogens. These plant hormones mimic the effects of Estrogen and can have an inhibitive effect on Testosterone Production. There are also foods that help sustain Testosterone Levels. Elevated Estrogen Levels have long been associated with adverse health outcomes for men, not only contributing to symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, but also negatively impacting bone health, prostate function, and cardiovascular health. The goal of this article is to help you identify foods that support Healthy Testosterone Levels by controlling the effects of Estrogen. As with any significant changes in your diet and lifestyle routine, you should talk to your doctor about your decisions and follow their advice. … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Helps Men with Low-T Ward Off Prostate Cancer

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

Prostate cancer ribbon 300x200As Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments become more widely offered by Hormone Specialists across the United States, a great debate has been waging over the long-term safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. It is undeniable that Testosterone Creams, Patches, and Injections provide some real benefits that significantly improve the quality of life of patients. For example, Low-T Therapy enhances energy levels, body composition, libido, and psychological wellness in patients suffering from Hypogonadism. Video Download: Testosterone Therapy Helps Men With Low T Ward Off Prostate Cancer Video Stream: Testosterone Therapy Helps Men With Low T Ward Off Prostate Cancer Risks of Testosterone Therapy On the other hand, there has always been the fear that Testosterone Therapy can have long-term consequences, especially in the areas of heart health and prostate health. This concern and the widespread use of Recombinant Testosterone Therapy has led to a veritable explosion of Testosterone Research since the turn of the century. Testosterone and Cardiovascular Health Prior research showed that Testosterone Treatments could negatively impact heart health, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. Fortunately, as the body of research has developed and HRT Therapy Techniques have advanced, it appears that this risk is vastly overstated when Testosterone is … Read more »

The Importance of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) for Healthy Testosterone Levels

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

testosterone treatments 1 300x200Hormone Balance is the key to maintaining and facilitating optimal wellness. The way that our hormones work is highly complex. When we discuss Testosterone, Estrogen, or Human Growth Hormone Production, this is a short-hand for an entire branch of highly-interconnected processes which lead to the production of a vital hormone. Hormone Replacement Therapy tends to revolve around the replacement of the vital hormone which provides the broadest range of benefits. Video Download: The Importance Of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Shbg For Healthy Testosterone Levels Video Stream: The Importance Of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Shbg For Healthy Testosterone Levels For example, HGH and Testosterone are both further processed into metabolites which offer the full range of benefits associated with the hormones. The goal of this article is to explain the role of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) in the function and utilization of Testosterone. How Does the Body Make Testosterone? Sex Hormone Production begins in the hypothalamus — the control center of the brain. The Hypothalamus receives signals from the body to produce Testosterone or Estrogen, and sex hormone precursors are released. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone is issued by the Hypothalamus, where it then travels to the Pituitary. The Pituitary Gland responds to this … Read more »

The Relationship Between Testosterone and Cortisol

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

the human body 300x211The human body is a complex web of interconnected systems. Hormones are responsible for influencing the way that these systems interact with one another. One category of hormones is known as stress hormones. These hormones are designed to put the body in a state of rapid preparedness and are strongly associated with the fight-or-flight response. One of the most potent and ubiquitous stress hormones is known as Cortisol. Video Download: The Relationship Between Testosterone And Cortisol Video Stream: The Relationship Between Testosterone And Cortisol The Function of Cortisol Testosterone is the primary hormone of male potency, and it has a complicated relationship with Stress Hormones, notably Cortisol. Historically, humans had to deal with much more dangerous and intimidating situations than we currently have to deal with today. Cortisol is released when the body senses an immediate danger to the self. Cortisol is intended to be released in brief bursts, designed to get humans out of a sticky situation with life and limb. In such a case, Testosterone Levels spike at the same time as Cortisol Levels, helping men have the strength and the rapid response rate necessary to get out of trouble. After the threat has passed, Cortisol levels are … Read more »

Testosterone Promotes Bone Health and Can Help Treat Osteoporosis

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

Andropause explained 300x200Testosterone Replacement Therapy provides a wide variety of benefits to aging men suffering from the effects of Andropause. Many of these benefits are well-known, especially those related to body composition, mood, and sexual appetite. There are many obscure benefits to Low-T Treatment, one of which is improved Bone Mineral Density. Video Download: Testosterone Promotes Bone Health And Can Help Treat Osteoporosis Video Stream: Testosterone Promotes Bone Health And Can Help Treat Osteoporosis Dr. Robert Ashley has worked with patients suffering from Low-T and Osteoporosis for years. He explains that research has shown that Bio-Identical Testosterone Therapy for Andropause improves not only sexual desire and libido while increasing energy and helping patients lose weight, but also has positive effects on bone health. Should Men Worry About Osteoporosis? It's widely known that women are at an elevated risk of Osteoporosis compared to men. This is because Testosterone has anabolic effects on the skeletal structure. Testosterone promotes bone recycling, which helps preserve bone mineral density. Specifically, Testosterone encourages Osteoblast activity, which are cells designed to fortify bone with recycled minerals. Just because women are at elevated risk for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis doesn't mean that men are safe, however. Testosterone Deficiency causes an imbalance … Read more »

Testosterone Testing

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on March 25th, 2019

testosterone testing header15 620x206Before you can start a testosterone replacement treatment program, you need to know what your current levels of testosterone are. This information is discovered with a simple blood test that is conducted at your first appointment with one of our specializing physicians. The unit of measure for testosterone is nanogram per deciliter (ng/dL) or nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) when measuring total testosterone and picogram per deciliter (pg/dL) or picomoles per liter (pmol/L). For those of you who are counting a gram = 1,000,000,000 nanograms and a nanogram =1000 picograms. A little goes a long way. Once they get your results back from the lab, they can determine whether your levels are low enough to require testosterone replacement therapy and what dosage will be necessary for you to maintain a healthy level of testosterone. In men, any level lower than 500 ng/Dl will usually lead to at least some of the negative symptoms related to testosterone deficiency and levels in the 250300ng/Dl range are often associated with severe symptoms and a general feeling of being discontent with oneself. Why are Testing Testosterone Levels Important? While there are many symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency and usually diagnosing it is relatively straightforward there are other … Read more »

The Role of Testosterone in Women’s Health

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

women muscle mass 300x200Testosterone is the quintessentially male hormone, intrinsically connected to the ideas of masculinity and manhood. Testosterone provides men with a variety of potent benefits. It's associated with lean muscle mass and reduced body fat. Testosterone and its precursors are the building blocks of sperm, the source of male fertility. Men require Testosterone to be in peak physical and psychological condition. Video Download: The Role Of Testosterone In Womens Health Video Stream: The Role Of Testosterone In Womens Health What many (or even most) people don't recognize is that Testosterone is intrinsically vital to feminine health as well. Both men and women produce Testosterone and Estrogen naturally, though in vastly different quantities. Men produce ten times as much Testosterone as women and only 1/10th as much Estrogen. Dr. Felice Gersh is a gynecologist from Irvine, California, the creator of the Integrative Medical Group. Her opinions actively inform the content of this article. The Effect of Testosterone on Muscle Mass Testosterone is a potent anabolic hormone and is the reason why men put on muscle as quickly as they do, and the reason why men have a lower body fat percentage on average compared to women. Even if a boy and girl … Read more »

The Influence of Testosterone on Protective Mating Behaviors in Men

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

love and respect 300x202It's inevitably clear that hormones profoundly influence our feelings of love and affection for others, as well as our romantic and sexual desires. Though it's entirely apparent, there are still miles to go before we figure out exactly how those hormones impact our interactions with others. There is a massive push in the scientific literature to bring us closer to understanding these complex physiological interactions, especially concerning the influence of Testosterone. Video Download: The Influence Of Testosterone On Protective Mating Behaviors In Men Video Stream: The Influence Of Testosterone On Protective Mating Behaviors In Men An article in Physiology & Behavior helps shed some light on how Testosterone influences male relationships. One of the most notable aspects of a relationship between a man and a woman is the notion of possession. When a man and a woman are dating traditionally, both partners tend to have a desire for loyalty and faithfulness. This recent study provides evidence that that desire for fidelity is influenced by Testosterone Levels, at least to a certain extent. Men with elevated Testosterone Levels compared to baseline tend to put more personal energy into making sure that their lover is adequately devoted and faithful, and are more … Read more »

The Significance of Telomeres in Stem Cell Treatments

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

stem cell 163711_640 300x169What are Telomeres, and what do they have to do with longevity? In any living organism, including humans, cells divide (or split) into a higher number of cells. This is how our bodies maintain themselves and heal themselves from injury. Within cells are chromosomes. Our DNA patterns are primarily found in chromosomes. Telomeres are located on the ends of chromosomes. They keep the chromosomes from deteriorating, among other things. However, telomeres themselves degrade over time. In the early stages of life, telomeres are long, and they are shortened as a human gets older. When a telomere becomes too short, the cell is no longer able to divide and produce new cells. Instead, it begins to deteriorate and will eventually die. Video Download: The Significance Of Telomeres In Stem Cell Treatments Video Stream: The Significance Of Telomeres In Stem Cell Treatments In short, the longer the telomere is, the better able the body is to maintain itself on a cellular level. When telomeres become too short, the body begins to degrade. What is Telomerase? Enzymes are responsible for chemical reactions on a cellular level. Telomerase is an enzyme that can work to increase the length of telomeres. However, note that telomeres … Read more »

Testosterone and Diet – How to Support Testosterone Levels with Healthy Eating

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 6th, 2019

diet food plan 300x211Video Download: Testosterone And Diet How To Support Testosterone Levels With Healthy Eating Video Stream: Testosterone And Diet How To Support Testosterone Levels With Healthy Eating For those with severe testosterone deficiency, low-t therapy with testosterone injections, creams, or other forms of prescription testosterone are the only way to get testosterone levels back into a state of harmony, but for those struggling with a mild deficiency, or those looking to pump up testosterone levels naturally, there are some steps that you can take to bolster your testosterone production. You may be aware of some other ways you can promote healthy t-levels, such as anabolic exercise, interval training, and sound sleeping habits, but in this article, we'll be focusing on how diet may impact testosterone balance. Vitamin D and Testosterone Vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in promoting testosterone production, absorption, and utilization. Vitamin D is among the most important. Recent studies have shown that, for patients with significant vitamin D deficiency, testosterone levels also become suppressed. Doctor-monitored vitamin D supplementation was shown to increase testosterone in patients. Of course, in this study, patients were provided with therapeutic levels of vitamin D, which isn't advisable without a doctor's consent and … Read more »

Testosterone for Men

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 3rd, 2019

testosterone blue keyThe androgen Testosterone, called the "male sex hormone," is created primarily by the testes and to a lesser extent the adrenal glands. In the womb, testosterone is needed for the development of the male sexual organs, and during puberty, it is necessary for the growth of male genitalia, along with the deepening of the voice and growth of pubic hair. Testosterone is also vital for the development of muscle mass and ensuring the fat percentage is optimized in the less than 15% body fat range. Testosterone Levels Decline with Age Once you hit the age range of 25 to 30, your levels of testosterone will begin to decline, resulting in simple layperson's terms: Low Testosterone levels also called hypogonadism, low t or andropause. Hypogonadism requires low t physician evaluation, and for you to have blood tests conducted and if a deficiency exists, it is usually recommended to replace your deficient t levels. Since testosterone affects the bones, muscles, nervous system, and prostate, you may notice a decline in your energy, health, and sexual function as your body produces less testosterone. It explains why men become more feminine as they get older and why in the end stages of human life … Read more »

Testosterone Gel, Cream, and the Testosterone Patch

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

cream gel 620x206For patients who are afraid of needles or dislike the 'roller coaster' up and down associated with injecting testosterone esters weekly or bi-weekly we have another option. Topical gels, creams, and patches that can be applied daily to your skin have been on the market for some time. All of these hormone treatment therapy options introduce your much needed testosterone transdermally. Transdermal dosing of testosterone makes it much easier to control your dosage day to day which for some patients can be very important, especially early on when you're first starting to take testosterone replacement therapy treatments and you want to get the dose just right so you're not overdoing it and running into any side effects. Differences Between Testosterone Patches, Creams, and Gels Please often ask us which is a better option, the testosterone patch or a testosterone gel/cream. This can depend a lot on the person. We've met quite a few people that use one of these products and they all swear by the one they like the best so it's really hard to say which one will work better for you. Often this part of the treatment requires a little experimentation to find out which works the … Read more »

Hormone Level Testing

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

Hormone level testing 17 header21 620x206The first step in the path to restoring the hormone levels of your youth is to find out where your levels are now. Correct dosing of testosterone is very important to make sure you take enough to get the desired effect without taking too much and running into unpleasant side effects. The only way to get a hormone level test is through a doctor. To get in touch with one our specializing doctors please use the form on the right. When you come in for your first appointment the doctor will discuss your symptoms with you and have a nurse take blood for a work up. This blood test will be used to determine your current hormone levels and to look at other levels so the doctor has a good base line to measure the success of your treatment. Some of these other levels include growth hormone levels and cholesterol levels. Testosterone has been shown in some cases to help reduce bad cholesterol and the doctor will want to keep an eye on this. In some cases the doctor will also want to test you for prostate cancer. This is routine and something you should be doing anyways. The reasoning … Read more »

HCG and Testosterone

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

hch and testosterone header22 620x206Human chorionic gonadotrpin (HCG) is a hormone that is produced by pregnant women and is made by the placenta. HCG is the an analogue of a pituitary hormone known as luteinizing hormone (LH). Because of it's similarity to luteinizing hormone it can be used to induce testosterone hormone production in the testes of men. This is an extremely important attribute and it is this quality that makes HCG supplementation an important part of successful testosterone hormone replacement therapy regimens. When you are taking testosterone, whether through injections or creams and gels the boost of testosterone can cause your natural production of the hormone to fall off as your internal system wants to regulate your levels and since your internal system has been keeping your levels low when it detects higher levels it tries to compensate by shutting down your own production even more than it already was. Your body does this through the action of the pituitary gland, which cuts off production of luteinizing hormone. By taking HCG you can compensate this action of the pituitary gland One of the side effects of this shut down of your bodies natural testosterone production system is the shrinking of the testicles. While … Read more »

What Causes Low Testosterone

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

what causes low testosterone header24 620x206If your suffering from symptoms of low testosterone levels you're probably wondering, "why me?" The truth is in most cases there's nothing you could have done to prevent yourself from having lowered testosterone. The only real exceptions are people who abuse illegal anabolic steroids and people leading risky lifestyles leading to their contraction of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. There are two categories of underlying factors behind lowered testosterone. When the cause is in the testosterone producing organs is referred to as “primary hypogonadism.” When the cause is in the pituitary gland it is called “secondary hypogonadism.” When the problem is related to the hypothalamus it is referred to as ”tertiary hypogonadism.“ Primary Hypogonadism: Undescended testicles – If the testes fail to migrate from inside the abdomen into the scrotum during fetal development or in the first year or two of life, the testes may become damaged and unable to produce adequate amounts of testosterone. Injury to the scrotum – If the testes are injured, they may not be able to produce adequate testosterone. Damage to one testicle does not often to lead to low levels if the other testis remains normal. Cancer therapy – Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage the interstitial cells in the … Read more »

Testosterone and Body Building

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

testosterone and body building header18 620x206Making the body proportionally shaped and fit is termed as body building. Body building is not limited to outer fitness it has an impact on the mind and soul too. There was a time when only celebrities and show business people used to visit the gym and other body building practices. Now days all of us irrespective of age group and other factors have an appetite to look fabulous and attractive. Looking good brings an ample amount of confidence and attitude which is extremely required to place yourself in such competitive world. If you are fat, and badly shaped people will avoid you and you will be less inevitable in the social parties. Gone are the days when only girls used to bother about owning a tempting and slim body. Now even boys are rushing more towards the body building programs and are far more willing to look fabulous and attractive. There are many ways to get a fit body but to get a muscular body although a gym is the ultimate place. There is no single way to guarantee body building but yes everyone has to search their way and suitability too. So no one can own a substantial … Read more »

Testosterone Levels

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

testosterone levels header16 620x206Androgens are the group of hormones that help in improving the male reproductive system. Testosterone androgen is the active androgen that is available in the male body. Testosterone is primarily found in the testes, and other androgens are present in the adrenal glands. Other androgens work for various testosterone functions. Androgens are the primary reason for normal changes in boys and also influence sexual interests, sperm cell formation and behavior in different age groups among men. These androgens are present abundantly in men and in smaller quantities among women. The main reason for androgen deficiency is the testicular disorders that reduce the production of testosterone and hypothalamic pituitary. They reduce the secretion of gonadotropins. Testicular Dysfunction is caused by the Klinefelter's syndrome and gonadotropins are caused by the pituitary tumors. Androids are the steroid hormones and are natural compounds that stimulate the preservation and development of masculine characteristics like sexual male organs and secondary sexual characteristics. Testosterone androgen is classified as anabolic and androgenic. Testosterone androgen helps in building of muscle and bone mass. This androgen is responsible for the mature sex organs primarily the penis and forms scrotum in the foetus during puberty. Testosterone androgen shows secondary sexual characteristics … Read more »

Hormone Levels in Men

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

hormone levels in men header19 620x206For men the levels of their main hormones can mean the difference between a life full of energy, virility, and contentedness and a life of obesity, sloth, and disease. I know this sounds dramatic but it really is true. As your testosterone and growth hormone levels decline so does every masculine trait that defines being a man. If you want to maintain a fulfilling life where you're ready to take on any challenge and pursue any opportunity you need to address the inevitable decline of hormone levels that occurs in men as they pass 30 and enter mid-life. Normal testosterone levels in men during the peak of their natural life is 1000ng with 300pg of free testosterone. Here's a breakdown of the decline that men suffer as they age: Testosterone Levels By Age Male Hormonal Decline by Age: AgeFree T(pg)Total T(ng)203001000302508504015050050100350606025070501508030100 As you can see between the ages of 20 and 30 you lose 15-20% of your free testosterone and 10-15% of your total testosterone. This is a small drop but it will still affect your life. Getting out of bed will be harder, recovering after an intense workout takes longer and the soreness is more severe, you might even … Read more »

Testosterone Androgen

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

testosterone androgen header10 620x206When a man has a deficiency of androgen in his body, it means that his levels of male hormones, mainly testosterone, are lower than normal. One of two things could be the cause of this deficiency, namely pituitary gland problems and the area of the brain that controls functions of the testes -the hypothalamus or the testes. Low testosterone androgen deficiency in aging men is sometimes referred to as male menopause, which is confusing since it suggests that men, like women, also experience a significant reduction in hormone production as they become older. This is totally incorrect. How testosterone functions: Testosterone is the main androgenic hormone, which is responsible for the following functions in males: • The beginning and completion of puberty • The development of muscle and bone • Body hair growth including the beard • Changes in the vocal cords which produce the male voice • Sex drive and function • The growth and function of the prostate gland • The production of sperm Androgen deficiency symptoms: When insufficient testosterone is circulating through the body, various symptoms can develop. Several of these symptoms could be non-specific and can appear to be those of other health conditions and diseases. … Read more »

Types of Testosterone Products and Delivery

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

testosterone supplements header17 620x206There are three main types of testosterone products on the market today. We'll go over your options on this page. The first type of testosterone is injectable esters of testosterone. Ester just means that it's been modified to for slower release into your blood stream, allowing you to only have one injection a week, instead of daily or multiple daily injections which were common before esterification processes we're utilized with testosterone. Here are the different kinds of testosterone esters: Testosterone Cypionate Testosterone Propionate Testosterone Enanthate Testosterone Androgen For patients who don't like needles or who are looking for some of the other related benefits there are also topical testosterone treatments available on the market. These topical forms of testosterone include gels, creams, and patches, all of which deliver the testosterone through the skin or transdermally. These options all have different benefits and you can learn more about them here: Testosterone Gel, Cream, and the Testosterone Patch The third kind of products out there are the fakes, the scams, and the black market steroids. You can learn how to identify and avoid these products here: Testosterone Supplements If you'd like to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy and get started on … Read more »