The 203 men who met the criteria for depression had significantly lower total and free (not bound to proteins) testosterone levels than those who weren’t depressed. After controlling for other factors, such as cognitive scores, education level and body-mass index, the researchers concluded that men in the lowest quintile (20 percent) of free testosterone were three times more likely to have depression compared to those in the highest quintile.

The findings were published in the March issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

While more research is needed to determine how low hormone levels may be linked to depression risk, the study authors believe it may be caused by changes in the levels of neurotransmitters or hormones in the brain.

Checking Your Tesosterone Levles A testosterone test checks the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood. Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands; and, in women, by the […]

The signs and symptoms of Low Testosterone may be difficult to tell from the changes that occur with normal aging, or may be assumed to be caused by other medical conditions. So if you have symptoms of Low Testosterone, talk to your doctor during your routine checkup and ask if you should have a blood […]

Until recently, the only commercial testosterone products available contained methyltestosterone, a synthetic form of testosterone, in dosages only appropriate for men. Current studies, however, clearly show that testosterone is also an important hormone for women. Now, because of its increased popularity, there has been a rush by both pharmaceutical companies and compounding pharmacies to meet […]

Testosterone is the most potent of the naturally occurring androgens. The androgens cause the development of male sex characteristics, such as a deep voice and a beard; they also strengthen muscle tone and bone mass. High levels of testosterone appear to promote good health in men, for example, lowering the risks of high blood pressure and heart attack. High testosterone levels also correlate with risky behavior. Testosterone may be given to treat medical conditions, including female (but not male) breast cancer, hypogonadism (low gonadal function) in the male, cryptorchism (nondescent of the testis into the scrotum), and menorrhagia (irregular periods).

Here is a list of drugs that cause Erectile Dysfunction / Male Impotence Drug Class Generic Brand Antihypertensives and Diuretics Hydrochlorothiazide Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Inderide, Moduretic, Oretic, Lotensin Triamterine Maxide, Dyazide Furosdmide Lasix Chlorothalidone Hygrotone Bumetanide Bumex Guanfacine Tenex Methyldopa Aldomet Clonidine Catapres Verapamil Calan, Isoptin, Verelan Nifedipine Adalat, Procardia Hydralazine Apresoline Captopril Capoten Enalapril Vasotec […]

HRT Clinic Core Institutes offers bioidentical hormone therapy, and complete hormone replacement therapy for women and men. This preventive medical approach is designed to help end the symptoms associated with menopause, andropause and hormonal imbalance. Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is beneficial to both men and women. It is the process of replacing the hormones […]

Androgen replacement therapy is hormone treatment for middle-aged and older men facing Hypogonadism which is often intended to counter the natural effects of aging. Androgen replacement is also used for men who have lost their testicular function to disease, or cancer, or to other causes.
As men enter middle age they may notice changes caused by a relative decline in testosterone: fewer erections, fatigue, thinning skin, declining muscle mass and strength, more body fat. This dissatifaction with the changes of aging has led to the development of the idea of androgen replacement therapy.

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