The Effects of Utilizing Poor Quality Testosterone Supplements Sidney Gordon and Charlie Blaisdell sit down to discuss estrogen blockers, HCG, vitamin D3 deficiency and other issues that are overlooked when patients go to their local supplement store and purchase poor testosterone supplements, such as pills or creams rather than going to a doctor and being […]
Middle-Aged Men: Could Dwindling Testosterone Levels Decrease Sleep? At 30 years old, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent annually. By age 40, men’s quality of sleep begins to diminish. Could there be a link between decreased testosterone and reduced sleep? Absolutely according to Zoran Sekerovic, a graduate student from the University of […]
Many Men With Low T Do Not Receive Treatment The majority of men with androgen deficiency may not be receiving treatment despite having sufficient access to care, according to a report in the May 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Androgen deficiency in men means the body has lower […]
Low Serum Testosterone and Mortality in Male Veterans Background Low serum testosterone is a common condition in aging associated with decreased muscle mass and insulin resistance. This study evaluated whether low testosterone levels are a risk factor for mortality in male veterans. Methods We used a clinical database to identify men older than 40 years […]
Sleep Loss Lowers Testosterone in Healthy Young Men Cutting back on sleep drastically reduces a healthy young man’s testosterone levels, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Eve Van Cauter, PhD, professor in medicine and director of the study, found that men who […]
What causes testosterone deficiency? Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles and is responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics, and is important for maintaining muscle bulk, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone density, sense of well-being, and sexual and reproductive function. Inadequate testosterone production is not a common cause of […]
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).