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Low-T: What are healthy levels of Testosterone and why is it difficult to measure?

HGH Doc wearing blue shirt 225x300Testosterone is a critical male hormone, for men and women it is perhaps one of the most critical hormones in the endocrine system. But that being said, all hormones are important and play a significant role in the symphony within your body. It is responsible for strength, energy, a deep voice, strong bones, muscle development, libido (sex drive), body hair, mood, assertiveness ...and many more traits that are associated with masculinity.  But there are more roles that testosterone plays in a man’s health. Testosterone plays a vital role in how men’s reproductive system (prostate gland health and testicles) develop and...

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A Recent Study Concludes: Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Prostate Cancer

lead testosterone researcher 300x200For decades the medical community accepted the fact that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should never be prescribed for aging men due to the increased risk of prostate cancer. This was especially true for men that were diagnosed with the dreaded disease. It was considered by many urologists that treating men suffering from prostate cancer with testosterone would be “like throwing gasoline on a raging bonfire.” However, this long-held view has been challenged. A recent study produced evidence that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) significantly improved outcomes for some men who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). The finding is the conclusion of the study...

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LabCorp Announces a Change to the Testosterone Reference Range

HGH docs 82 300x200LabCorp Announces a Change to the Testosterone Reference Range When you receive the results of a blood test, the numerical result will come with an average range that consists of two numbers: one low and the other high. The goal is to have your number fall in-between both figures, and place you in the “reference range,” also called the “normal range." This figure is essential since your doctor will question anything outside of the normal range. Makes sense, right? So far, so good. However, LabCorp, the largest clinical laboratory in America, recently lowered the testosterone reference range for men from...

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Testosterone Therapy

Blue testosterone sign 300x200Hormone Replacement Therapy > Testosterone Therapy Testosterone is the primary male hormone that maintains muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone mass, sperm production, sex drive, and potency. Testosterone is considered to be the "male hormone." Testosterone: A "male hormone" -- a sex hormone produced by the testes that encourage the development of male sexual characteristics, stimulates the activity of the male secondary sex characteristics, penis growth, muscle development, and masculine features. Chemically, testosterone is 17-beta-hydroxy-4-androstane-3-one. Testosterone is the most potent of the naturally occurring androgens. The androgens in general also cause the development of male sex characteristics, such as...

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Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin

Hammer curls 224x300Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin: An overlooked biomarker that is so vital to your testosterone levels Here’s what you need to know about this crucial piece of the testosterone puzzle It’s a fact. Testosterone is essential...absolutely essential to your good health. When a man’s testosterone levels are reasonable, the results are a healthy libido, a robust immune system, high energy, mental sharpness, powerful muscles and an optimistic approach to dealing with life’s problems. Conversely, when a man’s testosterone levels are below average he will experience a broad range of symptoms: constant fatigue, elevated stress, moodiness, joint aches and pains, weakened, shrinking muscles,...

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Testosterone Replacement Does Not Cause Heart Attacks

fda the food and drug administration logoWith the constant drumbeat of headlines in the news about the risks of Testosterone, it would be easy to believe that there are no health benefits in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for middle-aged men, only health hazards. Heart attacks and strokes are mentioned prominently in the television advertisements by law firms that are just lying in wait to file lawsuits against the Testosterone manufacturers. If that weren't bad enough, there is a seemingly endless trail of “recommendations” by “medical experts,” including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that call for severe restrictions on a physician's ability to prescribe Testosterone for...

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Did You Know: Low Testosterone Levels Can Predict Metabolic Syndrome

HGH Doc in library 300x200Did you know: Low Testosterone levels can predict Metabolic Syndrome Testosterone protects against Multiple Sclerosis Testosterone may protect men from autoimmune disease Testosterone Therapy may reduce men’s risk of Prostrate Cancer Keep reading and discover the many exciting and little-known benefits of this miraculous hormone Testosterone. The male hormone responsible for muscles, manhood, and chest hair. This potent hormone is also behind the male sex drive, risk-taking, courage, aggression, and a broad range of definitive masculine characteristics, both good and bad, depending on circumstances. But Testosterone Also Plays a Critical Role in Maintaining Men’s Health That’s correct. A recent study...

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Testosterone: The Master Protector

HGH Doc with beard 200x300Testosterone: The Master Protector Keep reading and discover how testosterone’s many benefits just keep on coming! The benefits of testosterone are well-known: increased strength and muscle mass; surging energy levels; lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, deeper, more restorative sleep, and sharpened mental function. But There are Other, Lesser-Known Benefits of Testosterone That’s right. Did you know: Testosterone can help men who are suffering from osteoporosis. Testosterone may protect men from Asthma attacks. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is both efficient and safe if done correctly under medical supervision. Testosterone has been linked to lowering cholesterol and insulin levels. Let’s take...

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Did You Know? Recent Studies Have Confirmed the Link Between Low Testosterone (“Low-T”) and Depression.

Unhappy senior man 300x208Did you know? Recent studies have confirmed the link between low testosterone (“Low-T”) and depression. Did you know that clinical depression has been shown to have a direct relationship to low testosterone (“Low-T”)? Older men are at especially high-risk for depression. Older men also usually experience a dramatic decline in their testosterone levels. Coincidence? Perhaps. But perhaps not. But it is not only older men who are at risk for depression. Men of all ages who have Low-T are also more apt to be depressed. Which Came First: the Chicken or the Egg? The connection between low testosterone and depression...

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New Study Finds Testosterone Does Not Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

Law1 300x254Undoubtedly, you've heard the warnings by law firms that always blare during radio and television commercials about the link between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and cardiovascular disease. An official sounding voice informs you that: “If you or a loved one used a prescription testosterone patch, cream, gel, deodorant or spray and suffered a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, blood clot, stroke or died, you might be entitled to monetary damages. Recent medical studies have concluded that men who used testosterone supplements were much more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, blood clot or die than men who didn't take testosterone....

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Fed Up With Looking in the Mirror and Not Liking What You See?

man looking in a mirror 300x200Fed up with looking in the mirror and not liking what you see? Discouraged that your workouts are not delivering what you need? Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Then it's time to take action! Add DIM to your supplement menu and stop letting estrogen rob you of your manhood! Ask any doctor. They will tell you the grim fact: their male patients over 40 have many complaints they never suffered from in their youth. Depression. Weight-gain, with an increase of slabs of ugly, disease-producing blubber. Shrinkage of muscles and loss of muscle tone. Moodiness. Dry, wrinkled, weathered...

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Judge Vacates $140 Million Verdict in Testosterone Lawsuit

Symbols of law 300x200Judge Vacates $140 Million Verdict in Testosterone Lawsuit A federal judge has vacated a massive 140 million dollar verdict over testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) treatment after concluding that the jury’s finding was inconsistent. The lawsuit was filed by Jeffrey Konrad, a Tennessee resident. Konrad claimed in his filing that he suffered a heart attack after two months of testosterone therapy using AndroGel, a topical gel that is used to treat low testosterone (“Low-T”) in older men. AndroGel is manufactured by the large Chicago-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie. In October 2017, a jury awarded Konrad $140,000 in compensatory damages and $140 million...

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The Great Testosterone Debate

HGH docs back to back 300x200The Great Testosterone Debate: Does testosterone cause severe health risks? Or does testosterone protect from health problems? Keep reading and discover the facts! When discussing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), there is one thing sure: there are substantial differences of opinion among medical professionals about TRT. This difference leads to the great testosterone debate. Some physicians are concerned that testosterone replacement therapy comes with potential adverse side effects and should only be prescribed for severe cases of hypogonadism (deficient testosterone levels). Other doctors disagree. According to these medical professionals, when appropriately used, testosterone replacement therapy delivers a broad range of health...

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In the Battle Against Aging, When do the Risks Outweigh the Rewards?

Coffee cup 200x300One thing most people agree on is this: aging is not for sissies. For most men, while aging, the combination of constant fatigue, increasing weakness and loss of endurance, nagging aches and pains that only get worse, and a severely diminished libido result in depression...sometimes severe and hopeless depression, even suicide. Therefore, it should come as no great shock that a growing army of men are willing to try Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). In 2013, more than 2.3 million American men used testosterone gels, patches, pellets, and injections. This figure is twice the number of men undergoing TRT since as...

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Low-T and Older Men: Twice the Risk for Health Problems

decline of testosterone with age 300x154One of the most significant concerns of men over age 50 is losing strength as they age. They don’t want to lose their independence because of frailty. So, what can they do to keep their muscles and bones healthy? The answer is, what’s really behind their loss of strength. Low Testosterone ('Low-T”) Levels Increase a Man’s Risk for Disability Fact: certain forms of exercise, diet, and supplements will help older folks keep their bones and muscles stay active as they age. But that’s just part of the story. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism...

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Lipocine Announces Positive Top-Line Results in Phase 2a Study of LPCN 1111

shutterstock_224070445 300x199Lipocine Announces Positive Top-Line Results in Phase 2a Study of LPCN 1111 Physician Prescribing Lipocine Male Hypogonadism is a condition in which the male body doesn't produce enough Testosterone naturally, or can't produce sperm...or both. Testosterone, of course, is of vital importance in allowing boys to become men. Some boys are born with male Hypogonadism, and all men begin to suffer from the condition around the age of 30. The effects can be horrible: weight gain, libido loss, erectile dysfunction, infertility, decrease in beard and body hair growth, loss of muscle mass, development of breast tissue (gynecomastia), loss of bone...

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Testosterone Therapy — Good Idea or Not?

Pistol Squat 300x169Unless you've been living in a cave, or under a rock, you’ve surely heard the term “Low-T” or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It promises an incredible allure: increased libido, more muscle mass and strength, exploding energy levels to what they were in your youth, and a host of others. But is that the entire story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a drop in testosterone levels by approximately 1%, and therefore 10% each decade. Do the math. By...

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Menopause: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Problem

Pointing at testosterone symbol on laptop 300x200Men are Also Afflicted with this Troublesome Condition Experts are convinced men go through an equivalent of menopause due to a drop in testosterone during their middle-age. As we get older, our levels of sex hormones decline. In women, this leads to menopause. But do men go through a male equivalent as their testosterone drops? Some experts (and many men themselves) believe the answer to that question is a loud, resounding “YES.” The cause? A precipitous drop in testosterone, which results in a broad range of middle-age problems: Little energy Loss of mental sharpness and increased brain fog Weakened, flabby...

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Testosterone doctors shaking hands 300x200Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lowers Heart Attack Risk You’ve heard the commercials and seen the advertisements from law offices concerning the risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Maybe you believed what you observed, and you’re convinced that testosterone therapy increases the risk of severe health hazards, especially heart attacks. However, a recent study has concluded the exact opposite: high levels of testosterone are linked to a lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes and lowers overall mortality for men. There’s no question that the role testosterone plays in maintaining men’s health is complex and controversial. Dire warnings of severe, adverse...

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Think women don’t need testosterone? Think again!

Woman doctor with stethescope poiting to the side 236x300Think women don’t need testosterone? Think again! Keep reading and discover what this vital hormone can do for women. Testosterone...the so-called “male hormone.” The hormone that causes a man’s libido to skyrocket...his muscles to grow...his energy levels to explode...his appetite for risk-taking...his aggression...and many other masculine traits. So testosterone is only for men, right? Wrong. Absolutely, totally, 100% wrong. Here’s a little-known secret: women need testosterone as well. Did you know that women are born with testosterone? And testosterone levels plunge in women as well as men? Fact: the vast majority of older women experience a decline in testosterone. Studies...

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Prevent Heart Attacks and Diabetes

Testosterone CHO 300x195Boosting men's Testosterone levels could reduce deaths from heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, United Kingdom (UK) doctors and scientists say. A team in Sheffield has demonstrated that Testosterone has a "significant impact" on the way the body handles sugar and fat. At the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, they said low Testosterone (Low-T) was common in type 2 diabetic patients. Experts said the field was being "turned upside down" as Testosterone was previously considered a cause of these problems...not a method of prevention or a solution to them. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) was thought to explain why men are more...

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New Study Concludes: Boosting Testosterone Levels Lowers Men’s Death Risk

depression worried 300x199If you're worried about Testosterone Replacement, consider this: men with low Testosterone (Low-T) are not less likely to die. On the contrary, according to a recent study, they are more liable to die!     Men with low Testosterone levels after age 40 have a higher risk of death over a four-year period than those with normal levels of the hormone, the study suggests. However, researchers caution that the link between low Testosterone and early death is still somewhat uncertain. They add that it's possible that a third unknown factor is responsible for both low Testosterone levels and increased mortality....

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More Reasons to Consider Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone tag 300x200Ask any aging man... The effects of lowered testosterone levels that occur in an aging man's body are anything but pretty: weakened, flabby muscles, steady accumulation of ugly, toxin-laden fat, chronic fatigue, annoying joint pain...the hits just keep on coming. What's worse is that so many well-meaning “experts,” physicians included, continue to give their older patients that same old sad refrain..., "it's natural and happens to all of us...just get used to it” or some other meaningless platitudes that do nothing...absolutely nothing...to help stop the advance of these sad-sack symptoms. But you can fight back with Testosterone Teplacement Therapy (TRT)....

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Medical Alternative to Bariatric Surgery?

Obese Man 300x200CHICAGO – Testosterone replacement therapy may provide an alternative to bariatric surgery in severely obese hypogonadal men. Mean body mass index (BMI) in 46 hypogonadal men with grade III obesity dropped from 41.9 to 33.6 kg/m2 while they were receiving testosterone undecanoate at 1,000 mg by intramuscular injection every 12 weeks for up to 6 years, Farid Saad, Ph.D., reported at the joint meeting of the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society. The subjects, with a mean age of 60 years, were selected from two prospective registries totaling 561 men with a total serum testosterone of 12.1 nmol/L...

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Male Menopause. Fact or Fiction ?

Aging post it 300x200Are You Feeling Tired More Than Usual? And are You Wondering Why? Keep Reading...the Cause May Surprise You As the months and years turn into decades, and you are blowing out more and more candles on your birthday cake, several uninvited guests continue to show up, seemingly intent on crashing your party: diminished libido, lack of interest in sex, constant fatigue, loss of hard-earned muscle tone, pounds and blubber increasing like feral cats, mental fog, trouble getting to sleep, new joint aches and pains...well, you get the point. Aging is assaulting your body, and the results are not pretty. In...

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New Study Says: The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Outweigh The Risks

testosterone symbol 1 300x300The benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) to treat low Testosterone in both men and women substantially outweigh any risks according to the results of a new study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress. Low Testosterone -- also known as “low-T” -- is characterized by the lack of sex drive, diminishing energy, hair, bone, and muscle mass loss, joint aches and pains, accumulated slabs of fat, depression, and mental confusion, or “brain fog.” The panel was responding to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) safety alert issued in March 2015 warning...

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The Facts You Need to Know About Testosterone

testosterone explained 300x215The Facts You Need to Know About Testosterone Q: What is Testosterone? A: Testosterone is a hormone, a chemical messenger – it is the sex hormone that is responsible for making males male, although women also have the hormone in small amounts. Also known as an androgen, Testosterone is produced mostly by the testes/testicles. The Leydig cells, present in certain parts of the testis, produce Testosterone. Men are infertile without Testosterone – during the process of spermatogenesis (development of mature sperm), germ cells are unable to progress beyond meiosis (reproductive cell division) in the absence of Testosterone. Q: Why should...

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