A new study released by The University of Texas shattered the previously held belief about how testosterone optimization, or testosterone replacement therapy, could increase the risk of certain types of blood clots. Previous observations implied that testosterone optimization led to an increased risk of “deep vein thrombosis” in the legs. The more technical term for this is venous thromboembolism […]
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My colleague, Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, is a well-known specialist in men’s health. Our careers have followed similar paths, we take a very comparable approach to testosterone optimization for men, and in fact, he and I did our residencies in the same hospital. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, a fellow graduate of the Harvard Medical School, like myself […]
Richard Gaines, M.D., FAARM, ABAARM The relationship between testosterone and increased physical strength has been long known. But what about when it comes to building mental muscle? As men age it is no secret that memory and other cognitive issues develop, often mild, sometimes debilitating. Can low testosterone levels also play a role in age-related […]
Hormone therapy side effects are rare. We list the most common ones. If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about adjusting your hormone dose. Usually, dose adjustment will help alleviate any side effects.
A lot of men choose hormone replacement on their own, but sometimes doctors will refer patients for treatment. Most doctors will only prescribe hormone replacement when there’s a medical need; blood work is the only way to truly determine if someone has low hormones.
Human growth hormone aka HGH is a newfound solution to help you feel and look youthful. Mainly responsible for growth in children and teenagers, this hormone can regulate and improve body composition, bone and muscle growth, metabolism, as well as heart function. For adults the hormone is administered at HGH clinics to treat men and women who have low natural levels.
Let’s face it. Once you hit 30 your metabolism starts to go downhill really fast. Men are prone to feel the effects of this condition more as compared to women and it easy to see why. As a man approaching the ripe old age of 30, you have to think twice about doing the heavy lifting. Plus, you aren’t as virile and outgoing as you used to be.
Testosterone, a hormone produced by the testicles, is responsible for the adequate development of male sexual characteristics. Testosterone is also known for maintaining muscle bulk, bone density, fat distribution, red blood cell levels, bone growth, a sense of well-being and sexual function.