Testosterone, also referred to as androgen, is a male hormone responsible for bone density, muscle strength, distribution of body fat and the sex drive. Low testosterone is commonly referred to as “low T” which is fairly common in older men. Levels of testosterone decline naturally with age. Approximately 20 percent of men
A large part of my practice consists of treating men and women with hormonal deficiencies, whether testosterone in men or usually a combination of low estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women. DHEA and other hormones such as T4 and T3, cortisol, or growth hormone can be low in either gender. In this post
Osteoporosis is defined as a thinning and weakening of bone tissue. The statistics regarding osteoporosis and the health problems associated with it are staggering, and it’s one of the most concerning issues facing woman as they enter menopause. Although previously considered a disease that only affects women, osteoporosis has also been recognized
Stress is a constant villain against our health. There is not one system in our body that is safe from the damage stress can inflict, and our sexual health is no exception. People who are under a great deal of stress for extended periods of time can develop a variety of symptoms,
In my last article, I discussed the problem with Xeno-estrogens and how it disrupts testosterone production. Another common cause of testosterone deficiency doesn’t involve Xeno-Estrogens, but rather natural estrogen. All men have estrogen, and we need it to stay healthy. However, when estrogen levels become high it can cause problems. By the
There is a growing body of evidence that shows Testosterone is on the decline. One study shows that the overall average testosterone level in men is significantly lower what it was in 1940 and a study conducted in Boston from the mid 1980’s to 2004 also showed a general drop in testosterone
I recently read an article in the NY Times that talked about low testosterone in men. They were calling the condition andropause or "male menopause." While some doctors say that andropause is a real condition that affects the majority of middle-aged men, others claim that it's simply a myth. Regardless of what whether or not "andropause" exists, what can be done to raise testosterone levels naturally?