Testosterone therapy improves sexual interest, function in older men

Older men with low libido and low testosterone levels showed more interest in sex and engaged in the more sexual activity when they underwent testosterone therapy, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study is the most significant placebo-controlled trial in older men conducted on…

What are the Symptoms of Perimenopause

  It usually starts in a woman’s 40s but can start in her 30s or even earlier. Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last 1 to 2 years of perimenopause, this drop in estrogen speeds up. At this stage, many women have menopause symptoms. Perimenopause, or menopause transition, begins several years…

The Relationship Between Hormones and Stress

When I was in nutrition school I was totally amazed when I learned about how stress hormones affect the entire body – especially the relationship cortisol has with other hormones.   Cortisol is a stress hormone that has a direct impact on the entire hormonal system. It affects thyroid hormones, blood sugar hormones (insulin) and…

What is Testosterone? What Does It Do?

The answer for aging men? It’s a fact of life – as men age, the level of testosterone in their bodies decreases. … Testosterone therapy has been used successfully for years to treat men with abnormally low testosterone levels – a medical condition called male hypogonadism. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It is also an androgenic/anabolic steroid. It is androgenic in…

Understanding Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol levels should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over age 20. The screening test that is usually performed is a blood test called a lipid profile. Experts recommend that men ages 35 and older and women ages 45 and older be more frequently screened for lipid disorders. The lipoprotein profile includes: Total cholesterol LDL (low-density…

Testosterone Injections Therapy

Testosterone is an essential factor in males, that does more for men than just promote sex drive. Low Testosterone levels decline as a part of healthy aging and are the cause of several physiological changes.

Understanding How Testosterone Affects Men

The complex effects of testosterone, investigators found, depend partly on its conversion in the body to a type of estrogen. The insights will help guide the development of better ways to diagnose and treat men who don’t produce enough natural testosterone. Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays important roles in the body. In men,…

Depression Due to Lack of Low Testosterone

Age-related in the male sex hormone testosterone are common in older men; some 30% of men over age 55 have it. Low levels of the hormone can cause symptoms of fatigue, a decreased sex drive, and irritability. … These were also men who had little or normal levels of testosterone test results. They analyzed 16…