Category Archives: Testosterone

What is Testosterone?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on October 16th, 2022, Published on October 11th, 2022

Testosterone Hormone Structure 300x238Reading Time: 4 minutes What is Testosterone? Testosterone has been in the news lately. There is talk of a “testosterone crisis” caused by the continued drop in testosterone levels of males, resulting in a condition called Hypogonadism (low testosterone in men, aka “Low-T”). Studies have found that men today have less testosterone than men in the past. For example, one study found that a... Read more »

Can You Suddenly Stop Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on October 7th, 2022, Published on October 7th, 2022

Young female hormone nurseReading Time: 4 minutes Can You Suddenly Stop Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)? Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has benefited countless thousands of men. When done correctly, the results of a testosterone replacement regimen can be life-enhancing and almost miraculous. Here are a few of the many positive and invigorating changes that TRT can deliver: Skyrocketing energy Evaporating fat, especially belly fat and “love handles” A... Read more »

Testosterone and Estrogen Imbalance May Impair Shoulder Joint Health

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on September 9th, 2022, Published on August 16th, 2022

clavical 41577_960_720 300x236Reading Time: 3 minutes Testosterone and Estrogen Imbalance May Impair Shoulder Joint Health Getting older is associated with a lot of negative consequences. Many of these consequences are the result of Hormone Imbalance. Increased body fat, sleep issues, lack of energy, and depression are all possible symptoms of Hormone Imbalance. A recent study highlights another sign of Hormone Disruption—Joint Degradation. While our sex hormones... Read more »

Tlando: The Super Easy TRT Alternative to Xyosted for Testosterone Deficiency

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on August 1st, 2022, Published on July 11th, 2022

tlando oral treatment for hypogonadism 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Most men interested in or are on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are not thrilled to have to use needles every day. Or slab on some cream or gel that is messy and potentially dangerous to their loved ones if exposed to it. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if there was just a pill to take? Good thing that you... Read more »

Reasons Why Cialis May Be a Better Option Than Viagra to Treat ED

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on July 31st, 2022, Published on July 22nd, 2022

reasons why cialis may be a better option than viagra 300x225Reading Time: 3 minutes Erectile dysfunction is something no man wants ever to experience, or really, even talk about. However, it is more common than you might think, especially among older men who have not cared for themselves properly as they aged. Many men with low testosterone experience low libido and erectile dysfunction – in fact, it’s one of the first warning signs that... Read more »

Avoid These Foods That Reduce Testosterone

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 28th, 2022, Published on June 28th, 2022

avoid these foods that reduce testosterone 300x169Reading Time: 4 minutes Men, you really don’t want to reduce your testosterone levels, especially as you age, so why risk it by eating the wrong foods? Yes, certain foods can actually adversely affect your T levels. It’s another thing to worry about, but thankfully, we’ve compiled the list for you so that you know what to avoid. By avoiding the following foods, exercising... Read more »

Surprising Reasons that Low-T May Be Causing You Grief

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 24th, 2022, Published on May 14th, 2022

youtuber 2838945_960_720 300x214Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you been feeling sluggish and tired lately? Have you been having issues ginning up the willpower to go to the gym or eat healthy? Testosterone Deficiency could be a contributing factor to your woes. While there is increasing awareness of the causes and effects of Low-T, millions of men still struggle with issues related to Hormone Imbalance and have... Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Taking DHEA Supplements for Men

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on April 7th, 2022, Published on April 7th, 2022

pros and cons of DHEA for men 200x300Reading Time: 3 minutes Dehydroepiandrosterone (that’s a mouthful!), or DHEA for short, is a natural hormone produced by both men and women. We need it to produce the sex hormones: estrogens and androgens. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have men and women, nor would we be able to reproduce. It is incredibly important and is being supplemented by both men and women in increasing numbers these... Read more »

Does Every Man Experience Erectile Dysfunction as He Gets Older?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on March 25th, 2022, Published on March 25th, 2022

erectile dysfunction testosterone deficiency 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Can you guess what the most common complaint is with men as they get older? Being overweight? High blood pressure? If you guessed erectile dysfunction, then BINGO! You’re correct! Erectile dysfunction (or ED) is the most commonly reported sexual issue in men. It affects between 12 to 30 million in the United States alone. Why does this happen to men... Read more »

Focus on These Five Workouts to Naturally Boost Both HGH and Testosterone

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on March 21st, 2022, Published on March 16th, 2022

five exercises naturally boost HGH and testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Lots of people these days are looking to naturally boost their testosterone or growth hormone levels, instead of relying on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), for various reasons. We know that testosterone is critical for men (it is the male hormone, after all) and that growth hormone is what helps to keep our body fat low, and our cells rejuvenated and... Read more »

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T and Andropause

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on April 15th, 2021

cypionate cycles testosterone chart 300x220Reading Time: 4 minutes Declining Testosterone Levels are an unfortunate and unavoidable aspect of the male condition. The older that you get, the more vulnerable you become to Testosterone Deficiency. In clinical terms, Testosterone Deficiency is generally diagnosed when Total Testosterone levels in the bloodstream fall below 350 ng/dL. However, every man reacts to declining Testosterone secretion in their own way. Testosterone production is... Read more »

Common Symptoms of Low-T in Men

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on January 23rd, 2021

masculinity 300x174Reading Time: 5 minutes Testosterone is intrinsically linked to masculinity and male function. Without the masculine influence of Testosterone, the male body cannot function as it should. Low-T is a severe medical malady that afflicts hundreds of thousands of men across America — but it doesn't have to be that way. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is more affordable and safer than ever and is available... Read more »

The Results Are In: The Effects of TRT on Men with Prostate Cancer

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on February 25th, 2021

clinical studies prostate cancer and TRT 300x194Reading Time: 4 minutes For decades, the suspicion that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) causes prostate cancer in men who elect to undergo therapy has caused doctors to be incredibly cautious when prescribing therapy or deciding not to even offer it at all. Truthfully, it is better to be on the safe side and thankfully there are doctors who want to make sure we are... Read more »

The Relationship Between Erections and the Estrogen/Testosterone Ratio

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on April 15th, 2021

estrogen testosterone ratio and penile erections 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Men, and especially older men, can experience a range of sexual dysfunctions, including premature ejaculation (PE), erectile dysfunction (ED) and delayed ejaculation (DE). Unfortunately, even younger guys are experiencing such issues at an increasing rate possibly due to lifestyle factors, pornography and environmental factors (endocrine-disruptors). Sex and the male erection rely heavily on hormones, especially the sex hormone, testosterone. Another... Read more »

Testosterone Levels Main Determining Factor Behind Fracture Risk in Older Men

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on April 23rd, 2021

testosterone levels determine fracture risk 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes An article published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism determined that there is a relationship between testosterone levels and fracture risk in older, Australian men. The relationship was specifically a “U-shaped” relationship when looked at on a graph. Men that had a midrange testosterone concentration in their bloodstream had the lowest risk of sustaining a fracture during a... Read more »

Is Male Menopause a Real Thing? Yes, Actually

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on June 6th, 2021

is male menopause a real thing 300x240Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve heard of menopause, but that’s just for women, right? WRONG-O BUCKO. Men can and usually do experience some sort of hormonal disturbance or imbalance as they age, typically around 40-50 years of age. Although men do not experience a dramatic drop in sex hormones like women do, or the loss of their fertility, they do experience a significant, steady... Read more »

Testosterone Therapy May Have Positive Effects on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on June 30th, 2021

testosterone therapy could improve NAFLD symptoms 300x300Reading Time: 5 minutes Listen up, men! If you are suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), then here is some great and encouraging news for you: long-term testosterone therapy may actually improve the symptoms of your NAFLD. Pretty cool, right! How the heck is the sex hormone, testosterone, linked to the health of the liver? Let’s find out! What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver... Read more »

Five Ways to Boost and Enhance Your Testosterone Levels

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on May 9th, 2021

masculinity testosterone muscle mass 211x300Reading Time: 6 minutes Testosterone is the keystone hormone of vigorous manhood and masculinity. Without Testosterone, men would be amorphous and asexual, lacking desire, muscle tone, strength, and confidence. In fact, these are all symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, which can have a disastrous effect on male well-being. While Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a fantastic option to restore waning Testosterone Levels, we all know that... Read more »

If You Have Low-T, You’re More at Risk for Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on November 10th, 2021, Published on May 30th, 2021

low testosterone linked to severe COVID 19 risk 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes Yes, COVID is still an issue in May of 2021 – especially if you are a male with low testosterone. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of nearly everyone on the planet (except, perhaps, the off-grid folks or hermits of the woods) and recent studies are telling us that men with low testosterone levels are more at risk for... Read more »