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Simple lifestyle changes can counteract symptoms of low testosterone

February 21st, 2016

A health article in The Globe And Mail reminds men that simple lifestyle changes can counteract the symptoms that some drug companies advertise as indicators of clinically low testosterone. Men who are experiencing low libido, fatigue and weight gain may not have low testosterone, but instead are exhibiting normal signs of aging.… read more »

All forms of testosterone therapy possess side effects risks

January 20th, 2016

Testosterone boosters used in testosterone replacement therapy come in several different forms, but all of them possess the increased risks of severe side effects, according to an article published in the Huffington Post. Forms of testosterone boosters include skin patches, gels, sticks (similar to deodorants), injections, pills and mouth patches.… read more »

FDA pushing back against testosterone booster prescriptions

December 21st, 2015

After a sharp increase in testosterone booster prescriptions and profits over the past 10 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has institute new rules to inform consumers and crack down on unnecessary or questionable low testosterone diagnoses in men. In March, the FDA announced that it “has become aware that testosterone is being used extensively in attempts to relieve… read more »

Common operation can restore testosterone in obese males

December 15th, 2015

A common medical procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy can restore testosterone levels in obese men with low testosterone, according to new findings. Surgeons from Stanford University reported to the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons that patients exhibited a measureable increase in testosterone levels in the 12 months following the operation.… read more »

Testosterone booster lawsuits lining up in Chicago court

December 9th, 2015

Thousands of testosterone booster lawsuits have been consolidated in a Chicago courtroom, where pharmaceutical giants such as AbbVie Inc. will face patients who say testosterone therapy products caused them harm. More than 2,000 men suffered heart attacks and strokes after using testosterone products made by AbbVie Inc. and other companies.… read more »

FDA orders testosterone booster companies to conduct safety trial

December 2nd, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of testosterone boosters to conduct a large clinical trial to determine the true risks of the products. Testosterone boosters used to treat low testosterone have come under fire for their link to an increased risk of heart problems, along with a fear that they are being over-prescribed.… read more »

Natural lifestyle changes can correct andropause

November 21st, 2015

Many men who experience andropause, or natural declines in testosterone levels, can combat the symptoms with natural lifestyle changes instead of testosterone products, according to Men’s Fitness magazine. Symptoms of andropause include fatigue, restlessness and low libido, and are often brought on by poor diets, not enough exercise and irregular sleeping habits.… read more »

Nearly 1 out of every 6 men who receives testosterone boosters not tested

November 18th, 2015

According to a new study published in the September 2015 issue of Medical Care, nearly 1 in 6 patients who received testosterone boosters from the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system did not receive a testosterone measurement. Between 2009 and 2012, more than 112,000 men received products to treat low testosterone without any testing.… read more »

Testosterone boosters don’t fix sexual dysfunction

January 13th, 2015

A new study has found that testosterone boosters used to treat low testosterone in male patients don’t help cure sexual dysfunctions, including problems with ejaculation. Sexual dysfunction is one of the primary reasons men seek testosterone replacement therapy for clinically low testosterone.… read more »

New drug may be safer than testosterone boosters

October 10th, 2014

A new drug similar to one that helps women ovulate could be beneficial in treating symptoms of low testosterone in men without increased risk of severe side effects. The drug, called enclomiphene citrate, helps the body produce more testosterone on its own, whereas testosterone boosters and “Low T” drugs replace the hormone.   The drug is in the second phase… read more »

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