Low T Center Articles

Male Hypogonadism-Causes

MayoClinic.org, April 1, 2014


Male hypogonadism means the testicles don't produce enough of the male sex hormone testosterone. There are two basic types of hypogonadism:

•Primary. This type of hypogonadism — also known as primary testicular failure — originates from a problem in the testicles.

Experts, Androgen Study Group Petition JAMA to Retract Testosterone Article

Healio Endocrinology, April 5, 2014


Three medical organizations and an international group of over 130 scientists and physicians have issued a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association requesting the retraction of an article which associated testosterone therapy with cardiovascular disease.

Acquired Causes of Secondary Hypogonadism in the Adult Male

MedPageToday.com, September 27, 2012


Hypogonadism in a male may be defined as a clinical syndrome that results from a decrease in either of the two major functions of the testes: sperm production or testosterone production. When these abnormalities result from disease of the testes, it is called primary hypogonadism. If the pituitary gland or hypothalamus is the source of the dysfunction, then the disease is known as secondary hypogonadism.

Reasons for Low Testosterone in Men

BoldSky.com, April 1, 2014


Testosterone is the male hormone responsible for the primary and secondary sexual features of a man. It is present in a small amount in women as well. The normal level of testosterone in a man is between 300 and 1200 nano grams per deciliter. When the level falls below this range, the man is said to be suffering from hypogonadism or low testosterone.

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Exploring the Antidepressant Effects of Testosterone

ScienceDaily.com, April 2, 2012


Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, appears to have antidepressant properties, but the exact mechanisms underlying its effects have remained unclear. Scientists have now discovered that a specific pathway in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in memory formation and regulation of stress responses, plays a major role in mediating testosterone's effects.
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Androgen Deficiency

MedicalObserver.com, March 12, 2013


This problem affects one in 200 men and is often under-diagnosed.

For Men, Having Belly Fat Is More Dangerous Than You Think, South Florida Doctors Say

MiamiHerald.com, March 21, 2014


We all know that men and women carry weight differently. Women tend to store fat around their hips, buttocks and thighs, while men watch their waistlines grow. But did you know belly fat can be more dangerous than fat stored elsewhere in the body?

“The fat in our belly is different,’’ said Dr. Arthur Agatston, the director of wellness and prevention at Baptist Health South Florida, and the creator of the popular South Beach Diet. “It’s really the belly fat that determines risk.’’ Men, in particular, should take note.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is Not Cheating

The Huffington Post-Canada, January 7, 2014


Testosterone replacement therapy has been demonized by many as cheating and unnatural. Some experts claim that testosterone replacement therapy can have detrimental health effects and that testosterone should be avoided under any circumstance. Replacing a hormone that is produced naturally in the body can significantly improve overall quality of life and should not be overshadowed by guilt.

The free testosterone range is from 25.0 - 80.0pmol/L (for men)

Male Menopause Symptoms

HealthGuidance.org, (n.d.)


The first question a man asks about male menopause is usually about declining sexual function. Can I continue to perform? Will I still enjoy sex? Will sex even matter to me in the future? Somewhere is his 40's, maybe 50's, a man may notice that things are not the same as they used to be in the bedroom and he begins to worry. While male menopause symptoms are not just about sex, concerns in this area are real and with reason.

What Are the Causes of Fatigue & Lack of Energy in Men?

LiveStrong.com, March 9, 2011


Fatigue (bodily or emotional weakness) and lack of energy typically go hand in hand. Though both symptoms are common and often mild, persistent or extreme cases may indicate a serious underlying condition, such as depression, testosterone deficiency or a sleep disorder. Since fatigue and energy shifts are symptoms of countless conditions, seek your doctor's guidance for best results.

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