Low Testosterone

Does a vasectomy lower testosterone?

July 17, 2014  |  Low Testosterone  Vasectomy  

A vasectomy will not lower testosterone. The only function of a vasectomy is to disrupt sperm production. The testicles produce both sperm and testosterone. While the sperm travels through the vas deferens, the testosterone is actually absorbed into the bloodstream.

What do testosterone supplements do?

July 15, 2014  |  Low Testosterone  

There are two types of testosterone supplements: 1). exogenous testosterone, which includes topical creams/gels, injections, pellets, etc. 2). FSH and LH agonists that promote your body’s own production of testosterone. Both types of medications raise testosterone in your blood, which provides you with more energy, increased libido. Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up […]

Why does testosterone decrease?

May 15, 2014  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  

Testosterone can decrease with age. Natural testosterone can also decrease if you have used testosterone supplements or steroids in the past. Some men may have deficiencies in the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland called FSH and LH; these hormones signal your testicles to make more testosterone. There is also a rare brain tumor (non-cancerous) […]

How does testosterone work?

May 13, 2014  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Uncategorized  

Testosterone is essential for many bodily functions. It is a steroid sex hormone, which is mostly produced by the testicles that get signals from the pituitary gland in the brain. While the majority is made in the testicles, about 5% is made by the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidney. Testosterone is […]

What Is Low Testosterone?

April 21, 2014  |  Low Testosterone  

The term “Low Testosterone” has been popping up everywhere recently, from your doctor’s office to the news, and in pharmaceutical ads on television and in magazines.  So what exactly is “Low T,” and why should you get checked? In this blog post, I’ll discuss the whys and hows of Low T, the symptoms to look […]

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