Testosterone

  1. November 26, 2018

    Testosterone Induced High Red Blood Cell Volume (Hematocrit)

    The red cells are some of the most important components of a person’s blood. The term hematocrit refers to the percentage of red blood cells in a human’s body. For women, normal hematocrit values should be around 42% and for men, it…
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  2. November 14, 2018

    The Importance Of Pituitary And Thyroid Testing Before Beginning Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy is available in many forms and can be beneficial for men who have low testosterone levels. When the body doesn't produce enough testosterone (a condition also known as…
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  3. November 13, 2018

    Protecting Your Heart While on Testosterone Therapy

    From the book “Testosterone: A Man’s Guide” by Nelson Vergel (available on…
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  4. October 08, 2018

    Gynecomastia: How to Diagnose and Treat it

    What is Gynecomastia and How to Diagnose it Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast resulting from a growth of the glandular tissue of the breast. It is defined clinically by the presence of a rubbery or firm mass…
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  5. June 12, 2018

    Estradiol in Men: Impact on Cognitive Function and Heart Disease during Testosterone Therapy

    Estradiol is a form of the female hormone estrogen. Although estradiol production is typically considered a female concern, men also need to maintain healthy levels of this hormone for optimal health. Since men lack ovaries (where most estradiol…
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  6. June 06, 2018

    HCG Use in Men on Testosterone: How to Determine the Right Dose

    This test uses liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) the most accurate method for hormone testing. The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases blood levels of testosterone but, surprisingly, it decreases the…
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  7. April 03, 2018

    The Role of Aldosterone, ACTH, and Renin in Water Retention and High Blood Pressure

    A frequent cause of high blood pressure and water retention is when levels of certain hormones in the body are unbalanced or functioning poorly. The hormones that are frequently at fault are secreted by the kidneys and the pituitary or adrenal…
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  8. June 08, 2017

    Testosterone production, action, and clinical manifestations of low testosterone.

    In the male body, the hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GNRH in a pulsatile fashion to stimulate the release of follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH and luteinizing hormone or LH from the…
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  9. May 22, 2017

    Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)- Man's Friend or Enemy?

    DHT – FRIEND OR ENEMY? With the exception of estradiol, no hormone is more misunderstood than dihydrotestosterone, DHT. In fact, many men actually fear DHT, going out of their…
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  10. November 18, 2016

    Top Ten Testosterone Replacement Monitoring Tips

    Nelson Vergel, author of Testosterone: A Man's Guide (Amazon.com) and founder of ExcelMale.com and…
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