A female doctor with a stethoscope around her neck explains the benefits of DHEA to her female patient.

DHEA (the abbreviation for dehydroepiandrosterone) is a steroid hormone that’s naturally produced in the body’s adrenal glands and women’s ovaries. DHEA is needed for your body to produce testosterone and estrogen, and your body’s natural DHEA levels are known to peak in early adulthood but then slowly fall as you age. A lot of rumors and…

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A tired businessman in a gray suit sits at an airport with a computer sitting on his lap. He is rubbing the bridge of his nose and looks fatigued. He may be suffering from the symptoms of male hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid (a butterfly-shaped gland located in front of your windpipe) fails to produce enough of its vital hormones that are required for the proper functioning of many of your bodily systems. Although many people assume this condition occurs exclusively among women, hypothyroidism also occurs in men. Male hypothyroidism can be difficult…

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Three men are performing sit ups on the floor of a gym. Exercise is not a cure for clinical low testosterone.

Muscle mass and strength are important as men age. Mounting evidence indicates these factors indicate a longer life expectancy, whereas frailty is associated with morbidity. One of the primary factors in determining the body’s ability to maintain muscle mass is a healthy testosterone level—responsible for initiating a number critical bodily systems that must be functioning…

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A middle-aged man in a dark blue shirt sits in front of his computer, massaging his shoulder and grimacing in pain. It's important that people in pain understand the connection between opioids and chronic low testosterone.

Public awareness of the dangers related to prescription opioid misuse has greatly increased over the years. However, health concerns exist when these medications are taken exactly as prescribed for an extended period of time, even without behaviors that would indicate significant abuse. Medical research is finding that long-term use of opioids can impair the production…

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The connection between depression and low testosterone could be what's on the mind of this middle-aged business man, who is wearing a gray suit and sitting in front of a laptop computer with his head resting in his hands.

Depression has been a major health concern for decades. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), this energy- and vitality-draining condition adversely affects more than 16.1 million American adults per year—roughly 7% of the U.S. population. Major depressive disorder is also the leading cause of disability among working-age individuals in the nation.…

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