A middle-aged man with short gray hair and glasses tests his blood sugar by pricking his finger. Low testosterone may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Research into the role of testosterone in type 2 diabetes continues to capture the attention of scientists and make prominent appearances in the medical journals, and for good reason. Cases of diabetes are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report states that cases…

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A male scientist in a white lab coat looks down into a microscope while researching the benefits and disadvantages of testosterone pellets.

The concept underlying testosterone pellets is a simple one—implant the time-release medication under the skin, and let your body do the rest. For busy patients hoping to find relief for the symptoms of chronic low testosterone through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), an implant-and-forget approach can sound quite attractive when compared to other methods of treatment.…

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Male researcher looks into a microscope, possibly studying the link between low testosterone and comorbidity.

While most people associate testosterone with certain “male” behavioral characteristics like aggression and risk taking, testosterone actually plays a much more valuable role in human health by fueling and triggering a number of critical bodily systems, including: Producing of lean muscle mass Developing and maintaining bone tissue Regulating and distributing body fat Governing libido (sex…

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A middle-aged man checks his hairline in the bathroom mirror. He may be concerned about the connection between baldness and testosterone.

Many men who seek treatment for the chronic symptoms of low testosterone are rightly concerned about possible side effects. However, many of these concerns are based on rumors, such as the incorrect assertion that testosterone causes male pattern baldness. This myth has been repeated for decades despite being based on very shaky information. In fact, there’s no…

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A man smiles while holding a newborn baby. Many men have questions about TRT and fertility.

The importance of testosterone in men’s overall health is well known. This hormone plays a crucial role in many bodily systems that include: Sexual function Urinary health Fat metabolism Lean muscle production Bone mass development and maintenance Energy production When your testosterone levels fall below normal, these systems may begin to function poorly, which can…

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A young man wearing protective eye glasses works at a microscope, possibly researching a connection between TRT and cardiovascular disease.

Poorly-researched claims of a dangerous increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) have been circulated by the popular health media over the years. Reliable scientific studies reviewed by international experts fail to support the hysteria. In fact, the most reliable research available leans toward Low Testosterone, not TRT, as a likely…

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A shirtless man trains in a dark gym, taking advantage of the increased strength gains he experiences from TRT.

One of the telltale symptoms of low testosterone (hypogonadism) is a loss in lean muscle mass and overall physical strength, a condition known as sarcopenia. Studies have shown that one of the primary benefits of restoring healthy testosterone levels through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is slowing or reversing this decline, with many patients experiencing a steady increase…

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A smiling woman wearing a white blouse discusses her health condition with a doctor wearing a green shirt. They may be discussing the connection between estrogen and cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more Americans each year than any other medical condition, a fact that places enormous pressure on the medical community to develop new treatment avenues. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control are available here. These three scientifically observed trends, among others, have led researchers to study the role of estrogen in preventing heart…

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