A man in a gray sweater uses an inhaler to get relief for a breathing problem. COPD has been linked to low testosterone.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the general medical term for a series of progressive lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. These diseases cause severe breathing difficulties, weakness, and fatigue. The primary cause is a history of tobacco smoking, and genetic predisposition seems to be a significant factor as well. It’s estimated 24 million…

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A middle-aged man in a blue shirt sits on a sofa in a doctors office. Doctor is in the foreground, where her hands can be seen holding a clipboard. She may be explaining the options for treating low testosterone with hCG.

Generally speaking, there’s no treatment more effective at providing relief from the symptoms of clinically diagnosed Low Testosterone than Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). However, TRT may not be ideal for every patient’s circumstances. hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) monotherapy may provide an alternative solution for some situations. Is hCG Monotherapy an Effective Low Testosterone Treatment? Sometimes. Men hovering…

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A medical researcher uses a microscope to look at the chemical composition of sex hormone binding globulin.

Are you experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone despite lab results that show a healthy total testosterone level? You’re not alone. Men are often told that their levels are perfectly normal, yet they don’t feel well. The truth is that diagnosing and confirming low testosterone is a complicated endeavor. It requires thorough lab testing and…

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Businessman in a blue suit and tie sits at a white desk and studies reports in front of a white laptop computer. He may be considering the rumors of hGH (human growth hormone) preventing premature aging.

In an effort to turn back the clock, some middle-aged men are looking to synthetic Human Growth Hormone (hGH), or compounds intended to mimic the naturally occurring stimulatory hormones that increase growth hormone production. Growth hormone in our bodies triggers physical growth during childhood and adolescent years, as well as: Regulating body composition Balancing the…

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A shift worker sits at his desk at night. Shift work has been connected to low testosterone.

The demands of modern American life—erratic working hours, unreasonable deadlines, and technology that keeps us constantly plugged in—take a toll on the amount of quality sleep that a person gets. This is especially true for those who must work irregular hours to make ends meet. Shift work, schedules outside of the regular 7 AM to…

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