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 doctor measures the blood pressure of a male patient. There is no evidence linking TRT to blood clotting events, but preventative monitoring represents best practices.

Patients seeking treatment for chronic low testosterone often express concern about a potential link between Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and increased blood pressure and blood clotting that could lead to heart attacks or strokes. Although an understandable concern, it’s important to understand the facts about how testosterone affects the viscosity (thickness) of a patient’s blood…

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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 dark-haired doctor in a white lab coat measures the waist of a middle-aged man who is out of shape, possibly in preparation for a discussion on the affects of abdominal obesity on low testosterone levels.

Low testosterone (hypogonadism) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) should be part of the conversation you’re having with your medical provider, particularly if you’re overweight. Recent studies link abdominal obesity—accompanied by symptoms—to low testosterone levels. These studies show the need for both patients and physicians to be aware of both the warning signs and the complications associated with…

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A researcher wearing glasses, mask, and white lab coat looks into a microscope. Scientific research reveals the facts about TRT.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is being prescribed at higher rates than ever before, but what does medical science reveal about the effectiveness of TRT? Current research supports the following overall conclusions: There are a wide range of potential health benefits that may improve the quality of life for patients experiencing the symptoms of hypogonadism (the clinical…

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