Testosterone And Lean Body Mass

A study published in December 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined testosterone level and its association with loss of lean body mass and lower extremity function in 1183 men 65 years and older. Researchers found that men with higher baseline testosterone levels lost less lean body mass, and had a slower … Continued

DHEA in Females

A new study in Climacteric, the Journal of the International Menopause Society has found evidence that the hormone DHEA can help with menopausal symptoms and female sexual function. The study found both HRT (estradiol and a synthetic progesterone) and DHEA to be effective at improving symptoms. For those of us who recommend DHEA regularly this … Continued

Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Here is yet more evidence of the profound beneficial effects of testosterone on the male body. According to a research paper presented this month at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, replacing testosterone to normal levels in middle aged and elderly men significantly improved all components of metabolic syndrome in 24 months. Positive benefits … Continued

Resolutions

Well, it is now the time of year when many of us look at where we are at in our lives, and see the need to change something for the better. I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about resolutions. On the positive side: -It is never a bad thing to try to … Continued

“My Wife Told Me I Had To Come To See You”

This is something I hear frequently from my new male patients. Now it is natural when a guy has just been told by his significant other that he should consider hormone replacement to assume that the reason for this suggestion is because of libido/performance issues. In reality though, she is probably looking at a completely … Continued

Progesterone: Cream vs Capsule, Which Is Right For Me?

When I recommend using progesterone to a patient, the topic of whether to use cream or the oral form always comes up. The question “Which one is better?” invariably is asked, and my answer is almost always, “That depends.” My impression is that while both the cream and oral form are equally effective across the … Continued

Blood Sugar Tsunami

Any way you look at them, the statistics and predictions are impressive. In 2010 there were an estimated 18.8 million people in the US with diabetes, and another 7 million who have the disease but have not been diagnosed. Among US residents 65 and older, almost 27% have diabetes. Even more alarming is the prediction … Continued

Progesterone And The Brain–Think About It

“I was told that since I don’t have a uterus I don’t need to take progesterone.” This is something that my new patients tell me on a fairly regular basis. While I would agree that progesterone is needed to balance the effect of estrogen on the uterus, I would disagree that this is it’s one … Continued

“It Wasn’t Pretty”

From time to time we all get reminders as to why we do or don’t do certain things in our lives. Call them what you will–setbacks, indiscretions, trials etc. Sometimes by losing our way, we again can see why we had been doing things like we were, and that they were actually helping. Whether it … Continued

Willy Wonka vs The Evil Multi-vitamin

Compare and contrast the headlines from two separate studies in the last few weeks. The first stating that taking a multi-vitamin will cause you to die earlier, and the second stating that people who ate chocolate five times per week had lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. Both studies were published in reputable, … Continued