Category: Low Testosterone

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    Steve ParcellSteve Parcell

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    Low Testosterone

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Has Evolved Over Time Male menopause, low testosterone (low t) and testicular hypofunction all refer to the fact that male testosterone levels are low. The cause may be different, but the treatment is the same. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy (BHRT) and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) also mean the same thing, at least in the United States because synthetic testosterone drugs can damage the liver. This makes them a poor choice for long term use. On your next trip down to Mexico you will see some of these behind the counter. The synthetic testosterone imitators are illegal in most first world countries. Examples are: methyltestosterone, fluoxymesterone, oxymetholone, oxandrolone, ethylestrenol, stanozolol, danazol, methandrostenolone, and norethandrolone. Much has changed in 20 years since I graduated from naturopathic medical school. Back in the day, regular insurance-based doctors were very reluctant to prescribe testosterone. They would usually refer patients to an endocrinologist. To qualify for testosterone the patient would have to have very low levels, below 250 typically. Back then, after seeing the specialist, the patient would have to come in every two weeks, or perhaps once a month, and receive a shot at the doctor’s office. The problem with this is that for days following the...

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    Kelly ParcellKelly Parcell

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    Hormones

Testosterone Benefits Testosterone has many beneficial effects, including increasing bone strength and density, inducing the creation of red blood cells, improving sexual function, enhancing libido, protecting the heart and increasing muscle strength in men and women. Testosterone and other steroid hormones are cleared from the body through the liver. The pathway that clears testosterone is called Glucuronidation. The enzyme responsible is called UDP-glucoronosyltranserase (UGT2B17). Once testosterone has circulated in the body and worked its magic, it goes to the liver to be excreted through the Glucuronidation pathway. Once here, it is converted into testosterone glucuronidase and then is excreted out of the body through the Kidneys primarily. How Your Diet Makes an Impact In 2012 and 2013, researcher Carl Jenkinson et al conducted studies published in Medical Journals (Frontiers of Endocrionology, Nutrition Journal and Steroids), demonstrating the Effects of Dietary Components on Testosterone Metabolism via UDP-Glucuronosyltransferase (UGP). What they found was that red wine samples inhibited the glucuronidation of testosterone by up to 70% over 2 hours. The ethanol content had no significant effect. They went on to discover that green and white tea preparations inhibited the UGT2B17 enzyme by circa 20% with a white tea powder inhibiting glucuronidation by...

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    NatureMedNatureMed

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    Integrative Cancer Support

According to this Harvard researcher higher testosterone may be protective against prostate cancer and low levels may increase risk. I have to say that in my experience this is true. Steve Parcell, RND, ND  

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    NatureMedNatureMed

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    Hormones

As many of you know we have been offering testosterone pellet therapy for many years. Testosterone pellets are safe and effective as an alternative for testosterone replacement therapy. We have provided a study below documents safety and effectiveness. STUDY: J Sex Med. 2017 Jan;14(1):47-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.11.305. Epub 2016 Dec 15. Testosterone Pellet Implantation Practices: A Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Member Questionnaire. Piecuch MJ(1), Patel BG(2), Hakim L(3), Wang R(4), Sadeghi-Nejad H(1). Author information: (1)Department of Urology, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. (2)Department of Urology, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. Electronic address: brijesh_g_patel@rush.edu. (3)Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA. (4)Department of Urology, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX, USA. INTRODUCTION: There has been renewed interest in the use of subcutaneous testosterone pellets for the treatment of hypogonadism since the introduction of Testopel in 2008 by Slate Pharmaceuticals (Durham, NC, USA). Manufacturer guidelines recommend using two to six pellets; however, in the clinical setting, this is deemed insufficient. This has produced a wide variety of testosterone pellet usage that is not fully understood. AIM: To better understand subcutaneous testosterone pellet implantation practices among members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)....

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    NatureMedNatureMed

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    Low Testosterone

Dr. Sasha Fluss, ND at NatureMed Clinic Boulder/Denver While we have posted many great articles and blogs on the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy I felt compelled to share this success story to exemplify the real life benefits of correcting deficient hormone levels. Patient John Doe came to the clinic with the following concerns: low libido low confidence (patient explained he used to be very confident at work giving presentations etc but in the past years has had more and more anxiety with this) anxiety depression insomnia J.D. used to be very active and competed at a high level in a variety of sports. After an unfortunate injury that left him confined to bed rest for for months he felt he never recovered. He felt irritable and also depressed. His libido suffered and he gained weight. He felt as though all he wanted to do was sit and watch tv all day. His confidence at work and in sports was greatly affected and he couldnt sleep. He felt like he had: lost the drive and passion for life that he had so much of before! He was told he had depression, anxiety and insomnia and needed to excercise to lose the weight. His doctor put him...