By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2017 8 Comments
    Will Drugs for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)…

    Millions of men are discovering that an enlarged prostate gland is negatively affecting the quality of their lives. But two popular prescription drugs designed to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BP…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2016 6 Comments
    What Is the Trouble with Too Much Testosterone?

    The FDA has just issued a stronger warning about the hazards of too much testosterone. The previous warning from January, 2014, told men that taking testosterone could put them at risk for heart attac…

    By: Joe Graedon September 26, 2016 1 Comments
    Sex Problems Result from Tamsulosin for Urinatio…

    When the prostate gland gets big, it can make it harder to urinate. Men with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) often complain that they have to get up three or four times a night to pee. Medications …

    By: Joe Graedon September 26, 2016 5 Comments
    Prescription for Licorice Pills Was Almost Letha…

    When most people think of licorice (or liquorice in the UK), they imagine candy such as licorice twists, Panda All Natural Soft Licorice, Twizzlers, Good & Plenty or Dutch Licorice Cats. But licor…

    By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2016 4 Comments
    How to Improve Men’s Sex Drive Without Dru…

    Italian researchers have found a way to improve male libido without drugs. Although popular stereotypes have pegged low libido primarily on women, many men also suffer from this problem. These scienti…

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2016 7 Comments
    Testosterone Side Effects: How Scary Are They?

    Treatment with the male hormone testosterone has been highly controversial for years. The FDA makes it clear that testosterone side effects are worrisome and physicians should NOT prescribe the hormo…

    By: Joe Graedon February 28, 2016 13 Comments
    What Are the Pros and Cons of Testosterone Thera…

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been one of the most controversial and contentious treatments in medicine for decades. Now, TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) is following a similar trajecto…

    By: Joe Graedon February 18, 2016 16 Comments
    Will Testosterone Turbocharge Your Sex Drive and…

    A new federally-funded study about testosterone therapy published in the New England Journal of Medicine has created quite a stir. It seems that when testosterone gel (AndroGel) was given to men over …

    By: Joe Graedon October 12, 2015 17 Comments
    Husband Seeking Ways to Lower Wife’s Libid…

    Q. I am a male and I feel horrible that I can't match my wife's libido any more. We are both in our 30s, and my sex drive has decreased over time while her libido has drastically increased. I've been …

    By: Joe Graedon September 14, 2015 3 Comments
    Anti-Anxiety Drug Causes Problems in the Bedroom

    There are so many things that can interfere with a satisfying sex life that it sometimes amazes us. Many of these problems do have solutions, though, including one of the most common: an incompatibili…

    By: Joe Graedon August 20, 2015 14 Comments
    The Inside Story on the Female Sex Pill Flibanse…

    There has been a great deal of excitement about the FDA's announcement that it has finally approved Addyi for women with low sex drive. Not surprisingly, this is the hot health story this week and the…

    By: Joe Graedon June 15, 2015 5 Comments
    Sex Pill for Women Cracks Medical Taboo

    The topic of women's sexuality has been taboo for centuries. Both men and women are often uncomfortable discussing female libido. Men's sexuality, on the other hand, has received a lot of attention. P…

    By: Joe Graedon June 4, 2015 5 Comments
    FDA Panel Votes to Approve Flibanserin, the Firs…

    The third try was the charm. In two previous presentations to the Food and Drug Administration the makers of flibanserin (Addyi) failed to pass muster. But on Thursday afternoon, June 4, 2015, a pane…

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2015 15 Comments
    Statins Sap Sex Drive and Lower Testosterone

    As visitors to this website know, statin-type cholesterol-lowering medicines remain among the most popular drugs in the pharmacy. Many cardiologists maintain that such medications are extremely safe, …

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2013 40 Comments
    Flomax (Tamsulosin) Side Effects, Stuffy Nose, S…

    Q. Because of an enlarged prostate gland I have to get up at night to pee. Initially it was once or twice. Now it is three or four times. Getting back to sleep is challenging. My primary care physicia…

    By: Joe Graedon December 31, 2012 4 Comments
    Is There Help for Lasting Sexual Side Effects?

    Q. Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in y…

    By: Terry Graedon June 18, 2012 7 Comments
    Libido Imbalance Threatens Marriage

    Q. My husband has a very low sex drive and little or no desire for any physical contact. In contrast, I have an extremely high sex drive and touch is important to me. It is killing me to not have thes…

    By: Terry Graedon March 5, 2012 1 Comments
    Advice on Lowering Libido Raises Ire

    Q. I am incensed about your response to the woman who wrote asking about differences in libido. She reported they only have sex three times a month "if she is lucky." Her partner's excuse was stress f…

    By: Joe Graedon March 1, 2012 2 Comments
    Can DHEA Turbo-Charge Sex Life?

    Q. Is DHEA a safe way to increase testosterone and improve libido? My wife and I take good care of ourselves, but we do have some health problems that require medications. Our sex life has suffered ov…

    By: Terry Graedon September 28, 2009 7 Comments
    Sexless Marriage Makes Him Desperate

    Q. I am one of those old-fashioned men who was brought up believing sex was for after you got married. I never thought about the possibility my wife would have no sex drive at all. After 21 years of l…

    By: Joe Graedon January 12, 2008 3 Comments
    Testosterone To Boost Libido In Women?

    Q. What do you know about compounded testosterone cream? I am a 64-year-old woman with a very low libido. A friend of a friend uses this cream before sex, applying it to the inner thighs. She has grea…

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2007 1 Comments
    Solutions For Low Sex Drive In Menopausal Women

    Q. Is there a solution for menopausal women who have lost their desire for sex? I am 54 and have talked to my OB/GYN about this. Over-the-counter DHEA prohormone tablets were suggested, but they didn'…

    By: Joe Graedon August 22, 2007 5 Comments
    Lipitor May Lower Libido

    Q. What can I do about a flagging libido? I'm 66 years old and in very good health, with no bad habits. My only medication is Lipitor to lower cholesterol. My much younger wife and I used to have a vi…

    By: Joe Graedon April 30, 2007 0 Comments
    Does Phentermine Lower Libido?

    Q. I am a 35-year-old woman who lives a very active and busy life. I work three jobs and have a family with three teenage boys. The problem is that within the last two years my sexual drive has dwindl…