By: Joe Graedon June 26, 2017 5 Comments
    Dutasteride (Avodart) Sexual Side Effects Can Be…

    Avodart was approved by the FDA in 2001 to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. Dutasteride (the generic name) inhibits an enzyme called 5 alpha reductase (5AR). This reduces the conversion o…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2017 1 Comments
    Is the FDA Wrong About Testosterone Heart Risk?

    Does testosterone treatment increase a man's risk of heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular calamity? Researchers have recently evaluated the testosterone heart risk. Testosterone Treatment for …

    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 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: Terry Graedon May 12, 2016 7 Comments
    How to Take Testosterone Without Fear of Prostat…

    Men shouldn't be afraid to take testosterone if they need it, according to a new study. Are There Risks in Taking Testosterone? Experts have worried for years that testosterone therapy might increase…

    By: Joe Graedon April 7, 2016 3 Comments
    Will Extra Testosterone Help or Hurt the Heart?

    The FDA has warned men that taking extra testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, but a new study of 755 men showed that those on testosterone were actually less prone to heart…

    By: Joe Graedon February 28, 2016 17 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 17 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 March 19, 2015 1 Comments
    Low Sexual Activity May Lead to Low Testosterone

    When men lose interest in sex, it is sometimes chalked up to a lack of testosterone. New research from Sydney, Australia, suggests, however, that a reduction in sexual activity can in and of itself lo…

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2015 17 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 March 5, 2015 1 Comments
    FDA Issues Testosterone Warning, But Research Is…

    Television commercials focusing on the dangers of "low T" have gotten many men to ask their doctors for a prescription. In 2013, prescription testosterone medicines such as AndroGel or Axiron hit $2 b…

    By: Joe Graedon February 9, 2015 2 Comments
    Testosterone May Not Be Linked to Heart Attacks …

    Q. I am a 54-year-old male and I have noticed a drop-off in sexual performance and energy. I have seen commercials for products that either boost or cause your body to produce testosterone. What can y…

    By: Terry Graedon March 24, 2014 4 Comments
    How Safe Are the New Drugs for Low T?

    "Low T" has become a staple on TV commercials. Like "ED" for erectile dysfunction, low T is a code. It signifies declining testosterone levels, a natural aspect of the aging process. The ads make it s…

    By: Terry Graedon November 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Finding the Sweet Spot for Testosterone

    Older men are being bombarded with advertising urging them to treat "low T." Testosterone supplementation remains controversial, however. A study several weeks ago from the VA health system revealed t…

    By: Terry Graedon November 25, 2013 3 Comments
    How to Manage Low T Without Taking Testosterone …

    Q. I recently learned through testing that I have borderline low testosterone. My doctor suggested medication but the possible side effects concern me. Are there natural ways to increase testosterone …

    By: Terry Graedon July 5, 2012 1 Comments
    Losing Weight Boosts Testosterone

    Losing weight may have a surprising benefit for middle-aged men. A study of nearly 900 men at risk of type 2 diabetes compared the effects of diet and exercise in one group, metformin in another group…

    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: Joe Graedon October 7, 2010 3 Comments
    Will Eating Testicles Raise Testosterone Levels?

    Q. I was fascinated to read that women's sexual desire increases after they take testosterone under the tongue. Could you get the same effect by eating "mountain oysters" (cattle testicles) or would t…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2010 6 Comments
    Testosterone Troubles Halt Study

    Q. I am a 54-year-old male and I have noticed a drop-off in sexual performance as well as in other parts of my life. I have seen commercials for products that are supposed to boost testosterone. Do su…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2004 0 Comments
    Will HRT Mistakes Be Repeated?

    During the hormone replacement heyday, millions of women were encouraged to take estrogen and progesterone to prevent everything from hot flashes and heart disease to dementia and cancer. There were e…