Category Archives: Male

Testosterone Therapy Shown to Have Protective Effects

Recent studies have shown that testosterone has a protective effect in men with low testosterone levels.  Even for men who have few or no symptoms of low testosterone, replacement may be essential to prevent certain conditions such as prostate cancer.… Continue reading »

Check Your Balls Feedback

Some of our regular readers will be aware of our campaign in Australia Check Your Balls to raise awareness for Klinefelter’s Syndrome.  We recently received the following feedback; “MY 25year old nephew was at a urinal at BNE (Brisbane airport)… Continue reading »

Testosterone Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

A recently published trial has shown that testosterone replacement in older men can improve sexual function. (Effects of Tesotosterone Ttreatment in Older Men, Snyder PJ et al. N Engl J Med. 2016) 790 men, aged over 65 years old… Continue reading »

Latest News on Testosterone and Heart Risk

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released a position statement on the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and cardiovascular (heart) risk. This follows the publication of two papers which raised concerns about the cardiovascular safety of testosterone… Continue reading »

Erectile Dysfunction – an Early Warning Sign

Recent research suggests that for some men, erectile dysfunction (ED) may be an early warning sign that they have undiagnosed diabetes and/or high blood pressure. Whilst not every man with erectile dysfunction will have an underlying issue the statistics from… Continue reading »

Testosterone, Obesity and Weight Loss

With a steady rise in the number of people who are classified as obese it is no wonder that the medical community is looking for novel approaches to weight loss. Healthy lifestyle changes are recommended but the rate of relapse… Continue reading »

5 Tips To Boost Testosterone Naturally

By the time women reach their 50’s they will produce about half the amount of testosterone that they did in their early 20’s, for men there may also be an age related decline in T production. This decrease in testosterone… Continue reading »

Borderline T Levels Linked With Depression

Depression rates are high among men referred for borderline testosterone according to research presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting (March 2015, San Diego). Michael Scott Irwig MD, and colleagues analyzed men with borderline testosterone levels. They looked at 200… Continue reading »

Klinefelter’s Syndrome – Too Often Overlooked

The cover story of this months edition of Endocrinology Today (Feb 2015) features Klinefelter’s Syndrome. With around one in 450 males affected by KS and only 70% diagnosed, the aim of this article is to raise awareness within the… Continue reading »

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Testosterone

When testosterone blood tests are ordered by a physician, he or she may also measure your Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). Put simply SHBG is the the carrier molecule which transports sex-steroids, like testosterone, within in the bloodstream and around… Continue reading »

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