Men and Hormone Therapy

1 02, 2014

Testosterone: Just How Risky Is It?

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: |

Two recent studies have indicated that testosterone replacement therapy causes a significant increase in the incidence of heart attacks, death, and strokes. As a result, the FDA is planning to investigate whether there should be concerns about the use of testosterone. Let me start by providing some facts: 1) Nearly 100% of men who have heart attacks have been found to have low testosterone levels. 2) The heart has more testosterone receptor sites than any other part of the body. 3) Studies done at the NIH have demonstrated that men with massive heart attacks go into severe congestive heart [...]

14 09, 2012

Book review

September 14th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A number of readers have asked if I could describe more details about my book. The following is a review written by an excellent compounding pharmacist associated with Reed's Pharmacy in Tuscon, Az. The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones                                                       Michael E. Platt, M.D. This book has it all! From menopause to andropause, children to adults, breast cancer to prostate cancer, and much more. Dr. Platt is a physician who understands the importance of achieving hormone balance in relation to the quality of life, aging, illness, weight management and optimum health. His book is easy to read and filled with [...]

11 06, 2012

Fatigue – Who Needs It?

June 11th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , |

Fatigue is an extremely common complaint that people have. Obviously, the most logical way to deal with this complaint is to approach it from the underlying cause. There are many reasons for people to have a lack of energy – I will concentrate on the major offenders. Since hormones control every system in the body, it is not surprising that a hormonal imbalance can create fatigue. For example, a deficiency of progesterone, an extremely common occurrence in both men and women, can lead to an over-production of insulin. When insulin rises, blood sugar drops. Insulin peaks between 3-4 PM [...]

31 05, 2012

PSA Tests – To Do or Not To Do

May 31st, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week the 2011 US Preventive Services Task Force draft policy for prostate cancer was released. . They gave PSA tests a D rating, indicating that it was one of the following: 1) of no benefit 2) it was not recommended, or 3) that the harm outweighs the good. The concern appears to be related to the fact that an elevated PSA test often leads to unnecessary biopsies, which in turn can lead to treatments that can result in severe side effects.  These concerns are valid. However, to encourage the elimination of a PSA screening is similar to “throwing [...]

7 05, 2012

Prostate Cancer – Is It Better To Be Poor?

May 7th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: , , , , |

One often is under the impression that the wealthy have the advantage of better access to health care.  However, this is not always the case.  Perhaps if Steve Jobs took better advantage of what alternative medicine has to offer he may have had a different outcome – it certainly could not have been worse. Recently, Warren Buffett, 81, announced that he has prostate cancer.  He is certainly in a position to obtain the best advice money can buy.  He has a condition that can be approached from a number of different directions, obviously a situation that can benefit from [...]

17 04, 2012

Adrenaline Series #6

April 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adrenaline and Vomiting I get nauseated a lot which prevents me from eating breakfast.  Any suggestions? -S.M. in Rancho Mirage-Dear S.M., Welcome to the world of too much adrenaline.  Adrenaline is a powerful hormone which can have significant effects on the GI tract such as IBS, and it can certainly cause nausea and vomiting. You may have heard of performers who have to vomit before they go on stage.  Many people before giving speeches get nauseated.  There is a condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome in children manifested by protracted vomiting when they get excited, often requiring hospitalization.  Again, the [...]

2 04, 2012

The “Cure” for Diabetes – Are They Kidding?

April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As many of you know by now, they are now pushing lap-band surgery as a first-line therapy for type II diabetes.  This is quite a dramatic turn around since it used to be designated as the therapy of last resort. So what are the implications of this new recommendation?  Well, to me it indicates that they are finally admitting that they have nothing to offer diabetics in terms of a cure.  Not only that, they have not been very successful in preventing the complications of diabetes, or relieving them. In spite of what they claim, lap-bands do not "cure" [...]

19 03, 2012

Telomeres – The Key to Anti-aging

March 19th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An Alternative to TA-65 There is a lot of research looking at the association of telomere length with aging.  Telomeres are found on the tips of chromosomes and there appears to be a lot of evidence suggesting that those people with shortened telomeres have a higher incidence of heart attacks and cancer. Obviously, a drug that could prevent the shortening of a telomere would excite interest.  However, the drug company that has the patent for this substance has sold the rights to a supplement company to avoid the expense of 5-10 years of FDA required trials costing hundreds of [...]

14 03, 2012

Enhance Your Wellness and Longevity and Prevent Aging

March 14th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Metabolic Solutions for Wellness and Longevity         As people get older, things change. The skin becomes less elastic, wrinkles form, sagging occurs. The hair becomes less full and changes color. Fat starts accumulating and it's a lot harder to get rid of.  Aches and pains develop in the joints, osteoporosis occurs, coronary artery disease becomes a concern, muscle mass starts to atrophy, the immune system deteriorates allowing cancer to start winning the war, sexual interest (the libido) becomes non-existent and sexual abilities dwindle.  And this is only a partial list of what occurs.  Until recently, all these changes [...]

16 02, 2012

Hormone Therapy for Men

February 16th, 2012|Categories: Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In some ways, hormone replacement in men is more important than it is for women. The most important hormone to replace in men is testosterone. It usually peaks around the age of 20, and then starts to decline yearly. Around the ages of 50 to 60 it has often decreased to a level where symptoms become noticeable. The classic changes that occur most often relate to a decrease in libido (loss of interest in sex) and erectile dysfunction. However, there are other aspects to testosterone replacement that men should be aware of. For example, almost 100% of men that [...]

29 01, 2012

Hormonal Balance Is Important For Both Sexes!

January 29th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every system in the body, at any age, is controlled by hormones. Accordingly, at any age, hormones can be out of balance and this factor can give rise to certain symptoms, or,moreseriously, certain conditions. In spite of their importance to our health, doctors receive relatively little information about hormones during their training. Instead, emphasis is placed on using prescription drugs to treat the symptoms of disease rather than getting hormones into balance to eliminate the problem. To demonstrate how pervasive hormonal imbalance is, two columns will be presented. One will represent the symptoms that can occur, and the next [...]