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Are Statins Castrating Men?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In an editorial published in GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji reviewed an article published in the July 2014 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology on the effects of 10 mg of Lipitor after 5 months of treatment in 17 normal men with normal cholesterol values. They found major abnormalities in both sperm morphology and function as well as in the seminal...

Epidural Injections for Back Pain Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study at the Henry Ford Hospital found that epidural steroid injections for back pain increased the risk of fracture by 29% with each steroid injection. They compared 3000 patients with severe back pain who had at least one injection with 3000 control patients without an injection. Steroids decrease absorption of calcium in the GI tract and increase...

Estrogen and Testosterone Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  According to a presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society in May of 2013, higher levels of estrogen are associated with an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in both men and women. Testosterone on the other hand was lower in men and slightly higher in women with SCD. More than 350,000 people die annually in the US from SCD. Some of the...

Fitness Trumps Body Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
If you maintain or improve your fitness level, even if your body weight has not changed or increases, you can reduce your risk of death. This data is according to research reported in the journal Circulation in December of 2011 on 14,000 men of average age 44 over 6 years. For every MET (the energy expended during exercise) increase over 6 years of a 19% reduction...

Foreplay Can Start with Taking Out the Garbage

submitted by: admin on 09/03/2014
Love and sexual intercourse go together in healthy relationships. Our sexual drive, nonetheless, is so powerful that we often have sex in relationships that are quite unsatisfactory and can lead to sexual dysfunction that includes hypoactive sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, lack of orgasm, and painful sex (dysparunea). Forty three percent of women...

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...

Sex: Is it the High Point of a Woman's Day?

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Recent surveys show this is true! When the activities of the day are compared this is not surprising. Sex drives vary as estrogen levels drop with age or if testosterone is increased. Len and Vicki have fun with this topic!

Sleep Loss Lowers Testosterone Levels

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Cutting back on sleep drastically lowers testosterone levels in young male adults. Less than five hours a night of sleep had significantly lower levels of testosterone than controls. After just one week of less than five hours a night of sleep resulted in a 10-15% decrease in testosterone levels. Low levels of testosterone lead to low energy, reduced libido,...

Steroids and Sports with Phillip Miller, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Are steroids unfair in sport. Hear the unusual perspectives of Dr. Miller. Both testosterone and growth hormone are illegal, but how much good do they do? He also feels that these antiaging hormones are valuable as we get older. If we are active weekend warriors, by the time we're 50, we start getting injuries...these hormones can prevent them.          

Supplements: Do Athletes Need Them?

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Anabolic steroids such as testosterone, androstenedione, and growth hormone are now commonplace in professional sports. It is not only bad for health but a poor role model for our kids. The spirit of sport has changed its meaning.        

Treating Frailty with Testosterone

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  As we get older, especially men who are frail, testosterone replacement is a consideration to improve muscle strength and balance. Exercise, of course, is the best way to increase muscle strength and balance because it naturally increases growth hormone and testosterone levels. Overdoing testosterone levels can be a problem with aggressive behavior...