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What Most Men Don't Realize About Their Muscle Mass Jul 6th, 2021

Whether you regularly hit the gym or not, you’ve probably given some thought to your muscles over the years. Maybe you didn’t have enough of them when you were a twerpy tween, and dreamed of attaining a Charles Atlas or Arnold Schwarzzenegger-level physique. Or, maybe you were more of the...

Can You Prevent Erectile Dysfunction? Jun 9th, 2021

Recent developments in medicine have shown us that the human body — given the right ingredients and healthy stressors — is capable of almost anything. And that includes staying strong, healthy, and vibrant for years to decades longer than previously thought. Almost every sign of aging — from wrinkles to...

Testosterone Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Healthy Body Fat May 3rd, 2021

Ah, testosterone (also known affectionately as “T,” for short). That steroid hormone that put the hair on your chest. Transformed you from a spindly boy to a muscly man. And gave you the “E” before you ever had to deal with “ED.” If you’ve been struggling with fat gain and...

When to See a Doctor About Fatigue Apr 1st, 2021

Fatigue isn’t the normal sleepiness you feel at the end of a demanding but satisfying day. It’s a feeling of malaise that can last from the moment you wake up to the moment you hit the sack, or strike any time in between. Fatigue makes you feel less than yourself,...

Is Lost Muscle Mass a Normal Part of Aging? Mar 3rd, 2021

Once upon a time, everything from wrinkles to brain fog to floppy muscles were attributed to the “normal” process of aging. Nowadays, though people around the world — and their doctors — are upturning those expectations and pushing our bodies to new limits. While it’s common to lose muscle mass...

5 Ways to Stay on Top of Prostate Health Feb 4th, 2021

The nut-sized gland called the prostate lies between the base of your penis and your bladder. This small gland has a mighty job: It must produce the seminal fluid that carries your sperm into a partner and allows you to ejaculate. When your prostate isn’t healthy, you don’t feel well,...

Can IV Therapy Boost Libido? Jan 7th, 2021

Stress, “comfort” food, and skipping out on workout routines can all combine to deplete your tissues of the vitality they need to function at their peak. And yes, those tissues, too. If you and your mate aren’t feeling very well-mated these days, you may need to jumpstart your libidos with...

Warning Signs of Depression in Men Dec 1st, 2020

Sometimes your energy is high, sometimes it’s low. That’s to be expected, and those fluctuations are probably part of the normal cycle of your life. But if you’re finding it hard to pull yourself through your daily activities, or if you’ve lost interest in things that used to give you...

Emotional Effects of Low Testosterone Nov 2nd, 2020

Our hormones regulate just about every aspect of our lives, including the way we feel and how well we think. If you’re not feeling like yourself lately, you could be low in an important androgen (a hormone that creates male characteristics) called testosterone (T).  At Men's T Clinic® , our...

Understanding Peyronie's Disease Oct 1st, 2020

If your penis used to be straight and now curves upward, downward, or is bent to the side, you probably have scar tissue that’s causing the aberration. Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a disease that affects the bend, shape, or length of your penis. About one in 10 men have some...

Muscle Mass and Your Metabolism Sep 20th, 2020

If you’re gaining fat as you’re gaining years, more than the fit of your clothes has probably changed. The ratio of fat to muscle affects how quickly you burn calories, how easily you build muscle, and how well you age — and feel. The expert physicians at Men's T Clinic®...

Why You Need Multiple Blood Tests to Check Your Hormone Levels Aug 13th, 2020

Hormones are part of a complex system that regulates almost all of your body’s operations. Your hormones affect how you feel, how you look, and how well you function. When your body’s running low on the hormone testosterone (T), you have a condition called hypogonadism, which means that your testicles...

Having Trouble with Memory? It Might Be Hormonal Jul 16th, 2020

You find yourself stumbling for words. Names that are on the tip of your tongue don’t move any further. Are these frustrating episodes examples of early-onset dementia or something else? Don't worry too much about minor memory lapses. You might think your brain cells are on the downswing, but it...

5 Men's Health Myths Busted Jun 15th, 2020

Your New Year’s resolutions got sidelined by the pandemic. You didn’t hit the gym the way you promised you would, and you spent a lot of time snacking. But now you’re going to take whatever extra time the new reality has apportioned to you and get as healthy as possible....

The Link Between Restless Legs Syndrome and ED May 19th, 2020

The onslaught of symptoms is starting to get annoying. Your body used to be just fine no matter how hard you pushed it, but it isn’t working as well as it used to. You’re having trouble sleeping, your leg twitches as soon as you hit the bed, and when you...

What Can Cause ED? Apr 17th, 2020

Once upon a time, you didn’t have to think about erections. They happened spontaneously — and sometimes even when you wished they wouldn’t.   Now, though, they’re not happening at all. Or just half the time. The rest of the time, you and your partner have to get “creative,” and it’s...

The Link Between Your Beer Belly and Low Testosterone Mar 11th, 2020

Whether you accept a beer belly as part of the normal aging process, or whether you’re fighting it daily at the gym, you may be surprised to learn that your hormones are behind your growing gut. Hormones are chemical messengers that tell your body to do all kinds of things,...

3 Reasons to Consider GAINSWave Therapy for Men Jan 31st, 2020

When you were younger and stronger, your erections were, too. But as you’ve aged, you’ve noticed changes that affect your sex life and may even be making sex embarrassing or painful.  Or, you may have had trauma that damaged your penis so that it curves upward when erect, which happens...

What Every Man Should Know About Muscle Mass Jan 3rd, 2020

After a man turns 30, he loses about 3-5% of muscle mass every 10 years. If you’re like the average guy, that means you could have 30% less muscle by the time you’re elderly. If you’re built like Arnold Schwarzenegger, that might not affect your health, but if you aren’t,...

Feeling Fatigued? It Could Be Your Mental Health Nov 30th, 2019

Fatigue is more than feeling tired occasionally because you didn’t get enough sleep a couple of days in a row or overdid your bench press. Fatigue is feeling that you just don’t have the energy to get through your normal tasks or even participate in activities you used to look...

Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions Oct 31st, 2019

You don’t feel your best when you’re carrying around extra weight … especially when it’s yours. Those extra pounds and the flab you’ve developed around your belly don’t just make you look older, slow you down, and dampen your confidence, they actually increase your risk for chronic diseases. If you...

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction Sep 30th, 2019

Sometimes you don’t really know what you have until it’s gone. If you’ve been able to achieve and maintain your erections easily throughout your life, you might’ve taken your virility for granted. And then one day your erection flags or never makes it up to full staff. Even a single...

The Link Between Low Testosterone and Fatigue Aug 31st, 2019

When you look at your beard, your muscles, and your erection, you can thank testosterone (T) for all of them. Testosterone is a hormone that’s produced in your testicles from puberty onward, and is responsible for all of your male sexual characteristics. To a great degree, T affects your energy,...

Did You Know that Lack of Sleep Affects Muscle Mass? Aug 2nd, 2019

Life is busy, and you like it like that. With so much to do, and only so many hours a day, you want to optimize each minute. So why spend 6-8 perfectly good hours a day unconscious in bed when you could be hitting the gym or building the next...

Here's What Happens to Your Hormones As You Age Jul 17th, 2019

You keep getting “smart” (aleck) news alerts about male menopause (more accurately called andropause) on your phone or tablet and you’re starting to wonder if the advertisers know more than you do. You’re not crying during sappy commercials, and you haven’t yet lost all interest in sex, but there’s definitely...

How Does Low Testosterone Affect My Libido? Jun 15th, 2019

At first, you just thought your “Game of Thrones” addiction was why you’d turn on the TV instead of turning on your partner. But the show’s over, and you’re still not getting your own show on. In fact, you’re scrolling through the ROKU looking for the next fix, while your...

Is Testosterone Supplementation Safe? May 1st, 2019

You’ve always been a risk taker. Within reason. You’ll only pedal-to-the-medal when you’re on a lonesome highway with no other drivers in sight or sound. But all the press about testosterone replacement therapy lately has got you wondering. On the one hand, boosting your metabolism and your performance in the...

At What Age Does Testosterone Start Decreasing? Apr 5th, 2019

You’ve heard talk about it at the gym and on TV. And now the internet’s delivering you these very pointed ads about “low testosterone,” “low T,”  or — more ominously — “hypogonadism” (FYI, they’re all the same thing). You’re convinced those web-crawling algorithms have got it all wrong. You’re not...

The Many Causes of ED and How to Overcome It Feb 28th, 2019

Intellectually, you understand that experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) every once in a while is perfectly normal. But it’s still frustrating and embarrassing. And it’s happening more and more frequently. If you’re having trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, you may wonder what’s causing it. Most cases of ED are a...

How Low Testosterone Affects Muscle Mass Jan 31st, 2019

Your testicles regularly produce the androgen called testosterone (T), which is the hormone responsible for creating and maintaining your male sex characteristics, such as the pattern of your body and facial hair, bone density, body fat distribution, and muscle density. Testosterone sent your body into overdrive during adolescence, when your...

Take Back Control of Your Health This Year with Testosterone Therapy Jan 9th, 2019

If your New Year’s resolutions are a litany of imperatives, such as “exercise more, lose weight, focus better,” you might be able to ditch the list. If you suffer from low levels of the male hormone testosterone (T), everything from your ability to concentrate to your ability to maintain a...

Losing Belly Fat With Testosterone Therapy Dec 6th, 2018

When you build up strength by lifting weights or working out, the hormone testosterone (T) adds more muscle cells to your muscle mass. Dense muscles and high T levels stop your body from storing as much fat and help you burn calories efficiently. But if you put on a little...

Feeling Low On Energy? This Could Be Why Nov 20th, 2018

Sure, you work hard and you don’t always have time for a good night’s sleep. But you used to be able to power through your days, no problem, and still had enough energy to wrestle with the kids or play a few rounds of handball at the gym. But these...

The Top 3 Reasons Men Seek Testosterone Therapy Oct 31st, 2018

Are you frustrated by a lack of energy, vitality, and joie de vivre? Maybe you're growing older and have concerns about certain aspects of your health — including your sex life. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to ask yourself: Could low T be to blame? If you're...

Schedule a Check-Up During Sexual Health Awareness Month Sep 12th, 2018

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. During this month alone, close to 1 million American men will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many others will received a diagnosis that impacts their sexual health, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone, or low sex drive. Routine evaluation and treatment can...

Five Facts About Low Testosterone Aug 5th, 2018

Five Facts About Low Testosterone You don’t have to leave your best years behind because of low T. For men, testosterone levels peak around age 20 and gradually wane from there. While normal testosterone levels range from 270-1070 ng/dl, you’re considered to have low testosterone if your levels dip below...

Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Take a Toll on Your Libido Jul 25th, 2018

Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Take a Toll on Your Libido   Low testosterone levels are surprisingly common and can occur at a younger age than you may realize.  Nearly 40% of men age 45 and older have “low T,” according to large population studies. When a decline in testosterone...

Low Testosterone and Fatigue Jun 22nd, 2018

It’s normal to feel extra tired every once in a while, but when you experience it chronically, it might be time to check your hormone levels. Fatigue that interferes with your daily activities, work production, and interest in sex could be a sign of low testosterone levels. Your testosterone levels...

What Does Testosterone Have to Do with Weight Loss? May 10th, 2018

All those crunches in the gym may be going to waste if you have low testosterone, and if you think it’s uncommon, guess again. Approximately one in four men over the age of 30 has low testosterone, and many are completely unaware of it. If your libido has tanked and...

Can Younger Men Experience Erectile Dysfunction? Apr 25th, 2018

If the marketing campaigns are any indication, it would appear erectile dysfunction (ED) is the sole domain of men in their later years. While your risk for ED does go up as you pass into your 60s, 70s, and beyond, the fact is that ED can strike at any time,...

Testosterone and Depression: What’s the Connection? Mar 12th, 2018

Lack of energy, anxiety, irritability. If you were to type these symptoms into your internet search bar the results might indicate that you’re suffering from anxiety and depression. While you may feel down and a little out of sorts, it may not be depression. A decrease in testosterone levels often...

Can Exercise Increase Your Testosterone? Mar 1st, 2018

Exercise can increase your testosterone levels, especially if you keep with it regularly. Whether that increase is enough to combat the symptoms of low T really depends on you and your levels. Your weight, fitness level, age, and when you work out also all play a role as to how...

10 Signs You May Be Suffering From Low Testosterone Dec 14th, 2017

10 Signs You May Be Suffering From Low Testosterone Though present in both men and women, testosterone is the signature male hormone and present in significantly higher proportions in men. A natural decrease in testosterone production happens as you age, but for many men, this has little effect on their...