Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Here is yet more evidence of the profound beneficial effects of testosterone on the male body. According to a research paper presented this month at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, replacing testosterone to normal levels in middle aged and elderly men significantly improved all components of metabolic syndrome in 24 months. Positive benefits … Continued

“My Wife Told Me I Had To Come To See You”

This is something I hear frequently from my new male patients. Now it is natural when a guy has just been told by his significant other that he should consider hormone replacement to assume that the reason for this suggestion is because of libido/performance issues. In reality though, she is probably looking at a completely … Continued

Progesterone: Cream vs Capsule, Which Is Right For Me?

When I recommend using progesterone to a patient, the topic of whether to use cream or the oral form always comes up. The question “Which one is better?” invariably is asked, and my answer is almost always, “That depends.” My impression is that while both the cream and oral form are equally effective across the … Continued

Progesterone And The Brain–Think About It

“I was told that since I don’t have a uterus I don’t need to take progesterone.” This is something that my new patients tell me on a fairly regular basis. While I would agree that progesterone is needed to balance the effect of estrogen on the uterus, I would disagree that this is it’s one … Continued

Changes

This week while seeing one of my patients for a follow up visit, I asked one of my standard questions–“So, has anything changed since we met last?” “Yes” she said, “I am getting hit on again!” Cautiously, I asked her if that was ok. “You bet” she said “it is good to be noticed”. Now, … Continued