Debate Over Safety of Low T Treatments Fizzle As Proof of Benefits Climb

Large study finds achieving adequate testosterone levels through testosterone therapy significantly reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. The debate over the safety of testosterone therapy may fizzle with recent findings. Late in September 2015, the results of a Veteran Affairs database study made headlines, finding that men with low testosterone—also dubbed “low T”—whose levels … Continued

Low T Treatment is High Reward, Low Risk

Testosterone therapy has rapidly become one of the most popular forms of hormone replacement therapy – changing the lives of both men and women across the globe. The popularity of the treatment hinges on the quality of life benefits it offers, including more energy, enhanced sex drive and increased lean body mass—just to name a … Continued

How Do I Know If I Have Low T?

Testosterone, also referred to as androgen, is a male hormone responsible for bone density, muscle strength, distribution of body fat and the sex drive. Low testosterone is commonly referred to as “low T” which is fairly common in older men. Levels of testosterone decline naturally with age. Approximately 20 percent of men in their 60s … 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

“It Wasn’t Pretty”

From time to time we all get reminders as to why we do or don’t do certain things in our lives. Call them what you will–setbacks, indiscretions, trials etc. Sometimes by losing our way, we again can see why we had been doing things like we were, and that they were actually helping. Whether it … Continued

It’s a Wrap: This Week in Hormones…

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting.

Male Menopause Affects More than 50 percent of Men Over the Age of 50

Nashville bioidentical hormones expert, Benita Swartout, D.O. was recently featured in a special report on andropause – the male menopause on WNDU Local News. According to the report, more than 50 percent of American males over the age of 50 currently suffer from the hormonal imbalance known as andropause – that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 25 million men.

Dr. Mazzei Discusses Testosterone Therapy for Men

As many people are becoming more aware of what they can do to maintain their overall health, a recent article in the NY Times addressed a topic that’s quickly gaining popularity: testosterone therapy in men. As an integrative medicine and hormone specialist, I have studied hormone therapy and incorporate hormone balancing when working with patients to optimize their health.

Can Testosterone Help Women Suffering From CHF?

A recent article in USA Today discussed the findings of a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, regarding testosterone therapy in women with congestive heart failure. The study published in the Oct 12th issue assessed the effect of testosterone supplementation on functional capacity and insulin resistance in female patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF).