ED Drugs Troches and Capsules- Recommendations

Compounded PDE-5 Inhibitor Compounded Formulations (Empower Pharmacy) by Dosage Form: I. Buccal Troche Definition: Troches are small lozenges that dissolve between the cheek and gum over...

Testosterone, BPH and Lower Urinary Track Symptoms

An FDA mandated warning on all testosterone products states that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) “increases the risk...

Effect of DHT on Prostate and Sexual Function: Review of Studies

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Gynecomastia: Clinical Evaluation and Management

As it is explained on the attached clinical nomograph, the diagnosis of the cause of a certain cases of gynecomastia (breast tissue growth in...

The Use of HCG to Prevent / Reverse Testicular Shrinkage and...

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Does Testosterone Cause Prostate Cancer? Can Men Treated for Prostate Cancer...

This is an excerpt from my book Ensuring Prostate Health—No Link Found Between Androgen Levels and Risk for Prostate Cancer The prostate is a gland that...

How to Manage Increased Blood Thickness (Hematocrit) Caused by Testosterone Replacement...

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Should We Not Worry About Decreased HDL Caused by Higher-Dose Testosterone...

Higher dose testosterone can decrease HDL. Click here for background information: Why does testosterone therapy decrease HDL cholesterol in some men? HDL (High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol) particles...

Does Testosterone Increase the Chance for a Heart Attack?

"Many healthcare providers hesitate to initiate men on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to the belief that these treatments increase the risk of cardiovascular...

Role of Estradiol in Men and Its Management

Check your estradiol (sensitive) blood levels cheaply: DiscountedLabs.com By Nelson Vergel, BsChE, MBA Testosterone is the precursor hormone for estradiol. Estradiol is a hormone more abundant...

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