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  • Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

    The benefits of regular aerobic and resistance exercise cannot be overstated. Regular exercise will make you healthier, stronger, and leaner. But… Physical exertion, especially after an extended period of physical inactivity, does have risks. Read on to learn more about exercise risk factors. These risks are typically associated with underlying heart problems. It’s essential to evaluate your health especially your heart health prior to beginning or resuming exercise. The following evaluations are simple questionnaires read more
  • High Blood Pressure and Resistance Exercise

    Is it ok to begin a resistance exercise program if I have high blood pressure? Men with high blood pressure or men who are taking antihypertensive medication have a positive coronary heart disease risk factor (Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors). [High blood pressure is defined as systolic BP > 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP > 90 mm Hg measured on two separate occasions.] If read more
  • Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

    The benefits of regular aerobic and resistance exercise cannot be overstated. Regular exercise will make you healthier, stronger, and leaner. But… Physical exertion, especially after an extended period of physical inactivity, does have risks. Read on to learn more about exercise risk factors. These risks are typically associated with underlying heart problems. It’s essential to evaluate your health especially your heart health prior to beginning or resuming exercise. The following evaluations are simple questionnaires read more

  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Follow-Up Care

    Why should you continue to follow-up with your physician throughout your course of testosterone replacement therapy?   1.  To check your total testosterone blood levels: When your doctor puts you on an initial testosterone replacement dosage, his or her goal is to get your total level to mid-to-high normal testosterone levels usually between 500 and 700 ng/mL. The initial dose does not always get you into this range, so it may need to be adjusted. Of course, the goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to read more
  • Recent FDA Statement for Men Taking FDA-Approved Testosterone Products

    January 31st, 2014 On January 31st, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying that it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. Additional major updates to this topic are presented below in chronological order.   "We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of read more
  • Testosterone Nasal Gel

    Testosterone nasal gel delivers testosterone directly into the nostril. Natesto is the only FDA approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy. It is administered three times daily once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening (6 to 8 hours apart). According to the Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA approval, the average testosterone concentration in the blood was in the normal range for 90 percent of men who used the nasal gel three times daily, compared with 71 percent of men using it twice a read more
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suppresses the natural production of testosterone by the testes. It also reduces sperm production. In most men, it reduces sperm production to levels below what is necessary for fertility. As a result, most men on testosterone therapy are infertile. While this side effect may not concern certain men, men looking to conceive a child or remain fertile must be aware of this potential side effect of TRT. While read more

  • Cholesterol Introduction

    Cholesterol is a waxy steroid and is transported in the blood stream. It is produced by the liver and is present in foods of animal origin. The understanding that modern medical science has of it has changed dramatically over time. Although it is a major contributor to the plaque that forms on the walls of an artery, the role that it plays in the human body is exceedingly complex. In fact, cholesterol management is now a subspecialty in and of itself within the field of cardiology. read more
  • EMG Health Numbers: Testosterone Levels

    Testosterone level is an important indicator of hormonal health. Low testosterone levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased libido, decreased energy, and depression.1 A simple blood test is read more
  • Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes?

    Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes? There are a variety of diabetes treatments available. Different treatments are appropriate for the different forms and severities of the disease. Type 1 Diabetes Treatments As you have read, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is a genetic disorder and cannot be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise. T1DM must be treated with injected insulin because the body is unable to produce its own insulin. The exogenous insulin can be read more