Articles on Aging

Reproductive and Sexual Function and Aging

Reproductive and urinary problems increase in prevalence with aging. With the length of life expectancy in the US, most men will probably be affected by such a problem during their lifetime. The most common reproductive and urinary problems include prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory disorders, and urinary incontinence. While many men find… Read more

ADAM Questionnaire: Androgen Test

Androgen deficiency is a relatively common problem in older men. It is also thought to be responsible for many symptoms once considered to be the result of normal aging. About 1 in 5 older men have a total testosterone level that falls below the normal range. (See Testosterone Levels By Age). However, many men, even… Read more

Growth Hormone and Aging

Our bodies secrete growth hormone (GH) at their highest levels during puberty. However, beginning in early adulthood (20s), GH secretion decreases at an average rate of about 15% per decade.1,2 As a result, by late adulthood total GH secretion is typically less than half of total GH secretion in early adulthood.3 In some cases, GH… Read more

HGH Side Effects

HGH Side Effects In the past two decades, HGH use for performance enhancement and anti-aging has exploded. Since aging is associated with declining growth hormone secretion, some individuals have hypothesized that these undesirable effects may partially be due to the decline in HGH production. Naturally, this assertion has spurred considerable interest in administering supplemental human growth… Read more

HGH Benefits

HGH Benefits Before we elaborate on potential HGH benefits, it should be noted that HGH is not approved for anti-aging. Studies involving growth hormone therapy (GH therapy) in older men have shown significant side effects. In addition to these side effects, other major concerns exist with GH therapy in men without growth hormone deficiency. These… Read more

Is HGH Safe?

HGH therapy is FDA approved for HGH deficiency due to pituitary tumors. It is also approved for muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS. However, it is not FDA approved for anti-aging, nor is it considered safe by the vast majority of the medical community to use for this purpose. While studies show that HGH therapy can… Read more

Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to: Increase lean body mass Decrease fat mass Increase… Read more

Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is usually well tolerated as long as testosterone is kept within normal, physiologic levels. Side effects of testosterone therapy are generally mild. However, it is important for you and your physician to be aware of the following potential side effects. Many of the side effects may be mitigated by avoiding the… Read more

Types of Testosterone: Low Testosterone Treatment

There is an assortment of low testosterone treatment options for men with low testosterone. These options are known as testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. Potential types of testosterone include transdermal gels, oral lozenges, implantable pellets, and injectable testosterone. Several factors can be used to determine the best available replacement option for each individual. These factors… Read more