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Estrogens in Men

We all are aware that women have estrogens and men have testosterone. That is what makes us different. At puberty, testosterone help makes the masculine body whereas estrogen develops breast and other female structures. It may surprise the reader that men also make estrogens! Men normally produce small amounts of the “female” hormone estrogen, and…

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Different ways to control Menopause

During a woman’s reproductive years, the ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is important for normal menstrual periods and fertility, and it promotes bone strength. Estrogen and progesterone levels drop substantially during menopause. In some women (not all women) it may cause symptoms such as hot flashes. Postmenopausal hormone therapy is the term used to…

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Get Erectile dysfunction treatment in Houston

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common. ED affects about 52% of men between the ages of 40 and 70, which is 30 million men in the United States. Estimates of the prevalence of ED have differed among studies and regions. Among men with comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes the prevalence rate has been…

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Does estrogen matter for men? An update on testosterone replacement

Introduction Estrogen in men is produced mainly by aromatization of testosterone. This occurs mainly in adipose tissues in men. The conversion is regulated by the enzyme aromatase. Although there are several types of estrogen in men, estradiol is the most bioactive and widely available hormone. A small amount of estradiol is produced by the male…

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Low testosterone clinic Houston | Low Testosterone in Women

Many may be surprised that women can have testosterone! to function but need it much less than men. Let us look at what testosterone does for women. Androgen physiology in women Androgens are essentially prohormones for other steroids in women including estrogens. The building block for androgens is cholesterol, which is obtained in the diet….

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Low testosterone treatments: medications& non-medications

Currently, there are many different types of testosterone treatments available, ranging from topicals to injectables. However, prevention may be at the very core of solving health issues in the modern world, even with respect to testosterone treatments. Obesity leads to many problems including heart problems and arthritis. Hypogonadism and quality of life may be affected…

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Erectile Dysfunction does not exist alone!

The prevalence of depression, erectile dysfunction (ED) and coronary heart disease (CHD) increase as we age. In general, doctors tend to consider them as separate entities partly because of specialization in their respective fields like Urology or Endocrinology or Cardiology. Male patients presenting with problems with one organ system may have comorbid states in another…

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Testosterone & Heart Attacks

Over the past few years there have been 2 studies (Vigen et al, Finkle et al) that suggested an association of testosterone use with heart attacks. It was sensationalized in the media, despite the finding by several other researchers that it does not cause heart attacks and in some cases it may even protect from…

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Infertility Treatment Houston- Treating Hypogonadism

This is from the Healthy Body Healthy Mind series- where the Best Doctors in the World are making House Calls. Here Dr. Tan (University of Texas & Opal Medical Clinic), Dr Dobbs (John Hopkins), Dr Miner (Brown University) and various patients share their perpectives on hypogonadism.  This documentary was produced professionally for Public Television and…

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