Don’t Leave Your Testosterone Alone

Mike CarragherDr. Carragher, Hormone Optimization, Testosterone, The Body WellLeave a Comment

When guys think of hormone replacement therapy, they immediately think of testosterone. Not only is testosterone the most commonly prescribed hormone for men, it’s also the one we most associate with men in general. We frequently see articles about low testosterone and “man-o-pause.” Low-T clinics have popped up in strip malls across the country (there’s a multitude in Los Angeles alone). And let’s not forget … Read More

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Is Your Body On Fire with Inflammation?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, chronic inflammation, cortisol, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, inflammation, Progesterone, Testosterone, The Body Well, ThyroidLeave a Comment

When a patient comes into my office with multi-system complaints — for example, they have gastrointestinal distress and poor recovery from exercise, or they have headaches and joint pains — one of the prime suspects is chronic inflammation. “Inflammation” has become a buzzword recently, appearing in articles with trendy titles like “Eat These Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods” or “Take This Supplement for its Anti-Inflammatory Properties.”  … Read More

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Why Are We So Afraid of Testosterone?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Estrogen, fatigue, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gain2 Comments

There’s a tremendous amount of information out there on testosterone these days.  Even a cursory internet search and you can find yourself down a rabbit hole full of benefits, risks, legality, muscle men, prostate cancer, athlete abuse, and ambulance chasing lawyers.  It can quickly become so complicated that you may just sigh and walk away. So I’d like to address some of your questions and … Read More

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You’ve Heard About “Low T” But What About “Low E”?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Estrogen, fatigue, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

Estrogen: An Unlikely Player As most men approach middle age, the seemingly inevitable starts to occur: we gain weight around the waistline, sexual desire starts to wane, we’re unable to lift as much weight at the gym, and we seem to simply have a harder time keeping up with the younger guys. And most of us – doctors included – think that loss of testosterone … Read More

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DHEA: Your Body’s Most Abundant Androgen

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DHEA (de-hydro-epi-androsterone) is the most abundant androgen in the human body. It is, importantly, a precursor of estrogen, testosterone and other hormones. Most of your body’s DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands, although small amounts are synthesized in the gonads, skin and brain. After production, DHEA is released into the bloodstream, where it can be converted into either estrogen or testosterone as needed. DHEA … Read More

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Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Hormones

Mike Carragheradrenal fatigue, Age Management, BHRT, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome, cortisol, Dr. Carragher, fatigue, Hormone Optimization, Hormone Replacement Therapy, loss of energy, low energy, The Body Well, ThyroidLeave a Comment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a much-talked-about but poorly defined disorder. Typically CFS presents itself as disabling exhaustion. By disabling, I don’t mean being tired in the afternoon and needing a nap. People with CFS can’t get out of bed, go out with friends, or live their best lives. They’re exhausted, and sleep isn’t helping. But CFS also has plenty of other troubling symptoms, including … Read More

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Does Testosterone Cause Blood Clots?

Smoky MuehlsteinAge Management, BHRT, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Carragher, Testosterone, The Body WellLeave a Comment

There are so many benefits of supplementing with bio-identical testosterone, including improved cardiovascular health, better overall sense of well-being, higher energy, better sexual function, and increased strength. It’s a life-changer and even a life-saver for so many men. So why is it that since late 2014, testosterone products have been required to include an alarming warning? The warning comes from the FDA, and alerts patients … Read More

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Hair Loss in Men: Causes and Solutions

Smoky MuehlsteinAge Management, Anti-Aging, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Carragher, Hair Loss In Men, Hormone Replacement Therapy, The Body WellLeave a Comment

Most men are concerned about hair loss at some point in their lives, and as an Age Management Medicine & Hormone Optimization Physician, I get questions about it all the time. That’s because hair loss is a particularly anxiety-producing problem. When a man starts losing hair, his physical appearance begins to change; it can feel like a shock to his identity and sense of self. … Read More

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