Testosterone 101, Part 4. Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Facts vs Myths

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

When it comes to testosterone, lots of patients arrive at their initial appointment with me bearing a similar story:   They’ve gone to see their primary care doctor, saying they have suspicions that their testosterone is low because of this or that symptom. Maybe it’s dampened libido, or lack of energy. Maybe they just don’t feel like themselves anymore, or they have trouble sleeping deeply. … Read More

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Testosterone 101, Part 3. Boost-It-Yourself: How To Raise Testosterone Levels with Lifestyle Changes

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

If you want better energy, lower body fat, improved sleep, increased libido, more strength, and a lower risk for diseases, it’s key to optimize your testosterone levels – whether you’re a man or a woman.   The best way to get to optimal levels is to visit an Age Management doctor for a comprehensive plan, but there’s plenty you can do in the meantime if you … Read More

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Testosterone 101: Part I

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

What is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone that’s critical for development on many levels: sexual development, muscle development, bone growth, cardiovascular development, growth of facial hair, and many more. Testosterone is classified, somewhat confusingly, as an androgenic hormone, meaning a hormone we associate with men. But there are “male” hormones in women and “female” hormones in men. That said, testosterone is considered the most important … Read More

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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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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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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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