How Much Testosterone Makes a Man?

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These days, it seems that we all know someone who is being treated for or is considering testosterone therapy. How do you know if you need it, and how much do you need? Read below for a brief recap of an article by The Huffington Post. RELATED: Could Testosterone Therapy Help Men Live Longer? In recent years, testosterone use in men has increased greatly, with men visiting their physicians to discuss testosterone therapy up 55 percent from 1.2 million in 2009 to 1.9 million in 2013. Part of the increase …
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Does Testosterone Improve Men’s Sex Lives?

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Even though some men may associate testosterone supplements with virility and revved up sex lives, that might just be a misconception. A new Harvard Medical School study found that older men with slightly low testosterone levels did not experience improvement in their desire or intimacy after they took testosterone supplements. RELATED: Tips for keeping desire alive and avoiding a sexless marriage The study followed about 300 men age 60 and older, who all had testosterone levels on the lower end of the normal range for men (a little over 300 …
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Could Testosterone Therapy Help Men Live Longer?

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Testosterone loss has been a popular topic in men’s health news, and we at ForMen have been doing our part to cover it (see here, here and here). And now for the latest: A recent study on 83,000 veterans provides some evidence that testosterone therapy can work. And not only can it work, but researchers found that patients with low testosterone levels, who received testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), could be at lower risk for heart attack or stroke. RELATED: Avoiding a stroke may involve drinking less alcohol The study—the largest …
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Not the Man I Used to Be: Do You Rage Against the Natural Testosterone Decline, Or Accept the New, Tamer You?

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Essayist Tim Kreider recently wrote about being 48, single, and—to the astonishment and disgust of his 14-year-old self—not always in the mood for sex. It’s a common refrain for middle-aged men: Our testosterone levels take a dip after age 30 causing us to sometimes feel excessively fatigued, weaker, depressed, and suffer from a greatly declined sex drive.   RELATED: Want to avoid a sexless marriage? Here are some ways to keep that desire alive   Kreider writes: We experience the ebbing of testosterone not just as a lessening of libido …
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Study: Father’s Testosterone Levels Drops When Children Sleep Nearby

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Research has shows that once men become fathers, they experience a drop—sometimes a dramatic drop—in testosterone levels. The more time they spend in hands-on care (playing with their children, feeding them, reading to them, etc.), the more their testosterone levels goes down. It’s believed that this decrease makes men more responsive to their children’s needs and helps them focus on the demands of parenthood. But new research shows that it’s not just active time with children that decreases male testosterone, but also inactive time. Researchers from the University of Notre …
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Four Ways to Beat the Fatherhood Testosterone Plunge

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Studies have shown that becoming a dad lowers a man’s testosterone levels by up to 34 percent—and these levels will probably never bounce back. The cause: less sleep, increased stress, poorer diet, and less exercise. But the good news is that the sharp drop in the muscle-building hormone does not have to impact your athletic performance. In fact, a recent study done in a farming community in Poland found that while fathers have lower testosterone levels than non-fathers of the same age, they were also stronger and more muscular. Outside …
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What Your Hands Say About Your Testosterone Level, Sex Drive

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Scientists say the most accurate way to determine prenatal exposure to testosterone is to check your hands. If your fourth (ring) finger is longer than your second (index) finger on their hand, you are likely to have been exposed to higher levels of testosterone in the womb. The bigger the fourth than the second, the higher the levels.  Using this handy (pun-intended) method, researchers have concluded that fast long-distance runners have higher levels of testosterone and better sex drives. Curated from Newsweek  
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The Best Exercises to Do When You Want to Boost Testosterone LevelsOnce Upon a Time, You Had Too Much Testosterone

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It’s a fact. Your T-levels are probably not as high as they were, oh about a decade ago. While typically not problematic, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to increase the flow of every man’s favorite hormone. To help get you on the right track, we’ve investigated the best exercises to boost your testosterone. Start today. Just think of the benefits.
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What to Do About That Slowing MetabolismThe Real Reasons Why Weight Loss Gets More Difficult After 40

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With each passing year, we all know that it gets more difficult to lose weight. You might hit the gym twice as hard as you did in your 20s, just to achieve half the results. Dieting, supplements, and exercise don’t appear to have the impact they used to. But this is just the way it is – getting older means your metabolism slows down. What’s going on here? How can doubling down on your workout efforts yield such underwhelming results? The unfortunate reality is that our bodies undergo significant changes …
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How to Care for and Protect Your Erection

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Many men, being the tough men that they are, tend to wait until an issue arises with their health to fix it, instead of using preventative care methods. As Charles Walker, M.D., an assistant professor of urology at Yale University, stated, “A lot of guys know their lifestyle is harming their health, but it isn’t until it begins to affect their sex life that they start to listen.” So, instead of dealing with an injury to your chicksicle, you may want to be proactive and prevent any future issues from …
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Tricks to End Your Battle with Baldness

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Balding is a fact of life for all men, and it can really drain your confidence. To be exact, 62% of men in a Spanish study reported that balding deflated their self-esteem. This isn’t a silly modern-day superficiality phenomenon either; according to Albert Mannes, Ph.D., “Thick hair has always been associated with youth and masculinity. Hair loss signals aging.” Because of the importance of thick hair in our social spheres, scientists (who may be balding themselves!) have been turning their research towards ways to help prevent and treat different kinds …
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The Medical Screenings All Men Need, and When

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and preventative medicine will always be the most powerful and cost-effective way to stay healthy. Not including the routine screenings that are done during your annual primary care visit (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, urinalysis, abdominal circumference, physical exam, etc.) or behavior related screenings (STIs, lung cancer), here are the three screenings all men need, and when to get them done: RELATED: This sweet, sweet treat may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s Colorectral cancer screening Although most people associate …
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Seven Causes for Male Hair Loss and How To Treat It

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For many men, hair loss is an inevitable part of life – with two-thirds of men experiencing some degree of loss by age 35. For those of you worried, or at least interested in the phenomenon, here are the seven main causes of balding along with some tips on how to treat them: RELATED: Am I ugly? What science says about outer beauty It’s genetic Male pattern baldness, or the familiar u-shape balding patch many men develop, is purely genetic and passed down from both sides of the family. The …
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6 Different Ways to Lose a Pound of Fat in a Matter of Days

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When it comes to losing weight, not all of us like to do it the same way. Whether you’re the type that enjoys pounding the pavement, or whether you’d rather not break a sweat, Men’s Health offers six strategies to shed one pound of fat—and tells you how long it will take to do it using that method. Here’s a recap of the article: RELATED: 5 surprising ways to lose weight in your sleep Drink green tea One study from the Journal of The American College of Nutrition found that four cups of green tea a day, or …
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5 Top Health Breakthroughs of 2015

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With the year coming to an end, the guys at ForMen.com thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at some of the top health breakthroughs of 2015. The people over at Men’s Journal have put together a great list, and we’ve highlighted some of them for you below. RELATED: Simple Things That Boost Your Metabolism, Make Your Body More Efficient Intervals Hundreds of studies last year confirmed that metabolic conditioning is the best way to get fit quickly. Interval-style workouts recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers and challenge the cardiovascular …
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The Happiest Couples Have Sex This Many Times a Week

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It turns out that the magic number for doing the deed is once per week, according to researchers. Couples having sex more than once a week aren’t any happier, but couples having it less than once a week are less happy. RELATED: How testosterone affects your sex drive The study was based on the results of surveys of more than 30,000 Americans collected over 40 years – and it’s the first study that posits that sex could have diminishing returns. In other words, sexual frequency was associated with greater well-being …
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Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of a Modern Family

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There never seems to be enough time, right? Especially if you have kids, it’s not uncommon to feel spread too thin and to crave a much more balanced life. So it wasn’t surprising to us to read that a new Pew Research Center survey has found that working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushed and short on quality time with their children, friends, partners or hobbies. RELATED: Smart fitness tips for when you have no time In nearly 50% of two-parent households today, both parents work full-time. One working …
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How to Game Your Hormones

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Hormones play a big part in our everyday lives—they give us energy to get out of bed, repair and create new muscle after a tough workout, and rise to the occasion during sex. As we get older, most hormones become erratic or go downhill; but thankfully, recent research has given us an understanding of how we can naturally slow down hormonal decline—and essentially game our hormones. Here’s how: The Stress Hormone – Cortisol What it is: Every morning when we wake up, adrenal glands release a shot of cortisol, which …
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