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Obesity, Exercise and the Testosterone Sweet Spot

He looked absolutely shredded. An all-natural body builder with more ripples than a lake on a windy day, he worked out 3 hours daily and it showed. But his testosterone levels were in the tank, far lower than normal and similar to someone who is overweight and doesn’t exercise at all. How is this possible? […]

Too Much Too Long: Steroids, Testosterone and Male Fertility

The “point-of-no-return” concept is everywhere in our lives. Innocence, virginity and aging are all great examples of the irreversibility of life. In the past it never occurred to me that steroid-induced male infertility followed the same laws of nature. But it does. Steroid Freefall I have taken care of men from around the globe who want […]

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The Data Is In: Little Care for Infertile Men

I was hoping my hunch wasn’t true…but it was. A decade ago, while debating with colleagues in Barcelona, I noted a trend in the medical care of infertile American men. Basically, they weren’t getting care. Yes, some were having semen analyses, but that’s about it — and that’s not “care.” Care includes documenting a patient’s […]

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The Evolution of a Men’s Prenatal Vitamin

Over the last decade, my view of vitamin supplements has evolved. Yes, I know that half of all Americans take a multivitamin daily. Maybe to replace dietary deficiencies. Or to keep healthy, prevent disease or stay young. But the honest truth is that except for treating actual vitamin deficiencies, hard evidence showing that vitamins can […]

Surprising Facts About Vasectomies

Five Things Men are Surprised to Learn About Vasectomies

It’s March! Spring is in the air, along with a warmer sun, longer days, and still-cool breezes. In the words of Doug Larson, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” It’s also a time of love, romance and…vasectomies! Did you know that more vasectomies are performed during March […]

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Questions Patients Never Ask Me

Historically, men have been raised and conditioned by society to suck it up, man up, be silent and be strong. Should it surprise us, then, that they might not handle certain subjects with ease, like their muscle tone, beer bellies, height, and the hair on their heads? Man Talk I take care of men for […]

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Pot, Sperm and You: Sperm Toke Too

Surely pot isn’t as bad for you as is smoking or alcohol…right? Fully one-third of reproductive-age Americans have used pot in the last year, and it’s now legal in more than half of US states, so how unhealthy could it be? As a reproductive specialist, I’ve always been worried about pot, but lately I’ve become even […]

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Premature Ejaculation: Fact or Fiction?

Are you quick to quip? Do you get there before everyone else? Eat faster than those around you? Finish other people’s sentences? All kinds of things in life can happen too quickly for our taste. Even in bed. Speed Demon Premature ejaculation is loosely defined as ejaculation occurring sooner than desired, either before or shortly […]

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Quiz: The Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Falling asleep after dinner? Is your work performance worsening? Enjoying life a little less? Unable to play sports like you used to? Feeling grumpy? Getting weaker and not stronger? Feeling less energetic? Erections failing and sex drive tanking? What hard working adult doesn’t have these symptoms at one time or another? Testing Testosterone This is […]

What You Can Do to Increase Sex Drive

I heard it said that the average 18-year-old male thinks about sex every 3 minutes during waking hours. It’s no wonder they’re so wildly inefficient human beings at this age. Of course, as we age and get careers, pay rent and have kids, we tend to get less frisky. Blame locker room talk, Hollywood, or […]