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I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Sep 7th, 2022

Most of the food in the inner aisles of your local grocery stores is designed to tickle your palate and stimulate cravings for more, more, more, without providing much in the way of nutrition. Is it any wonder that you — and millions of other women, men, and kids in...

It's Time to Quit Smoking Once and For All Aug 8th, 2022

Though you may already know that smoking increases your risk for lung cancer, it also increases your risk for other cancers. It also puts you at risk of a myriad other diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking also shortens your life. Each year, smoking contributes to one out of...

Tips to Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable Jul 1st, 2022

Your body uses glucose (i.e., sugar) from the foods you eat to power your cells and give your body energy. If you have too much sugar, though, it can cause inflammation, fatigue, and type 2 diabetes. When you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, your blood glucose levels are higher...

How to Know if You're Nutritionally Deficient Jun 1st, 2022

With so many tempting meal options in the form of fast foods and convenience foods, even if you think you’re grabbing what you consider “healthy” choices off the shelves, you might not be giving your body the nutrition it needs. In fact, most women, men, and children in the United...

What Does a Comprehensive Hormone Therapy Program Look Like? May 1st, 2022

In the past, men accepted that they’d get grumpy as they got older, and their sex life wouldn’t be as robust as in their youth. You’d trade in your six-pack abs for a spare tire and forget about your get-and-and-go and settle for some got-up-and-went. These days, men don’t take...

How Can I Get These Extra Pounds Off of Me for Good? Apr 3rd, 2022

You may wish to shed extra pounds so that you can look better and feel better. But excess weight is much more than an aesthetic issue. Being overweight is a significant health risk, increasing the probability of chronic disease and early death.  That’s why our men’s health specialists at Low Testosterone & Weight...

I Think I Have the Flu: Can You Help? Mar 8th, 2022

Once upon a time, when you started to feel poorly, you just pushed through it. But since the pandemic, you’ve become more aware of how important it is to listen to your body and make sure you give it what it needs to stay healthy and strong. Perhaps, you’ve started...

The Link Between Low Testosterone and Depression Feb 1st, 2022

Depression is a mental illness that affects every aspect of your life. While you may think of depressed people as being listless and blue, men who are depressed might actually lash out in anger or feel perpetually irritated or grumpy. Our men’s health specialists at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss...

It's a New Year: Ready to Focus on Your Nutrition? Jan 4th, 2022

A “diet” is supposed to refer to the kinds of foods you eat, not the kinds of food you stop eating in an attempt to shed weight. Fad “diets” promise instant results. But even if you do lose weight on these diets, you quickly gain it back, and you’re right...

The Importance of Primary Care Dec 7th, 2021

Your body is an integrated mechanism of complex systems that all must work together. While specialists deal with specific parts of your body that aren’t working optimally — such as podiatrists for feet or orthopedists for bones and joints — a primary care physician evaluates and optimizes the health of...

What's Involved With a Prostate Screening? Nov 5th, 2021

No bigger than a walnut, your prostate gland sits between your bladder and your penis, where it performs a mighty function. A healthy prostate produces the seminal fluid that you ejaculate during an orgasm.  When things go wrong with your prostate, however, your entire body can be affected. In fact,...

What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Oct 7th, 2021

Although both women and men can develop cancer in their breasts, it’s much more common in women. Most breast cancers begin in the milk-producing ducts, but breast cancer can originate in any cells that make up breast tissue. To keep your breasts healthy and promote early detection, our medical experts...

The Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss Sep 9th, 2021

If you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, stressing over calories and counting them every meal is not the way to do it. In fact, a calories in/calories out (CICO) approach to dieting is almost guaranteed to fail. Our health experts at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center...

Do Hormones Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight? Aug 10th, 2021

When it comes to losing weight, conventional wisdom emphasizes the (now debunked) calories in / calories out approach. In other words, the thinking used to go, as long as you burn off more calories than you take in, you should be trim and healthy in no time.  However, that approach...

Men's Health Topics No One Likes to Talk About Jul 14th, 2021

Many men are taught from a young age to keep any uncomfortable feelings to themselves. That’s one reason why men are more likely than women to ignore the symptoms of physical or mental illness or try to power through them.  Our men’s health experts at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss...

I Think I Have Allergies Jun 20th, 2021

More than 40% of women and men in the United States have some kind of allergy. Common allergies include those related to pollen, animals, insects, or food. Even if you never had allergies before, you might find yourself developing sensitivities and symptoms as you age. At the Low Testosterone &...

Different Types of Cancer Screenings May 5th, 2021

Despite advances in knowledge and treatment, doctors diagnose about 1.8 million new cases of cancer in the United States each year. More than half a million people die from cancer each year, too. Although cancer may be widespread and encompass many types of disease, catching it early increases your chance...

Nutritional Guidance to Support Your Testosterone Apr 1st, 2021

It’s a fact of life that testosterone (T) levels in men decline with age and obesity. By age 45, 40% of men in the United States have low T levels. But just because low T is common, that doesn’t mean that you must accept it. In fact, you can make...

The Link Between Nutrition and Weight Loss Mar 8th, 2021

The weight loss industry in the United States is a 71 billion dollar business that reaps in huge profits with promises to help you lose large amounts of weight. While you can lose weight on any calorie-restricted diet, it’s easy to gain it all (and more) back once you return...

Are You Allergic to the Common Allergens? Feb 4th, 2021

Allergies develop when your immune system responds to a benign substance as if it’s something that needs to be eliminated. Mounting the attack releases antibodies that create inflammation in your body and can cause an array of unsettling and uncomfortable symptoms.  Even if you never thought of yourself as being...

Help! I Need to Lose Some Weight Jan 1st, 2021

Even if your primary reason for losing weight is for aesthetic reasons, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is good for your health, too. In fact, obesity is associated with some serious problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. However, losing weight and keeping it off for the long...

How to Navigate the Holidays Without Gaining Weight Dec 1st, 2020

It seems like every year, the holiday season gives you a little gift: One or two extra pounds. That’s the type of gift you’d love to return that gift and exchange it for a slimmer figure. And with a little planning, you can. At the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss...

Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone Nov 3rd, 2020

You know that the hormone testosterone (T) gave you distinctly male features when you hit adolescence, such as deepening your voice, increasing your muscle mass, and putting more hair on your chest. But drops in your testosterone levels as you age can cause troublesome symptoms. At the Low Testosterone &...

Screening for Prostate Cancer: When to Start and Why it Matters Oct 1st, 2020

Your prostate is an important gland that produces seminal fluid to transport your sperm out of your body when you ejaculate. Even if you’ve had a vasectomy and no longer ejaculate sperm, your prostate still produces and releases seminal fluid. Unfortunately, this walnut-shaped gland is also susceptible to cancer. About...

Allergies Versus a Cold: How to Tell the Difference Sep 3rd, 2020

You have a cold. Again. And you thought you’d done so well, taking care of your immune system. But if you’re coughing, sneezing, and feeling fatigued for what seems like months, a virus may not be your problem. It might be an allergy.  At the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Benefit Your Moods Aug 12th, 2020

Hormones are powerful chemicals that regulate almost every part of your body’s functions, from your sexual energy, to how you process and burn calories, and even your moods. If you’ve been feeling anxious, depressed, or short-tempered lately, your hormones might be out of balance. Whether you’re a woman or man,...

What Are the Dangers of Fad Diets? Jul 20th, 2020

Like so many millions of Americans, you struggle with your weight. You may have gone on a series of diets that have left you either the same weight or heavier than you were before you started. When fad diets restrict your calories for short periods without changing your entire relationship...

Food Allergies in Adults: Common Symptoms Jun 26th, 2020

Even if you don’t think you’re among the 50 million kids and adults in the United States with allergies, you might be. If you get a stomach ache or feel tired after eating, you might be allergic to a certain food. At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, located in...

How to Make Your Mammogram More Comfortable May 22nd, 2020

Mammograms are the most effective screening tool we have to catch potentially deadly breast cancer in its earliest stages. And once you’re over 40, you should get regular mammograms as part of your well-woman exams. But if you have cystic breasts, fibromyalgia, or another pain condition, you might put off...

Low Sexual Desire in Men Apr 20th, 2020

You might be noticing that your sex-drive is beginning to slow as you age. This can be a problem because your low libido can affect your relationship and even your self-esteem. You still feel young, and your low sex driving is also stirring up feelings of depression or anxiousness. And...

Catching Cancer Early Can Make All the Difference: Get Screened Mar 9th, 2020

Cancer screening is an important part of preventive health care. Though anyone of any age can develop cancer, your risk for many of the most common types of cancer increases as you age. At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, with locations in Allen and Frisco, Texas, our highly skilled...

Is a Low Libido Inevitable as You Age? Feb 27th, 2020

By the time you hit 40, your testes and adrenal glands start to produce up to 2% less testosterone (T) a year. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but the loss adds up over the years. When you remember that T is the hormone that sparked puberty and led to...

How to Spot the Signs of Strep Throat Jan 15th, 2020

While it’s common to develop a sore throat when you have a cold, if you find yourself with a rapid-onset sore throat, you may actually have a condition known as strep throat. Strep throat isn’t a result of talking too much or yelling. It’s an infection with the bacteria known...

Is It Allergies or a Sinus Infection? Dec 3rd, 2019

Your nose is running, your sinuses are blocked, and you feel miserable. But how do you know if you have allergies or a sinus infection? Both conditions cause similar symptoms, but there are a few differences that can help you identify your illness and get the treatment you need.  Our...

When Should I Start Regular Cancer Screenings? Nov 6th, 2019

Cancer screenings are important, yet many of us tend to procrastinate getting them done. These screenings are medical tests done when you are generally healthy and show no signs of illness. The test can help catch early signs of cancer, giving you a higher chance of successfully treating the disease....

It's Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Oct 11th, 2019

There’s no denying the rejuvenating effects of a good night’s sleep: Quality shut-eye makes you happier, more productive, and more satisfied with your life. Conversely, poor sleep — especially several nights in a row of poor sleep — makes you groggy, unfocused, irritable, and prone to food cravings, among other...

The Links Between Obesity and Depression Sep 1st, 2019

Obesity and depression are common conditions, and they’re often found together. There are a number of possible reasons for this, including the fact that many medications for depression list weight gain as a possible side effect. Studies have identified a link between obesity and depression. A Centers for Disease Control...

Nutrition Isn't Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals Aug 12th, 2019

Don’t get confused by all the forms of eating advice. Nutrition specialists play an important role in helping you learn about the compounds you need to nourish your body, but don’t necessarily provide you with a plan to lose weight. A weight-loss diet, however, is based on solid nutrition principles....

Struggling With ED? Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy Jul 23rd, 2019

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sensitive issue for many men. Fortunately, this problem can be effectively treated with hormone replacement therapy. A variety of hormone therapy options are available if you're struggling with ED. At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center in Allen and Frisco, Texas, we're ready to help...

Low Testosterone Can Prevent You From Living a Normal Life Jun 18th, 2019

If you're dealing with depression, reduced sex drive, or other health problems, you might need to take a look at your testosterone levels. Low levels of testosterone can have multiple negative effects on your health and quality of life. At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, our team of health...

Find Out What a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Can Do for You May 13th, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America, causing more than 600,000 deaths per year. One of the biggest culprits for heart disease? Being overweight. However, becoming healthier doesn’t mean you should just lose weight as quickly as possible. It takes much more...

Are You Suffering from Low-T? 5 Signs to Look for Apr 23rd, 2019

It’s usually not until something is missing that we truly understand the magnitude of its influence, which can certainly be said of testosterone. Day in and day out, your testosterone regulates your body in some obvious, and not-so-obvious ways, which becomes glaringly evident when your levels drop off. While these...

5 Reasons Medical Weight Loss Will Give You Results Mar 29th, 2019

There are many reasons you may want to lose weight, from wanting to look better to wanting to protect and improve your health. If you’re like most overweight Americans, losing weight is an enormous challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) close to 50% of adults...