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  1. StephCurryFtw

    Weight Loss - Norepinephrine/Dopamine/TRT

    Not sure what thread to put this under— I have gained about 51 pounds since 2018 of mostly abdominal fat. I have noticed at a higher weight, I am not feeling as though my TRT is working long enough. I’m guessing it is getting converted into E2 and/or not hitting the receptor sites as my Free T...
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    Using HCG alone for Low Testosterone

    I have had good testosterone results from using HCG alone (and not using testosterone). However, things are still not perfect, and I am not sure about the best next steps. First, let me tell you my story, which might be helpful for others: A year and a half ago, I had COVID and lost my...
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    Paediatricians now recommend drugs and surgery for kids with obesity

    "Children as young as 12 with obesity should now consider taking weight-loss drugs, and those as young as 13 with severe obesity should consider metabolic or bariatric surgery, according to aggressive new guidelines released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics."...
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    Results of 11 Years of Testosterone Therapy

    The is the longest term study of testosterone therapy (TTh) I've seen. The full text of the study is available online. The summary says: "Our findings demonstrate that in subpopulations of men in different weight categories at baseline, long-term TTh produced significant weight loss while...
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    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone

    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone BY DEREK BAGLEY JUN 2019 A study presented at ENDO 2019 shows that long-term testosterone therapy in men with obesity and hypogonadism can actually contribute to prolonged weight loss without an added risk for mortality or major...
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    Treating Obese Men with Testosterone Therapy

    A study duscussed at the Endo 2019 conference showed significant long term weight loss in men treated with testosterone therapy. While it's preferable to lose weight through diet and exercise, the long term success rate for thes changes are low. So having a pharmacological treatment which...
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    Testosterone Is a Viable Treatment for Obesity in Older Men

    A retrospective observational study of 411 obese hypogonadal men found that testosterone undecanoate injections significantly decreased weight and waist circumference. The conclusion of the study says: "Testosterone therapy appears to be an effective approach to achieve sustained WL [weight...
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    Tried many things but nothing has yet done it for me!

    Hello, This is a rather long post so please bear with me. I'm a 28yo male with a long time history of hypogonadism symptoms, but since I'm overweight I had thought that it all had to do with losing weight. 2 years before I got married I started to feel a heavy loss in libido and some ED. Sadly...
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    Metabolic changes make weight loss maintenance difficult

    "On their own, most individuals are rarely able to lose a substantial amount of body weight and keep it off. Although record numbers of U.S. adults have an elevated BMI, more than 80% of respondents with overweight or obesity told a 2013 Gallup Poll that they had lost a large amount of weight at...
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    Low Testosterone + High Estrogen + Obesity = Is TRT really the solution for me???

    Hello Nelson and Excel Male Community… My hope is that Nelson may shed some light with me and anyone else in this community that may be going thru the same or similar challenge as I am with Low Testosterone, High Estrogen levels and Obesity. (See attached most recent Dexa Scan) Now to my...
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    Obesity robs major organs not blood of Vitamin A despite adequate intake

    A new Cornell University study published in Scientific Reports, shows that obesity interferes with the body’s ability to use vitamin A, even with adequate intake. http://www.futurity.org/vitamin-a-obesity-1044622-2/ Liver, kidneys and pancreas in obese mice were found to be deficient in spite...
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    FDA Approved Prescription Diet Pills - 2015 Update

    2015 Prescription Diet Pills Xenical (orlistat). This prescription medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1999. Xenical is a lipase inhibitor which means it works by blocking the absorption of fat. Dieters must follow a low fat diet or they...
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    Overcoming Challenges in Weight Management

    In this video, Dr Justin Saya explains the challenges in weight loss management and the different therapies used to treat obesity.
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    Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity

    Health care providers often use the body mass index (BMI) to help decide who may benefit from weight-loss drugs. BMI estimates overweight and obesity based on your height in relation to your weight. Your doctor may prescribe you a medication to treat your obesity if you are an adult with a BMI...
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    Contrave, a Weight Loss Combination Pill, Yields Good Cardiovascular Results

    Orexigen Therapeutics has announced that encouraging interim results from the Light Study evaluating the cardiovascular risks of combination naltrexone/bupropion, indicated for weight loss in obese patients, have prompted resubmission of a new drug application to the FDA., according to a press...
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