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(1) This document was created by Optimal Health MD Testosterone Rejuvenation Centers.
(2) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
[(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website www.TestosteroneTherapy.org including [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other details;]
[(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services (including [details]);]
[(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
[(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters including The Testosterone Therapy Newsletter or Testosterone Hormone Center notifications.]
[(e) any other information that you choose to send to us; and]
[(f) other information.]
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We [may] use [both] ["session" cookies] [and "persistent" cookies] on the website. [Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.] [Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.]
[We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security; and [other uses].] [We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website; and [other uses].]
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block All Cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites[, including this one].]
(4) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
[(a) administer the website and contact you at your request;]
[(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;]
[(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;]
[(d) send you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;]
[(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;]
[(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;]
[(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;]
[(h) send you [our Testosterone Therapy newsletter and other] marketing communications relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);]
[(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;]
[(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;]
[(k) keep the website secure and prevent fraud;]
[(l) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website [(including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service)];
[We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.]
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
[(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and]
[(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.]
(6) International and Intra Office data transfers
(7) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any personal information you provide.
(8) Policy amendments
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes[, by sending an email to us]. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
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(11) Updating information
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Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. It helps the body produce and maintain adult male features. Low levels of testosterone affect a man’s sex drive, physical features and mood. About 5 million American men have low testosterone. Low testosterone can be treated with hormone replacement therapy.
This summary explains what testosterone does for the body. It also describes what happens if a man does not have enough testosterone. Included are diagnosis, treatment options and associated risks of low testosterone.
The level of testosterone in a male’s body changes throughout the day. It is highest in the morning.
There are a number of medical conditions that can cause low testosterone. The next sections discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of low testosterone in adult males.
Signs of low testosterone in adult men may include:
• Decreased sex drive or libido
• No or poor erections of the penis (called impotence or erectile dysfunction).
• Lowered sperm count
• Increased breast size
Some men with low testosterone have hot flashes, increased irritability, inability to concentrate and depression. Men with severely low testosterone may lose body hair and muscle mass. Their bones may be more prone to fracture. Their testes may
become smaller and softer.
Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction. However, diseases of the nerves and blood vessels can also affect the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.
Causes Associated with Low Testosterone
Low levels of testosterone are linked with aging. Diseases of the glands that produce and control testosterone also cause low levels.
As a man ages, his body makes less testosterone. A lower level of testosterone in older men is sometimes called “andropause.”
As men age it is normal for them to have less interest in sex. However, it is abnormal for a man to have absolutely no interest in sex. This could be caused by significantly low levels of testosterone.
Damage to the cells of the testes can cause low testosterone. This kind of damage can be a result of
- Inflammation of the testicles
- Testicular cancer
- Radiation therapy or chemotherapy used
to treat testicular cancer
Diseases that affect the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands can cause low testosterone. These include cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases of either gland. Certain drugs can affect the way the pituitary gland works and cause low testosterone. Morphine and anabolic steroids are two examples.
Certain genetic diseases cause low testosterone. Abnormalities in chromosomes, the genetic materials of the body, cause genetic diseases. For example, myotonic dystrophy causes testicular failure between the ages of 30 and 40.
It is normal for men to have less interest in sex, as they get older. It is also normal for
older men to have less spontaneous erections.
Men with less sex drive, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, decrease in
muscle size or other signs of low testosterone should have a blood test to find out their
Normal testosterone levels are 300 to 1,200 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl). Testosterone levels are usually highest early in the morning. Doctors often measure it at that time.
The doctor’s main concern is to find out if there is a disease causing low testosterone. If not, it may be an extreme case of low testosterone due to aging.
It is not always easy to diagnose the cause of low testosterone. You can help your doctor by providing a detailed and accurate medical history. To get your medical history, the doctor will ask about:
- Your past or present illnesses
- All prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking
- Any sexual problems you are having
- Recent events that may have caused you stress
Your doctor may request a bone density test. Low testosterone levels can make the bones more brittle. CT Scan If the doctor thinks there may be a tumor in the pituitary or
hypothalamus, he or she may need to take a picture of your brain. This is done with a CT scan or MRI. CTs and MRIs are painless. CT scans use x-rays and MRI uses a strong magnetic field. MRI is usually better at showing pituitary or hypothalamic tumors.
If the doctor suspects a genetic cause of low testosterone, he or she may request a genetic test. This is a process to examine a person’s DNA. It shows whether the person is at risk of passing a genetic condition to his or her descendants. If the doctor diagnoses a tumor, inflammation, or genetic disease that is causing low testosterone, it is best to get treatment. Sometimes a specialist is needed for treatment. Hormone replacement therapy may be recommended to make up for low levels of testosterone.