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HEALTH TIPS FROM TOP SOCAL ANTI-AGING PHYSICIAN

Growing older is a gift that many don’t get to experience. All who are lucky enough to continue aging have plenty of reasons to be…

MAJORITY OF MALE COVID-19 PATIENTS HAD LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS: NEW STUDY REVEALS

Men with low testosterone levels that contract COVID-19 are at far greater risk of dying from the virus, a new study from a German hospital…

UNDERSTANDING TESTOSTERONE – RISKS, BENEFITS, AND SAFETY

Dr Bellman is a board certified urologist and anti-aging expert who specializes in testosterone replacement for men. He serves the communities of Woodland Hills, West Hills,…

UNDERSTANDING TESTOSTERONE – RISKS, BENEFITS, AND SAFETY

There’s no getting around the fact that testosterone levels decrease as you age. In fact, by the age of 35, up to one half of…

KEY FACTORS IN OPTIMIZING MALE HORMONES

Testosterone, prolactin and estrogen are some of the many hormones produced in the male body.  Of all of these hormones, testosterone is responsible for maintaining and expressing male features…

DOES TESTOSTERONE THERAPY INCREASE THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER?

Prostate cancer begins in tissues of the prostate gland.  Located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate is the male sex…

UNDERSTANDING “LOW-T” IN YOUNG MEN

When the testicles do not produce enough of the male hormone testosterone, the condition is called testosterone deficiency or male hypogonadism.  Primary hypogonadism results from a testicular disorder, while secondary hypogonadism involves a…

UNDERSTANDING “LOW-T” IN YOUNG MEN

When the testicles do not produce enough of the male hormone testosterone, the condition is called testosterone deficiency or male hypogonadism.  Primary hypogonadism results from a testicular disorder, while secondary hypogonadism involves a…

IS TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY SAFE?

The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in improving sexual desire and erectile function are well known, and there is increasing evidence that testosterone replacement therapy has other benefits and can help to improve the quality of…

BALANCE OF HORMONES: THE KEY TO AGING GRACEFULLY?

Hormones offer vital support to a wide range of bodily functions, regulating metabolism, appetite, sleep cycles, cell growth and repair, fertility and reproduction, stress reactions…

IS MY LOW-T CAUSED BY MY GENETIC MAKE-UP?

Is Low Testosterone Hereditary? Scientists have actually been able to pinpoint specific genetic markers. There is a gene, called sex hormone-binding globulin that codes the…

FIGHT OFF SYMPTOMS OF ‘LOW T’

If you are a middle-aged or older man, do you assume that a decline in energy, low libido, moodiness, and weight gain are just part…

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS?

Hypogonadism Male hypogonadism is characterized by the failure to produce testosterone or a decrease in the production of testosterone.  This occurs when the testes fail to function normally…

UNDERSTANDING HOW TESTOSTERONE AFFECTS MEN

What is Testosterone & how does it affect the body? Testosterone is an important male hormone.  A male begins to produce testosterone as early as seven…

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION RISK FACTORS; IS ED CURABLE?

There are many potential risk factors for ED, which could stem from one particular issue or a combination of several coexisting problems. Erectile dysfunction is…

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HORMONE DEPLETION IN MEN?

Andropause symptoms due to declining hormone levels are common in men as they age.  The modern lifestyle of high stress levels and poor fitness & nutrition habits paired with…

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPOGONADISM & ANDROPAUSE?

Women hear a lot about hormones– From the time they hit puberty to well past menopause, there’s a constant undercurrent of information and implication.  Men,…

DOES DIETARY INTAKE HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON HORMONES?

Hormones can affect our mood, our weight and even our libido; But like most things in life, it’s not always easy to keep them balanced.  Dieting, stress and anxiety are…

PROLACTIN: WHAT IT IS AND IT’S CONNECTION TO MALE SEXUAL FUNCTION

Hyperprolactinemia is the name for higher-than-normal blood levels of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is made by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base…

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: AVOID OVER-THE-COUNTER-SUPPLEMENTS

A number of over-the-counter herbal products advertised through late night cable television or through those spam emails that flood your inbox, often promise natural male…

CREATINE: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES, AND ITS SIDE EFFECTS

Even if you’re not a weight lifter, you’ve undoubtedly heard of creatine, one of the most researched supplements. It’s a combination of amino acids produced by…

ANTI-AGING: START WITH YOUR DIETARY CHOICES!

What we eat can cut the risk of developing chronic diseases that may make us age before our time; (ex.) high blood pressure, diabetes and…

DR. GARY BELLMAN PROVIDES EXPERT COMMENTARY ON BENEFITS OF TESTOSTERONE THERAPY IN NEW ISSUE OF VENTURA BLVD MAGAZINE

Dr. Gary Bellman, expert Los Angeles Urologist, and founder of the Male Anti-Aging Institute was recently interviewed by I magazine for his expert opinion on…

CAN TESTING POSITVE FOR HIV AFFECT TESTOSTERONE LEVELS?

Testosterone deficiency is seen to occur in both men and women with HIV; Endocrine abnormalities, including the synthesis of testosterone, have long been recognized as a complication…

FOOD ADDITIVES THAT CAN POTENTIALLY DISRUPT HORMONES

Processed foods are foods that have been compromised by the addition of hormones, additives, preservatives, unnatural genetic material or other chemical or heat treatments that alter…

HEALTH BOOSTERS: SUPPLEMENTS/VITAMINS THAT MAY BE WORTHWHILE!

While eating a well-balanced diet is a great way to get the vitamins and minerals, our bodies need for optimum cell function, it’s impossible to get all of them from every…

SURPRISING HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT CAN AFFECT MEN

It makes perfect sense that there are some health conditions that favor one sex over another.  Men and women have different genes, anatomy and predominating…

FOODS THAT CAN HELP YOU LIVE A LONGER, HEALTHIER LIFE

Many of us have become too accustomed to eating with our taste buds and we forget that food is an incredibly beneficial ally in our…

IMPORTANCE OF HORMONE BALANCE

The primary hormone that we think about in association with men is testosterone.  This  hormone gets some bad publicity as it seems to drive a lot…

POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCCA)

Branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs, include the three amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine.  These amino acids can be found in dietary protein, such as meat or eggs, or…

OPIOID USE: IT’S CONNECTION TO LOW T AND ERECTILE DYSFUCTION

A large number of people begin their relationships with opiates innocently enough. Unfortunately, taking narcotic medications for an injury or chronic pain condition leaves thousands…

MEN HAVE LONGER SEX-LIFE EXPECTANCY?

Does sex improve your expectancy for life? It’s a well established fact that sex releases hormones in the body that can increase intimacy and bond between…

WANT GREAT LONGEVITY AND HEALTH?

One of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like “the world’s healthiest people” is that longevity is not…

MEN SEEK QUICK FIX FOR TESTOSTERONE WITH RISKS

There are lots of men wondering whether they should try over-the-counter (non-prescription) testosterone supplements and many already taking them not knowing that it may be taking a toll on their health.…

MALE HORMONES & THEIR FUNCTIONS

The male reproductive system depends upon the action of many different hormones or chemicals, produced by various body glands and enter systemic circulation. Some of…

POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPERFRUITS- TRENDS OR ARE THEY HERE TO STAY?

Keeping track of the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of…

PROTEIN POWDERS TO HELP BUILD HEALTHY MUSCLES; WHAT ARE THE BEST OPTIONS?

Protein is necessary to build, maintain and repair muscle.  To increase protein in the diet, you could turn to meats, which are complete protein sources…

WHAT CAUSES TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY (HYPOGONADISM)?

Hypogonadism may be present at birth (congenital) or may develop later (acquired). Testosterone deficiency is classified by the location of its cause along the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis: Primary,…

TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT FOR MALE HYPOGONADISM

Several testosterone delivery methods exist to treat reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes or ovaries in women)–…

CAN LOW TESTOSTERONE CAUSE GYNECOMASTIA?

Gynecomastia is the atypical breast enlargement of one or both breasts in men.  Enlarged breasts in men are not uncommon, especially as a newborn or during…

WHAT DOES TOPICAL TESTOSTERONE DO FOR MEN?

There are many testosterone products available for use on the skin.  Andro-Gel, Testim, and Axiron are examples of topical gels used to deliver the male sex hormone through the skin — a more convenient…

LOS ANGELES BASED ANTI-AGING SPECIALST

If you’re a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you’ve seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess, and…

TESTOSTERONE THERAPY— IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Testosterone, the male hormone, plays a vital role in many body functions, and low testosterone levels can leave men tired, disinterested in intimacy, infertile and…

BETTER NUTRITION TIED TO INCREASED QUALITY OF LIFE

The food we eat gives our bodies the ‘information’ and materials they need to function properly.  If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic…

Testopel-ProcedurePrescribing-Information

In adult males, hypogonadism may alter certain masculine physical characteristics and impair normal reproductive function.  Signs and symptoms may include: Erectile dysfunction Infertility Decrease body hair growth Decrease…

MOST VITAL MALE HORMONES

Looking more fit and feeling younger may be a matter of getting certain hormones in balance. Although a number of hormones can affect your health,…

ANTI-AGING IS WITHIN YOUR REACH

These days Anti-Aging is such a hot topic.  Luckily, the key to anti-aging is within your reach.  When it comes to translating messages, inducing reactions, protecting tissue– it’s…

TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS-SUPPLEMENT ADVICE

Low testosterone (Low T) and testosterone therapy– you hear about it on TV, on the Internet, and at the gym.  The enormous industry that has…

LONG-USED MEDICATION MAY HAVE ANTI-AGING BENEFITS

According to a new study, a new experimental drug could boost immune system in elderly people by 20% and also help them to delay other…

DHEA LEVELS TO PREDICT CORONARY HEART DISEASE RISK?

A low level of the adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) predicts a greater risk of coronary heart disease in elderly men, according to a 2014 Swedish study.  DHEA,…

SUGARY SODAS LINKED TO ACCELERATED AGING

Consumption of sugary soda drinks such as cola and lemonade may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing, say researchers who have studied the impact of…

VITAMIN D: THE ‘SUNSHINE’ VITAMIN

Men need various vitamins to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin because the human body converts sunlight into vitamin…

RESVERATROL ELEVATES MEMORY & COGNITION?

Not all foods and supplements receive the same share of the spotlight, attention, or scrutiny.  In spite of the ample scientific research behind it, one…

STUDY FINDS COMMON CHEMICALS MAY DISRUPT TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION

Phthalates Could Lead to Low Levels of Testosterone?? A recent report published in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that men, women, and children with…

EXERCISING ON AN EMPTY STOMACH– BENEFICIAL??

It’s a debate that’s sparked controversy since the first weight was lifted: Is it better or worse to work out on an empty stomach? Different people…

CAN YOU NATURALLY INCREASE HGH LEVELS THROUGH DIET?

Most of us would like to be leaner and stronger.  The hormones that have the biggest effect on body composition are growth hormone (GH) and…

LATEST TESTOSTERONE STUDY FINDS NO HEART ATTACK RISK

Data shows that testosterone therapy for older men in the U.S. has tripled in the last decade.  Some recent studies have shown that use of testosterone is…

ANDROGEN THERAPY AND PRODUCTION IN WOMEN

Androgen deficiency in women is a topic far less discussed in comparison to their male counterparts.  Androgens are hormones that contribute to growth and reproduction in both…

CAN A HEALTHY DIET PROMOTE GRACEFUL AGING?

Plenty of scientific studies show that what you eat has a strong impact on healthy aging, as well as on the risks for diseases such as…

GROUP WANTS TESTOSTERONE STUDY TO BE RETRACTED

The latest conflagration is a debate over the veracity of a widely cited study, which was published last November and found that treatments used to…

HORMONE RELEASED AFTER EXERCISE CAN PREDICT BIOLOGICAL AGE

New research has revealed a link between the aging process and Irisin, a hormone released from the muscle after exercise.  This hormone has also been shown to reprogram…

FDA REVIEWS SAFETY OF TESTOSTERONE THERAPY FOR MEN

Many of us have seen commercials running about testosterone therapy; either promoting a product or questioning its effectiveness.  The negative stigma seems to grow as…

STUDY: HAPPIER PEOPLE KEEP HEALTHIER AS THEY AGE

There are many reasons to live a happy life.  Among them, according to a new study, is a longer-lasting, more functional body.  The study found…

ANTIOXIDANTS AND AGING; FREE-RADICAL THEORY

Life is the result of a delicate balancing of tradeoffs– We must burn oxygen to produce the energy needed by our cells to maintain their…

NEW ELIXIR OF YOUTH? RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A DRUG THAT CAN REVERSE AGING IN ANIMAL MODELS

New findings published in the December issue of Cell, detail the surprising results from lab tests conducted to determine the cause of aging in mice. Sinclair, professor of…

WHAT YOU INCORPRATE INTO YOUR DIET MAY AFFECT FERTILITY

What you eat may have an impact on the quality of your sperm; so it makes sense that your food choices could play a significant…

“BODY CLOCK” MAY EXPLAIN WHY SOME BODY PARTS AGE FASTER THAN OTHERS

This study focused on a naturally occurring process called methylation, a chemical modification of one of the four building blocks that make up our DNA. …

LOW TESTOSTERONE LINKED TO POSSIBLE HEART PROBLEMS

The benefits of testosterone replacement on physical and sexual function, energy levels, fat and muscle mass, blood lipids and bone density in men with low testosterone have…

ONE IN THREE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HAVE LOW VITAMIN D

Vitamin D for Aging Population The concern for low vitamin D levels in older adults is well-documented.  Studies have shown that adults over 60 with low vitamin…

LOW-T LEVELS LINKED TO HEART RISKS IN MEN

A new study has found that men who have low testosterone levels may have an increased risk of developing or dying from heart disease. It’s estimated that below-normal levels…

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ‘LOW T’?

Testosterone is a is a male sex hormone that helps maintain sex drive, sperm production, and overall bone health.  Low levels of testosterone may sometimes be referred…

PHYSCIAL ACTIVITY SHOWS IMPACT ON PRESERVING COGNITION

Does a physically active lifestyle preserve cognitive function as we age? Researchers used MRI technology to determine the relationship between energy output and grey matter…

CAN STATINS INCREASE LIFESPAN?

Recent articles bringing to light links between age-related diseases and shortened telomeres have brought out additional research correlating statins and protection of telomere shortening. Statins,…

TESTOSTERONE SEEN TO HELP WITH WEIGHLOSS IN HYPOGONADAL MEN

Hypogonadism is a common condition seen through our practice– especially among older men, but often goes undiagnosed and untreated.  It can be associated with a number of…

RED GRAPES & BLUEBERRIES MAY ENHANCE IMMUNE FUNCTION: STUDY

New research in the U.S. has suggested a link between the compounds found in  certain fruits and the ability to fight illness.  Compounds in blueberries and red grapes…

HOW ARE TELOMERES AND AGING RELATED?

Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that affect how quickly cells age.  They are combinations of DNA and protein that protect the ends…

LOW ESTROGEN LEVELS PLAY A ROLE IN MALE MENOPAUSE

Estrogen, the main sex hormone in women, plays a bigger role in male libido than previously recorded. The study found that reducing estrogen in men undergoing treatment…

WATERMELON JUICE CAN HELP PREVENT ACHING MUSCLES?

If you’ve ever taken up a high-intensity workout, then you’re probably familiar with the achy muscles that accompany them.  Researchers in Spain published a study…

GREEN TEA AND YOUR SKIN

Spring and summer is just around the corner, and alongside to sun exposure. Reducing damage from the UV rays is worth considering. This recent article suggests…

EXCERISE GOOD FOR BRAIN FUNCTION?

From a behavioral perspective, the same antidepressant-like effects associated with ‘runner’s high’ found in humans is associated with a drop in stress hormones.  Studies have shown how the anti-depressant…

TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY IN WOMEN

Women experience a decline in estrogen during the years surrounding menopause.  Before the ovaries shut down, there are gradual declines in both progesterone and testosterone.  Both are rarely measured in…

GINGKO BILOBA SUPPLEMENTS

The Gingko Biloba tree has very unique properties and is said to have a number of therapeutic properties and contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids; these are antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage…

HOW DO ANTIOXIDANTS IMPROVE OUR HEALTH?

In a sense, the generation of a free radical is starting point of the aging process.  When a cell in the hypothalamus gets damaged, then it no…

QUALITY OF SLEEP AFFECTS PROGRESSION OF AGING SKIN?

Good sleep habits are essential for living a long, healthy, productive life.  Adequate amounts of sleep has been seen to be equally important for beautiful, healthy…

LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS ASSOCIATED TO AGING PROBLEMS

A new study revealed that the elderly with vitamin D deficiencies were more likely to have at least one functional problem, such as functioning independently, compared…

TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN

Testosterone is more commonly known as the ’male’ hormone.  It’s also produced in small amounts by a woman’s adrenal glands and ovaries.   A woman’s testosterone is highest around age 20…

HORMONE REPLACEMENT; BIO-IDENTICAL VERSUS SYNTHETIC?

Several decisions face both men and women today. Is hormone replacement right for them? If so does one choose a bio-identical option versus a synthetic one. Bio-identical…

THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON YOUR HEALTH

I am often asked about the impact of stress on various health issues. I have always been impressed that stress and perspective is a potent…

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?

Increased longevity among the population increases the number of men with late onset hypogonadism.  It’s a common condition, but often goes undertreated and underdiagnosed.  The indication of testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) treatment requires…

HOW TO PREVENT SORE MUSCLES AFTER WORKOUT

Dr. Bellman promotes exercise along with a healthy diet for optimal health. Many seek different methods to alleviate their post-workout muscle pain or choose to deal with the soreness…

DHEA MAY HELP SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE

DHEA is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body), and secreted by the adrenal gland.  DHEA serves as a precursor to male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens). Women…

FEMALE HYGIENE PRODUCTS

For many women, female hygiene products may seem of no danger and safe to use.  Disclosing what’s in the products they make that go in…

TRUTH ABOUT MALE MENOPAUSE

Is there really such a thing as male menopause? Andropause is a very complex collision between hormonal loss with physical changes, and our culture’s expectations of what…

HYPOTHALAMUS CONTROLS AGING?

The hypothalamus is located in the brain– It controls most of the basic functions of life and also produces hormones that control the other structures in the endocrine system.  The hypothalamus sits on…

BPA DANGERS- PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

As summer is almost fully upon us, the temps raise and the more water we drink.  But, what about those rumors we’ve heard about plastic water bottles causing…

CALCIUM- BEST FROM DIETARY SOURCES

This day in age, Americans seem to think that every health problem can be solved with a pill.  Certainly, many are, especially infectious diseases that need antibiotics,…

BENEFITS OF EATING PURPLE

Purple foods get their color from antioxidants, as do blue foods.  Antioxidants can prevent heart disease, cancer, strokes, and can also boost your memory.  Additionally, they…

FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

It’s important that women do not make any abrupt changes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) without consulting your doctor.  Dr. Bellman can discuss with you the benefits and risks of HRT based…

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CIALIS AND LEVITRA?

Nowadays, men are fortunate to have a few pills to choose from to enhance sexual function.  With a few options, it can get a bit…

MENS TESTOSTERONE USE ON THE RISE

Testosterone replacement therapy is approved specifically for the treatment of abnormally low testosterone levels, a condition called hypogonadism.  The hormone helps build muscle, reduce body fat, and…

WOMENS FERTILITY AFTER 30

Asking a woman about her sex drive and sexual satisfaction is unique, and in many ways much more complex to that of their male counterparts.  The good…

WOMEN CAN HAVE LIBIDO ISSUES TOO!

There is much press on men and associated problems with libido and sexual function. Somehow women’s issues don’t get as much attention but can be…

CAN HIGH PROLACTIN LEVELS BE A CAUSE OF IMPOTENCE?

What is Prolactin? Prolactin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland that has several ‘power house’ functions.  In women, increased levels of prolactin is required during…

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR IMPROVING TESTOSTERONE LEVELS AND SPERM COUNT?

Data that supports infertile-hypogonadal men to benefit from from ‘herbal supplements’ is still very controversial.  Recently, two herbal treatments have undergone studies to prove their benefits to men…

CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE LINKED TO LONGEVITY

Many studies support and find that increasing physical activity after age 50 can add substantial years to one’s life. Protection Against Disease- Cardiovascular exercise on a daily or almost-daily…

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT BENEFITS

Many studies haven taken a look at the effect of androgen-replacement therapy on late-onset hypogonadism within the states, but most were found to be on a smaller and short-term scale. A new study carried…

ESTROGEN/TESTOSTERONE BALANCE VITAL FOR AGING MEN

Estrogen is a hormone commonly associated to women.  So, is testosterone only produced by men, and estrogen by women? For the most part yes, but there is estrogen found in…

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY LINKED TO DAYTIME FATIGUE

Both men and women who doze off during the day can benefit from salmon, eggs, or a bit of time in the sun; All of…

EXERCISE AND BEET JUICE!

Beetroot juice has been shown to help the body better respond to exercise by balancing oxygen use and increasing stamina. Beetroot juice is also one of the richest…

RESVERATROL TO PROLONG LIFESPAN & PROMOTE ANTI-AGING?

Human aging is a part of the biological process.  You can’t stop the clock, but can you slow it down, and promote graceful aging? It is…

HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS MARKETED FOR MEN — TO USE OR AVOID?

Herbal supplements advertised to help improve men’s sexual abilities often contain the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra.  Researchers found that some of these over-the-counter ‘herbal…

SEEKING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT?

Testopel is indicated for the treatment of conditions associated with low testosterone or absent testosterone in adult males.  This condition is also commonly referred to as Low Testosterone (Low…

HYPOGONADAL MEN WITH TYPE2 DIABETES-BENEFIT FROM TESTOSTERONE?

Recent studies support that hypogonadal men with Type 2 diabetes can benefit from testosterone.  Improving glycemic control, insulin resistance, body fat, and sexual function in…

SUPERFOODS- FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Superfoods are on everyone’s radar nowadays.  They’re talked about on the news, radio, & on the web. These select foods contain a higher nutrient quantity compared…

ROLE OF TESTOSTERONE IN MALE LONGEVITY

The idea that testosterone, the male sex hormone, affects life span span isn’t new. Testosterone helps maintain men’s: Bone density Fat distribution Muscle strength and mass…

SEXUAL VITALITY FOR MEN

For men over forty, sexual concerns are most likely caused by dropping testosterone levels.  Testosterone is vital for maintaining proper erectile function and libido. It also plays a…

MEN LESS PRONE TO GET SKIN CANCER?

Compared to a few years ago, Anti-Aging remedies seemed to be much less discussed and products on the market aimed towards men just weren’t available. Men are much more conscientious…

TOO MANY SUPPLEMENTS HARMFUL?

The idea of taking supplements, vitamins, and minerals to help extend your life is somewhat seductive, given the vast options and often times even here-say…

RESTORE YOUR HORMONES

Loss of motivation, energy, libido, and stamina are key symptoms of declining hormones and is usually what drives patients into the waiting rooms of anti-aging…

GET YOUR PROLACTIN CHECKED!

Prolactin is a very important hormone both for men/women and is often overlooked. It can be produced in lactating women but also by brain tumors.…

TESTOSTERONE AFFECTS EVERY CELL IN THE BODY!

Many people think of testosterone and associate it only for stronger muscles or better erections. Testosterone affects every cell in the body including brain cells,…

WILL WEIGHT LOSS INCREASE MY TESTOSTERONE?

Many people ask if exercise and weight loss will increase a man’s testosterone. The short answer is no!  Exercise, diet, and weight loss is great…

SUMMER IS APPROACHING– BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE

Soon we will be in swimming pools and at the beach. Look and feel the best you can. Get your hormones balanced. Many men experience…

IS ANDROGEL RIGHT FOR YOU?

There are so many ads for androgel that men assume it is the best option. This is a recent article again about androgel becoming available in a…

BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!

We often correlate age/health when we consider our energy levels or overall condition. We compare ourselves to our peers or how we should feel at…

WHAT VITAMINS SHOULD I BE TAKING?

Some men take a multivitamin while others opt to take nothing. Some take what it seems like half the vitamin shop. As a man, what…

CAN YOU BOOST YOUR BODY’S PRODUCTION OF TESTOSTERONE?

Can you boost your body’s production of testosterone? This is an extremely common question and usually starts off by asking, “Can you boost your body’s…

RED WINE IS GOOD FOR YOUR EARS!

There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of moderate alcohol consumption, especially red wine because of the resveratrol. This study suggests it can be protective…

MEN, GET YOUR WORKOUT ON!

Exercise is vital for overall health. The problem is many men simply lack the motivation and Low T is often the cause. When testosterone is…

EXERCISE AND THE BRAIN!

Exercise helps every cell in your body including your mind. Men who are interested in anti-aging should not only eat a well-balanced diet and get your…

WHAT CAN HELP A MAN’S FERTILITY?

Sperm can be sensitive to changes in temperature, exposure to illnesses, as well as hormone changes. Men with low testosterone that want children should be…

DO YOU HAVE LOW T?

Many men above the age of 35 have signs and symptoms of low testosterone, (Low T) and won’t get diagnosed and treated unless they have the appropriate…

HERBAL REMEDY FOR ED?

We all love natural herbal products but want them to be effective. This is another look at a herbal product that has been around for…

MEN HAVE TESTOSTERONE AND ESTROGEN

Men are often surprised to learn they have the ‘female’ hormone estrogen or estrodiol. The truth is that both men and women have different levels…

ANDROGEL, TESTIM, FORTESA, AXIRON- WHICH IS BEST?

More than half of men may have low testosterone and benefit from testosterone replacement. As oral testosterone can be harmful to the liver, safer options…

PREMATURE EJACULATION WEST HILLS

PE or premature ejaculation can be a real problem for some men. They can have very little control and ‘finish’ in a matter of seconds.…

BEST ANTI-AGING FOODS

Balancing your hormones is key to looking and feeling youthful and vibrant. Many of us have too much estrogen and too little testosterone. Testosterone replacment may be a…

LOW ENERGY? CHECK YOUR TESTOSTERONE

Many of us lack energy and reach for coffee or energy drinks like red bull or monster. This is a good review on these energy drinks…

GROWTH HORMONE AND MELATONIN

We all want to feel and look good as we age. Some adults have a true lack or deficiency in a hormone called growth hormone.…

RESVERATROL AND YOUR PROSTATE

Yet another great reason (excuse) to drink wine! There are several things in one’s diet that should be modified for optimal prostate health. These include…

DIET, HORMONES, AND EXERCISE!

The new year is coming, be the best you can be! Fix your diet, balance your hormones and workout! This is a good article on endurance training and…

THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D

Many supplements are not useful and some can actually be harmful. Vitamin D is a very important supplement that every man and women should take.…

YIN AND YANG, TESTOSTERONE AND ESTROGEN

Men don’t often realize that they have both male hormones and female hormones. Men feel and perform best when their testosterone levels are enhanced and their estrogen…

HCG WEIGHT LOSS

Many of us struggle with weight and a big factor can be a hormone imbalance. One’s thyroid level can be too low and need to…

BHRT MEN

Many men are found to have low blood levels of testosterone and seek replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement can be synthetic or bio-identical. BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy)…

EXERCISE AND ANTI-AGING

Men should exercise; there are so many benefits. some with low testosterone lack the motivation and once replaced have the energy and desire to get…

INCREASE TESTOSTERONE NATURALLY

I get this question every day; “How can I increase my testosterone naturally?” What are the magical, secret exercises that will increase my levels? What natural…

LOW T- WEST HILLS

There are increasing adds on TV and the Internet about low T. The truth is that this problem is very common but the solution is…

TESTOSTERONE- SIMI VALLEY

Many men suffer symptoms of low testosterone also called hypogonadism. This cause brittle bones (osteoporosis), low energy, lack of interest in sex, (low libido) as…

TESTOSTERONE- ENCINO

More than half of men above the age of 40 have low levels of the male hormone testosterone. This is a deficiency like many others…

TESTOSTERONE- TARZANA

Dr. Bellman is a Board Certified Urologist and a member of the Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (A4M). He is extremely knowledgeable in the balancing and replenishment…

TESTOSTERONE WESTLAKE VILLAGE

As many men reach their 40s their blood levels of the all important male hormone testosterone declines. This can lead to low energy, fatigue and even low…

TESTOSTERONE CALABASAS

Many men’s testosterone decline with age leading to low energy, libido and sexual issues. Low testosterone can lead to mood issues, even depression. In California, we…

TESTOSTERONE- THOUSAND OAKS

Many, if not most men above a certain age have low testosterone. This can lead to fatigue, sexual issues, and weight gain. Today, testosterone can…

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT WOODLAND HILLS

Dr Bellman is a board certified urologist and anti-aging expert who specializes in testosterone replacement for men. He serves the communities of Woodland Hills, West Hills,…

ANTI-AGING MEN

When I think of anti-aging for men, I don’t first think about wrinkles or stretch marks. I think about vitality, strength, muscles and virility. For…

ANTI-ESTROGEN

Many men are surprised to learn that have both male and female hormones in their veins, testosterone, and estrogen. Men feel and perform best when…

LOW TESTOSTERONE LOW ENERGY

Many men describe low energy, low vitality, lack of ‘get up and go’. They may drink a lot of coffee or energy drinks, perhaps buy a…

TESTOSTERONE AND ESTROGEN

Many men are surprised to learn they have estrogen or estradiol a ‘female’ hormone. This is true; men have both testosterone and estradiol in varying…

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

So you may have symptoms of low testosterone. A blood test should be done to confirm the diagnosis. Now what is the best method of testosterone…

TESTOSTERONE AND WEIGHT LOSS?

Does testosterone replacement lead to weight loss in men? The answer is yes. Studies have shown in men with low testosterone who have excess weight and body…

NATURAL TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT

We all like things natural, so the idea of a natural way to increase testosterone sounds appealing. Unfortunately it doesn’t work. Nor do certain exercises…