Dispelling Testosterone Optimization Therapy Myths Part 2 with Keith Nichols MD

Jay Campbell

By Jay Campbell

June 20th, 2022

For decades, men have been deprived of the best testosterone optimization because doctors constantly misinterpret the literature.

They make assumptions that aren’t backed by evidence and concern themselves with issues that aren’t even there.

These myths don’t just lead people into the hands of the wrong doctors, subscribing to them can actually compromise the beneficial effects of the treatment itself.

Does testosterone cause blood clots? Why do men need to stop blocking estradiol and DHT?

In part 2 of my discussion with Medical Director and CEO of Tier 1 Health and Wellness, Dr. Keith Nichols, we dispel more TOT myths, and set a lot of the biggest assumptions straight.

“Testosterone is essentially a prohormone. It exerts its beneficial effects through its active metabolites at the tissue level. Do not interfere with testosterone’s beneficial effects.” -Dr. Keith Nichols

Three Curiosity-Driven Takeaways 

  1. The truth about testosterone and secondary erythrocytosis
    Does an increase in red blood cells from testosterone optimization indicate polycythemia vera?
  2. Where the panic about TOT side effects really comes from
    Have men been conditioned to fear symptoms and conditions that actually don’t exist?
  3. How testosterone myths corrode the benefits of the treatment
    What’s the danger of inhibiting biological pathways like estradiol and DHT?

Guest Bio

Keith Nichols, M.D. is the Medical Director and CEO of Tier 1 Health and Wellness, the premier preventive medicine clinic in the Southeast.

For more information, visit https://tier1hw.com/.

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