Men, step up to the plate and be a man. The medical reality is that Andropause (or the male version of Menopause) does exist. It is real. The vast medical community has finally come to the realization that men lose the production of testosterone at varying rates each year. Without it comes all the dire symptoms that many men just brush off as ‘part of growing old’. As I have written before, because of misuse by pro athletes, gym rats, etc., who abuse and overuse it for performance enhancement, has caused testosterone to get a bad and misunderstood reputation in the media.
On the serious side, low testosterone has been linked to the development of many disease states that could be avoided. Hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and even prostate cancer are just a few of the illnesses that have been linked to low testosterone. The most common signs of low “T” as it is often referred to are:
1. Lack of energy, fatigue
3. Loss of libido, interest in sex
4. Lack of motivation
5. Lack of mental clarity, ability to multitask
6. Erectile dysfunction
10. Weight Gain, especially in the abdomen
11. Gynecomastia (Man Boobs)
12. Estrogen levels rise (what men do NOT need)
As always, these are just a few of the signs. We get used to the way we feel, as life goes on, and may not pay attention to these changes. But I can guarantee you that some or many of these problems exist if you are introspective enough.
The good news? It is very easily reversed. A simple examination by a qualified specialist in natural hormone therapy and some blood testing to verify your levels, and replenishment of this vital hormone will eliminate most, if not all of the symptoms and you will feel fantastic again. Remember the vitality you had when you were 20-30 years old? It CAN return. In addition to feeling good, you can help protect your future health.
So men, I implore you to bite the bullet and see that qualified doctor. Notice I emphasized qualified. There are still too many physicians in our medical community that have not realized the value of closely monitored testosterone replacement or are even opposed to it. Be sure the physician you see is one thoroughly trained in Natural Hormone Replacement. Live Well MD and Pointe Medical Services, Inc. have specialized in low testosterone for many years. We know the COMPLETE picture and treatment plan. So give us a call if you are in our area, if not we may be able to refer you to a qualified physician.
For a little humor, I just love this cartoon. It reminds me of men we have treated, then stopped treatment for whatever reason and want to get back on the plan!