Thursday, May 30, 2013

Testosterone! Don't Leave Home Without it!


Staying Healthy, Hard and Ready!


Male menopause is not something you hear a lot about, but it should be shouted from the rooftops so that men would accept this normal change in their lives and get help to start feeling alive again. Not every man has symptoms. Some men if they are extremely healthy and active can still produce testosterone at a high level. But that is the exception. Some of the medical help available in this country is wrapped around culture and social norms instead of facts. FACT: Men go through a drop in hormones just as women do, although the symptoms are not 'in your face' and 'bigger than life' than what women experience. It slowly creeps up on a man until he resigns himself that it's just part of the aging process. Well...so is disease and you would get help for that wouldn't you? I have taken bio-identical hormones for over two years and would never want to go back to the dark days of being hormone deficient! This is a subject that NB and I have discussed at great length. And it's amazing the Doctors that have discouraged him from looking into it. But we have found some clinics close to where he has moved that specialize in hormone therapy for men and I'm excited for him to check them out. I am a true believer in replacing in our bodies naturally what they have used to keep us healthy and strong. Would you stop feeding your favorite plant fertilizer because it was time for it to grow old? So you decide to deprive it of what made it healthy?

Men, look over these symptoms and honestly ask yourself if you have any of them. Chances are if you are over 50+ you'll say yes.

Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency (Androgen Deficiency)

  • Loss of energy
  • Brain Fog
  • Decrease mental quickness
  • Diminished libido
  • Decrease orgasmic intensity
  • Loss of strength
  • Loss of muscle flexibility
  • Prolonged recovery from exercise
  • Loss of cardiac protection
  • High cholesterol
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Weight gain
  • Fat increase especially mid abdominal
  • Loss of endurance
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty converting fat to lean muscle mass with increased exercise
  • Osteoporosis

Testosterone levels begin to decline at 30 years of age, and the typical male's testosterone declines by approximately 10% per decade. We are living longer and need our lives to be productive and full of great sexual energy! There is no reason why men or women should give in to the mind set of what they think a certain chronological age should look and feel like. Women need testosterone also. Replacing hormones for both men and women will hopefully become a common occurrence as time passes.

I encourage all to Google (bio identical hormones ) and do your own research.  

Men!!! We need you hard, focused, alert and hungry for many more years! ;)

10 comments:

  1. Agreed.

    I've been on male HRT since my forties. I'm now in my 70s and am fitter than most men of my age.

    A couple of caveats.

    - I've always been a keen sportsman and took care to look after my health capital in other ways - no smoking, no excess drinking, good diet with reduced meat intake and plenty of fruit and veg, plus regular excercise (in my case 50 mile rides on my roadbike).

    - Testosterone can be implicated in increased risk of prostate cancer.

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  2. Thank you for your excellent comment. I congratulate you on taking your health seriously and staying on top of it. I'm sure the women in your life are reaping the benefits. :)

    Yes....the rumor and misinformation that higher levels of testosterone can increase the risk of prostate cancer have been out there for a long time and I'm hoping as more facts come out that just the opposite is true that men will look into this marvelous friend of theirs and reclaim that friendship!

    I will in the near future be doing a book review on an excellent book called "The Testosterone Syndrome". The critical factor for energy, health and sexuality - reversing male menopause. By Eugene Shippen M.D. & William Fryer.

    ~ Vista

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    1. Also for those of you who are looking into this: The delivery system of testosterone is very important on effectiveness. Patches and creams can have side effects since the testosterone is having to go through the skin and your organs like your liver. Shots can cause highs and great drops in levels. Oral also can cause some problems.

      I personally use pellets which are tiny rice size pellets that are inserted into the fatty tissue of your buttocks every 4-6 months months. The hormones are then released directly and systematically through your blood stream bypassing organs that can cause the side effects that are spoken of.

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    2. (Was Anonymous, but just beginning to get the hang of this thing).

      ...oh and finally, the downside of testosterone is that if, like 75% of males you have a tendency to hair loss due to exposure to T, additional testosterone will accelerate it.

      The only known cure for baldness is castration.

      Win some, lose some.

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    3. LOL. I need to look into that... that's a new one for me to hear about. :)

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  3. Good points about mode of delivery.

    I have an intramuscular depot shot every four weeks. This produces a marked variation in T-level. Up to a peak after 7 days, at which point I'm above average and would probably fail a drug test if I rode professionally (needless to say, at my age I don't).

    Plateau for a further 7 approx, then gradual decline to below normal until the next shot. This could be a drag, but I've learned to live with it.

    Interestingly, since I met my dear Mistress who now has me under strict orgasm control with plenty of edging and teasing thrown in, my libido at the lower end of the scale is in much better shape.

    It's a pity more men aren't aware of the health benefits, both physical and mental, of a good F/m relationship with a mindful Domme.

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  4. I am 80 this week and still very active,Wife Disabled and not interested in sex for last 10 years so DIY, just found self
    unable to reach release now . What will restore me or is it too late

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    1. I will in the near future be doing a book review on an excellent book called "The Testosterone Syndrome". The critical factor for energy, health and sexuality - reversing male menopause. By Eugene Shippen M.D. & William Fryer.

      This book will go over the options for you and hopefully there is a clinic close to where you live. It is never too late to get help. Take good care of yourself.

      ~ Vista

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  5. Thank youfor this post. Ive started late but still desire good sex. Especially informative and an article of value for every male

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