Men’s testosterone gradually declines, usually about 1% per year after age 40. New research has revealed that men need estradiol, too, for their bones and brain health. Recently, I treated a man who had been prescribed estradiol lowering drugs along with an incorrect (low) amount of testosterone—his main problem? He could not think clearly, felt “not right”. Men may suffer from osteoporosis, on thinning of their bones, which may be linked to low estradiol and low testosterone levels.
I want to provide hormones in a safe, balanced fashion to copy or mimic what your body made inside of you at a younger age. Most laboratory values have a range, from high to low. Just because you are normal, does not (necessarily) mean you are optimal. For most people (but not all), optimal hormone levels are at least at the 50-75% of a young adult.
Signs of low testosterone in men may include: anxiety, inability to make a decision, lack of drive and endurance, and of course, lack of libido, the desire for sex. This observation is based on my observation and the change I see in men after proper prescriptions which might include books to read, documentaries to view, as well as medications and supplements.
Recently, some studies have indicated that testosterone may be implicated in an increased risk for stroke and heart attack. Some researchers have criticized those studies as being flawed in design. Other problems that are associated with testosterone may be an increase in prostate size. Harvard urologist Dr. Morgentaler largely discounted the unproven theory that testosterone caused prostate cancer in his book, TESTOSTERONE FOR LIFE. Dr. Shippen wrote THE TESTOSTERONE SYNDROME.