low testosterone

  1. Low testosterone in new depression link

    Instead of an eye at the top of the Great Seal we should have a finger, because everyone's always pointing at someone else.

    We live in a society where no one takes responsibility for anything anymore. No matter what it is, it's someone else's fault -- and folks expect the feds to step in and magically solve all their problems (with YOUR money of course).

    But gents, there's a very real problem you could be battling right now and I can confirm you truly ARE blameless for this one.

    If your booming laugh has vanished... if you strength is sagging... if your whip-sharp mind has dulled... if your sex life has slowed down from 60 to zero... and if you have no idea where that spare tire came from... I've got the words you need to hear:

    It's not your fault!

    Mother Nature and Father Time have teamed up to play a cruel trick on you. After middle age, just when you need testosterone more than ever, your body shuts down production faster than a union shop at quitting time.

    And one of the first and most noticeable tolls it'll take is on your mood.

    You can go from healthy and happy to the living embodiment of a sad sack in no time flat, and new research confirms -- yet again -- that a bad day or bad luck isn't to blame for your blues.

    Your finger should be pointed straight at those slumping hormone levels instead.

    They don't have to fall too far, either. The new study of 200 men finds that even "borderline" testosterone levels -- we're talking about levels your own doc probably wouldn't be concerned about -- can cause your mood to head south fast.

    And the risk isn't small, either. It's HUGE.

    More than half of all men with these borderline low testosterone levels -- 56 percent -- also suffered from depression.

    In any normal population of men at any given time, we'd expect that number to be somewhere between 3 percent and 4 percent. That means low testosterone increases the risk of depression by between 1,500 and 2,000 percent.

    So if you have collected more than a few candles on your birthday cake and you have no idea why you've been feeling so crummy, don't blame yourself. Blame your hormones -- especially if your blues are accompanied by the other signs of low testosterone.

    The government can't bail you out of this one, but luckily you can take matters into your own hands: natural supplements such as ram's horn can help kick-start your body's hormone factory back into working order.

    And if you're still experiencing troubling symptoms make an appointment to see a doctor who has expertise in natural hormones. He can check your levels, top you off naturally -- and then keep tabs on you to make sure it's working.

  2. Why you're losing muscle right now

    Low testosterone causes muscle to wither

    Gents, I've been warning you for years now that the risks of low testosterone go far beyond a gun with no ammo -- and one new study after another is backing me up.

    The latest: Researchers have confirmed that seniors missing out on this critical hormone lose their muscle even faster than they lose their sex drive.

    The study of 1,200 seniors found that men with the lowest levels had stick-figure arms and legs that were practically useless and no strength left in their grip.

    Wave goodbye to that firm handshake... assuming you can still raise your arm.

    These seniors even had trouble with the simplest of all activities, like standing up from a chair. I can't think of anything feebler than that, but believe it or not this gets even worse: Men with missing muscle mass are more likely to suffer from potentially crippling falls.

    Now, I'm not saying you need bulging muscles like Popeye, especially in your senior years. But if you're starting to look more like Olive Oyl, you stand to lose a lot more than your manly strength -- because new research confirms yet another of my long-held beliefs: Testosterone is critical to cardiovascular health.

    As I told you last month, men who suffer from low testosterone are a third more likely to suffer a heart attack and up to 50 percent more likely to experience a stroke.

    Don't assume you're safe if you haven't had problems with your heart, muscles or erections yet -- because the loss of testosterone is so gradual most men don't even notice it.

    Not at first anyway.

    Then, one day, nothing seems to work right anymore -- and your butt is glued to your chair.

    Don't wait for that to happen. Use whatever strength you have left to get out of that chair and off to the doctor, even if you need someone to carry you there.

    Have him check your testosterone levels and top you off, and watch those muscles start to come back -- along with your energy, vitality and a little something-something "down there."

    Younger men, you're up next. Keep reading for the latest threat to your manhood.

  3. Low testosterone linked to frailty

    I've been warning men of the dangers of low testosterone for years... and now that the mainstream is catching on, I wish I'd kept my mouth shut.

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