Low testosterone is a pervasive male problem and commonly dismissed as part of the aging process
Bend, OR (PRWEB) October 3, 2008
Testosterone is what makes a "man a man" and keeps men healthy and vital throughout their whole life. Unfortunately, an abundance of recent research is showing that testosterone levels are declining faster in modern man than ever before, and an astounding 40 million American men are suffering from low levels. A newly released medical test by Doctor Richard Cohen can help; and the best part, all without the doctor's visit!
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that today's men are not as "manly" as they were: sporting significantly lower testosterone levels than their counterparts 10 or 20 years ago. In fact, a typical 50-year-old today has about 20 percent lower (testosterone) than his father would have had 20 years ago.
While researchers continue to debate the "how and why's" of this growing problem, more and more men are suffering from a life that is less fulfilling than they ever imagined. While many of these men are struggling with male sexual dysfunction, others find themselves battling symptoms such as fatigue, depression, low sex drive, irritability, loss of motivation, insomnia and weight gain. Yet, few of these men, however, are receiving therapeutic care and often turning to unnecessary, and possibly dangerous alternatives. The problem is that these men do not know they might even have less than optimal testosterone levels.
"I went in to see Dr Cohen for low energy levels. I had no idea that my testosterone level was lower than it should be, and when he described the other symptoms, it was like he was reading my mind. I would have never thought to ask about my hormone levels and now I have more energy, a little less body fat, and a great outlook. I can't thank Dr. Cohen enough," exclaims John Ulster from Vancouver, WA.
Why? 'Standard' testing procedures have failed to pinpoint the problem. "Most men suffering from symptoms including sexual dysfunction, if tested at all, are only tested for total testosterone. Nine times out of 10, their bio-available levels go unchecked," explains physician and researcher Richard Cohen, M.D.
Yet, while total testosterone levels seem to remain relatively stable over time, it is the bio-available testosterone (or Free Testosterone) levels that gradually decline in men at an alarming rate of 2 percent each year, beginning at age 30. That is the key to Dr. Cohen's Testosterone Health Check, measuring the vital "Free Testosterone". While laboratory blood testing was once considered to be the ultimate in terms of accuracy, recent research has proven that salivary hormone assessment, in addition to being less expensive and more practical than blood testing, is also clinically more relevant. Salivary assessments measure the active (bio-available) levels of hormones rather than the inactive (total) levels of hormones. Now men can take their health into their own hands with an easy to use test that literally takes seconds to use.
"Low testosterone is a pervasive male problem and commonly dismissed as part of the aging process," comments Dr. Cohen.
Once identified, less than optimal levels of bio-available testosterone are now quite easy to support. Fortunately, most men are not outright deficient in testosterone, but are just beginning to decline from youthful levels and/or are beginning to accumulate higher levels of male estrogen. Diet and lifestyle adjustments, along with high quality prohormone-free, herbal supplements such as Dr. Cohen's OptiMale RX, are a viable option for those men whose male hormone levels are out of balance, but not yet in the seriously deficient range.
About Dr. Richard Cohen:
As a specialist in nutritional medicine and hormonal replacement, Dr. Richard Cohen brings more than a decade of experience to weight management, the treatment of age-related illness, and sports performance. Dr. Cohen's expertise has earned him the attention and respect of physicians and health professionals across the U.S. He has been training and counseling members of the American medical community on dietary issues for the past 10 years, and more recently he has become recognized as one of the leading authorities in the use of diet, nutritional supplements, and natural hormones and hormone precursors to enhance performance and well-being.
For additional information on vital male hormones like testosterone, at home salivary lab results, Testosterone Health Check, Optimale Rx, or to get Dr Cohon's free downloadable book, go to http://www.checkmytestosterone.com.