Recent estimates show that 13 million men in the United States may experience testosterone deficiency, although fewer than 10 percent receive treatment for the condition.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2011
“Testosterone: A Man’s Guide- Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality” (Milestones Publishing, available on amazon.com) has been recently published to educate men about testosterone deficiency, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with practical "how-to" information generated by an empowered patient and treatment advocate after 20 years of research.
The overall prevalence of testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) in the United States is approximately 39 percent in men 45 years or older according to the 2006 Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study, one of the largest studies ever done on testosterone deficiency. Recent estimates show that 13 million men in the United States may experience testosterone deficiency, although fewer than 10 percent receive treatment for the condition. So why are so few men receiving treatment for hypogonadism? Consider that men are known not to proactively visit doctors. And consider that the two main symptoms of testosterone deficiency, depression and sexual dysfunction, are topics that many men feel uncomfortable discussing even with their physicians. So even if he is feeling bad enough to finally make it to the doctor, a man is probably more willing to take a physical gut punch than the metaphorical one by admitting out loud that he has problems with his sexual performance or his mood.
Luckily, this patient-friendly book provides tools to educate men about how to maximize testosterone benefits while minimizing its side effects , how to apply for free testosterone access via patient assistance programs, how to find a physician trained in testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) , review of supplements and foods that may affect testosterone, advantages/disadvantages of TRT options like gels, injections, pellets, and oral products, how to obtain customized TRT products from specialized pharmacies, a listing of testosterone studies , and online testosterone discussion groups and web sites.
The author, Nelson Vergel, is also the co-author of the book “Built to Survive: A Comprehensive Guide on the Medical Use of Anabolic Therapies, Nutrition and Exercise for HIV+ Women and Men” and the founder of the Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Houston. A tireless patient advocate for over 20 years, his writing is accessible and jam-packed full of practical information. He weaves the latest research data with first-hand experience and useful tips—the result of years of trial and error experience. He strives to help his readers live healthier lives without having to “reinvent the wheel” in their search for solutions.
Physicians and patients are already raving about the book. Dr Michael Scally, a prominent expert on men’s health, has said: “This is the first and only book in the market that approaches testosterone in a friendly and informative manner for men. Nelson deeply cares about men's health. It is more than a passing interest. For him, it is a matter of life and living."
“As a physician who treats testosterone deficient male patients I have found Nelson's book so informatively and clearly written that I have recommended his book to medical colleagues,” stated Dr Paul Bellman, a well known New York City physician. “I hope Nelson's book gains the wide readership it deserves because of its power to improve the health and quality of life of countless individuals.”
When asked why he wrote this book, Nelson said: “Testosterone therapy saved my life, so I wanted to share this information with all men. Besides researching data and talking to researchers on different options, I have purposely tried most of the products that I discuss in this book to provide practical tips on each one. After my 20 years of work, I still very concerned about how many men have unfounded fears about this hormone and how those who are using it now do not know how to manage potential side effects. It is my hope that this book will save readers time and trouble by preventing costly mistakes, wasted time and needless suffering.”
For more information about the book and how to reach Nelson Vergel, please visit http://www.testosteronewisdom.com
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