***Low Testosterone - The Unsuspected Epidemic***
by Dr.Ronald Williams
There are more than seventy million men in the U.S. suffering from low levels of testosterone. But the vast majority of them don't even know it. As the tremendous popularity of Viagra suggests, many of these men are experiencing symptoms of male sexual dysfunction. Others find themselves fighting more subtle battles against obesity, fatigue, depression and insomnia-common symptoms of low testosterone that most doctors overlook or attribute to the natural process of aging or stress.
Why is modern medicine missing the low testosterone mark?
Standard laboratory tests have failed to pinpoint the problem. While medical science has determined that while a man's total (protein-bound) testosterone levels remain relatively stable over time, his bio-available (free) levels gradually decline at an alarming rate of two percent each year beginning at age twenty five. This means that a man in his sixties is functioning with only about twenty percent of the testosterone he had in his twenties. However, when standard laboratory tests are performed, most men typically have only their total levels of testosterone evaluated. Their more important bio-available levels go unchecked.
To make matters worse, most physicians require a diagnosis of hypogonadism (a medical term used to classify total testosterone levels that fall below a specified laboratory limit) prior to prescribing any testosterone replacement medication. As a result, millions of American men who are suffering from symptoms of low testosterone are walking around undiagnosed and untreated.
==> Detection - A Necessary First Step <==
When it comes to treating and eliminating the symptoms of low testosterone, detecting the problem is a fundamental first step. Are your testosterone levels low? Take the 10-point quiz below to and find out.
1. Are you over the age of 28?
2. Do you have poor muscle tone?
3. Are you prone to weight gain, particularly around the midsection?
4. Do you frequently feel weak and tired without any apparent reason?
5. Is your recovery from exercise slow?
6. Do you have a low sex drive or symptoms of sexual dysfunction?
7. Do you feel depressed, irritable or unmotivated?
8. Do you have difficulty coping with stress?
9. Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep?
10. Do you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol regularly or take prescription medicines?
If you answered "yes" to any two of these ten questions, chances are your testosterone levels are less than optimal. How can you know? The answer is simple: Test yourself in the comfort and privacy of your very own home.
In addition to being more convenient and less costly than standard laboratory serum tests, recent medical research has proven salivary hormone testing to be far more accurate when it comes to measuring bio-available testosterone and a number of other key, male hormones.
*** Prohormones - A Better Option ***
While the soon-to-be-released topical testosterone medication will eliminate the need for painful injections and irritating patches for the few men who have been diagnosed with hypogonadism, but there is a kinder (and smarter) alternative for men who do not need or do not qualify for testosterone replacement therapy. That alternative is testosterone prohormone enhancement (TPE). Based on innovative European technology, TPE is an all-natural, non-prescription program developed several years ago by an U.S. physician for use in his own medical practice.
What does TPE do? It provides for the effective application of prohormones (steroid hormone precursors)-the basic, raw materials a man's body needs to produce testosterone.
While TPE is not intended as a treatment for hypogonadism, it offers a safe, effective and accessible treatment option to the millions of men who are interested in maximizing their physical, mental and sexual potential. The more specific benefits associated with the use of ProMale and high levels of testosterone in include:
Improved mood and overall sense of well-being.
Increased muscle mass and strength.
An enhanced sex drive and function.
Better memory, concentration and visual acuity.
Improved cardiac health through the natural reduction of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Increased tolerance to stress.
As an all-natural prohormone formula, TPE differs from testosterone replacement medications in several important ways. First, it does not replace testosterone directly. As a result, TPE does not suppress the body's own ability to produce testosterone and is far less likely to promote the onset of testicular atrophy (a common side effect linked to the use of prescription testosterone medications).
Second, prohormone formulas like TPE can never push a man's testosterone levels too high because the important 17 and 3 beta hydroxysteroid enzymes that are used to convert prohormones into testosterone are "rate limited." This means that regardless of the quantity of prohormones delivered to the body, only a fixed amount of these will ever be converted to testosterone.
In addition, prohormones can always be synergistically used in conjunction with any other natural or pharmaceutical therapies to stimulate the body's own ability to produce testosterone. And last, but certainly not least, prohormones cross the blood/brain barrier more quickly than testosterone does. As a result, they are more effective in enhancing cognitive and sexual functions than testosterone itself.
TPE is a rejuvenative topical prohormone formula specifically designed for the low or decreased testosterone male. Formulated according to the same standards of purity and quality found in prescription medications, TPE uses a percutaneous (through the skin) gel matrix to deliver these important male prohormones:
Androstenediol-to enhance the androgenic effects of testosterone (increased libido, sexual function and improved mood)
Norandrostenediol and norandrostenedione-to enhance the anabolic effects of nortestosterone (increased strength and lean mass)
DHEA-as a buffer against stress
Progesterone-for its estrogen and prostate protecting effects.
The product is most effective when used by [men who suffer from symptoms related to reduced or borderline levels of testosterone]. The product is for [those who want to restore their youthful vigor and vitality] as well as those who simply have an [interest in building lean mass and enhancing their overall athletic performance].
TPE should not used by men be with pre-existing, hormone-dependent cancers (such as a prostate), those with unstable blood
pressure or those under the age of twenty-five. Any man over fifty years of age should have a baseline prostate exam and PSA measurement prior to using TPE for the first time.
If you are interested in the TPE product and the program including how to test your testosterone levels at home, please contact myself directly at DrW at penisimprovement.com . You will be sent further information concerning the home testing kit as well as the TPNE program.
Yours for better health,