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Hello welcome to -- -- I'm Dr.
Although it's normal for testosterone levels to drop -- -- -- Low testosterone can affect -- -- health and in many ways testosterone is the stuff that makes men mad.
Testosterone levels decline steadily after the age of forty.
The decline is relatively small about one to 2% per year however.
-- the hormone levels can get too low.
And middle -- men can be left with symptoms like low sex drive.
Erectile dysfunction mood disorders -- -- and sleep disturbances.
But my guest today has all the -- that every eighteen men should listen to.
To help maintain their health.
Looks and sex appeal.
Join me today is that pioneer you've seen him in many -- around country.
In age management medicine.
And the -- there.
The -- plan doctor Jeffrey life welcome sir thank you document let me tell you the most handsome man.
The age of 72 that I ever seen in my life you're hot and you really really hot.
Ed and but but.
You know it is true because now I'm in my middle fifties and I do feel as -- talking to you before we got on camera.
IE felt that my testosterone levels getting to the point that I had no -- you know really.
So how big is the problem it's enormous that starts at about age forty.
-- men continue to age their to -- levels continued to decline and impacts every aspect of that life.
How can I tell that I have low T low testosterone.
And what He should I be looking for the signs and how to white you know differentiate something that is the take normal aging.
-- slow -- -- team really can start at about age 35.
The signs of -- -- our image you that you no longer wake up with an early morning erection you no longer get spontaneous erections.
You -- you like energy -- Need to take a nap in the afternoon.
You you like focus you're not driven.
If you go to the gym you just don't see much in the way of results.
And you don't even wanna go to the -- And then you have depression and mood disorders.
And this all comes on very slowly it's very insidious a Lakewood that.
When they can almost tell you it to the month.
Win the east and the change and they talk about this men don't talk about to write this because it's so insidious and it takes months and years.
Once you recognize the symptoms what should they do.
Well I'd go through all this in my book but typically a man will go to his primary care doctor and talked to him about or her about this.
And sometimes the doctor will order a testosterone test the problem is that -- that the -- from comes back.
That in that in the reference strains that are that are going to be told that -- normal right what they're not told is that they are a and and so men need to know what their levels -- -- talk about the ideal levels in my book.
And you need to -- pissed -- a little closer to a thousand.
Most of my patients are below 300.
Right and that is you just screaming for to -- and and and and once they start.
They see a change within a week -- -- it.
If I'm if -- a regular guy out there and and -- guys are going to be watching this on the and it's OK listen I have a lot of these symptoms let me pick up uncle -- my local doctor.
You you know what's gonna happen.
And that doctor says I can't go you know I don't have time for the isn't -- any attention -- it -- -- -- picked the right -- well.
There are -- measurements and clinics throughout the country so engine it -- close to twenty different clinics scattered throughout the country.
-- -- -- Well these -- my website.
So we can people can go to my website and find the best the nearest clinic right and they can go there or they can just ask their doctor.
To get a testosterone level total -- free to softer than they can go to my book and see where they stand to at the end of my book I talk about.
What what -- what are you talked your doctor about what kind of values should you be striving to -- -- in my book.
And if the doctor doesn't want to treat it than they need to look elsewhere in your book you talk about the life plan.
Because it's just not only about replacing testosterone.
And then changing everything that once you get out of your rot.
This is to kind of then moved forward a little if only testosterone levels are corrected and you don't exercise properly.
And you don't eat properly and you don't take the right supplements.
-- you're not gonna see much of the change but if you court to hormone deficiency your testosterone deficiency -- up -- should be.
Then you're gonna want to go to -- you're gonna see changes happen.
Though in the way you look but the -- you feel and in your.
Overall health your cardiac health we see a lot of advertising.
Especially when you talk about supplements.
You hear this in the radio all the time that how to naturally increase you -- And natural testosterone with taking supplements.
Is there it is -- truth to that bill okay.
I thought so but I want to give you you can increase should just susteren some if you if you exercise properly and I talk about -- the book.
Even it even with the actor and it's an uphill battle and you're not gonna really fix.
That right you -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- No money exercise it's going to fix that right.
This the that the last question that I wanna issue is that of course people.
Would -- testosterone supplementation.
And they would sees some potential side effects episode about some of the side effects and if you are taken to -- strong.
How do you monitor things that's another very important point that if you are on to sells replacement therapy you need to be followed.
Closely by a physician -- knows what He or she is doing.
In -- blood work every three to four months to see which -- levels are.
To see how it's impacting your blood count to make sure your PSA is good.
-- all these different parameters.
That are key to good health.
Are are okay.
The really are not any serious side effects as -- are being managed closely night.
I tell people the downside to testosterone is really going around with a low levels.
That's the downside which are great risk for help it but you know as a form of prostate cancer -- that's another big -- itself to OK good I wanted to.
How all of that I want to I want it to -- this segment with you telling me what other big myths that you hear.
In regards to -- hormone replacement therapy for -- well the biggest -- is this.
This view that most medical people.
That to -- replacement therapy increases your risk for prostate cancer.
It is just not the case there are no studies that I list in my book over fifty references.
That show that it's healthy levels of testosterone.
And if you have low level to disaster here a much greater risk of getting prostate cancer and having a very aggressive form of well listen great information I think that every man out there.
Mandate you must get this book.
Thank you so much -- that come into the program.
-- and what can people get information currently.
At my website www.
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