I wanted to share an experience i have been undergoing for several months. It all started last summer when i would go into the doctors office to find out the results of the blood work i had just had done. I take statins 20 mg for high LDL. My high level LDL was 144 and is now down to 88. So the quarterly blood checks are a matter of life's routien now.
At each quarterly visit the doctor would ask me some very personal questions concerning possible side effects of the statins? Questions concerning how i felt about my libido!--- WHAT ! i would ask . What does that have to do with the issue at hand. He commented that sometimes statins can have an effect on the male libido. (suppression here of) Well at 69 yrs of age my libido wasn't of any concern SO I THOUGHT.
When i got home after one of the office visits i began to do some thinking on the matter rather seriously.
I began to wonder if my testosterone was LOW then maybe i should have it check along with the other requirements of the blood analysis. After searching the internet and finding out what the " normal" range should be i was most interested to find out what my levels were. Fast forward another quarter and the blood test did definately show i did have low testosterone readings.
Now is where the fun began. My comment to the doctor was " how do i get it up" ( the levels of course) He explained to me that most men begin to loose testostrone production by their early 30's! As we age we have less and less production as a natural accuring event of ageing. As an avid cyclist i always sought training and nutrition as a means of physical conditioning with only moderate results. I always had the feeling i needed " somthing else" to give me a kick.
I discussed my feelings with my doctor about my need for " that little edge" i just could never find.
Because of my very good health he would consider putting me on a testostrone therapy treatment. He was very very emphatic that i " stick to the rules" he was about to explain. Because of the possible side effects of this type of treatment there were serious side efects that could take place if rules were not followed.
I began the treatments ( an application of a compounded perscription cream to the inside of my left bicip area ) in early Nov 2010. Within a few days i could tell a different feling was taking place. Testostrone is a " feel good " natural high. As the therapy continued and i was forced into my winter indoor training mode i began to really take notice of how much more enthused i was about going to the fitness center. After normal training routiens i felt better and had no residual soreness the next day. As the days and weeks went by i was feeling absolutely fantastic! My strength was increasing gradually and i was able to train with increased intensity .
The last quarterly blood test has shown my testosterone level to have doubled. I'm very pleased with the results of the thearpy and will continue for the foreseeable future.
My testostrone levels are only within a " normal acceptable level" to where they should be . I share my experience with you for the sole purpose of information only. If you should find this interesting enough to get yourself tested you may also find you are deficient and age is taking away some of your potential.
This treatment has given me a whole new lease on " better physical conditioning and how i feel about my self ".
Visit the internet and search Testostrone Therapy --------- may be the best thing you could do for yourself!