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BOOSTING TESTOSTERONE NATURALLY
By Dr. John J. Pierce, D.O.
FEELING YOUNGER, STRONGER, AND JUST OVERALL – BETTER!
Many physicians are reluctant to prescribe testosterone replacement therapy for their male patients. Unfortunately, not all physicians are properly educated in this area of specialty, and patients continue to experience their aging symptoms, feeling out of control, which can lead to depression.
Just like women, aging men need their hormones to feel strong and confident. Men may not get the hot flashes like women, but they can experience low self-esteem, erectile problems, weight gain and depression, which can be misdiagnosed, when in fact, it can simply be the decline in testosterone levels. Again, like the ladies, hormone therapy for men can have many benefits – and can even prevent heart disease!
There are many factors that can lower testosterone levels, like smoking, weight gain, certain drugs, diabetes, and hypertension. By making positive changes in the areas of your life that you can control, like living a healthy lifestyle by exercising daily and following the right diet, testosterone levels can be boosted naturally. Other natural boosting helpers can include checking your vitamin D levels, as most of us are deficient (especially those who live in a cold climate with little to no sun exposure). Supplementing with the right amount of vitamin D3 (approximately 4,000 to 5,000 IU a day) can naturally boost your testosterone levels, as D3 plays a part in its production. Also add an extra 80 mg daily of zinc.
Since no two of us are exactly alike, I always begin with a thorough blood evaluation at Ageless Forever. This shows us exactly what each patient may or may not need, possible hormone replacement, and to help them feel better overall.
On July 16th, 2014, in a surprising yet enlightening statement, the FDA rejected a Citizen’s Petition to add a “black box” warning to all testosterone products in addition to other demands included in the petition stating: “After careful consideration, and, in light of the foregoing, we herby deny your Petition in its entirety. The FDA will continue to evaluate the cardiovascular risks of testosterone, and, if warranted, will take appropriate regulatory action to protect the public when its evaluation has concluded.”
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