A New Perspective on Male Hormones
Everyone knows that testosterone is the essence of maleness. It is what makes men feel better, look better, and perform better-both physically and sexually. But most people would be surprised to learn that estrogen also plays a key role in men's sexuality, and is essential to their cardiovascular and circulatory health, as well as their muscle mass and bone strength.
Just as women need a small amount of testosterone, men need a small amount of estrogen. The ancient Chinese concept of yin-yang, where two seemingly opposite things complement each other to make a whole, depicts this delicate hormone balance that affects not only our physical and emotional well-being, but our sexual health as well.
"Testosterone for Life"
by Abraham Morgentaler, MD
Book review by Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP
Dr. Morgentaler is associated with the Harvard Medical School, and he has studied and published on the effects of low testosterone and its treatment. Testosterone for Life summarizes testosterone’s many important roles in the body, emphasizing the importance of diagnosing and treating a testosterone deficiency for optimizing health and well-being.
Dr. Morgentaler identifies the many benefits of treating low testosterone, including...
The Art of Replenishing Testosterone
Written by Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP
It's not hard to make a diagnosis of low testosterone in men, tell-tale signs include:
- Less muscle mass and increased fat mass, more flabbiness
- Female-like breasts and fat accumulating around the waist
- Thinner skin and lines developing in the nails
- More irritability and depression
- Less and less interest in sex.
Anybody can see these symptoms and draw a conclusion.
Now, for the first time in human history, we have the ability to replenish low testosterone by topping it off with more testosterone. But our experience with this simple principle is not always playing out the way we think it should. The human body presents us with a lot more complexity than originally thought.