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Life can be compared to a trip in a glider when, after being catapulted in our teens and early twenties to the peak of our innate physical and mental abilities by a powerful cocktail of hormones, including particularly the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen, we then go into a variable glide path for the rest of our lives, the rate of descent largely being controlled by the body's hormonal balance. Some hormones, particularly the stress hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, increase wear and tear and the rate at which we use up our energy, having what is known as a catabolic (or break-down) action. Others, particularly testosterone and oestrogen, have the opposite, or what is called anabolic (or build-up) effect. Men’s testosterone levels start to fall naturally from their mid-twenties onwards. These levels may be further depleted by stress, as well as poor dietary, lifestyle choices and a number of other factors . By the time men hit the age of 50, Centre for Men’s Health research has shown that 20% suffer from the debilitating symptoms labelled as "Male Menopause" "Andropause", or as it is more frequently termed these days, “Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome”.
Despite its prevalence and the ever growing evidence to show that addressing men’s testosterone needs is one of the most important areas of preventative medicine of the future, Centre for Men’s Health research shows only 1% of men are currently being treated under the NHS.
This book tells you why the condition is like diabetes because of resistance to the hormone, which makes just measuring testosterone in the blood as a means of diagnosis entirely unreliable, and gives you the means of confirming the condition yourself and then finding treatment which is economic and safe.