Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Testosterone Supplementation Facts

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 10:17 AM

By Dr. Blaylock

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As they approach middle age, many men begin to worry about impotence. While there are many causes for male impotence, falling levels of testosterone is an easily identifiable cause. (To learn more about changes that occur with aging, read my report Stop Aging Naturally.)
 
It is accepted that a decline in testosterone occurs in most men, it just doesn’t fall as fast as women’s hormones. Testosterone, like female hormones, plays a role in brain protection and in preventing atherosclerosis.
 
In addition, it prevents muscle loss associated with aging and improves drive and energy levels. In both men and women, testosterone plays a major role in both sex drive and sexual interest. (For information on how to keep your sex life sizzling as you age, go check out my special report Keeping Your Sex Life, Looks, and Health!)
 
Before considering supplementation, you should have comprehensive testing for testosterone levels. This should include measures of both free and bound testosterone, DHEA levels as well as sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).
 
Sex hormone binding globulin binds testosterone in the blood and when excessive, as occurs in some elderly people, may prevent testosterone from working.
 
For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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