Choon Yong-Testosterone For Life

Author of Book: Abraham Morgentaler, MD
Date Read: July 12, 2023

Book Report

Why I chose to read this book:
To educate myself about Testosterone (T). Symptoms of low T and its effect on health and other issues. How to test for low T and what to expect. The benefits of T therapy and its negative effects. Treatments for low T levels. Testosterone and Prostate cancer. Disk, side effects, and medical monitoring. Treatment of men who have a history of prostate cancer and the future applications of Testosterone.

What I learned from this Book:
The symptoms of Low T; low sex drive, low energy, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, depressed mood, and decreased sense of vitality. Other factors that may cause symptoms suggestive of low T are depression and medications that commonly cause low libido are frequently prescribed antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). like Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. Signs of low T; loss of muscle strength and mass, accumulation of fat, low bone density and anemia. Main Test for Testosterone; total Testosterone, Bioactive or Bioavailable Testosterone, Free T (several types). Total T range 350 – 800 ng/dL, Low T value is value of 300 ng/dL as the threshold by USFDA. Free T, normal is greater 15 pg/mL If either the Total Testosterone is less than 300 ng/dL or Free T is less than 15 pg/mL then it is a possibility of low T.
Benefits of Testosterone therapy; Increased Libido, reduced erectile dysfunction (ED), improved body composition, more muscle mass, reduced fat, increased bone density, better general health, and healthy heart.
Modality Treatments for low T levels; injection (monthly), patches, gels, testosterone cream, pellets, buccal treatments (apply to the gum of teeth), pills ( can cause liver toxicity – discouraged ), Clomiphene Citrate and Anastrozole (makes testicle produce more Testosterone), HCG Injection, supplement and natural therapy, and exercise.
Testosterone and Prostate cancer, shows high T does not increase Prostate cancer. Low T does not protect against prostate cancer. Lots of myths about Testosterone causing Prostrate Cancer, aggression, heart disease, liver damage, high blood pressure, and breast enlargement have not been proven. Furthermore. research on Testosterone on longevity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and bone health. There is abundant of data that seems to be pointing in a positive direction, more studies will be conducted, and plenty of evidence that Testosterone is good for one’s health. Also is a choice of better and fuller life with T therapy as a supplement to replenish your total Testosterone versus a lower quality of life due to lower T.

How reading this book will contribute to my success upon release:
Information on Testosterone can be shared with the Geriatric community to help them lead a better quality of life with vitality. It will enable me to live a healthier and more productive life, so I can continue my volunteer services to the geriatric and underserved communities.