Is Optimization Therapy an Acceptable Answer to Declining Testosterone Levels Due to Age?
By Jay Campbell
June 14th, 2018
If you have a headache, do you think twice about taking Aspirin to stop your head from pounding? Do you wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee so you can start the day with a little caffeine? If you lose the cartilage in your hips and can only get around in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, would you allow a surgeon to cut you open and replace your joints, so that you could walk again? Think about it. There are dozens of ways in which society accepts the use of drugs for the sake of our health and well being on a daily basis. Why would Testosterone Optimization Therapy (TOT) be any different?
When to Start Testosterone Optimization Therapy
If you’re under 30 and you have the slightest intention of having children in the future, your doctor should first consider any natural means available for alleviating symptoms of low testosterone – improving your nutrition, reducing body fat and inflammatory markers, and so on. It is preferable to starting TOT, which could interfere with your fertility if you’re not working with a doctor who is also prescribing you medications that are designed to retain your reproductive capability. Ten years ago, we generally would have recommended men to start TOT no sooner than 35 years old, but it’s becoming more apparent that low testosterone is a significant problem in men of ALL ages—not just men over 35. It’s worth emphasizing that younger men need to proceed cautiously and learn as much as possible before seeking out and using TOT.
TOT is part of a healthy lifestyle; not a band-aid solution for an unhealthy one.
A course of action to alleviating symptoms of low testosterone would involve optimizing your lifestyle. Start by getting significant sunlight every day. Commit to a weight training program. Eat a diet rich in healthy fats and low in carbs. In other words, if you’re living a sedentary lifestyle, eating tons of junk food, your FIRST step is to take the steps needed to change your lifestyle. Today, many young men are suffering from suboptimal testosterone levels, and often doctors will refuse to acknowledge the problem. If lifestyle changes fail, the next step is doctor-prescribed medications that attempt to raise your testosterone levels (while maintaining your fertility) and are not disruptive (or minimally so) of your body’s natural production of testosterone. Again, optimizing your levels of testosterone is no different from the way society accepts many drugs as the solution to our many ailments, disorders, and deficiencies. We have zero doubt that in less than ten years, TOT will be widely accepted for men who want to live at their highest physical and mental potential. Want to learn more? Get optimized by reading the bible. Click here.