Low Testosterone (Low T): The Case for Testosterone Replacement!
The stimulus for this article was initially published in August of 2019. The original article was written by Kurt Becker, Aisha Rivera Margarin, MD, MS and Kerry Kuehl, MD. It was an overview of of a series of Observational study ad review of literature offered at the Redmond Health and Safety Symposium, Barbara EMS Conference give August 18-22 held in Nashville, Tennessee presented by the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Fire Fighters belong to unique group of people, their work places their life on the line every day they work. They need to work constantly to stay fit, strong and capable of responding to dangerous situations at a seconds notice. Fire Fighters have to stay at the top of their game to stay safe and make sure they stay protected. They belong to a dangerous profession which requires not just physical but mental fitness 24-7-365. The International Association of Fire Fighters clearly recognizes this and has moved to bring vital information to their membership to support and suggest this protection. While the IAFF doesn’t set physical or medical criteria they have been wise enough to bring the issue of Low Testosterone to their membership and offer clear and concise information which now allows IAFF members and all who read this presentation pertinent scientific information that can assist them in moving in a direction of finding individual care that offers solutions and suggestions.
As a integrative medical practitioner I have worked with Male and Female Hormone Replacement for more than 35 years, the last 7 of which I have been privileged to work with Fire Fighters, Police, Highway Patrol and Union Workers who also work at strenuous jobs wherein being less then physically and mentally fit can cause life threatening injury. I have first hand seen the value of TRT (Male Testosterone Replacement Therapy) and HRT (Female Hormone Replacement Therapy) with improving and maintaining physical, mental and emotional fitness and increasing safety in one or another dangerous lines of work.
Both interesting and significant is using TRT and HRT in normal everyday individuals and also seeing the quality of their life improve doing normal everyday jobs and living normal everyday life. Whether you are a fire fighter, police officer, highway patrol, longshoreman, iron worker, construction worker, an insurance salesman or sales clerk, you deserve access to TRT and HRT so you can live the healthiest and most supportive life possible. You deserve to be at your physical, mental, emotional best.
Male Testosterone Replacement Therapy Presentation
What is Testosterone?
When your parents were first told they had a son, it was because you had male genitals and male anatomy. You had a Y chromosome which as you grow and develop will act to mature you as a male. As other male sexual characteristics develop muscles, strong bones, genital and head hair, testes this is because your body starts producing a male sex hormone called Testosterone. As you enter into and pass through adolescence male secondary sex characteristics develop and you are recognized as a male.
While Testosterone production will go on through your entire life it will do so according to instructions your DNA give it. It will, as we now clearly know, continue production through infinite variations. While one individual will produce significant amounts of testosterone long into aging process 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 100’s another individual will stop producing meaningful testosterone by age 25. Testosterone production peaks in most men around age 25 and slowly declines into their 80’s. Some men, for whatever reason are very low in their early 20’s or mid to late 30’s. These men are “hormone deficient,” and while they may have multiple signs and symptoms of their hormonal deficiency, they may not actually know they are deficient until testing is done and all of the signs and symptoms of testosterone decency are recognized. Often testosterone deficiency occurs so slowly the individual does not even know it is happening. Often it is just upon them and as you will see next from the list of signs and symptoms they just don’t feel the way they used to feel, they just can’t do the things they used to do.
How does Low Testosterone Present in Men?
The original IAFF PowerPoint Presentation was directed at both men and women (but mainly men). The original presentation is broader than what we have drawn from it but stays within the same intentions and we hopes allows us to offer a base of information about the use of male sex hormone (testosterone, TRT) for men and female hormonal use (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, HRT) for women.
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Men, Click here for a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Presentation
Women, Click here for a Hormone Replacement Therapy Presentation
Original IAFF PowerPoint Presentation, Click here