From keeping your mind sharp and protecting you from injury to appearing more attractive to the opposite sex, testosterone works behind the scenes to keep you at the top of your game—and live longer to enjoy all its perks.
Low testosterone is a condition affecting five million American men,
according to the National Institutes of Health. The condition becomes
more common with age, affecting 39 percent of men over age 35.
Testosterone is a steroid. It's what gives us energy, drives our libido, and puts hair on our chest. If you don't have enough testosterone, one treatment option is, simply enough, to take a synthetic version of the steroid.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men, claiming the lives of nearly 400,000 fathers, friends, brothers, and sons every year. Often, the difference between life and death is razor thin—remembering to pop an aspirin, not delaying your trip to the E.R.
No man is invincible, especially when it comes to health. Learn to detect and defend
against the cancers most likely to attack men, and you'll be able to take the
disease head-on if it strikes—and increase your chances of beating it.
Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, founder of Men's Health Boston,
author of "Testosterone for Life," and associate clinical professor of
urology at Harvard Medical School, answers some
questions about low testosterone.