Have we lost our way?
Recent reports from the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The BBC all ask the same question; “Why are death rates rising for white, middle-aged American men?” Unlike every other group, death rates among this group are rising, not falling. Two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, and Anne Case analyzed health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources. They concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.
Samuel Preston, a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert on mortality trends stated, “This is a vivid indication that something is awry in these American households.” Some suggest that the only comparison is the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the late 80’s.
What’s to blame?
Dr. Deaton provided insight from the study. Increases in mortality rates in middle-aged whites rose in parallel with their increasing reports of pain, poor health and distress, he explained. These symptoms provided a rationale for the increase in deaths from substance abuse and suicides.
What is happening the the middle-aged American man? Some suggest poor economic opportunity is to blame. A lack of hope and a diminishing role in society are cited as possible causes. Others counter that a diet increasingly devoid of nutritional benefit may be the root cause. While there is no doubt that all of these factors play a role, some are looking for bio-chemical rationale.
A recent study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism points to a population wide decline in testosterone levels in American men over the last 3 decades. Some studies estimate that up to 30 percent of men ages 40-79 have full blown testosterone or androgen deficiency. Many times that number are believed to have Borderline Androgen Deficiency.
Androgen Deficiency exhibits through symptoms such as lack of sex drive, fatigue and loss of memory, loss of muscle and bone mass and mood changes including anger and depression. These symptoms may be gateway symptoms to increased drug and alcohol abuse, deteriorating health and systemic distress.
Do You Suffer from Any of These…
The 7 Symptoms that are common to both low T and depression include:
- low sex drive
- memory problems
- trouble concentrating
- sleep problems
Other research, conducted by The American Heart Association, shows that our bodies produce less and less Nitric Oxide as we age. Reduced levels of Nitric Oxide lead to increased blood pressure and decreased blood flow to the brain. Some argue that the loss of this simple molecule may be responsible for poor, hormonally depleted blood flow to the brain resulting in depression, distress and ultimately dementia.
Our work, at Abbey Research LTD, focuses on this group, middle-aged men. While we have no evidence of a direct link between the bio-chemical changes men’s bodies endure and the recent rise in death rate, we do see striking parallels.
We Offer Help…
If you are a man experiencing any of the symptoms of Androgen Deficiency, including anxiety or depression, we can help. While we would love to tell you that our research has led to a simple solution, we can not. What we can offer is a tool kit.
We have spent the last decade researching and developing tools aimed at reducing the symptoms of Androgen Deficiency and increasing Nitric Oxide production in the body.
The tool kit we have developed, What Every Man Should Know About Borderline Androgen Deficiency is available now.
In What Every Man Should Know About Borderline Androgen Deficiency we share:
- How 60 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders which lead directly to hormonal and metabolic disturbances. We’ll show you 15 tricks to help you sleep like a baby and get healthier doing it.
- How 3 in 4 men (74%) are considered to be overweight or obese. We’ll tell you what nutritional factors suppress testosterone production and what to do about it.
- How to increase your testosterone levels by 50% with this simple exercise protocol
- Which 5 dietary supplements have been clinically shown to reduce Androgen Deficiency in 50% of those tested in under 60 days
- How despite exposure to high risk factors (smoking, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, over-weight, chronic exhaustion…) you can take steps today that will have a positive cascading effect throughout your body.
We would love to share our tool kit with you. Further, we would love to partner with you in your quest to regain optimal physical and mental health.