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Improving the health of 40 million male baby boomers

May 15, 2011

Do you know there are over 40,000,000 men aged 40-64 in the U.S? I’m one of them, and it took years of work to get through a mid-life crisis and figure out how to get and stay healthy and fit. Even as a doctor, it took a lot of searching to get nothing but the facts.

Middle age men go through a gauntlet of conditions and challenges, and good information is in short supply. How much do you know right now?

  • The top ten killers for middle age men and how to beat them
  • Five physical symptoms that should make a guy call 911
  • You’re tired and cranky. Viagara works but you’re not in the mood – diagnosis? (see below)

My research found plenty of up-to-date and useful information but not a single source that puts it all together in a way that is readable and easy to access, so I’m writing “Men Fighting Fifty: A Self-Care Manual.” But, getting the information out can’t wait! Here’s a blog that will deliver it all –  you’ll learn about the ten killers, when to call 911, and how far you have to walk to work off a Mrs. Field’s cookie. And partners of male baby boomers – here’s a tool to help your man avoid or get out of a “mid-life crisis.”

Diagnosis: Testosterone deficiency, also called “low T.” It’s simple to get a blood test, and begin treatment with testosterone injections or topical gels (which may be expensive). Even if the test is normal, some experienced clinicians will prescribe a trial of  testosterone to see if symptoms improve.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gerry Hunt permalink
    May 16, 2011 2:07 pm

    I am a convert. Thirty eight years ago I was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes. (I am now 68.) I took up the exercise regimine almost immediately and the side effects of my chronic condition are very minimal, no circulatory, kidney, or eye complications.

    • May 17, 2011 8:18 am

      Thanks for sharing Gerry. I’ll be putting up many posts about exercising as well. It’s really helpful when people share their experiences and stories.

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