Hey guys, got a question for you all. I have a very dear friend of mine who is 70 years old as of this year and with what comes with age, his health has started to get worse. He is an amazing guy who has led a life that movies are made of. He started out poorer than poor as he lived in a place called Camden-On-Gauley, W. Va. where over 95% of the population is on wel-fare today. He was one of 12 kids who had several different fathers. Hell, he didn't even have a new pair of shoes until he was in the 6th grade and didn't ever taste ice cream until he was 12 years old!!
He enlisted in the Army at 17 yrs old and 3 days. Fought in the Korean War and stared death in the face numerous times. After his enlistment was up, his buddies parents paid for him to go to college and he graduated and became an educator and administrator. Today, this once poor man has used his brains and audacity to make himself a multi-millionaire and the father of my serious girlfriend. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] The best part is how even today he's been retired for a while now and I've seen many many people come back from all over the United States to talk to him and see him to tell him thanks for changing their lives. He's my "hillbilly buddy" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Anyways, to get to the point, he's currently 70 years old and in the past few years he has had several accidents where he has broken bones and such. (slid off a roof and shattered his ankle, that type of stuff) Arthritic bone spurs have set in within his hands and other mounting problems. The other night we were talking about his health as he has become more sedimentary because his body is starting to finally give out. It's driving this man crazy because he is one who loves the outdoors and lives the hunting/fishing lifestyle. He'd spend 10-14 hours a day hunting and still be an administrator/educator during the day. My point is that as he has had to stay in doors more often and can't hunt or be as active during the day as he'd like, his body is giving out and he's adding unwanted adipose tissue and I believe that his lack of activity has hurt his health. As you can tell, I care for this man very, very deeply. I want him to be around as long as possible and we were talking about different therapies that could help him. I mentioned testosterone therapy and some other ideas and he actually seemed interested in it. He told me to find some articles on it that he could read to get a better opinion on it.
Well guys, this is where you come in. I would like to know your personal opinions on if:
1) Testosterone therapy could possibly help him. And
2) If there are any other ideas on how I could help.
I've searched in vain for studies that would relate to test. therapy for older individuals but haven't been able to come up with any so if anyone here knows of any good studies or articles of interest, please post them or point me in the right direction if you can. Thank you very much for your time and we will now return to your regular broadcast. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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