Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thanks for the warning Lance

HERE IS SOME GOOD READING...RIGHT FROM THE LIVESTRONG SITE! NOW THAT'S FUNNY. Testosterone AndroGel is a topical medication prescribed for men who have a deficiency, either naturally occurring or induced, of the male hormone testosterone. The medication is absorbed through the skin, and the dose is adjusted depending on blood levels of testosterone. Like all medications, testosterone AndroGel can cause side effects ranging from mild to serious. Lab Values Testosterone AndroGel can cause abnormal elevations in labs 9.3 percent of the time, according to a 3 year clinical trial reported by the National Institute of Health. In aftermarket testing reported by the NIH, abnormal lab values were reported for liver function tests, hemoglobin and hematocrit, PSA (prostate specific antigen), electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus, and cholesterol levels. Hormone Replacement MDs Experts in Hormone Replacement Therapy & Bioidentical Hormones. Sponsored Links Endocrine and Genito-Urinary Effects AndroGel is associated with enlargement of the prostate, gynecomastia (increased breast tissue in men), hirsutism (hairiness), low sperm count, smaller testicles, and prolonged erections. The drug is also associated with an increase in benign prostatic hypertrophy, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, according to the Mayo Clinic. An increase in prostate cancer of 1.2 percent was reported in men applying AndroGel, according to a 3 year clinical trial reported by the NIH. AndroGel can cause increased urgency and frequency of urination, especially at night, difficulty with starting or stopping the urine stream, or involuntary passing of urine. Skin Side Effects AndroGel can cause local skin reactions, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Common skin side effects are acne, hair loss (alopecia), and rash at the application site. Other Side Effects High blood pressure, difficulty breathing, nausea, headache, dizziness, sleeping difficulties and fatigue can all occur in men using AndroGel. Edema or swelling caused by fluid retention can occur; men with kidney, liver or heart disease should watch for worsening disease when taking this drug, according to the Mayo Clinic. Blood glucose levels can be lowered by AndroGel, which can decrease the need for insulin needed by people with diabetes.Mood changes common to men taking AndroGel are anxiety, amnesia, hostility, nervousness and a decreased sex drive.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Eating much dirt, 153 miles!

This last week was purely awesome. Sunday was the 331 short track race which was pretty fun, yet it was EXTREMELY painful too. I hadn't raced in about 6 weeks but figured it was short so how bad could it be? It was a two race format with combined points for the overall. The start was fast and Clark got into the woods first so I jumped on his wheel. I just stayed there for the first 20 of the 25 minutes plus 1 lap format. He didn't seem too pleased about my presence and attacked hard out of every turn. Near the end I heard Jeremy Grimm closing in on us.....@#$%! darn roadie was catching me on the dirt???? At that moment Clark had finally broke the thread that I was holding on to and I faded as Grimm passed him to and took the win! We had a short break and then did it all over again, but I had gone too deep the 1st time and had NO legs at all. I ended up 3 rd over all with Grimm at the top spot...very nice for his 1st off road venture.(see you at Findlay I hope?) On Tuesday I took the family to Raystown. WOW! Incredible trail network that left me totally exhausted. I can't wait to go back. If you haven't been there it's well worth the drive. And it's an awesome camping area for the family as well. We took my daughters boyfriend Zac along with us. We spent the week taking the most ridiculous risks in the turns and downhills. Rody, I must apologize because I took that lightweight framed Groovy to places it was never intended to go, and it pushed it to the limit in every turn and rock garden. So many Oh @#$&! moments that I can't even count. Honestly, me and Zac should be dead. Like a complete fool he followed my wheel with absolutely no regard for his safety. What's wrong with teenagers these days? You kids have no common sense at all. The Findlay TT is coming up this weekend, the only race I won last year. I must prepare mentally to skim every tree in every turn again if I hope to have another good race there. I will have to rest a bit and replace the brake pads I fried at Raystown.

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