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I have been reading about sarms and how it might help people with kD . My question is, has anyone tried them, do they help and any tips on the use of them. Thank you
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There is an ongoing effort to develop a SARM with beneficial effects for KD. There are many SARMs commercially available several of which are popular with body builders but as far as I know none have been found helpful for KD. It is quite likely that some make KD worse.
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Thank you. In my stage of decline I am willing to try anything that might be helpful.
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Mike, I completely understand the feeling. About 5 years ago I was declining brutally fast and was desperate for anything that might help. Even contemplated castration as there is a lot of evidence that testosterone is an essential part of the disease process.

I call KD aging on steroids. Similar to aging an awful lot of things start going a little bit wrong. The worst symptoms, weakness, fatigue, muscle loss and neuropathies commonly occur at advanced ages without KD. I’m doubtful of finding a silver bullet any time soon. Humanity has been seeking a fountain of youth for a long time without much success.

But we know a lot about aging gracefully. Getting consistent great sleep, managing chronic stress, eating a nutritionally complete diet, getting appropriate exercise and minimizing the burden of toxins all make a difference. I’ve been working at all of these and I’ve had enough successes that I’m no longer pinning my hopes on a cure. I feel lucky to have a disease which can be fairly slow and am beginning to enjoy the challenge of maximizing my health and fitness and feeling as young as I can be despite the KD.
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thank you Todd. Being in a nursing home at 65 is trying sometimes. Just pulling for straws to help with the arm strength.
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Sounds like your circumstances are limiting and many of the things I've found helpful such as exercising in a swimming pool and in a sauna aren't options. Probably the best thing for me was changing my diet and losing a lot of excess fat which got me mobile again even while I was still quite weak. In my case it was cutting out processed foods, especially everything with refined sugars, starches and oils which I found most helpful. Now I mostly eat beef, eggs, and fish and small amounts of salad vegetables. But I'd imagine most nursing homes don't regularly have steak & eggs on the breakfast menu.
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