As men continue to age, they often find themselves losing muscle mass as well as decreased stamina. This can be from a number of causes and is actually quite natural. But sometimes, it is due to abnormally low testosterone, which while somewhat normal, can be controlled. I will share some advice for that later, but let’s look at the negative effects of not being healthy, not having the proper hormone balance or having low testosterone levels.
The Negative Impact of Low Testosterone
1. It can affect how well men perform on the job. They will lose concentration due to the feeling of inadequacy. Some men get stressed and lash out at others for no reason. It could result in job loss for some people.
2. It may impact performance, libido or the desire for intimacy. Some men withdraw completely and refuse to have any conversations about it whatsoever. As a result, it affects their marriage. They feel guilty about the lack of performance.
3. It may lead to depression, lack of focus and an overall feeling of not being a real man.
4. It may cause an increase in body fat and a lack of energy or stamina.
So what can be done to reduce the effects of low testosterone, or even naturally return it to a normal, healthy level?
Four Things To Improve Low Testosterone
ExerciseWe all know that it helps to get some exercise. Go for a walk, hit the gym, or even play a low impact sport such as tennis. It doesn’t matter what it is, but the important things is to do something that gets the blood flowing.
Control Your Alcohol Consumption
Also, don’t consume a lot of alcohol as this just masks the feelings and makes them worse when you lose the effects of the alcohol. So try to only have 1 or 2 drinks a day. That alone will make a big difference.
Eat HealthyNext, make sure you are eating a healthy diet. Avoid junk food, fast food and food high in sugars and fats. Remember, a soda is basically just empty sugar calories. Why would you want that in your body? Instead drink a flavored water. It is much better for you, and tastes great. Try to eat a low carb, high protein diet that contains a lot of lean meat and vegetables. Your body will thank you for it, even if it is not as satisfying as say a juicy cheeseburger and fries. Plus you won’t get the post junk food sleepiness.
Supplement Your Diet
Taking a supplement that contains natural herbs, vitamins and minerals that have shown to increase testosterone, and reduce the conversion of testosterone to estrogen will help return your T levels back to where they should be depending on your age. Herb extracts like tongkat ali, maca root and asian red ginseng are all great candidates. Having plenty of vitamin B, D and Zinc also have been shown to help with low testosterone.
What If That Doesn’t Help
If you try all four things mentioned above, and you are still feeling a lack of libido, low energy and just an overall lack of stamina, then it’s time to go see your doctor. There are other options out there, but you want to try the healthy, natural ones mentioned above first. Again, if eating healthy, reducing alcohol, getting exercise and supplementing your diet are not working, then go seek a professional opinion. But be sure to try what is mentioned above. It’s cheaper, safer and much easier in the long run.
Low testosterone signs, symptoms and treatments – Dr. Sam Chawla
Watch this video above for more about the symptoms and treatments of low T.