Did you know that 35 % of all men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels and are not being treated???? Testosterone is known as the sex hormone and plays a huge role in men’s bodies. In men, testosterone is thought of to regulate the sex hormone or libido. More importantly, it helps develop bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm.
How do you know if your being affected by low testosterone?? As men age each year after the age of 30, they produce less and less testosterone which causes a deficiency in the body. So, how can you tell if your falling into the low T category? First is a low libido and problems with ED. Some others are possibly hair loss, reduced bone mass, difficulty sleeping, reduced muscle mass, large decreases in energy levels, increases in overall body fat, and mood swings. Even after all these effects of low T, still some men only find out they have it after a routine checkup or blood work.
Once you recognize that you are testosterone deficient, you have a few choices on how to correct your levels. You can either choose the medicinal route or the holistic approach. Both have been proven to help increase testosterone. Depending on the severity a doctor could prescribe skin patches, gels, tablets, injections, and even a pellet surgically implanted under the skin. When some hear of those prescriptions, they start to want to increase their testosterone on their own first. To start with most can begin by losing weight and increasing exercise. Sometimes depending on age men might find that exercise is not enough and that’s when it turns to your diet. To boost testosterone, you want to eat a nutrient dense diet of things like beef, oysters, fortified cereals, eggs, tuna, vitamin D milk, beans, and shellfish. You should also avoid supplements claiming to increase levels because most do not do what they claim.
As your age increases most men will find that their testosterone levels will decrease but most cases are easily treatable. Men should be aware of how their bodies feel and be comfortable addressing your concerns for early diagnosis and treatment.
Yours in Health,
Josh and Jocelyn Boettner
Soul Centered Wellness