- Fight depression
- Increase energy levels
- Strengthen the heart
- Reduces body fats
A blood test, known as serum testosterone level is used to check the levels of testosterone that is in circulation in the body. A drastic decline in the levels of testosterone in the body brings a range of signs and symptoms. These symptoms are usually subtle and it’s very easy to mistake them as the natural aging symptoms.
Lack of enough testosterone in the body can cause a major breakdown in the way the body functions. The decline in the testosterone can manifest in various ways and they sometimes go unnoticed. There are ways for you to know when your testosterone levels have declined drastically.
Common symptoms of low testosterone that have been reported are:
- low sex drive
- erectile dysfunction
- low production of sperm
- genital numbness
- mood problems such as irritability and aggression
- decreased energy levels
- reduced muscle mass
- increased body fat
- enlarged breasts
There are several factors that can cause low testosterone in men but your doctor is in the best position to tell you this. The following are reasons you might be suffering from low testosterone:
- Lack of exercise
- Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer
- Corticosteroids (also known as glucocorticoids)
- Damage to the testicles
- Not getting enough rest
- Excessively drinking alcohol
- Excess masturbation
- Obesity or over weight
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic liver or kidney disease
- Abuse of anabolic steroids
- Undescended testicles
- Pituitary disorders
- Metabolic disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Low level of cholesterol
- Mineral and vitamin deficiency
- Chronic obstructive lung disease
- Genetic causes
- Heart failure
- Testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer
1. Exercise and Lift Weights
Exercises such as burst training, HIIT and resistance training have been proven to help in boosting the levels of testosterone in the body. Just make sure you train hard for not more than an hour.
2. Good sleep
Exercises and good foods are important, so is good sleep. According to studies, those who do no sleep for more than 4 hours in the nuight often struggle eith low testosterone levels.
3. Reduce stress
By now, it’s common knowledge that long term stress does not have anything good to offer the body. A rise in the cortisol levels apparently leads to a decrease intestosteronelevels. Stress build up the levels of cortisol in your body, so it would be a great decision for you to start avoiding situations that stress you and focus on a balanced lifestyle.
4. Get vitamin D
For optimal testosterone level, Vitamin D and calcium are very essential. Since Vitamin D is not easily gotten from our normal every day meal, you can get it naturally from sunlight. This is risky as too much radiation from the sun is dangerous and can cause skin cancer. In this case, you can use testosterone supplements rich in Vitamin D.
Please, always discuss your health issues with your doctors.