When men think of lower testosterone, they typically think of things like a lower sex-drive, lower-energy, and a gradually thinning head of hair. The one thing they don’t think of? Lower lifespans.
But according to researchers in Great Britain, a lower resistance to illness and chronic disease is exactly what men can expect as their testosterone levels trend downwards. At Allure Medical, we care deeply about all our male patients—their health, vitality, and wellness is of the utmost importance to each member of our staff. To that end, we’ve comprised a high-level summary explaining why researchers believe lower testosterone levels can lead to chronic disease, and what men with Low-T can do to stay as fit and healthy as possible.
What happens with Low-T
When testosterone levels tumble, men not only lose their ability to build muscle and exercise their libido—they also lose their ability to stay active. Men need testosterone to feel alert, awake, and alive. At a hormonal level, testosterone is the body’s natural pick-me-up. The thing that gets men up and out of bed in the morning. When testosterone is low (or even worse, missing) men are more likely to lead sedentary lives. In Western society, being sedentary means one thing above all—unwanted weight gain. And unwanted weight gain leads to unwanted health trouble in the form of stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
But that’s not all. Researchers also found that “having more than one chronic health problem at once (multimorbidity) was more common in the men with testosterone deficiency (55.2%) than those with normal levels (36.6%).” Keeping testosterone levels at optimal levels The battle to maintain a healthy testosterone level with increased age doesn’t need to be a losing one. There are several things men can do to keep their T up including quitting smoking, minimizing alcohol intake, and eating fewer high-fat foods.
Men can also engage in high-intensity exercise, reduce their exposure to stress, and eat foods rich in zinc such as:
Kefir or Yogurt
But of all the things men can do to keep their testosterone levels on the up-and-up as they get older, none is as effective as hormone replacement therapy. Supplemental testosterone delivered via Hormone Replacement Therapy is an FDA-approved way to help men who don’t want to get “old” before they should.
At Allure Medical, we help men of all ages, races, and backgrounds rediscover their youth through testosterone-based HRT. When combined with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a well-planned weight loss routine, Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to improve the cardiovascular system, increase energy, preserve muscle mass, boost sexual vitality, reverse depression, and improve the overall quality of live in male patients.
To learn more about HRT or how supplemental testosterone can change your life, contact the professionals at Allure Medical.
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