Low testosterone, or Low-T impacts more than your energy levels and sexual performance.
If you have been following our blogs for any time now, you have probably come to understand how low-T can make you feel tired, contribute to weight gain, cause mood swings, and even impact your sex life.
As if that is not bad enough, we are learning more and more about just how important maintaining good testosterone levels can be to your overall health.
In a very real way, testosterone is like the fuel that runs a man’s body, and you just cannot run it efficiently with your tanks close to empty!
One of the first signs of men suffering from age-related testosterone loss may be trouble in the bedroom. But, low testosterone impacts far more than just your ability to perform sexually.
In recent years we have found there to be links between low testosterone and other metabolic conditions indicative of poor health, such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. It still is hard to say if these conditions are worsened by low-T, or if Low-T influences these conditions, but there is a correlation that adds up to a mixed bag of health problems for men over 40.
What we do know for sure is that when you can increase your testosterone levels, you can burn more fat, you can build lean muscle, and you gain more energy. That will put you in better condition, and you will be less likely to suffer from diabetes, obesity, and related problems.
In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, men with low testosterone are:
- Almost 3 times more likely to be obese than men with normal testosterone levels
- Twice as likely to have diabetes
- Almost twice as likely to have high blood pressure
Research into the relationship between low testosterone and these and several other health conditions continues.
Testosterone Therapy for Low-T
Testosterone therapy is a way of bringing your testosterone levels back to what is right for you. Along with a program of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, testosterone therapy can be the cornerstone of returning you to optimum health and peak performance at any age.
If you are a man, and are between the ages of 35-55, and you find yourself feeling irritable, angry, depressed or anxious, if you are experiencing a loss of libido, or other sexual health issues, you may be feeling the effects of low testosterone.
If you are over 40 and are experiencing any of the following, it is a good idea for you to have your testosterone levels evaluated.
- Loss of libido or decreased sex drive
- Sexual performance issues such as erectile dysfunction
- A loss of vitality
- Weight gain, in particular, belly fat
- Lack of energy
- Reduced muscle mass
- Depression, anxiety and/or mood swings
Testosterone therapy can get you back on a more even emotional keel, it can improve your strength, stamina, sex life, and put you on a path to improved overall health!
However the only way to receive testosterone therapy is with a legitimate doctor’s prescription, and the only way to know if you need testosterone therapy is to have your levels evaluated by a skilled professional.
Once your lab work is done, if testosterone therapy is indicated, there are many delivery options available. One is sure to fit your needs and lifestyle.
You can find out a lot more about testosterone optimization and many other ways to age optimally in my latest e-book, The Gaines Guide to Renewed Vitality.