It is an inescapable fact that your testosterone levels will decline as you get older. Just as you can do things to minimize low T (low testosterone), you could actually be doing things that accelerate the low T as well.
Poor diet, bad sleep habits, stress, and lack of exercise, can all contribute to low T.
Here are a few other ways of developing low T levels that you may not be aware of.
- Pain Medications – long term use of narcotic pain medications, such as those prescribed for chronic pain, can cause low T. If you are a chronic pain sufferer, and also exhibit the symptoms of low T such as: lack of energy, sexual issues, speak to your doctor about alternative pain management treatments.
- Baldness treatments – Certain hair-loss products such as those containing finasteride, (Propecia) interfere with your ability to metabolize testosterone.
- Steroid use – Think you should be using anabolic steroids to build muscle mass? Think again. Overuse of anabolic steroids, can damage the testes, and actually lowers your ability to produce testosterone.
- Certain foods –Because of their “estrogenic” properties, there are several foods that should be avoided that are known to cause low T. These can include: soy products, flax seeds, licorice, lima beans, and according to a few recent studies – Beer!
- The hops that are used to brew beer, are even more estrogenic than soybeans. So much so that women who handle them in breweries, have reported changes in their menstrual cycles.
- Alcohol Abuse – As you drink, it is up to your liver to metabolize the alcohol. Several of the compounds that the liver releases to process alcohol, also inhibit testosterone production. This is not a problem with casual or social drinking. However, heavy drinking a few times a week can have a cumulative effect.
Testosterone Replacement for Low T
If you are a man between the ages of 35 – 55? Are you feeling moody, putting on weight, have an overall lack of energy, or are experiencing lack of libido? If so, you may have low T.
You can try eliminating or minimizing the behaviors discussed to boost your low T. If that is not enough, you may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement, can help improve your low T by making you:
- Feel stronger and more youthful
- Think more clearly
- To perform better sexually
- Increase muscle mass and strengthen your bones
- Improve your moods and fight depression and anxiety
- Better regulate your sleep habits
- Gain more energy
The only way to find out if testosterone optimization is right for you, is to see a qualified doctor. Contact our office today for a free consultation. You may even qualify for your first month’s supply of testosterone absolutely FREE!
You can find out a lot more about testosterone optimization for low T and other ways to age optimally in Dr. Gaines’ new full length book, Great Gains For Life.
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