Have you lowered your testosterone today?

Because low testosterone has such an impact on the body, it’s getting a lot of attention. Low sexual desire, lack of energy, decreased strength, loss of muscle and increased body fat are a few of the symptoms. Although it’s thought of as a male hormone, women produce it too. 

 

Levels of testosterone naturally decrease with age. However, a sudden drop in levels can leave you feeling like you’ve lost something important. Are you actively lowering your testosterone without even knowing it?

Testosterone is produced while you sleep. Getting less than 5 hours of sleep can reduce testosterone while a regular sleep schedule of 8 hours can restore your levels.

You ate a meal free of red meat, cheese, eggs, avocado, peanut butter, nuts, olive oil, and coconut oil, didn’t you? You may have avoided these foods because you thought they are high in calories but then you completely missed out on all the nutrients that best support testosterone. A diet rich in monosaturated fats will increase your testosterone levels.

Cutting calories can lead to a temporary drop in testosterone. Adding healthy calories back in – and balancing diet with exercise – should return your levels to normal.

An hour or so of high-intensity or resistance exercise will boost your testosterone. The more muscles you work out, the more testosterone you will produce.

If proper sleep, nutrition and exercise aren’t enough to raise your testosterone, there are many other options available. After a simple blood test, a physician can help you find the appropriate treatments. Click below to speak with a nurse to find a men’s health specialist, make an appointment, and learn more about men’s health services.

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