Everything you need to know about low testosterone in males…and what you can do about it!
We take a look at the symptoms of low testosterone in males, how best to treat it, avoid it and explain how ageing leads to low testosterone, or steroid abuse.
According to information published by the American Health Association (as well as information published by other organizations all over the world), millions and millions of men across the planet are dealing with low testosterone levels.
And we’re not just talking about testosterone levels that are just a little bit lower than they probably should be.
No, we’re talking about significantly lower testosterone levels that are causing a handful of serious health conditions and other unpleasant side effects that could potentially derail the everyday life of most men on the planet today.
Obviously, this is a major problem that needs to be addressed.
Low testosterone in males has the potential to disrupt the “natural balance of things” in ways that most of us simply can’t understand or begin to appreciate.
It’s of the utmost importance that we do absolutely everything we can to correct these issues (without bringing any extra risk or danger upon ourselves), and that’s exactly what serious professionals in a number of different fields are focused on.
Here are just a couple of things you need to understand about low testosterone in males.
Low testosterone in males is becoming an epidemic
As mentioned above, a number of reputable organizations believe that there are millions of men – maybe hundreds of millions of that – all over the globe that are dealing with significantly lower levels of testosterone.
Some research even suggests that three out of four over the age of 45 have significantly lower levels of testosterone than their fathers did at the same age, and that even those men have significantly lower levels of testosterone than their fathers!
And while there are certainly groups out there looking to sweep this issue under the rug, or blame the dip in testosterone a number of outside factors that cannot be controlled, the truth of the matter is we are looking at an epidemic issue here that needs to be addressed.
After all, one of the major differentiators between men and women happens to be the levels of testosterone that they have in their bodies, and there’s a reason that these elevated levels are present in that.
This is not something that can’t simply go ignored.
Is it our genetics or our habits that crippling our testosterone?
The big question today is whether we are dealing with low testosterone in men because of genetic abnormalities and slight gene “evolution”, if you will, or if our modern day to day lives and the habits that we have been engaging in for the last 50 years or so are contributing more to the decline of this critical hormone.
Researchers are trying to crack the code as to why we are dealing with low testosterone today and whether or not it is more influenced by our genetics or by our habits, and while the jury is still out there have been some major breakthroughs to support both ideas.
For one thing, our genes have definitely changed and transformed over the last hundred years or so.
Although this transformation has been rather subtle, when you take into account what people looked like, the kind of health issues that they dealt with, and their overall genetic makeup 100 years or even 150 years ago, you’ll notice that there are some differences between them and us today.
Many of these differences have to do with hormonal issues, and a lot of them are testosterone-based.
At the same time, it’s impossible to argue that our day-to-day habits and lifestyle decisions do not have any impact on our testosterone levels – or our short and long term health, for that matter.
We (admittedly) eat and absolutely terrible daily diet rich in all kinds of foods that suppress testosterone production and increase estrogen production – we are looking right at you, soy – but we’re also leading more sedentary lives which contribute to a slowdown in testosterone production as well.
This has created a “perfect storm” of conditions, if you will, that are conspiring to rob us of our testosterone levels across the board.
Modern medicine is focused on improving low testosterone in males…with mixed results
There have been a couple of different major medical breakthroughs in the area of testosterone synthesis and “artificial” testosterone injections, as well as gene manipulation and therapy to promote healthy testosterone production, but there still is quite a long way to go until we have safe and effective options we can trust.
Interestingly enough, amateur and professional bodybuilders and other elite athletes are probably the leading experts as far as synthetic and “outside source” testosterone is concerned. After all, synthetic testosterone is exactly the same as anabolic steroids.
They are willing to test, measure, and analyze what happens to the human body when these kinds of solutions are introduced more so than most medical professionals and researchers (who are, by their very nature, risk adverse).
A lot of the more interesting and groundbreaking research in this field is coming from these surprising experts.
Are there any natural ways to boost your testosterone safely?
There are also a number of effective ways that you can naturally boost your low testosterone levels, including (but certainly not limited to):
- Cleaning up your diet and adding more healthy fats and protein
- Getting more sleep (higher quality sleep, at that) every single night
- Exercising with heavy weights at least four or five times each and every week
- Taking supplements that are rich in enzymes that cause a biochemical testosterone production in your body
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Take the first step in fixing your low testosterone count today
At the end of the day, if you are concerned that you are dealing with low testosterone levels, you need to speak with a medical professional at your earliest possible convenience and schedule a blood test.
Then and only then will you know that you are dealing with this issue, and once you get that information you will usually get a “green light” to begin a treatment plan that elevates your testosterone levels – sometimes almost overnight!
The problem of low testosterone in males can be solved, but it’s up to us to take the necessary steps to fix the issues.