100 years ago the average testosterone level for a healthy man was between 800 – 2000 nano grams per decilitre (ng/dL)
Why am I telling you this? Well do you think they are now?
The answer is a shocking 270 – 1070 ng/dL.
What is considered high testosterone now, was once considered to be marginally low. Now, low testosterone is diagnosed when you fall below 300 ng/dL. That’s disgustingly low for mankind’s standards.
More and more men are showing signs of low testosterone each year and its becoming a major problem.
But why is this happening?
1) The food we eat is loaded with chemicals that destroy our endocrine system.
2) Every time we take a breath we are taking in more and more toxic chemicals that again, destroy our endocrine system.
3) We are super deficient in vital minerals & vitamins.
4) For some guys, its genetics or a health issue.
Low Testosterone Symptoms in Men:
There are many signs & symptoms of low testosterone. If you are suffering with any of the below symptoms, consult your doctor and head to the bottom of this page to see how you can start to reverse the issue.
1) Low sex drive
2) Difficulty achieving an erection
3) Low semen volume
4) Hair loss
5) Fatigue & lack of energy
6) Loss of muscle
7) Sudden increase in bodyfat
8) Decrease in bone mass
9) Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety
As you can see having low testosterone is no bueno, and these symptoms can have a debilitating effect on your life.
So what do you do if you are showing these signs of low testosterone?
First, go see a doctor.
No matter what, you need to go see a doctor and get your testosterone levels checked. If they are just a little low, and you are generally healthy, you can either go the medical route or try to take natural steps to change them yourself. (see below)
If they are dangerously low, or you are suffering from a serious medical condition, listen to your doctor. I cannot give you advice on that.
Most doctors are experienced and able enough to diagnose andropause (the medical term for low testosterone) by carrying out a simple blood test. These professionals then create a unique health profile tailored to the needs of each individual patient, and set out to design a “treatment plan.”
Commonly, doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy, and more often than not, this allows for testosterone levels to be restored to their normal healthy levels.
By undergoing the hormone replacement therapy, men begin to notice an instant improvement in their physical appearance, commonly in the form of weight loss. The positive effects of hormone replacement therapy can be amplified when this treatment is coupled with a regular exercise regime and a healthy diet. Hormone replacement therapy can also provide a number of other benefits including an improvement to all-round health and well-being, allowing for a more positive outlook, a sharper mental frame of mind, more strength and energy and massive improvements in sexual performance and libido enhancement.
But this is only if you need it.
What if I am not into hormone replacement therapy and I am just a little on the low side?
If you have signs of low testosterone, got checked & are just a little on the low side, breathe easy. There is a lot you can do.
If you are not into hormone replacement therapy, which you shouldn’t be if you don’t absolutely need it, you can still raise your testosterone levels naturally. In fact, this is the route I would take before attempting any medical intervention.
Also, whether or not you are diagnosed with low T, you should try to raise yours anyway. If you are not at the top of the charts, raising even moderate testosterone levels will have a positive impact on your health.
How to do this?
Essentially, it comes down to diet, lifestyle & optional supplementation.
For all the deets, refer to this article. It has everything you need to naturally boost your testosterone levels. It’s surprisingly easy, and often all that needs to be altered is diet.
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It is in every man’s interest to do everything possible to ensure the healthy maintenance of testosterone levels. The first part is making sure that you are looking out for the signs of low testosterone in men.
Obviously, exercise and diet can play a massive part in the upkeep of testosterone. But once testosterone levels dip below a certain point or there is a medical issue at hand, the medical route remains the only option available. Early prevention may save you a lot of time and medical bills.
But regardless, you need to be at optimal levels to live an optimal life.
So if you are struggling with these symptoms, head to your doctor and get checked.
Note: Again, before you do anything, go see a doctor. I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice. You need to see your doctor and find out if you have a serious medical condition.
1) This article was partially prepared by James McDuffy who is a contributor for the low testosterone site, www.lowtestosteronecure.org. James is a qualified personal trainer as well as nutritionist and has worked in the online publication sector for the past 12 years.