What Causes Testosterone Levels to Decline?

Written by Dr. Simmons, Published on June 4th, 2014

Testosterone Levels

Lifestyle, Low-T and Testosterone Deficiency

There are many reasons why Testosterone Production goes into decline. Some of these reasons are due to lifestyle. For example, both excessive alcohol consumption and smoking are strong contributing factors to Low-T. Being overweight or obese causes the body to produce higher levels of Estrogen and Cortisol which both impact the ability of the body to secrete Testosterone, and for Testosterone already in the bloodstream to do its job effectively.

Testosterone, like Human Growth Hormone, is highly impacted by environmental influence. In order to preserve Free Testosterone Levels and slow down Testosterone Decline, it pays to take some proactive steps to preserve one's health and hormone balance. Some steps one can take is to exercise more, lose weight, consume more fruits and vegetables and invest in your mental health to reduce anxiety.

Levels of Testosterone MoleculeAndropause, Age-Related Low-T

Natural aging also has a depressive impact on Testosterone Levels. The body slowly produces less and less over time, leading the body to slowly manifest symptoms of Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency, also known as Andropause. Andropause is very similar to what women go through as they get older, which is Menopause. Luckily, there are a lot of fantastic ways to treat Andropause and Testosterone Deficiency, including Testosterone Injections, Testosterone Patches, Testosterone Gels and Testosterone Creams.

Andropause is a natural condition, but not everything natural is healthy. Andropause represents a decline in our body's ability to preserve itself. In that sense, it shares similarities with other medical conditions such as Osteoporosis and Diabetes, which are representative of natural processes that are influenced by genetics and lifestyle which are also incredibly detrimental to human health.

Testosterone is vitally important for proper cellular function all throughout the body. It bolsters the immune system, provides the body with a steady stream of energy, wards off fat, builds muscle, and sustains sexual desire and performance. Even women need Testosterone, and are also affected quite severely when they don't produce enough of the hormone.

For example, women need testosterone in order to have a healthy sex life. The role of testosterone in women aids in proper lubrication and sexual arousal. Women do not produce as much testosterone as men, and therefore, if women do need testosterone replacement therapy, they will be on a much lower dosage protocol than men.

Protect Your Testosterone Levels with a Healthy Diet

A poor diet is one of the fastest ways to inhibit your Testosterone Production, especially if you are overweight or obese. One way that you can protect your Testosterone Levels deeper into your lifespan is by eating a healthy diet. Eating a diet low in sugar, with a healthy amount of fat and protein, is the best way to preserve your health. Including nutrient-rich foods such as kale, cauliflower, broccoli, eggs, cabbage, and other vegetables can help sustain Testosterone Levels as well. The foods listed above are valuable in their ability to slow down the male body's capacity to produce estrogen while also stimulating Testosterone Production.

As a rule of thumb, carbohydrates inhibit the production of Testosterone and a healthy balance of fat encourages healthier Testosterone Levels. Also, a responsible diet in general is good for Testosterone Production, because of the way that fat build-up inhibits Testosterone Release.

Boost Your Testosterone Levels With Weight Training and High Intensity Workouts

Your body produces Testosterone in response to vigorous physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle has a terrible impact on Testosterone Concentrations. A solid workout regimen will also go a long way to protect your hormone levels from going into decline. The best workouts to enhance Testosterone Production are weight lifting, resistance training, and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Standard Cardiovascular exercise will cut fat and build muscle tone, which can help increase Testosterone as you lose weight, but to really boost Testosterone you need to be engaging in exercises which really put pressure on your muscles.

Too much cardio can actually be a bad thing. Endurance running has been shown to have a negative impact on Testosterone Production. Runs of 20-30 minutes with High-Intensity Intervals will provide the best results.

Boost Testosterone Levels Playing BaseballSleep Well to Improve Testosterone Production

Getting adequate rest is also essential for healthy Testosterone Levels. Study after study has shown that men that don't get enough sleep have trouble producing enough Testosterone. Make sure your body gets all the rest that it needs to preserve your optimal Testosterone Production for your age.

The human body produces the bulk of Testosterone while we sleep, and our body's depend on seven to nine hours of restful sleep in order to experience the maximal benefits. Make sure you are achieving the optimal hours of sleep most nights!

What is Normal When it Comes to Testosterone?

Normal Circulating Testosterone Levels are considered to be in the range of 350-1,000 ng/dL. Ideally, your Testosterone Levels should be above 500 ng/dL, because below 500 ng/dL is when Low-T issues start to arise in many patients. Men with Testosterone Concentrations below 350 ng/dL are very likely to suffer from complications, sexual or otherwise, resulting from Low-T.

Testosterone Improves Blood Circulation

In addition to the direct benefits to sexual, muscle, and psychological health, Anabolic Testosterone is very important because it helps preserve and amplify the body's cardiovascular circulation.

A major issue that men deal with as they grow older is that their circulation becomes insufficient to meet the needs of the body, which can lead to cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, and erectile dysfunction, just to name a few issues.

Doctors can test your testosterone levelsWhat Can Testosterone Restoration Do for Me?

Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments are a fantastic way to restore healthy Testosterone Levels in the body and improve your health and your quality of life. Low-T Treatment with Injections, Patches, and Creams is clinically proven to increase energy, strengthen and naturally tone the muscles, and burn body fat.

It is also capable of protecting the heart by preserving healthier cholesterol and triglyceride balance, while also strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation. In addition, Testosterone improves mood and self-motivation because it facilitates self-worth and self-assertiveness, as well as a healthy sense of purpose.

Can I Improve My Sex Life with Testosterone?

Testosterone Therapy Treatments can also restore your flagging sex life. Testosterone Deficiency is the leading cause of impotence in the world, and Testosterone Replacement Treats Erectile Dysfunction naturally without the use of synthetic pills like Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra.

Testosterone is the linchpin of a healthy sex life for both men and women, and sexual dysfunction is one of the clearest signs of Testosterone Deficiency. If you have reached a point in your life where your sexual interest and ability is starting to fade, it's very likely that it's time to start thinking about Testosterone Therapy. We encourage you to fill out the form on this page or simply give us a call to learn more!

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