Testosterone is a vital male hormone responsible for the development of male sex organs, sperm, and muscle mass, as well as hair growth and voice deepening, among other benefits it provides to the body. All the masculine characteristics that make men look like men are all thanks to testosterone.
But what if you have low testosterone? Could it be dangerous to your health? Low T can indeed be detrimental to your health, as it can make your bones weak, potentially causing osteoporosis. It can also make you obese, depressed, reduce your muscle mass and increase your body fat, reduce your sperm production and potentially make you infertile, and increase your risk of heart disease.
These and many other reasons are why you should check for the potential symptoms of low T and do a simple blood test to determine your testosterone levels. If your blood test shows that your testosterone has decreased, you should start using proper treatment, which your doctor can help you with.
Natural Ways to Increase Testosterone
You can increase your testosterone with a few simple changes to your lifestyle, as lifestyle choices are actually what often causes testosterone to decrease.
First and foremost, avoid alcohol. Excessive amounts of it can lead to low T. Secondly, don’t use any illegal drugs, both for obvious reasons and for treating your low T.
There are many foods that can help you boost testosterone, and you may already have them in your diet, but you should definitely increase their intake. They include beans, spinach, bananas, nuts, beef, tuna, shellfish, oysters, salmon, egg yolks, and low-fat milk.
Vitamin D and zinc are excellent testosterone boosters, and almost all of these foods contain high levels of vitamin D, while several are great zinc sources.
Is There Any Special Medical Treatment for Low T?
The most common treatments for low T is testosterone replacement therapy. There are several methods for administering it, and your doctor will choose the best one for you, depending on your medical history and what caused your testosterone to decrease.
Testosterone replacement therapy can be transdermal, that is, administered via skin patches, or topical, that is, delivered via gels applied directly to the skin. There are also testosterone injections, as well as pellets that are surgically implanted into the soft tissue to release testosterone.
Don’t ever purchase any pills or try any therapy without previously consulting your doctor. A professional will know exactly what will work best for you so that you can effectively treat low T and start living your life to the fullest.
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