Aging is an unpreventable process which is unstoppable because it is a life process and during aging, your body may experience a reduction in the production of certain hormones. Testosterone hormone is one such hormone which reduces during aging, and it is the hormone which gives men the male characteristics, and it has several health gains. The quantity of hormone reduction might be insignificant each year but the cumulative decrease in the amount over a period of 10 years can be considerable. Some factors are responsible for the decline in testosterone levels, and the effects of reduction might be visible for a short duration.
The people who have low testosterone levels complain of the following effects; low libido, erectile dysfunction, abnormal behavior, reduced energy levels and occasional mood swings. You need to be aware of this because you are also aging and the good news is that the testosterone levels can be restored through testosterone therapy.
Enhanced levels of testosterone may have some health gains in men, and they may include improved energy levels, increased libido, improved mental alertness, lean muscles, improved body functionality and reduced fat levels. You can benefit if you have adequate levels of testosterone hormone in your body and if you note the effects of the decline in testosterone, it is advisable to undertake a testosterone therapy.
It is best that you undertake the treatment when you are aware of some of the side effects of the treatment, and some of the notable side effects may include an increase in the size of the prostate or prostate cancer, development of male breasts and testicle shrinkage.
You can opt for natural ways of boosting testosterone levels which do not have side effects like the therapy. The natural ways involve proper dieting and change of lifestyle.
For instance, you must include a significant portion of proteins in your diet, a moderate essential fat, and carbohydrates. You are likely to have health gains through regular physical workouts in your quest to boost testosterone levels. Exercises enhance the production of testosterone hormones, and this could be important for most men with low levels of the hormone.
Adequate sleep time has been known to be magical in helping in the production of testosterone hormone. People who spend less time in bed may experience a low level of this essential hormone. Uninterrupted sleep of approximately 8 hours can be beneficial. Avoid stress as much as you can because when you are stressed, the body produces hormone cortisol which inhibits testosterone production.
Further, treating low testosterone levels may involve the use of herbs and natural supplements. Tribulus Terrestris, Panax ginseng, and tongat ali are some of the known herbs with great healthgaines for treating low testosterone levels. The herbs are also credited with a significant improvement in blood circulation in the body.