Low testosterone is a problem that can affect both men and women at some point, and we don’t just mean women whose partners struggle with erectile dysfunction. We all need a certain level of testosterone to enjoy optimum physical, mental, and sexual function. Too often, we go from feeling fine to believing we need hormone replacement therapy. It is in-between. If you are worried about your testosterone levels, implement one – or all – of these remedies into your daily life.
- Get your D. To sustain the T; the body needs D; vitamin D, that is. Research shows that a 25% increase in testosterone may stem from just 3,000 IUs of vitamin D a day. One way to get more vitamin D is to spend time in the sunshine each day. Also, taking a D3 supplement along with vitamin A and K can progressively increase sustainable levels.
- Get moving. Exercise has been shown effective at maintaining healthier hormone levels. This specifically relates to the testosterone/estrogen dance because obesity often leads to estrogen dominance, and the more estrogen one has, the more usable testosterone decreases.
- Get mindful. Mindfulness is a hot term right now in the realm of stress management. Stress is unhealthy on every level and needs to be decreased as much as possible. When we are under stress, the body releases more cortisol. Just like when estrogen dominates, an influx of cortisol into the system diminishes the action of testosterone. Just imagine how out of balance hormones can get if stress is a chronic problem!
- Get your rest. Sleep is vital to every system and every function in the body, including hormone production. If you’re not getting 7 to 8 hours every night, consider how you can make this happen sooner rather than later.
- Get the right medication. Certain medications have been implicated in the low-T pandemic. Talk with your healthcare provider about medications you are taking. A simple switch may be all you need to sustain testosterone.
There are several natural ways to boost testosterone. One to consider carefully before jumping on the bandwagon is supplementation. According to studies, very little improvement comes from taking supplements like DHEA. If testosterone levels are in steep decline mode, talk with your doctor about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
For more information about low testosterone and current treatment options, call (972) 403-5425.This entry was posted in Testosterone Deficiency. Bookmark the permalink.
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