Don't Let Low Testosterone (LowT) Get You Down. Fight Back, Intelligently!
In the last few decades low testosterone (Low T) has become epidemic
among men over the age of 40, and the results have been disastrous for
their health and longevity. An abundance of scientific and clinical
research has shown that Low T is directly related to a significant
increase in the deadly diseases of aging, including: heart disease,
stroke, diabetes, prostate cancer, coronary artery disease, metabolic
disease, obesity, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and
#1 Cause of Low T: Normal Aging
Testosterone levels start declining around the age of 30 by 1 to 2 % per
year. By the age of 45, the average man’s testosterone levels have
started dropping precipitously. By the age of 80, most men have less
than 20% of the testosterone they had when they were in their 30’s. This
process of declining testosterone is often referred to as ‘Andropause’
(or male menopause), and because it takes place gradually over decades,
the symptoms of Low T often go unnoticed for a long period of time.
Other Common Causes of Low T
Not only does normal aging cause a decrease in testosterone levels,
there are quite a number of other causes of Low T that affect many men.
Among these are: stress and various medications. In addition, the
following can also cause Low T: alcoholism, cirrhosis of the liver,
cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, pituitary
dysfunction, chronic kidney failure, too much iron, testicular damage or
infection, AIDS and other chronic diseases.
Symptoms of Low T?
Following are the most common symptoms of Low T which many men
experience over a period of years.
Low energy levels
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Moodiness and depression
Increased fat (especially around the waistline)
Lethargy and loss of motivation
Memory and concentration problems
Decreased stamina and strength
Increased LDL (bad cholesterol) and decreased HDL (good cholesterol)
Decreased feelings of happiness
Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
If you have some of the above common symptoms of Low T and are over the
age of 30, there is a good chance that your testosterone is low, and you
should have your testosterone levels checked. A simple blood test that
measures serum testosterone levels is all that is required.
Fortunately, Low T can be prevented or reversed simply by increasing
your testosterone levels. There are a number of ways to do this, both
naturally and synthetically. The most common medical option,
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), delivers testosterone to your
body through one of three different methods: injections, patches or
gels. While these delivery systems can be effective, there are a number
of negative and even serious side effects you could experience with
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) because synthetic testosterone is
Another way to increase your testosterone levels is to do it naturally.
Thousands of men (especially in Asia) use a rain forest herb that
naturally causes their body to produce its own testosterone. Because
testosterone is produced by the body rather than coming from an outside
source, there are no negative side effects using this method. It has
also been found to be a very cost-effective approach to resolving the
problem of Low T.