You probably know that testosterone helps you lead a healthier, fuller life. When your body is operating with optimal testosterone levels, your overall health responds in turn, helping you retain more information, harness more energy, and increase muscle mass.
How will you know if you’re testosterone levels aren’t the best they can be? Here’s a quick checklist for you to follow. See how many you may have been experiencing lately:
*Chronic fatigue coupled with the inability to sleep well
*Achieving less-than-desirable results at the gym
*Sluggish and unfocused mentality
*Increased fat, especially around the waist
*Increased feelings of depression and irritability
*Tanked libido with decreased sexual activity
If this sounds like you, then it’s time to get your levels checked. It’s very possible that you may be suffering from low testosterone, otherwise known as low T, a deficiency that men experience as they age. When you address this issue and obtain an optimized testosterone level, you’ll find that your life will change completely for the better. Here are 8 of the many benefits you should experience:
Did you know that your mental well-being and your testosterone levels go hand-in-hand? According to a recent study conducted at Harvard University, patients whose conditions didn’t improve with conventional anti-depressants had low levels of testosterone. However, when they received treatment for their testosterone along with antidepressants, they responded positively.
Greater Memory and Concentration
Several studies show a definite link between testosterone levels and cognitive ability. When your levels are optimized, you should remain mentally sharp and alert rather than sluggish and lethargic. It can also help prevent brain decay and reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s disease.
Protected Heart Health
When you have lower levels of testosterone, you run a greater risk of suffering from heart disease. Healthy levels will help keep blood vessels leading to the heart open, which allows blood to flow more freely. You may also find that your blood rate falls in a healthy range.
Increased Muscle Mass
When your body has enough testosterone, it has the ability to create and maintain more muscle mass, especially when combined with strength training. If you’ve found that lifting weights has been tougher than normal for quite a while, you may need to get a screening.
Decreased Body Fat
The spare tire around your waist may easily be attributed in part to low T. With optimized levels, however, you should be able to attain a healthy body weight and fat percentage more easily. In fact, research has shown that men who receive long-term testosterone treatment experience greater weight loss, particularly in their waists.
Improved Energy Levels
Tired of feeling, well, tired? Your waning testosterone levels could be to blame. While you could increase your energy levels with a proper diet, consistent exercise regimen, and quality sleep, you should definitely suspect your testosterone as well. The hormone increases your red blood cell count, which helps carry oxygen more efficiently throughout your body and gives you more energy.
When you suffer from low T, your bones’ tissues will break down more quickly than your body can repair them. This puts you at a higher risk of low bone density, fractures, and osteoporosis. On the other hand, studies have shown that your bone density increases when you receive testosterone treatment.
Your body feels it in so many ways when you don’t get enough sleep. Believe it or not, quality sleep begins with optimized testosterone levels. Research shows that low testosterone impacts your sleep and can increase the number of sleep disturbances you experience. When these levels increase, your sleep quality should follow in a positive direction.
Why be average when you can lead a fuller, healthier life? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore at The Edge For Men in St. Louis by calling us at (314) 736-4MEN.