A while ago we told you what andropause is, and what the symptoms look like.
This week, in honor of Father’s Day, we want to offer you more information about this condition that can catch the most important man in your life off guard.
As we said in our previously published blog, andropause occurs when testosterone production decreases and can occur at any age after 40. Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced in the testicles and in the ovaries. They are also produced in the adrenal glands in smaller quantities. Testosterone is responsible for driving boys’ physical changes during puberty, such as muscle gain, voice change, and body hair growth, but it is necessary to have optimal testosterone levels even in old age.
The reduction in testosterone levels is normal over time. After the age of 30, levels decrease by 15%, and it is around the age of 45 that the first symptoms of andropause can start being noticed. Testosterone levels continue to decline throughout life, and in fact, at the age of 70, 70% of adults have very low levels of testosterone. But there are external factors that can have an influence the levels of testosteron besides age, such as stress, the use of certain medications, alcohol, infections, obesity, and an increase in sex hormone binding globulin.
As we have mentioned, the reduction of testosterone can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, decreased sexual desire and erection response, bone deterioration, and changes in the overall mood. These mood swings can manifest as irritability, depression, or nervousness.
It can also cause weight gain, headaches, sweating, a warm sensation on the face, and circulatory problems.
Natural ways to deal with andropause
Since andropause is not a disease, but a transitional period, there is no cure. The good thing is that there are some steps that can be taken to increase testosterone levels naturally.
- Do exercises that include weight lifting.
- Having a balance between fats, proteins and carbs. Eggs, garlic, avocados, nuts, broccoli, blueberries, and oysters help increase the levels of testosterone in the body.
- Minimize stress levels, which affect testosterone levels.
- Take natural supplements, especially vitamin D. We recommend taking Rigoton and Gallito daily to increase your energy levels.
- Get enough quality sleep. If you are having difficulty sleeping, we recommend taking Titulus Somno every night.
Remember that it is always important to have a proper diagnosis to treat any condition since andropause shares many of its symptoms with other diseases that are not necessarily treated in the same way.
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