Testosterone is the chief male hormone and it is essential for libido and erectile function. It also plays a crucial role in mood, energy, bone health, and body composition. As men age, testosterone levels decline. This process starts in the man's mid 30s and may indicate the beginning of Andropause (male menopause)
Low levels of testosterone have been linked with disorders such as depression, fatigue, obesity, and cognotive decline. Low levels of this hormone also increase the risk of coronary heart disease and other cardiac conditions.
There are many health benefits to restoring youthful levels of testosterone on men, including heart health, body composition, mood and memory. Not to mention enhanced sexual performance. So, it will be important to discuss the options with a medical provider to determine the course of action including bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy.
If you suspect your spouse or partner is suffering from declined testosterone levels, you may encourage him to set up an appointment with his doctor, have a blood test to check testosterone levels and identify a therapy. Optimizing testosterone levels requires a multi-pronged approach that includes proper nutrition, supplements, exercise, and hormone replacement therapy if necessary.
Source: Life Extension Journal
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