Testosterone   1 comment

You may have read that an essential element to a man’s sex life is his testosterone level.  And not just the men; although at a much lower level, an incorrect balance of testosterone can also affect a woman’s libido, as well as mood – in both men and women – growth or loss of body and facial hair, muscle tone … the list goes on.  This hormone influences your energy and virility – so you will appreciate it’s pretty important to you in the whole scheme of things – especially sex.

If you have any doubts about your testosterone level, you can have it checked out by your doctor with a simple blood test.  As we age our levels of testosterone reduce and the effects are apparent: ranging from tiredness to muscle and bone weakness, to reduced virility and sperm production, erectile dysfunction, and even atrophied (withered) genitals!

So, what about a cure: no problem – patches and pills can be prescribed to make up a deficiency.  But first, let me tell you why I’ve never been keen on supplementing what the body is designed to do for itself – except as a last resort.  If fed a regular dose of what the body normally produces, the organ that should perform this task gets lazy; after a while it may not bother at all.  The result: you become dependent on the external supplement.  A healthy diet and plenty of exercise – including sex – can maintain the right levels of testosterone well into old age.

The Medical Bit

For the medically interested, testosterone is produced by the testes and adrenal gland, but the stimulation to produce more comes from the pituitary gland.  If testosterone is provided by an external source, like a pill or cream or by injection, the pituitary will sense enough testosterone is circulating and reduce the stimulus to produce more.

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