Healthier Andropause Build to Balance

Posted: January 20, 2018 at 10:41 pm

To the men out there, this post is for you! Im sure youre well aware that testosterone is critical for your health and vitality. But are you aware of its decline during the aging process, and that you can start doing something about it today with healthy diet and lifestyle practices?

Andropause, sometimes referred to as Male Menopause or Hypogonadism, is the decline of testosterone production in aging men (starting around 50s). Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is important for sexual and reproductive development. The hormone influences sex drive, sperm production, fat distribution, red cell production, maintenance of muscle strength and mass, and the prevention of osteoporosis in men. When its production starts to decline, primarily due to aging, men can experience unfavorable symptoms (many similar to menopause):

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and a top contributing factor for andropause. SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) increases with age, which binds with testosterone rendering it unavailable. A healthy diet and lifestyle can help slow the aging process and the onset of andropause. Here is what to focus on:

Bottom line keep that male vitality going strong today and every day by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle.

References:

Bauman, E. NC202.2 Mens & Womens Health Lecture 2 (PowerPoint Handout). Retrieved from Bauman College: https://baumancollege.instructure.com

Rettner, R. (June 2017). What is Testosterone? Live Science. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/38963-testosterone.html

The Truth About Alcohol, Fat Loss, and Testosterone. (Oct. 2016). Prostate.net.Retrieved fromhttps://prostate.net/articles/join-30-day-alcohol-fast-t-levels-liver-will-thank

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