Your Testosterone. Don’t Take It For Granted! (Part 1)

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If you are older than about 40 years of age, the prognosis for your penis size is not looking good. You and your sexual partner may not see signs of its shrinking just yet, but by the time you have reached your 50th year it will be pretty clear. And, as if this disappearing act isn’t bad enough, the prognosis for your sexual performance isn’t looking so great either. The bottom line is that your body is betraying you when it comes not only to your love life, but to pretty much every other aspect of your masculinity as well. Why is this happening?

Your Testosterone Isn’t What it Used to Be
You can thank “andropause” for your diminishing masculinity. Andropause is a decrease of the testosterone responsible for much of your physical and mental wellbeing. How much of a testosterone decrease? From the age of about 30 years you will lose around 10 percent of your testosterone every decade if you don’t take action to correct it.

Besides your shrinkage, what are some of the other negative results of low testosterone? There are, unfortunately, consequences that effect both your mind and your body.

Decreasing Testosterone Affects You Physically
How many of these symptoms do you recognize in yourself?

•    Trouble getting and maintaining a strong erection
•    Loss of muscle mass and strength
•    Stubborn body fat, especially around the mid section
•    Aches and pains that seem to indicate the early arrival of old age
•    Lack of energy

But there’s more. One of the byproducts of abdominal fat (the third point in the above list) is the increased production of an enzyme called aromatase – which enhances the conversion of testosterone to estrogens. Estrogens, of course, are the hormones that promote female characteristics, like breast tissue. This is why belly fat and “man boobs” often develop together.

Decreasing Testosterone Alters Your Brain Chemistry
Testosterone is the “conquest” hormone. It drives a man’s ambition, making him feel ready to take on all obstacles that may get in the way of his goals. It makes men in their twenties feel like supermen, but unfortunately that feeling does not last forever. Decreasing testosterone levels create in you:

•    Loss of sexual desire
•    Depression
•    Restlessness and the inability to concentrate
•    Irritability and mood swings

Decreasing testosterone levels can result in a decrease of the passions you had in your younger years. Music may no longer fill you with the inspiration and emotions it once did. Movies seem less spectacular than before. Gone is the ache to achieve goals that once set your mind on fire night and day. In short, life just does not seem to hold the potential it once did for you.

What Can Be Done?
Don’t Give Up Yet. You’ll be happy to know that you can get back what you’ve lost! So don’t merely accept your loss of masculinity or blame your symptoms on your age. Instead, read Your Testosterone. Don’t Take It For Granted! (Part 2) and get ready to work on changing some lifestyle habits. Your manliness may depend on it!

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