Dr Burt Jooste writes:
Many men are not aware that, just like women go through menopause, men go through andropause. As we age, the production of testosterone and therefore our testosterone levels decrease, altering the ratio between testosterone and other hormones like oestrogen, DHEA and cortisol.
Low levels of testosterone are a regular part of healthy ageing, but it can present challenges that affect our quality of life. Some of these include loss of muscle mass, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, chronic fatigue, irritability, anxiety, loss of self-confidence, increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and insomnia, to name a few. Younger men can also present symptoms related to a testosterone deficiency; these could be caused by various factors such as stress, poor lifestyle habits, environmental pollutants, chemicals, etc.
Optimising testosterone levels requires an integrative approach that includes optimising diet, proper nutrition, supplements, hydration, exercise, quality sleep and bio-identical hormones.
Have your testosterone levels checked today and rebalance your life!
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