4 Myths About Low Testosterone

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There are many things people have wrong when it comes to men’s hormones. Many of these myths create very dangerous situations where men abuse the use of supplements and misunderstand the role testosterone plays and how to safely treat low testosterone symptoms.  Here are some of the common myths you need to be aware of when it comes to a diagnosis of high or low testosterone:

 

1. More Testosterone = More Fertility.

 

False. A man with a healthy testosterone balance is likely to be fertile, but when present in excessive levels, testosterone can actually cause the testicles to stop working and cause them to shrink. This leads to infertility issues. Keeping your hormones well balanced is the goal of natural hormone replacement therapy, which is why Nova Health provides comprehensive hormone testing and customized treatment for each patient. This is one striking reason testosterone needs to be administered properly, and doctors and physicians discourage men from trying to tackle their low T issues without supervision.

 

2. Being overweight does not affect testosterone levels.

 

Wrong. Extra fat will actually work like a sponge and suck testosterone and other important hormones from the blood. This leads to a reduced libido, lack of energy and other issues associated with aging and a drop in testosterone. This is particularly true when the deposits of fat are carried around the belly or abdomen. Hormone levels and weight are often connected, and can negatively affect each other.

 

3. Vigorous exercise can fix testosterone troubles.

 

This one is a bit tricky. As you probably already realize, exercise is a important part of feeling healthy, but exercise alone can’t fully replenish low testosterone levels. Moderate exercise does lead to a slight increase in testosterone levels but actually, when the exercise is too extreme, testosterone can decrease rapidly. Having low testosterone levels makes it harder to get motivated to exercise and harder to lose weight, which often results in the savage cycle of inactivity and a continually reduced level of hormones.

 

4. Testosterone supplements are safe for everyone to use.

 

False. Many people find it surprising when they learn that the government does not yet actively regulate all sales or use of testosterone products or supplements meant to produce testosterone. These supplements should only be used under a doctor’s supervision and your testosterone levels should never exceed normal levels, or else negative side effects may occur. It is important to have hormone testing performed and to receive treatment from a professional.

Check out our website, call us with any questions you may have, and contact us today to find out some simple and easy ways to help you regulate testosterone levels safely and naturally. Do you suspect your testosterone levels are low? Feeling sluggish and losing interest in sex, exercise and other things you used to enjoy as a young man? Take our hormone balance test and our specialists can determine if you are a good candidate for natural hormone replacement therapy to correct these issues!

Lack of Sex Drive is No Reason For Men to Be Embarrased

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Sex, it’s everywhere. It’s on your tv, it’s in the books you read, and it’s all over the internet. Everyone is talking about it and it seems like everyone is having it. Everyone, except you that is. As a male, a lack of sex drive can be embarrassing. You tell yourself it’s just a dry spell. Your boss has been on your case, finances are difficult, the kids are driving you crazy, and life is stressful. Sure, life is crazy right now, but it always has been. The truth is sex doesn’t even enter into the equation anymore. It’s bothered you now and then, but you’re a guy. You can’t admit to your lack of sex drive.

You can learn to live without sex. After all, it’s not an essential life function, but why should you? Sex can bring pleasure to you and your partner. It makes you feel closer and more connected to your spouse. If you’re suffering from a lack of sex drive, it’s worth discussing with your doctor.

The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help rekindle your sex drive. For men, one of the largest factors in a lack of sex drive is aging. As men age, their testosterone level drops. This drop is sometimes referred to as andropause. Andropause is a hormone imbalance due to the lack of the male hormone, testosterone. At age 55, testosterone secreted by the testis is dramatically lower than at age 40. By 80, the testosterone levels can decrease to the level of a prepubescent male.

Research has shown that men with higher amounts of testosterone in their blood have a higher sex drive. Thankfully, natural hormone replacement therapy can help restore your testosterone levels to their prime. Time released pellets are used to increase your testosterone levels and maintain them over time. Ongoing monitoring allows your testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen levels to be delicately balanced to achieve the optimum hormone ratio for your body.

Natural hormone replacement therapy can help restore your sex drive. A simple and discreet conversation can begin your journey to rediscovering your sex life. You are not alone, over 36% of all people experience a lack of sex drive in their lifetime. There is help available with the professionals at Nova Health Therapy in Cincinnati and Louisville.

Are Low Testosterone Levels Normal?

The subject of the testosterone hormone has recently received a lot of public attention. Much has been said about the effects of low testosterone levels and its impact on wellbeing. But what is testosterone? And what is the meaning of low levels, and how do you cope with it?

Firstly, testosterone is a hormone produced by men, mainly in their testicles. It is responsible for the growth of hair (such as beards or mustaches), low voice pitch, sex drive, and muscle tone, among other things. Of course, they are also responsible for boys turning into men during puberty. Strange as it may seem, the production of testosterone starts not in the testicles, but in the hypothalamus, which sends a signal to the pituitary glands that in turn tell the testicles to produce the hormone. Thus, when we talk about low levels of testosterone, we must take into consideration the chain of commands needed for the production of the hormone.

A man may suffer a low level of testosterone due to various reasons such as obesity, lack of exercise, and the consumption of low quality food; whereas smoking, for example, will raise the T level. Also, it is a known fact that the testosterone produced diminishes with age. There is no agreement as to what is the “normal” level at any age and one should compare results of tests with charts where levels are segregated by age groups, rather than by the reference shown in regular tests.

If you show symptoms associated with low T, such as thin muscles, loss of body hair, or larger breasts, you should check with your doctor and take a T test to determine and correct your T level.