Testosterone plays a powerful role in our health. Maintaining healthy levels of testosterone is very important and alterations in its levels can cause many health concerns like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart problems.
Many believe low testosterone levels are associated with old age. But in reality, age is just one factor that lowers testosterone levels. There are quite a few things that you do on a regular basis that can lower testosterone levels and a few are as follows:
Consuming Processed Food
Processed foods are high in sodium, calories, and added sugar, which is a common source of trans fat. Studies have found that regularly consuming trans fats could decrease testosterone levels, and increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and inflammation, thus resulting in lower sperm count.
Being Inactive or Sedentary Lifestyle
Leading a sedentary lifestyle and being inactive can also lead to lower levels of testosterone. A recent study on young men found that a sedentary lifestyle, particularly time spent watching television, was associated with decreased testosterone levels, sperm counts, and risk of heart health, and it also affects your overall mood.
Being Overweight or Obese
Being overweight or obese has a huge impact on testosterone levels than age. Obese men have 30% lower testosterone levels compared to fit and healthy men. Losing 15% of excess weight can trigger a significant rise in testosterone levels without treatment. Try out our medically-assisted weight loss program for effective results.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
A good night’s sleep is important for our body to function properly. Sleep deprivation is a very common problem in American society. Lack of sleep due to sleep apnea or poor sleeping pattern can cause a decrease in testosterone levels.
Long-term excessive consumption of alcohol can threaten your testosterone levels. Even moderate alcohol consumption has been found to decrease testosterone levels by up to 6.8%. This is because alcohol can impact your endocrine system, which is in charge of testosterone production.
Making certain lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and fitness routine can definitely make a positive impact on your testosterone levels. If you have any concerns related to your health, we offer Telehealth/Virtual Men's Health Services.
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