I agree the above post is very accurate and informative. I'm more concerned with your thyroid number though than anything else. Low Thyroid symptoms are very similar to Low T symptoms. Since yours is definetely on the lower range even though normal I believe are far from optimal. I would go for more comprehensive thyroid hormone testing. Be persistent with your doctor and don't take no for an answer. I had to fight every doctor I went to finally get myself better.
I'm turning 70 and my T level is over 300.
Very informative post. Each member and answerer should read it. Thanks.
Do some weight training and cardiovascular training five or more days a week for 30 minutes.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone. If it is low, so is your sex drive. A way to boost it is by eating foods that are high in zinc. Some of these include oysters, bananas, artichokes, blackberries and avocados.
Stress and anxiety can cause a low sex drive and also lead to impotence. Take some time to engage in relaxation activities like yoga, tai-chi, meditative breathing and massages to lower your stress levels.
Watch your intake of substances. Using drugs such as heroin and marijuana are not only bad for your body, but they are also bad for your sex drive so they should be avoided. Also, if you are taking prescription drugs that are causing you to have a low sex drive, ask your doctor if there's an alternative.
Boost your levels of arginine. Arginine is one of the 20 amino acids and it can help increase sex drive and levels of blood to the genital area. Some foods that have arginine include Brazil nuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
T killers #1 Processed Foods, 2 Lack of Sleep, 3 A Sedentary Lifestyle,
(Sitting around is a massive testosterone inhibitor. The male body has a very hard time producing more testosterone if it is constantly inactive. Just like muscles grow weaker and smaller when they’re not used, the male metabolic system sends out fewer signals to produce testosterone when the body is idle. It starts out gradually at first and as we become increasingly sedentary, the testes produce less and less testosterone. Consequently, muscles become smaller and weaker, we become less energetic and more lethargic. In short, we become less masculine and less virile.) 4 Alcoholic Beverages & Sodas, 5 Added hormones,
(There is a huge debate raging in the United States right now. It involves food additives that are unsafe to men and women alike. Farmers and huge agricultural corporations have been caught adding hormones to their animals. By doing so they can increase profitability.
However, this has caused a lot of health issues for consumers—especially men. Men who weren’t expecting to be exposed to hormones from foods like beef and chicken have found themselves negatively impacted. In particular, hormones added to meats and poultries can inhibit testosterone production while encouraging the production of estrogen, which is the female hormone. Elevated levels of estrogen in men cause them to take on more feminine characteristics. In fact, when estrogen levels in men are higher than they should be, it can bring about a whole slew of unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects. Enlarged breasts are one of the first and most noticeable side effects to appear in men when estrogen levels are elevated. This is known as gynecomastia and a few other names in the gym too. Other side effects include loss of muscle tone, a decrease in body hair, shrinking testes, depression, fatigue, lower energy levels,
poor memory, low stress tolerance, an ncrease in fat around the mid-section (belly fat) and erectile dysfunction.
Elevated estrogen levels really do cause men to look and somewhat act more like women and less like men. High estrogen levels in men can double the risk of stroke and increase the risk of
cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Some research has also linked high estrogen levels to enlargement of the prostate and Prostate Cancer. When the rise in estrogen levels is accompanied by a decline in testosterone levels which is typically the case these risks are even greater.
The solution: Try and buy organic, hormone-free meat and poultries. Doing so can lower the risk of accidentally ingesting added hormones.)
7 Chemicals, Men who live in a city or suburb can be at risk from estrogens and other chemicals that have leeched into the water supply. This happens due to industrial waste, or when medications and substances like birth control end up in the water supply. Chemicals are also found in the foods we eat and products we use everyday including soaps, shampoos and face creams. Chemicals add color, improve texture, make things smell better, or last longer. And while on the surface these chemicals appear to have great societal benefit, the reality is that many of these chemicals
are harming the male body, causing damage and reducing our ability to produce testosterone. Non organic fruits, vegetables and dairy products also often contain chemicals and pesticides, all of which are testosterone killers. Check with your doctor and get his OK!