And finally, here’s why men have lower testosterone…
“Here’s Why I Dumped My Blood Pressure Treatments in the Trash”
Now, please don’t do this without talking to your doctor first. I could get in trouble.
But one of the best things I ever did for my health and my sex life was to throw my blood pressure treatments in the trash can.
Those things are really bad for erections – trust me on that one.
But remember – don’t go throwing any bottles away without your doctor’s blessing first.
Simple Mistakes That Are Crashing Your Testosterone Levels
Androgens are steroid hormones that maintain masculine characteristics.
Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are the most important natural androgens.
But androgens do not just determine masculine traits.
They also play a huge role in health, for men in particular.
Having low androgen levels increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Low physical activity also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Recently, researchers looked into the effect of both androgens and physical activity on the risk of cardiovascular disease in older men.
Optimizing your androgens and increasing physical activity can lower belly fat and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
These scientists carried out human research at the University of Western Australia in Perth. They published their results in the journal Clinical Endocrinology.
Hormones and physical activity do play a role in cardiovascular disease risk.
“Low androgens and low physical activity levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease risk.”
This research looked at the interaction between these two factors in connection with cardiovascular disease risk and belly fat.
“We assessed whether androgens and physical activity were additively associated with lower central adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk.”
The researchers used information from thousands of older men.
“We included 3,351 community-dwelling men with a mean age of 77 years.”
The researchers tested androgen levels at the start of the study.
“Baseline testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) were assayed.”
The study measured physical activity through questionnaires completed by the participants at the beginning of the investigation.
“Levels of physical activity were ascertained by questionnaire.”
Based on these results, they categorized the men into different groups:
- High hormone levels – high physical activity
- High hormone levels – low physical activity
- Low hormone levels – high physical activity
- Low hormone levels – low physical activity
The researchers tracked the men for 10 years and collected all information about cardiovascular disease events and cardiovascular disease deaths.
“865 cardiovascular disease events and 499 cardiovascular disease deaths occurred during the 10-year follow-up.”
The researchers then calculated the risk of cardiovascular problems across the four groups.
Men with higher androgens + high physical activity had lower body weight, smaller waists, and less risk of metabolic syndrome.
“Men with higher T or DHT and higher physical activity had the lowest BMI, waist circumference, and risk of metabolic syndrome.”
They found that testosterone is the most protective factor against cardiovascular disease.
“Men with higher testosterone levels had the lowest risk of incident cardiovascular disease events – irrespective of physical activity levels.”
In addition, men with higher androgens and high levels of physical activity had the lowest risk of dying from cardiovascular events.
“Men with higher T or DHT and higher physical activity had the lowest risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.”
Androgens and physical activity are associated with smaller waists and less risk of cardiovascular disease.
“Higher androgens and higher physical activity were associated with less central adiposity at baseline and fewer cardiovascular deaths.”
High androgens and high physical activity together provide more protection.
“These findings are consistent with a potential additive effect of androgens and physical activity on cardiometabolic outcomes in older men.”
For young guys, working out can boost androgens significantly.
For older guys, it’s important to optimize androgen levels first.
Once testosterone and DHT are in a good range, it is safe to significantly increase physical activity.
A lot of guys make simple mistakes that can crash their testosterone and DHT levels.
Poor sleep is one of the most common causes of low androgens.
And there are many foods that can boost androgens.
For example, oysters contain a lot of zinc, which can boost testosterone.
You should always consult a healthcare practitioner about treating and diagnosing health-related problems.
—-Important Message about Belly Fat and Testosterone—-
Here’s Why Most Men Have Belly Fat – It Has to Do with Testosterone
Most men don’t realize that low testosterone can often be why they have stubborn belly fat that just doesn’t seem to go away.
It’s having LOW testosterone and HIGH estrogen that’s the problem.
Some men’s bodies overproduce estrogen and make more of it than they do testosterone.
And this upsets the balance men need to stay slim and fit and get good erections.
PS. My erections got better too 😉
- Higher circulating androgens and higher physical activity levels are associated with less central adiposity and lower risk of cardiovascular death in older men https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cen.13905
- Androgen deficiency and metabolic syndrome in men - NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4708304/
- Androgen Insufficiency in Men » Sexual Medicine » BUMC http://www.bumc.bu.edu/sexualmedicine/patientinformation-physicians/androgen-insufficiency-in-men/