The Importance of Testosterone

The Importance of Testosterone

The reason I named this website Body ‘N Life, is that I wanted to talk about the human body itself, as well as its health and well-being. But I do intend focussing on prostate health specifically and anything that affects it.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take good care of the one body you’ll ever have. Maybe in the future we’ll have other options. But as of right now, we still don’t. It’s the body you currently have, or you’ll have none.

I recall when I was in my late teens and I weighed 155 pounds at 5ft 10 1/4 in. I didn’t feel too bad at that height and weight. But after having the worst case of influenza I’ve ever experienced, I lost 15 pounds in a matter of 4 days. At 140 pounds, I was so skinny I won’t even wear a t-shirt. I felt it would really expose my chicken chest and I couldn’t risk that. My clavicles were jutting out. You could see my ribs in my back if I wasn’t wearing a shirt. At 140 pounds, I was weaker than I had been in the previous 5 years.

For some, that might be OK. That might be the dream size/weight. For me, I just knew I was not in my best health at that size. I couldn’t do 10 pushups, pullups or situps. I couldn’t even complete a 90-minute soccer game.

Now I know you might be wondering why its even important to be able to do those feats of pushups, situps or pullups. The truth is, those exercises, amongst others, help to build the master hormone. Testosterone. It’s the most important hormone to man and human existence.

Without testosterone, there’ll be no erection. Without an erection there’ll be no sexual intercourse. Without intercourse there’ll be no pregnancy. No future for the human race.

Additionally, without testosterone, your body could become weak and frail much earlier in life than it should. It could also become susceptible to many diseases much sooner, including those related to the prostate.

In general, experts say testosterone in men starts to decline somewhere in their mid to late 30s. In the modern world, it’s happening to younger males at an alarming rate. One way to stop the rapid decline is to exercise.

“By 50, many men are experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (or ED). That’s simply either not being able to achieve or able to maintain an erection. In fact, many doctors refer to ED as Early Death“. There is a connection, and I implore you to not take that lightly.”

So how can men tell if your testosterone is declining or is already too low? There are several ways, but here are a few of the most apparent.

You are beginning to lose, or have already lost your sex drive.
You’re having trouble getting or maintaining an erection.
You’re beginning to gain weight and grow tits. (gynecomastia)
You’re getting up at night more often to urinate.

Guys, if you’re currently experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s time to have a serious talk with your doctor about your hormone levels. Especially testosterone and estrogen. It might be better if you visit a specialist who deals with hormone issues. An endocrinologist. Your primary care doctors don’t seem to even care about hormone levels. Again, please don’t expect your primary care to take this initiative. He/she most likely won’t.

Please! Please! Please (I know I’m beginning to sound like James Brown) do not take these symptoms lightly. If you do, I promise you that you’ll pay a heavy price (both figuratively and literally) for the neglect. I know from experience. I’ve been there. Done that. Got the heavy price to show for it.

These are all symptoms of prostate issues creeping in. There are going to happen sooner or later. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but every man will have prostate issues at some point in his life if he lives long enough. It’s inevitable because as you age, your testosterone begin to decline naturally. If you don’t know what’s going on, and don’t take the necessary steps to correct or retard the progress.

And yes, the process can be retarded, if the problem is caught in time.

– Mholder

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