About Hormones in Men
Testosterone hormone is produced by testicles in men. It is responsible for development of male sexual characters like physical strength, muscle mass, body shape, body hair, deep voice, sexual function etc. Erectile dysfunction occurs when testosterone level is reduced.
Symptoms and Causes
The causes for low testosterone levels are age, injury to testicles, infection of testicles, cancer treatments, diseases like chronic kidney related diseases, cirrhosis of liver, sarcoidosis ,chronic illness and medications. Symptoms of lowered testosterone levels erectile dysfunction, obesity, osteoporosis, infertility, low libido, fatigue or weakness, enlarged male breasts, decreased body hair, loss of muscle mass, depression, loss of concentration and mild anemia.
a) Increased weight or obesity leads to increased estrogen levels. Increased estrogen lowers testosterone level. Hence try to shed excess fat.
b) Do not fast or skip meals to shred excess fat. Poor eating habit reduces testosterone level.
c) Avoid diets that are high in protein.
d) Reduce carbohydrates, sugar and oil content in daily diet.
e) Regular eating habit prevents frequent fluctuation of hormonal level.
f) Exercise regularly.
g) Eat pea nuts, pea nut butter and olive oil.
h) Reduce alcohol intake. Relax and try to distress.
i) Yoga and meditation help to reduce stress level.
Ayurvedic herbs to treat hormonal imbalance
Garlic, fermented soy, milk thistle, selenium and flaxseed.
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