Living with Andropause:
Some natural (non drug) things, you can do to reduce testosterone loss
As we saw in the page Manopause.
Andropause is caused by the loss of circulating Testosterone in middle aged men.
What can we do to offset some of the effects naturally?
Well you can take Regular exercise (did I hear a groan)
This seems to be a recurring theme through this site doesn't it?
But, exercise has been shown to help living with Andropause, by improving Andropause symptoms.
Because it stimulates natural testosterone production.
So if you want to keep your testosterone levels up then you need to exercise.
Eating enough protein
Will also help to keep testosterone levels up. You need to eat protein to produce testosterone.
Also it helps to negate production of SHBG (Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin)
Low SHBG = higher Testosterone
Eat lots of cruciferous vegetablesBroccoli brussel sprouts cabbage cauliflower collards kale kohlrabi mustard greens rapeseedrutabaga turnip.
These contain a substance called Indole-3-carbinol a phyto-chemical known to help increase the production of Testosterone.
Aim to eat two servings a day of the various cruciferous vegetables as part of your normal diet
Dietary supplements can help...
Is probably the most important. Zinc is used to treat fertility problems due to low testosterone.
It is vital to just about all your reproductive functions.
Some Japanese studies have shown that Fish oils and Soy oils can also reduce the levels of SBHG in the blood.
Is thought to have some benefit. Because it contains a substance called 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran, (I cant pronounce it either) which increases free testosterone, by occupying Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin, and preventing it from taking up Testosterone.
"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again."
Another effect of SHBG in men, is that hormones called Estrogen and Dihydrotestosterone (A more concentrated form of testosterone) bound up in SHBG, are carried to the receptor sites on your prostate gland.
Where, if it accumulates in large enough amounts, it can stimulate prostate tissue cells to divide and grow rapidly.
Resulting in an Enlarged Prostate...
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