Most common male sex problem is low testosterone levels.
Symptoms of low testosterone start to appear as men age and the very first symptoms may start to appear in your early to mid-thirties.
When it comes to women the science has been working hard for over fourty years. Women are regular users for hormones to correct low hormone levels and hormonal imbalance – conditions that are common for women throughout their lives. Doctors, have for many years, realized that falling testosterone, estrogen and progesterone causes symptoms as well as diseases in women.
But it is only in more recent years that it has been recognized that declining testosterone levels can also trigger health consequences in men.
As many of us now know, male sex problems get worse as we age and the most obvious issues are declining sex drive, increased ED (erectile dysfunction).
More recent studies have revealed how declining testosterone levels can affect other conditions that were previously considered unavoidable and a natural part of aging – such as:
Fatigue – This is one of the more common symptoms of low testosterone levels. You feel run down, tired and have low energy levels. Any activity, even very easy and mild effort, can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Low sex drive and impotence – As men age and their testosterone production starts to fail, they lose interest in sex. Sex becomes less frequent, your sexual fantasies will disappear, and sex, when you do have it, will be far less pleasurable.
But it’s not just your interest in sex that will drop you will also be less capable of having sex because low testosterone levels also affect your ability to maintain or even get an erection.
The average sexual frequency for men in their 20s is around five to eight times a week if they have a readily accessible partner. As you age, it starts to drop to close to once a week in your 50s and then, maybe, if you are very lucky, once a month in your 70s if you do nothing to address the problem on continued lowering of testosterone levels in your blood.
Loss of lean muscle mass – Men can lose up to ten percent of their muscle mass ever ten years. This means, when you reach your 60s, non-active men have lost about forty percent of their lean muscle mass.
Other issues – Other symptoms include the increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures; fat accumulation as well as weight gain; and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Normal testosterone levels can also stabilize high blood pressure; reduce triglyceride and cholesterol, and normalize fibrinogen; and open up narrowed coronary arteries along with other major arteries(this is a pdf download link. The document is highly technical.).
Some Treatment Possibilities
Your treatment options include:
- multivitamin and mineral supplements
- changes in diet to ensure you are eating healthy foods
- stopping all tobacco use (the problem is caused by nicotine in your system)
- reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption
- removing stresses from your life and
- starting a program of gentle exercise for 10 – 15 minutes a day.
If you can make these changes then you will probably see your testosterone levels improving. However, if you are unable to make these changes then the next best approach is to consider testosterone replacement therapy.
But before you even consider starting a program of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) you might want to ensure your problems are related to low testosterone levels. To find out if you are suffering from low testosterone take our 5 minute testosterone quiz and find out immediately if you have a problem.