The body of a man lives according to the laws that the most important male sex hormone testosterone dictates to him. It is responsible for sexual life, for the formation and development of muscle tissue, for fat burning, affects all systems and organs, plays a huge role in the social life of a man. But with age, in all representatives of the stronger sex, testosterone levels begin to decline. You can slow down the process of the fading of the masculine principle if you give up bad habits, monitor your weight and not overload your body with overloads – physical and psychological.
The onset of a clinically pronounced hormonal deficiency in men varies from 30 to 70 years. The average age when age-related changes begin and a gradual decrease in the concentration of testosterone in the blood, according to andrologists, is 45 years old, plus or minus three years. An earlier decrease in the production of the hormone of courage can provoke xchronic diseases — diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease.
The main problem of modern men is obesity, as they move little, moving around the city by car, sit at home or lie on the couch and hardly walk. In adipose tissue, the male sex hormones (testosterone and androstenedione) are converted into female sex hormones (estradiol and estrone). Gradually, this leads to a decrease in the level of male hormones in the blood, with all the ensuing consequences – a man loses his masculinity, and this manifests itself even externally: the figure changes, acquiring soft, rounded, feminine forms.
Due to testosterone deficiency, sexual function suffers: libido decreases, erection and ejaculation are disturbed, sperm production is reduced. Then psycho-emotional disorders (increased irritability, fatigue, decreased performance, sleep disturbance, depression, lethargy and apathy) and somatic disorders (decrease in muscle strength and mass, pain in the lower back and joints, impaired urination) may develop.
Testosterone levels need to be monitored. Today, doctors have effective and safe methods for diagnosing and treating testosterone deficiency, metabolic syndrome and obesity, and most of the methods are affordable. But in addition to finances, a man will also need tremendous willpower and self-discipline. You will have to radically revise your diet, give up everything fatty, sweet, starchy, spicy and smoked, which adds pounds to the waist and cholesterol in the blood, quit smoking, drink less alcoholic beverages and go in for sports.
Svetlana Kalinichenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Clinical Andrology at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia: “If a man has a waist circumference of more than 94 cm, then he can safely be diagnosed with Obesity. This is the maximum allowable waist circumference for men of any height, age and constitution. Anything larger than 94 cm is the so-called abdominal obesity – excessive deposition of fat in the abdomen. If the volume of the male waist exceeded 102 cm, then in addition to being overweight, he most likely has a testosterone deficiency.
According to the World Health Organization, 10-15% of all couples of childbearing age are infertile marriages. Men account for at least 35% of all cases of infertility, and only in 20% of cases both spouses bear the “blame” for the lack of pregnancy. 5% of modern men are not capable of fertilization, or their chances of conceiving a child are reduced. In cities, there are even more fruitless marriages – up to 30%, and in at least half of them a man is not able to have children.
To avoid problems, a man should eat well and fully, get enough sleep, since hormones necessary for the reproductive system are produced during sleep, and play sports. 3/4 of your workouts should be strength training, weight training, which not only builds muscle, but also maintains sufficient testosterone levels and normal spermatogenesis.