When it comes to testosterone, some men do not realize the importance of monitoring healthy levels. Testosterone plays a key role in general health, balancing stress hormones, and body composition. However, at around 40, some men will begin to see a sharp decline in testosterone levels that can sometimes negatively affect their overall health. Memphis Men’s Clinic is here to give you some lifestyle changes, you can start today, to help maintain healthy testosterone levels:
Pay attention to what you eat/drink
This does not mean you have to keep track of all your meals in a journal, but it is a good idea to pay attention to what you are putting in your body in the first place. There are many studies from prominent health journals that have found a variety of foods and drinks that can cause low testosterone symptoms in men and should, therefore, be avoided:
- Sodas or sugary drinks
- Soy-based products
- Processed foods
Some studies have shown that poor mental health or high stress can sometimes cause low testosterone symptoms in men of all ages. Conversely, low testosterone can be the cause of irritability or depression among some men. Try taking ten minutes out of your day for meditation to reflect on your daily stress and the issues that are affecting your mental health.
Regularly visit a men’s health clinic
It is never too early to focus on your sexual health. If you are experiencing troubles with sex drive, erectile dysfunction, muscle weakness, or other common low testosterone symptoms in men, it might be time to visit a doctor. Sound scary? It does not have to be. Memphis Men’s Clinic offers confidential consultation with one of our male physicians in a discrete environment.
Schedule your first all-inclusive appointment at the Memphis Men’s Clinic by calling 901.602.3770. Your appointment includes a blood test, to determine your testosterone levels and help determine if testosterone replacement therapy is for you.