Lower levels of testosterone (Low-T) can affect your daily mood and health, and many factors leading to Low-T lie in everyday habits and activities. So what activities or actions are you doing throughout your day that may be causing your testosterone levels to decrease, and what can you do to address this?
Stress can have an unlimited amount of negative effects on your body, including the lowering of your testosterone levels. Chronic stress, especially, has been found to be a major factor in Low-T in adult males. It is vital that you find some way to cope with and decrease your stress. Massages, meditation, yoga, or even just sitting back at the end of the day and relaxing or bathing can help you overcome stress and the risk of Low-T.
2. Consuming Beer
Believe it or not, beer is often brewed with ingredients that may contain larger amounts of estrogen. Even moderate consumption may have to in general increase your risk of Low-T. Reduce your consumption rate of wheat-based alcohol, in general, to help fight Low-T. There are also collateral health benefits of cutting back on or quitting alcohol, not just addressing Low-T.
3. Unprotected Athletics
Direct trauma to your testicles or trauma to the brain such as concussions add a heightened risk of Low-T in adult men. If you choose to continue playing a dangerous or heavy-hitting sport that may cause injury to either area, such as baseball, football, soccer, etc., ensure that you are wearing protective gear such as cups and helmets. The less damage, the better. No matter the sport, it is crucial to take all safety precautions to prevent as much injury as possible. Have fun, be active, stay healthy, keep safe.
These are just a few daily activities that may be contributing to your Low-T. It is important to stay knowledgeable about factors that may put you at risk for Low-T and to act accordingly. If you’re having issues with low testosterone, call the team at Preferred Men’s Medical Center now to schedule an appointment to have a consultation with their experienced and specially trained medical staff. We are Fort Lauderdale’s leading erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation clinic that provides ED and PE therapy, hormone therapy and much more.