Most of us accept that getting older means a little wear and tear on the body – that’s just life. But enjoying the best years of life nearly becomes impossible if you’re stricken by one of these 7 diseases that sap away health and vitality.
…sometimes even leading to pre-mature death.
What you may not realize is that when it comes to men, many of these “age-related” illnesses have one common cause or risk factor.
That’s right. Leading research -study after study- all lean towards blaming this one common hormonal imbalance for these illnesses we men commonly associate with getting older.
Let’s take a look at just a few of them.
1. High Blood Pressure
There are strong links between high blood pressure and low testosterone, and given that high blood pressure leads to some commonly fatal conditions, like strokes and heart attacks, the significance is not to be ignored.
The link goes beyond just obesity too; it exists even when Body Mass Index (BMI) is accounted for.
When testosterone is increased, blood pressure very clearly goes down. You may also see increased insulin sensitivity, and the results are very significant over the long term.
Hardening and decreased elasticity of the artery walls, otherwise known as coronary artery disease, is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular-related death.
It’s been proven to be inversely related to testosterone, meaning as testosterone levels decrease, the hardening of arteries (arteriosclerosis) increases.
This is one of the less intuitive testosterone/illness relationships for most men, but testosterone increases nitric oxide levels, which preserves arteries by preventing the arterial hardening.
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the linings in your joints, occurs in the joints, fingers, back, knees, and hands. Symptoms can range from pain to swelling to tenderness to chronic fatigue. The condition can be downright crippling.
Low testosterone may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, in both men and women, but given that arthritis also stresses the body, raising cortisol levels, it’s hard to tell whether the link is one of cause or effect.
One theory is that decreased T levels negatively affect immune functioning, and this type of arthritis is often caused when the immune system turns on your body.
Commonly associated with age, osteoarthritis is when your cartilage in your joints wears down, creating friction between your bones and possibly causing bone spurs.
Raising your T levels may bring some relief or prevent the onset of this condition.
Osteoporosis is more common in women than men, given that women live for so much longer. But it’s important to note that when osteoporosis occurs in men, there’s almost always something else going on – in many cases, a hormonal imbalance.
According to Paul Mystkowski, MD, an endocrinologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and clinical faculty member of the University of Washington in Seattle, low testosterone is the most common cause of osteoporosis in men.
High bone density is considered a secondary male characteristic, and these are highly regulated by your testosterone levels. So the link makes sense.
6. Sexual Problems (E.D.)
Low Sperm Count and low libido, while perhaps not considered illnesses, nonetheless vastly impact the quality of a man’s life as he ages. These are both often attributed to low testosterone and aren’t necessarily a given as you get older.
Increase your testosterone and your sex drive can return, and you can become as fertile as you were a couple decades ago.
7. Cognitive Problems / Dementia
Many experts think that testosterone plays a role in protecting the brain, in both men and women. Low testosterone has been linked to Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and memory problems.
Testosterone May Be the Key to Your Vitality
Given how many age-related diseases are connected to testosterone – and these are just some of the ones more commonly researched – it’s safe to assume that maintaining testosterone late in a man’s life is crucial for preserving health and holding off the aging process.
And we haven’t even touched what testosterone does for your energy levels, mood, muscles, and overall well-being.
If you think you may be suffering from low T levels, don’t just say, “Well, I’m not the man I used to be anymore…”
Even aging men can take control of their testosterone production naturally and see their health change for the better.
And all it takes is getting around to some important lifestyle changes you may have been neglecting and discovering the different modern-day stressors that wreak havoc on your hormonal balance and how to avoid them.
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