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Increasing masculinity, increasing the level of Androgens

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male androgen

 

Androgens are also known as the male sex hormones, which include the likes of Testosterone. A lot of factors are attributed towards the lowering of these levels because of age, poor lifestyle, medications, etc. But there are natural solutions available for boosting androgen levels naturally and stabilise your fertility chart. Here are some tips that would prove to be handy in this reference-

Fight Obesity

fight obesity

It may seem strange to you but obesity is actually the cause of a majority of problems related to our health, including the fluctuating levels of Androgens. Obese people are known to have poorer sex drives because of the low levels of sex hormones in their body, which is disrupted because of the excessive fat layers. Exercise and diet control are you two best bets here. Regular exercise will help your lose weight, tone your body and most importantly, boost blood circulation that helps in enhancing and balancing these hormonal levels.

Good Nights Sleep

good nights sleep

The 8 hour sleep theory is not relevant to a lot of people because they claim to feel as good as fresh after 4 hours of sleep too. But little do they know that within their system, there are hormonal changes going that are causing androgen levels to fluctuate. In particular, the sex drive in men who sleep less than 8 hours is much lower because they are too tired and lethargic. So ensure that you get the much needed 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Vitamins

vitamins

All kinds of vitamins have a significant contribution to the body. And this is why having a balanced meal is suggested. But sometimes, due to vitamin deficiencies or even lack of certain vitamins in the food - like vitamin D, you are unable to get that balance right. So supplements work out to be a more viable choice. But you can easily get natural vitamin supplements that care of these needs. For instance, for vitamin D, you just need to get some sun. For C, make sure that you are having more of citrus fruits, etc.

A Healthy Diet

healthy diet

 

A healthy diet cannot be really defined by the layman. Some don’t believe in eating breakfast while others keep on surviving on juices. Now is the time to put all of this aside, especially if you are on the wrong side of 40. Start having a healthy breakfast with iron fortified cereals, get your share of proteins from milk or yogurt and eggs. Say yes to fibres, especially dark green veggies that are rich in iron like spinach, kale, etc. All of these combine towards providing you a healthy and nutrient- balanced diet, which is ideal for boosting androgen levels. Avoiding excessive carbs and unhealthy fats is important here because it contributes towards obesity.

Change Your Lifestyle

Smoking, alcohol, processed foods, junk from the vending machine, etc. is just going to wreck your hormones. Now is the time to make the switch and avoid these. Being high on chemicals and artificial preservatives, these foods contribute gradually towards reducing your Androgen hormones.

Drink More Water

drink more water

10 glasses a day should be the rule of thumb here. Water cleanses and detoxifies the body while providing hydration. It is also a great way to quench thirst on hot days without lading yourself with calories from artificial drinks.

Natural living will not only help you resolve issues related to sex drive and hormones, but it also brings out a healthier you.

posted Feb 25, 2016 by anonymous

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Testosterone is the hormone required for normal development and functioning of male reproductive organs and promoting secondary sexual characters like, elevating the muscle mass, increasing the bone mass and growth of body hair. A deficiency in the levels of this hormone in men results in a condition called hypogonadism. In late 1930s, a class of drugs was developed to overcome this condition, which would aid in treating - impotency, delayed puberty and effects of HIV infection. The drugs were also helpful in treating several forms of anemia, osteoporosis, burns and wounds.  These drugs were called ‘Anabolic Androgenic Steroids’ or just ‘Anabolic Steroids’ colloquially. These can be administered orally, topically or as a shot in the muscles.

With the increased understanding of the positive effects of this drug, abuse of this drug was a much expected outcome. Abuse is usually referred when the quantity consumed is way too higher than the prescribed limits. Athletes, body-builders and weight-lifters, used anabolic steroids to add appeal to their fitness and appearance.

Why are these steroids so enticing?

  • They promote development of muscle mass and skeletal mass by reducing body fat. An hour glass silhouette or a well built up body, who wouldn’t dream of it?
  • It propels performance exponentially in athletes and sportsmen, since the dosage is usually 10-100 times more than the prescribed limits.
  • The urge to take risks in adolescence, similar to alcoholism or other illicit drugs.

What are the side effects?

  • In men, anabolic steroids can cause reversible or irreversible changes to the hormonal system, leading to:

    • Reduced sperm count
    • Shrinkage of the testicles, both of which lead to impotency
    • Gynecomastia, which is development of breasts in men
  • Similarly, in women too it can cause both reversible and irreversible changes to hormonal system, leading to:
    • Enlargement of clitoris
    • Coarseness of skin
    • Increase in the volume of body hair
    • Decreased breast size
    • Deepening of  voice

Apart of these, the overdose can also effect the cardiovascular system, liver functioning, behavioral changes etc.

Treatment:

  • Counseling
  • Quitting the usage, where medications are given to overcome withdrawal symptoms
  • Teaching the adolescents about both the positive and negative effects can help
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