Declining Levels of Testosterone In Men
Men’s testosterone levels are declining at alarming rates and here is what you can do about it. Core Medical Group’s staff discusses in this blog why we are seeing lower levels than ever and our recommendations to help boost testosterone levels.
If you live in South Florida, like millions of men – keeping up with your appearance and feeling youthful may be very important to you. To be able to go out and golf with friends or enjoy the sandy beaches, the experts at Core Medical Group of Boca Raton, Florida can help keep you feeling youthful.
Over the past few decades, testosterone levels have been declining in men of all ages. In fact, a study published in JAMA showed that between 2010 and 2013, prescriptions for testosterone therapy were up by more than 50 percent. There are a lot of reasons, like ever-increasing stress in our daily lives, obesity and other outside contributing factors.
Low testosterone comes with a slew of symptoms, causing a downward spiral that can affect a man’s health in really negative ways. In one example, studies have linked low testosterone to elevated levels of anxiety and depression. Symptoms and concerns of low testosterone may also include but not limited to low libido, weight gain, inability to lose weight and erectile dysfunction.
At Core Medical Group we have developed proven methods and HRT protocols to help boost testosterone levels and improve overall health. Here are the top 3 ways to improve your testosterone levels.
- Exercising at least three to four times per week helps raise testosterone and makes our cells more sensitive to insulin (reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes).
- Getting quality sleep is also important, as studies have shown that less than five hours of sleep can decrease testosterone and sperm count after only one week. Improving your quality of sleep can also help decrease the amount of cortisol, leading to more stress, anxiety and high blood pressure.
- Getting blood work done at least 1x per year is critical for our medical staff to understand your baseline health and how we can properly manage your hormones back to optimal levels.
All of these changes can be incorporated as part of a larger plan to balance testosterone levels in the body. The experts at Core Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida can help you achieve optimal health and wellness, which starts with a simple blood test.
If you are experiencing any symptoms you believe are associated with low testosterone or erectile dysfunction, we encourage you to reach out to our Boca Raton office by calling 561-243-1219 or visiting us online at www.coremedicalgrp.com