Testosterone is the male sex hormone. It is what makes a man male. It grows the testes, prostate, muscles, hair and bones. Men need a good level of testosterone to be healthy. Women as they grow older start to have an increasing level of testosterone and that is what causes facial hair in many older females.
In men the levels of testosterone decrease as you get older, especially after the age of 50. This can reduce your sex drive and cause depression and fatigue. You can ask your general physician for a test to determine your level of testosterone and it is usually covered by your insurance.
There can be many reasons for low testosterone: drinking, smoking, medication side effects, sickness, psychological problems and unhealthy eating to name a few. Testosterone can be improved by changing your lifestyle.
Testosterone is made by the body and some foods can help your body make extra testosterone. Good foods to eat are oats, yogurt, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, apples, milk, brown rice and salmon. Try to avoid coffee, sugar and fried foods.
Your doctor can give you a testosterone pill if you want. But they do have side effects including liver damage or cancer. Some of the less serious effects are mood swings, water retention, prolonged painful erections, vomiting, nausea, difficulty breathing, acne and hair loss. Don't' take a testosterone pill for a long period of time or your body can shut down its own production of testosterone leaving you worse off from when you started.
There are herbs you can take to raise your testosterone levels. Herbs help your body to produce testosterone naturally. This helps the sex drive and energy levels without the negative side effects.
Here are some herbs you can take
Tibulus terrestris is an herb that builds muscles and increases sex drive. Bodybuilders and athletes use it. It is available in supplement form without prescription.
Yohimbe is used to improve sex drive and treat male impotence. Some athletes use it for fat loss. This is available over the counter or on prescription.
L-arginine is used to relax the muscles in and around the penis. It is available in supplement form without prescription.
Taking herbal supplements works well if you combine then with other therapies such as massage or relaxation technique.
If you have a low testosterone level, there are many things you can do to improve it.
Please note I am not a doctor and this does not constitute medical advice.