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May 23, 2011

Attain Normal Testosterone Levels in Men

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What are Normal Testosterone Levels in Men?

Are your energy and libido dials hitting the dangerous red zones? Are you having a tough time building muscle? You may be suffering from low testosterone levels. A number of men, once they reach the age of 50 go through this kind of threat to their virility. The range of normal testerone levels in men differ from lab to lab and from person to person. This range widely gapes between 200 to 1200 ng./dl.

If you are way below this range, or within this range but you feel symptoms of low testosterone levels, you may consider taking these measures to increase your man hormone.

How To Achieve Normal Testosterone Levels In Men

Obtaining normal testosterone levels in men is influenced by several factors. We will discuss three here.

1. Manage Stress

When stress starts whipping your behind at work or at home, your body responds by releasing the stress hormone also known as cortisol that stymie your body’s ability to produce testosterone. Certain studies have shown that cortisol and other stress hormones trounce the enzymes that are in-charge of stimulating testicular cells to produce testosterone.

By managing stress and restraining cortisol production, you do not just increase your testosterone levels, you could also potentially lose belly fat because this stress hormone is an identified culprit in gaining belly fat. Belly fat exacerbates the problem since fat plays an antagonistic role in testosterone production and this will be discussed in the next tip. Meanwhile, keep your cool, stay positive and do not get too upset when your golden baseball team loses, or you may be squandering some precious man hormone.

2. Shed Off Excess Fat

The enzyme aromatase transforms testosterone into feminine estrogen leading to a decline in your virile hormone. This enzyme is contained in body fat, so better find some ways to eliminate fat or reduce estrogen levels to foil this threat to your masculinity. When trying to achieve this, take care not to starve your body by dieting, because this can trigger your body to stop producing testosterone. A basic diet plan and fat loss exercise that aims to make you lose one to three pounds of fat per week will help you achieve your goal.

3. Zinc Up!

If aromatase is the enemy in maintaining normal testerone levels in men, zinc is the defender. This loyal friend combats the enemy from accomplishing its mission of converting testosterone into the girly estrogen as mentioned previously. With this watchdog by your side, your testosterone levels are safeguarded.

Not only that; it also retaliates by transforming estrogen to testosterone and aids in the production of hardy sperms in greater quantity. To increase your Zinc consumption, eat oysters, seafood, nuts and seeds, liver, and poultry or you can take 50 to 100 mg of Zinc supplement everyday.

Normal testerone levels in men can be attained by shedding off body fat, managing stress and eating a diet teeming with or supplemented by Zinc.

See related articles.

“DHEA: What is it Good For?”

“Men: Steps to Fight Aging”

“5 Ways of Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men”

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Dr. Joe Jacko

Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio at Grandview Primary Care. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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