There are a lot of things to watch out for when monitoring your hormone levels. Not all of these factors and signs are obvious, but they are there if you look carefully. Sometimes someone else, like your spouse, will notice them sooner. Other times it will be a lot harder to notice any changes. That doesn’t mean they are not there. Be careful when looking at symptoms of Low T, as those can be similar to signs of normal aging. If you are a man and feel that there’s a possiblity you have Low T, talk to your provider and if that whole process sounds intimidating, have your partner come with you. If you are a woman and feel that your spouse may have Low T, find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted to have a conversation with him about it. The main thing is to be supportive no matter what as this is not an easy time for either of you. Keep in mind that women are not the only ones who go through erratic mood swings when they reach a certain age. The “male menopause” is andropause and it is very real. Luckily there’s hormone replacement therapy to help you cope.
HRT is not only beneficial during andropause and menopause, but beneficial for life. *It battles chronic diseases and continues to bring in good points for your body to hold onto for the rest of your life. While aging is not a process that can be reversed, it can be something that is improved to the point that you not only feel livlier, you can live a longer, healthier life. However, remember that nothing can replace the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you can get the most out of your diet, you will not have to rely on so many supplements. Some things to remember is that the status of your health can change from envrionment to environment.
Sometimes weather has an effect on our mood. Suddenly moving from one city or another can have an effect on our bodies when we drink the “new” water in that city. Changing jobs changes stress levels and stress can play a major role in your health. How much time you get to spend under the sun not only can affect your skin, but your mental and psychological health as well. Talking to your provider can be a good idea, but so is getting a second opinion. Eat right, exercise right, and learn to pick out signs of change in your body and you are on the road to healthy.