“The 20-Second Testosterone Trick”
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone. This hormone, produced in the testicles, remains very low during childhood and rises rapidly in puberty, producing the changes typical of this stage: the appearance of hair, the severity of the voice, the development of muscles, or sexual desire.
But this hormone also influences other bodily functions, such as kidney function, bone health, glucose, and fat metabolism, and influences dopamine production and mood, among other things.
Although in a much smaller proportion -one-tenth- testosterone is also present in women and directly influences their health and well-being.
With age, especially in men, this hormone decreases, and whether it is above the recommended levels for each sex or below, it can have negative health effects.
Having high testosterone, ‘a good thing’ for men, bad for women
Having testosterone above the levels considered normal can have, in general terms, negative consequences in both sexes. However, in the case of men, having genetically high levels could have some benefit.
According to a study carried out by researchers from the Epidemiology Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC) of the University of Cambridge and the University of Exeter, in which more than 400 thousand people were evaluated, it was concluded that of women with genetically higher testosterone levels are 37% more likely to have metabolic diseases, especially type 2 diabetes. However, men with genetically elevated testosterone levels reduced the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 14%.
This study – which was published in the journal Nature Medicine – also confirmed other negative effects that having high testosterone can cause in women, such as greater probabilities – 51% more – of suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome and a greater risk of endometrial, breast and adrenal gland cancer. On the other hand, high blood testosterone can cause some unpleasant symptoms in women, such as facial hair, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, or acne.
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In the case of men, high testosterone increases the risk of developing prostate cancer and cardiovascular problems, as well as causing changes in character.
What happens if we have low testosterone?
Having testosterone below the levels that are considered optimal is not good news either, as it can cause health problems in both sexes. In this case, the consequences are quite similar.
• Lack of sexual desire. In men, it translates into difficulties to maintain an erection and in the case of women to get excited and reach orgasm.
• Feeling of fatigue and tiredness.
• Increased risk of anxiety and depression.
• Loss of muscle and bone mass, with the consequent increased risk of suffering from osteoporosis, especially in women.
• Low concentration or memory.
• Fertility problems.
To diagnose high or low testosterone, just take a blood test. If the levels are altered, the doctor will look for possible causes and, if necessary, an appropriate treatment will be recommended.
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