Low testosterone in men can cause a host of symptoms, from fatigue and depression to lowered libido and erectile dysfunction. In some cases, however, a man can test positive for low (or “low normal”) levels of testosterone in the blood (also known as “low T”) without experiencing any symptoms. In these cases, is it smart to begin testosterone supplementation as a preventative measure?
Experts say no. The problem with treating low T by taking testosterone is that it can lead to serious health problems in the future, including prostate cancer and heart disease. In addition, even when they take the medication, many men do not feel any relief from low T symptoms.
The good news is that there are natural ways to boost testosterone levels. Losing weight and exercising have been clinically proven to help men with low T, as well as improving their general health.
We can design a program to help boost testosterone, keeping in mind the following:
If you have extremely low levels of testosterone or your symptoms fail to improve, your physician may prescribe testosterone supplementation. Nevertheless, a good exercise program can allow your body to help the medication do its job. Ask us about designing a low T exercise program for you.
Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Paramus, and Bergen County region. This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.