As men get older, they tend to see changes in their body and mood. This is due to the male hormone, Testosterone, which starts to decrease gradually after the age of about 30.
As men mature, a multitude of changes occur in the body. Most of these occurrences are caused by decreases in certain male hormone levels. Testosterone, the dominant male hormone starts to decrease gradually around the age of 30.
Changes range from an escalation of body fat to declines in muscle mass. Understanding how these changes transpire will assist in slowing or possibly preventing certain body transformations.
Some of the most noticeable and common changes include:
Loss of Muscle Mass –
Since testosterone is in charge of keeping our muscle mass up, a decrease in testosterone may lead to a direct decrease in muscle mass. This means that parts of our body that we were always proud of can start to sag and lose their toned form. The best advice is to stick with a solid weight training program which includes all the major muscle groups in the body.
Increase in Body Fat –
Along with the muscles disappearing, men might see more and more body fat piling on. This is most visible around the midsection, better known as the “beer belly”.
Also known as “male menopause”, andropause is the term coined for the whole combination of symptoms that are caused by decreasing levels of testosterone. Some other changes to look out for include:
- Decreased sexual function (Erectile dysfunction)
- Poor sleep patterns
- Emotional issues (Depression)
Mood Swings –
As in female menopause, andropause might bring along some mood swings. Men who are usually rather stable may go from happy, to depressed, to irritated, and nervous all within hours or even minutes.
Natural treatment for Lowered Testosterone
As mentioned above, resistance training is one of the best ways to regain muscle and increase testosterone levels. We also recommend a healthy diet (see the Manna Diet), because too much fatty foods, sugars and alcohol can contribute to decreasing T-levels. Take a natural supplement, like the Manna Andropause to help increase T-levels without any side effect. If you struggle with erectile dysfunction, you can also include the Manna T-Boost.