Ladies, does your man seem to be out of it? Has he shown little interest in activities that use to be pleasurable for him, like sports, hobbies, or even sex? Well, if your man is approaching 40, or is actually there or beyond, (or maybe has some type of disorder, illness, or condition) he may be suffering from testosterone deficiency.
What can cause testosterone deficiency? Poor health is definitely a culprit of low testosterone. If your man leads a sedentary lifestyle (i.e., has become a couch potato), smokes, drinks alcohol excessively, and has really poor eating habits, he is very likely to have or develop testosterone deficiency.
And, by the way, testosterone deficiency has been linked to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, low sex drive (with a decrease in the sex hormone estradiol), and depression. Yes, I said DIABETES, OBESITY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, LOW SEX DRIVE, and DEPRESSION. Not that having low testosterone leads to these conditions, rather these conditions seem to indicate a possibility or also probability, of a testosterone deficiency. And, by the way, the most common symptom of testosterone deficiency is erectile dysfunction. (Just thought you’d like to know.)
So what can be done about this? Well, there has to be a decision to be proactive. What your man can do is quit smoking, decrease his alcohol intake (especially if he is drinking more than 25 drinks per week), exercise more, lose weight (especially belly fat), eat healthier (avoiding high fat foods), take supplements for men’s health (and testosterone replacement therapy may be available from his doctor if warranted), and get out and enjoy life. What YOU can do is understand that low testosterone may possibly be an issue for him (you will only know for sure when he has a blood test, if or when his overall health becomes a serious concern). You can encourage him to do the things cited above and respect his space while he’s going through these changes. Just like menopause isn’t easy for us (I’ve heard), having a testosterone deficiency, or any kind of deficiency for that matter, can’t be easy for them, especially if they don’t have a clue as to what may be going on with their own bodies. Since we were created to be the “help mate”, it’s our place to support our men in this way; not being pushy or intrusive, but encouraging and understanding.
I hope this article has helped! Leave me a comment on my blog and let me know your thoughts….
To us and our men,