“It’s not just about sex”: urologist Stepanov called obesity and fatigue signs of decreased testosterone

Urologist, urologist oncologist Nikita Stepanov spoke about the classic signs of a decrease in testosterone levels, as well as the consequences of this. Obesity, according to the doctor, may be a consequence of a decrease in the level of this important hormone.

Signs of decreased testosterone levels:

  • decrease libido (sexual desire)
  • deterioration of erection
  • decrease in ejaculate volume
  • difficulty urinating
  • hair loss
  • thinning and sagging skin
  • decrease in muscle mass
  • enlarged mammary glands
  • constant fatigue ⠀ ⠀
  • sharp increase in body fat
  • decrease in skeletal system mass, osteoporosis
  • unmotivated mood swings (depression, impaired attention, irritability).

What are the dangers of decreased testosterone levels?

  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased muscle volume
  • Obesity
  • Worsening of mood and depression
  • Long-term androgen deficiency leads to brittle bones ⠀

— If you suspect that you have problems with testosterone, do not roll your eyes, saying that this is only about sex, because we are talking, first of all, about your health! – the doctor emphasized.

There are several ways to increase testosterone levels:

1. Healthy lifestyle. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and avoid stress.

2. Proper nutrition. Increase your intake of foods rich in zinc, vitamin D and monounsaturated fats. Include meat, fish, eggs, nuts, olive oil and green vegetables in your diet.

3. Dream. Ensure adequate and quality sleep.

4. Stress management. Aim to reduce stress in your life, as chronic stress can negatively impact testosterone levels.

5. Avoid excess alcohol consumption.

6. Avoid contact with certain chemicals, such as phthalates and bisphenol-A.

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Important !The information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Nikita Stepanov Nikita Stepanov Medicine, urologist, oncologist, candidate of medical sciences