As a man’s hormones are, so is he. Or so he thinks. Just a little twist on the proverb, but a twist that holds a lot of truth for many men in their minds as I’ve seen. After the age of 40, I’ve seen even the strongest and most virile men start to lose testosterone levels and contrary to male belief it’s nothing to be ashamed of in this day and age. Some feel them tell me they feel the shame of having low T and others tell me that they keep telling themselves that they are just burnt out and need a little more rest. I have noticed that some men even turn to infomercials to help because of the silent need for help but don’t even know if that’s really the problem or the product is something they should take.
I have noticed that as a man you believe you are tied to your hormones and think that if you have a hormone problem it’s a reflection of the man you are, not true! I’ve seen men think “I’m not that guy, I don’t need help!” Well having hormonal problems is not a reflection of the man they are but a reflection of chemical processes going on in their body that can absolutely be helped even as you age. Here are three takeaways I want you to think about if you are a man or if you’re reading this to help a man.
- Hormones change throughout the day and throughout your life that’s just the way it goes.
- Just because you are not 20 any more doesn’t mean you can’t have good hormones, so yes, they can be fixed which I’ve seen equal a better quality of life.
- I know that hormones are more than just testosterone. Many times hormones can feed off of neurotransmitters and neurotransmitters can get depleted due to stress, late hours, a funky diet and the hereditary gifts of DNA!
Most men are usually embarrassed to admit they have hormone problems, but I find they are relieved to find out there is something they CAN do about them and it’s usually not a complicated process. So what exactly do hormone problems look like? Here’s a short list for you; falling asleep early, sexual function issues, lack of sex drive, losing mental clarity, taking longer to do simple tasks you used to knock out in no time, losing drive for everything, weight gain, hair loss, muscle loss, bone loss, stumbling for words, slow thinking, heart problems, digestive issues, adrenal problems, sleep issues, constipation or diarrhea and of course stubbornness.
If any of this sounds like you I want you to know that you CAN get past it and you CAN get yourself back on track. I’ve seen many men get back to the life they’ve always wanted to lead at the age they are now when they get the hormones back on track. I can assure you that you are not a failure and you can get back on track and maybe even being a better version of yourself is an incentive, but any way you slice it your body will thank you.
Just another week at the Branch!