Sexual dysfunction in men may be due to many caused such as obesity, diabetes, infertility neurological disorder stress, depression, lifestyle (drinking beer), diet, sedentary lifestyle, chronic disease, drugs , medication, age, enlarged prostate or testosterone deficiency. Usually, the cause of erectile dysfunction and low libido in men is multifactorial. Testosterone is manufactured from cholesterol. Yet, how many diabetic of cardiovascular patients were have been advised by their medical practitioners to lower their cholesterol well below the acceptable minimum of 3.9mmmol/L. It is not uncommon for some male to have total cholesterol as low as 2.8mmol/L and no wonder that he has had another heart attack. Male hormones need to be in balance at any stage of his life. Men with a low testosterone are depressed for a start but the consequence of too low cholesterol are much more significant.
Symptoms of low testosterone in men
Low libido or non- existent
Prostate infection, atrophy or enlarged prostate
Reduced mood, concentration, irritability
Decrease in general well being
Muscle weakness and decrease muscle mass
Constipation, slow bowel transit
Decrease in red blood cells volume
Decrease bone density
Increase of cardiovascular events
Increased fat mass
What Natural medicine can do?
As it is evident from the extensive list above low testosterone may lead to many debilitating and serious health problem in men. 52 % of men age 40-70 years have some form of erectile dysfunction. A typical male in his 40’s has only 33% to 50% of the level of testosterone ding his 20th.
There are many herbs and natural supplements increasing testosterone, but the naturopathic treatment is far beyond addressing the low testosterone along. However dietary changes may be necessary as well. Dietary fat should provide 25-30% of total calorie intake to maintain optimal testosterone production. Ginger, garlic, turmeric, food containing zinc, vitamin C and selenium, green leafy vegetables are beneficial. Scientific research proves that Mediterranean diet is beneficial for weight loss and subsequently main a healthy cholesterol thus testosterone.
About the Author
Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker, founder of the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and www.healingremedies.com.au , Sydney. She specialises in anti-aging, autoimmunity, digestive disorders and heavy metals chelation. For more information please go to our website. You can follow Danuta Hulajko work, events, seminars, expos, latest health research, her health tips and advice on Facebook and LinkedIn