While women have estrogen, men have androgen. Androgens are sex hormones responsible for a person’s “maleness”. It is responsible for the development of male characteristics such as the formation of the male sex organ along with secondary sex functions. Today, the most well-known type of androgen is called testosterone.
Role of Androgen in Male Enhancement
Generally, testosterone is the hormone responsible for muscle growth among males. This is also a well-known requisite for men to function very well in bed, and the absence or lack thereof creates an imbalance that affects men’s sexual drive. Testosterone is said to be at their peak during puberty, and slowly starts to decline when they reach the age of 30. This is also the known reason why older men have lower libido. This may lead to different issues such as erectile dysfunction. This also lights up the idea that low sex drive is not just a result of aging, but low testosterone levels.
Why Does Testosterone Level Drop?
Apart from aging, men may have low testosterone as a result of the following :
- Cancer of the testes
- Hormonal imbalance
- Liver disease
- AIDS or HIV
A blood test may be conducted to determine if a person has low testosterone. Further tests can determine if there is an underlying cause for the condition.
What to do with Low Testosterone?
There are several things men can do to address low testosterone level. There are proven effective naturalways to increase testosterone such as the use of herbs and other natural substances like L-arginine, Tongkat Ali, and tribulusterrestris.
L-arginine is referred to as natural Viagra. It is an amino acid that can be found in several food products like granola, dairy products, vegetables, and nuts. It is a proven testosterone booster that helps put men in the mood for romance by increasing sex drive.
Supplementing with Tongkat ali is another way to increase testosterone. It is a well-known aphrodisiac and an effective ingredient commonly used in products that claim to increase testosterone levels. Since it also helps build muscles, it is also popular among athletes and men experiencing andropause (male menopause).
Tribulus terrestris or puncture vine is a weed that has been used for thousands of years. It was first used to build muscle, however recent studies indicate that it is also potent in enhancing male sexuality and performance.
Aside from natural sources of testosterone, men may also use supplements and prescription drugs that may help improve testosterone levels. In some cases, the best treatment option for low testosterone is hormone replacement therapy through injections and topical gels or patches.
At the present time, men are not as shy to talk about testosterone levels withtheir doctors. Lowering of testosterone level may be normal especially because of the process of aging, but there are also men who want to prove that they can still satisfy their partners despite their age. The first step should be to understand the functions of androgen and testosterone and their effects to the body.The next step is finding the best and most appropriate treatment to normalize testosterone level.