‘Low T’ and midlife cri­sis

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BMS INDULGE -

MIDLIFE cri­sis af­fects many people be­tween the ages of 35 and 50. It is a con­tro­ver­sial syn­drome that health ex­perts think could be re­lated to the brain or hormonal changes.

Symp­toms of midlife cri­sis in­clude loss of con­cen­tra­tion, mood­i­ness, ir­ri­tabil­ity, timid­ity, feel­ing weak, poor mem­ory, pas­sive at­ti­tude and fa­tigue.

There are many rea­sons be­hind the oc­cur­rence of midlife cri­sis – grief caused by the death of a par­ent or spouse, un­em­ploy­ment or dis­sat­is­fac­tion with one’s job, or even the empty nest syn­drome brought on by chil­dren leav­ing home to pur­sue their stud­ies.

Men seem to be par­tic­u­larly af­fected and many have anx­i­eties over what they have ac­com­plished in their ca­reer or per­sonal life.

Un­cer­tain­ties can lead to a pe­riod of de­pres­sion and emo­tional tur­moil that man­i­fest in a com­bi­na­tion of phys­i­cal and emo­tional symp­toms, which af­fect them and

their fam­i­lies.

Testos­terone and midlife cri­sis

Testos­terone is the most im­por­tant sex hor­mone in men. It is re­spon­si­ble for male char­ac­ter­is­tics such as fa­cial, pu­bic and body hair, as well as mus­cle de­vel­op­ment. This hor­mone also helps main­tain sex drive, sperm pro­duc­tion and bone health.

The brain and pi­tu­itary gland con­trol the pro­duc­tion of testos­terone by the testes.

Low testos­terone lev­els (also called hy­pog­o­nadism) can cause a de­creased sex drive, erec­tile prob­lems, de­pres­sion, fa­tigue and un­ex­plained weight gain.

These symp­toms closely re­sem­ble those ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing midlife cri­sis.

There­fore, men who suf­fer from midlife cri­sis should get them­selves checked to de­ter­mine whether the root of the prob­lem is low testoster-

‘Low T’ or low testos­terone lev­els can lead to un­ex­plained weight gain. one lev­els or “Low T”.

The long-term con­se­quences of a “Low T” can lead to a loss of body hair, mus­cle bulk and strength, as well as the in­creased ten­dency to gain body fat.

Over an ex­tended pe­riod, low testos­terone lev­els may cause weak bones (os­teo­poro­sis), mood changes, fa­tigue and smaller testes.

It has also been known to ag­gra­vate risk fac­tors of con­di­tions such as di­a­betes, high blood pres­sure and choles­terol, as well as car­dio­vas­cu­lar prob­lems.

In re­cent years, there have been much in­ter­est among sci­en­tists and the med­i­cal fra­ter­nity ex­plor­ing the ben­e­fits of nat­u­ral ac­tive ex­tracts and in­gre­di­ents, to heal and re­store the nat­u­ral bal­ance of the body.

Testofen is a nat­u­ral so­lu­tion for pro­mot­ing free testos­terone lev­els and a healthy li­bido.

It is a stan­dard­ised ex­tract from a herb called fenu­greek (Trigonella foenum-grae­cum) that con­tains more than 100 phy­to­chem­i­cal con­stituents as ac­tive in­gre­di­ents.

Testofen con­tains a stan­dard­ised po­tent saponin gly­co­side called Fenu­side. Its “testos­terone­like” ac­tiv­ity has been re­peat­edly proven in clin­i­cal stud­ies.

They demon­strated that 85.2% of Testofen group ex­pe­ri­enced an over­all pos­i­tive ef­fect in phys­i­o­log­i­cal as­pects and li­bido in as early as three weeks.

For more de­tails on Testofen, call 03-5638 3660 or e-mail ask-Prime@cam­bert.com.my. To de­ter­mine the sever­ity of your “Low T” prob­lem, take the age­ing Male Symp­toms (AMS) ques­tion­naire at www.myprimesur­vey. com.my Al­ter­na­tively, visit www.myprime.com.my or www. face­book.com/my.ThePrime

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