‘Low T’ and midlife crisis
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
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.
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