By Eric Metcalf, MPH
If you’re looking for ways to boost your testosterone level, you might start by looking at your lifestyle. Some changes that are good for the rest of you could also benefit your testosterone level, if it’s low.
“I never prescribe testosterone alone without talking to men about their lifestyle,” says Martin Miner, MD, co-director of the Men’s Health Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I.
Here are six things that can affect your testosterone level:
1. Get Enough Sleep.
Poor sleep can have consequences for your testosterone level.
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Low Testosterone Therapy: Risks and Benefits
Low testosterone can dim a man’s sex drive, performance in bed, energy, and motivation. It can also have some harmful effects.
When needed, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can boost T levels back to normal and return him to the man he used to be.
“Despite all the recent advertising campaigns, awareness of low T and its importance for men’s health remains very poorly recognized by both the public and by physicians,” says Abraham Morgentaler, MD, director of Men’s Health Boston and author of Testosterone for Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health.
Experts explain the causes of and treatments for gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement.
By David Freeman
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, knows a thing or two about enlarged breasts in men, and not just because he specializes in treating the condition.
“My own breasts became enlarged when I was a teenager,” says the New York plastic surgeon. “It was very embarrassing. Once, I went to my locker after gym class and saw that a classmate had hung a bra on it.”