In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss if “Boosting Testosterone Surprising Results Through Diet and Exercise” We have Chad from Peekbody Fitness here to get his insight on some crucial questions answered for my viewers at OurDoctor. Hi, Clarissa. Again, it’s a pleasure to talk with you. One of the big questions I get asked is, does taking testosterone help men and women lose weight?
I know that testosterone is a steroid hormone both men and women produce. However, women make about one-tenth the amount that men do. Testosterone, or DHEA, increases muscle mass and bone density, including additional body hair.
When testosterone levels are decreased, both men and women will experience weight gain and other health-related risks that go along with it. Low levels in either men or women can adversely affect their health, such as low sex drive, obesity, and depression.
What are your thoughts on this, Chad? No, I agree with that. Women gain weight much more quickly than men because of their higher estrogen levels. Other causes of low T in women may include birth control pills, which add prolactin, antidepressants, extreme dieting, and drinking soy milk and other soy products.
Long-term testosterone therapy in both sexes, which have these low levels, may see significant and sustained weight loss, a smaller waist circumference, and a body mass index level improvement. Thanks, Chad.
Another question I get asked is, how long does it take for exercise to help improve a rectal dysfunction? Those who perform 30 to 40 minutes of moderate to high-intensity practices four times a week should see a noticeable improvement in their bedroom performance in about four to six weeks.
Those looking for faster results can perform pelvic floor exercises that strengthen and improve the pubococcygeus or PC muscle tone. It can take up to four to six weeks again for a person to notice a significant improvement.
Difference in their erections. In your opinion, which exercise is best for men to improve their erectile dysfunction? You know, believe it or not, most men who perform kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises have shown significant improvement in addressing their erectile dysfunction.
We often associate that with women, but men should also do that. The ischiocavernosis and bulbocavernosis muscles in the pelvic area surround the penis, and those are active during an erection. As these muscles get stronger, you may notice other changes happening within your body, such as better control over premature ejaculation and not having to go to the bathroom to urinate as often.
So most don’t think to exercise these muscles or have never even heard of them, but they’re essential to understanding the male anatomy. Very interesting. Do you believe ED can be reversed or cured with diet and exercise or even cured permanently?
Well, to answer that, I would say a study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that some men can reverse erectile dysfunction with healthy lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight loss, a well-balanced diet, and good sleep.
Now, a third of men who stick to this measurement may not need medication or help from any medical devices. Some excellent foods to help restore a stronger erection include oatmeal, avocado, bananas, high in potassium, spinach, dark leafy greens, watermelon, varieties of salmon, and blackberries.
In a 2018 study on physical activities’ impact on erectile dysfunction, aerobic exercises were proven to fight the effects of ED if practiced at least four times a week. So, workouts should last at least 40 minutes, and you should maintain a steady exercise routine for at least six months to see significant improvements with erectile dysfunction.
Foods rich in L-arginine can also assist the body in making nitrous oxide, which helps widen and relax blood vessels. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may not need medications like biogra psoriasis, but if you do need medicines for help, you may not need as much a dose.
You may need a smaller milligram dose of this drug rather than a total dosage, which is healthier for your body overall. You should check with our doctor if you decide to go this route. How about cardio?
Would that help men achieve harder and long-sustaining erections? Increased blood flow assists with that. A study found that moderate to intense aerobic exercise or cardio for 40 minutes daily four times per week for six months has helped men reduce their erectile dysfunction.
Such exercises like fast walking, elliptical, biking, stair master, swimming, and anything pretty that gets you a good sweat will give you better results. And not only will you get good work, but you’ll feel great about yourself and feel better.
I’d also consider resistance and strength training as it will improve endothelial functions. And it’s perfect for your blood vessels. Let’s do a product review on DHEA. How can a product like this DHEA bike peak body affect the man’s erection?
Okay, the label shows the serving size is one tablet a day. I’d recommend taking this pill alone with water before or after a workout with a meal. But you’ll want to check with your doctor first if you have any concerns.
Some of these ingredients, like Tribulus and tongue gun Alley, are great, such as magnesium. And other elements that will assist with prostate health. Now, DHEA will help most men restore testosterone levels, especially those that are well below the normal range.
Other ingredients are excellent for weight loss, focus, and muscle growth. Now, I’ve used similar products like this. I’ve seen them on the markets, but this one looks unique because it has a broader range of help with certain elements.
I get asked whether testosterone is necessary to obtain a fuller and more prolonged lasting direction. Well, it’s common knowledge that your testosterone level gradually declines as you age. That’s true.
And even in healthy men and women. With men, however, erectile dysfunction and hypogonadism are expected in the aging process, but they may not be directly related to your testosterone levels. So, having normal testosterone levels doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to have normal erections.
But when you get older, your blood flow is not how it used to be. So, a product like DHEA is going to assist in opening blood vessels to allow the additional blood flow needed to maintain a longer-lasting erection.
Check your levels using an at-home test kit or give a blood sample at your doctor’s office. Some people also use a saliva urine sample. Most companies or office locations will return your results within 48 to 72 hours.
So testosterone will also help you if you have low T because your levels of the male sex hormone have dropped below normal. When that happens, it’s going to affect your sex life and your sex drive, and so you have performance issues.
In this case, some men will get TRT injections to restore their levels to normal. And continue taking the injections every other week in conjunction with something else. Like HCG to help with penile growth, testicular volume, and free-range testosterone.
So, how much weight can you lose while being on testosterone or TRT? If you’re experiencing low testosterone or recently noticed a significant drop in your male sex hormone, it can increase body fat, especially around the belly.
Now, it can quickly turn your once athletic V-shaped physique into something much softer and rounder, and I experienced that. A study followed the progress of men who received testosterone replacement injections, and on average, those who participated in the test lost approximately 20 to 25% of their body weight.
That’s significant. And those in the group who didn’t participate gained roughly 4% of their body weight. So you’ll see decreases in fat after about three to six months when using testosterone.
But you will notice gains of leaner body mass in the form of muscle as long as you’re actively participating in resistance training. Now, participants saw body redistribution of weight, such as fat, which was diminished from the hips and thighs and relocated to their legs and arms, but in the form of muscle definition.
So, although testosterone is not primarily used for fat loss, I still believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. Thank you for being here with us, Chad. From all the staff from Peak Body and our doctor, we wish you the best on your journey with managing your testosterone and ED through exercise and fitness.
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