What is anti-aging?
The first known use of the word antiaging seems to be from 1943. The definition of antiaging is: tending to prevent or lessen the effects of aging. An anti-aging doctor does just that. He or she will help you to reach old age in the healthiest way possible. Your hormones have to be in balance and you probably will take some supplements too. Overall your lifestyle has to be fine-tuned, eating healthy foods and sleeping enough hours.
Testosterone is for men and women
When one talks about Testosterone one normally thinks it is a hormone men have but women also need this hormone. Even if the female body synthesizes it in lesser quality still, women also need this hormone. There are many myths out there, therefore it is good to be well informed about this hormone.
My own experience with an anti-aging doctor
When I had my total hysterectomy in 2008. I was very lucky to find an anti-aging doctor who put me back on track. To suddenly have no hormones left can cause the acceleration of the aging process considerably. That is why you need an anti-aging doctor.
You might ask if a visit to a regular doctor will do, but I personally think that not to be a good idea. A “normal” doctor will probably start you on a hormone replacement protocol which is not compatible with your body. An anti-aging doctor will prescribe bioidentical hormones.
I found my anti-aging doctor in Marbella, in the south of Spain. His name is Dr. Jean Garrant Mendoza and I have been his patient since February 2009.
Testosterone is found in the ovaries and as you can imagine, after having a total hysterectomy, you are left without this important hormone. All hormones play an important part in your well-being and that is why a balance is needed.
Women need between 20 and 50 ng/dl. When these levels decline it will cause a hormonal disbalance and that has consequences for your health.
How do you know if you have too little testosterone?
You must keep an eye on the following symptoms. During puberty and pregnancy, you will have the highest levels of testosterone in your body. One day menopause will arrive in your life and that will be the time to think about taking a supplement. But there will be some women who will experience symptoms of too little of this hormone outside of these times.
You might experience an energy slump and or having difficulty getting up in the morning. Feeling tired after a good nights sleep might indicate a lack of testosterone.
There are many women who have sleeping problems. They cannot fall asleep and perhaps wake up various times during the night not really knowing what is causing it.
Another tell-tale sign could be weight gain. No woman really likes that as your clothes do not fit anymore and besides not feeling well you will also have an issue with the aesthetics of this problem. You are having the same eating habits but somehow fat will start to accumulate on your hips and belly, not funny. When your testosterone levels go down your cholesterol levels will go up.
Testosterone also has an influence on your sex life. Too little of this hormone will make you lose your libido, it can cause chronic vaginal dryness ruining the pleasant experience when having sex.
Your mood could also suffer. From being ever so happy to fall in a deep depression just like that. This is not because you are a female and do not have your feelings under control. It is that your testosterone levels are low. This hormone is important in body processes related to mental concentration and also emotional regulation. So, ladies, next time your husband complains about your temper, you now know how to answer him.
It is not funny to get your period every month and during so many years of your life. When you get out of rhythm, it might be due to a lack of this hormone. Your period could stay away during some months or you might experience menopause-like symptoms. Too much sweating and hot flashes, especially during the night.
Well, after hearing about the symptoms lets look at preventing them
There are medical treatments as well as supplements which are available. Still, you could start by doing some simple things at home.
How about some weight lifting? It seems that this type of exercise helps to increase and regulate your hormones. Exercising is always beneficial as our lives have become too sedentary anyhow.
Food is an important factor we should not forget. Too much-saturated fats and sugar are not good for us. Switch to lean proteins and healthy fats, such as nuts and seeds, avocados, and healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Add lots of vegetables and some fruits and you will be on your way to a healthier you, including a good level of this hormone.
Modern life is full of stress. Anything that helps you detox while under stress is welcome. Stress will increase your cortisol at the same time your testosterone will decrease. Cortisol is responsible for the metabolism of fats and maintaining a healthy immune system.
The modern human normally is deficient in vitamin D. We sit in cars, work in offices and then go home, day after day. If possible, try and catch 15 minutes of sunshine as often as you can. Of course, do not use sunscreen as those chemicals are not good for your skin. Your face, décolleté, arms and legs should be exposed. If you also include some supplements in your diet it can increase your testosterone levels by 25%.
We do not get enough quality sleep anymore. You need between 7 to 10 hours of good sleep a night. Your bedroom should be dark and do not take your computer and/or mobile to bed. For every extra hour we sleep, it will increase this hormone by up to 10%
I am very happy to have found Dr. Jean Garrant Mendoza. I got this information from his newsletter which I receive on a regular basis.
Source: Dr. Jean Garrant Mendoza
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