by Taetske | 1:16 pm
(Last Updated On: April 22, 2019)

 

What is anti-aging?

 

old couple enjoying life

Old-couple enjoying Life

 

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.

 

mountain biking

Mountain biking

 

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.

 

make your own smoothies

Make your own Smoothies

 

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%

 

de-stress and find your balance

De-stress and find your Balance

 

An afterthought

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

Photo Source: Pixabay

 

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Comments

Nate

I think more women should be aware of the signs of low testosterone. I think when a lot of people hear “testosterone,” they automatically associate it with men. And you’re right, these days people don’t get enough sleep. Both men and women need to prioritize sleep if they want to keep their health, and hormones, in check. 

Apr 23.2019 | 03:31 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Nate,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I am happy I am now aware of how important hormonal balance is for my wellbeing. I should sleep a bit more but having 2 websites keeps me busy.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 06:29 pm

Josie

Thank you so much for this post! I knew women were supposed to have some testosterone in their system but I have never known, or even thought about, what would happen if you don’t have enough testosterone – and after reading this, I am almost certain that I don’t have enough! Will have to look into it a little more. 

Apr 23.2019 | 03:33 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Josie,

    I am happy you found this post helpful. I can tell you that without my antiaging doctor I do not know where I would be health wise. It is always good to check your hormones, especially when one gets older. I will be 69 soon and am happy I can say I am in decent shape. 

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 07:03 pm

darrickramos

Wow! This is a very informative and insightful post. Firstly, I must agree with you that having an anti aging  doctor could be the game changer during the battle to keep fit and healthy while growing old. My dad as at 82 still go on long distance hiking with me. He has his doctor who ensures he keeps fit.

Having used him as a goal for myself, I learnt a lot from this post as I’m enlightened on the pluses of exercises as a backbone to maintaining the testosterone and hormones in the body while ensuring healthy food is consumed to maintain healthiness. This is very great post and thanks for sharing

Apr 23.2019 | 03:45 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Darrick,

    Thank you for your comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    How nice you still have your Father with you. Enjoy all you can. My Father died in 1986 and my Mother in 1997 and I still miss them. We are what we eat and a little exercise is always good. I am happy to have good health and plan to keep it like this till I am really very old.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 07:18 pm

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