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Our hormones play a crucial role in sexual function, with testosterone getting most of the attention. Many men feel how much testosterone they have is a direct gauge of how high they rank on the manly meter.

As we age, testosterone, on average, goes down by 1 percent a year. But this isn’t a fixed hard and fast number.

There’s research in “the healthy man study” that found no decrease in Serum testosterone associated with age among men over 40 who were in very good or excellent health.

Today we’re going to focus on functional hypogonadism which is when our testes produce very little testosterone, but it is still reversible.

How do you know if your testosterone or other hormones are out of whack? The best way to find out is to get them tested with your doctor or a company like my sponsor, LetsGetChecked.

With LetsGetChecked, you don’t need to take time off for a doctor's appointment. They discreetly deliver the test. You activate it and collect the blood sample in the morning. Then you send it off using the packaging and prepaid shipping label they provide.

When I first got this done, I ordered the male hormone complete kit, which tests for testosterone, your free T or free androgen index, prolactin, estradiol, cortisol and SHBG, which has a big effect on your testosterone.

Of all of these hormones, SHBG or sex hormone-binding globulin is the one I have to most trouble with as it binds to testosterone, making it almost useless. Last year when I was at my all-time leanest, my SHBG was at its all-time highest.

Currently, I’m in a mass gain, and once I reach my target weight, I’ll test again. I expect to see my SHBG much lower with an increase in free T.

There’s an optional body fat percentage Having too little or too much body fat negatively affects your hormones.

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Over 40% of people over 40 are obese. The way obesity causes ED is through generalized inflammation of the body, lowering testosterone and damage to the blood vessels. People with obesity are also 6 times more likely to suffer from diabetes, and depending on the source, around 50% of men with diabetes have erectile issues.

There is good news, though, with plenty of research showing in many cases, we can reverse the harmful effects of obesity through lifestyle changes, including reversing ED and increasing testosterone.

A literature review and perspective published in the journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism on middle-aged and older men with functional hypogonadism observed that late-onset hypogonadism was uncommon in men who were lean or healthy and was relatively rare in men who were both.

Lean and healthy men break the 1 percent decline per-year rule.

So the question is, once you’re obese, does becoming leaner and healthier increase testosterone?

The same literature review answers this, and I’ll be referring to it throughout the rest of this video. It mentioned the findings from the European male ageing study, where a of 5% was associated with an increase in total testosterone. A loss of 15 percent was associated with more marked increases in both total and free testosterone.

has also been shown to improve erectile function in relatively healthy, obese middle age men

The connection between is so strong that one should consider they may be suffering from organic hypogonadism if their testosterone does not increase with , and this needs to be treated with TRT.

Low T is associated with inactivity in older men and conditions like sarcopenia, reduced bone mass and metabolic syndrome. When it comes to weight loss, exercise ensures what’s lost is body fat and not our valuable lean muscle tissue.

The benefits of exercise not only in reducing symptoms of ED and increasing testosterone but to our whole body's health can not be underestimated.

Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with low testosterone, and a CPAP machine has been shown to improve erectile dysfunction and reduce fatigue. It doesn’t have a consistent effect on T levels. Nor did testosterone treatment enhance sexual function in men suffering from sleep apnoea.

This is the simplest and most straightforward way to improve erectile function. In many cases, you only need it temporarily, as just being more sexually active can increase T levels by 30%. Combine this with weight loss and becoming more physically active, and you’ll be back on top

    15 replies to "Optimize your Hormones for Amazing Sex (Testosterone and More)(The MAN Hormone)"

    • Fit and 50

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    • Mohsin Abbas

      I want u to come to Pakistan it’s big fish there

      • Fit and 50

        I have no idea what you mean by big fish, but it would be cool to see the world and all the different cultures.

      • Mohsin Abbas

        @Fit and 50 I mean it’s big problem with man’s in Pakistan with Harmon’s and can’t enjoy sex full time and person like you is the best person to help them out in a good way and earn money and get famous to it will also help u grow your channel internationaly

      • Mohsin Abbas

        And also earn money

    • Bada Bing

      You might want to add a disclaimer to your links saying they are affiliate links because the FTC cracks down on this stuff eventually if you dont add a written disclaimer in description. Just trying to look out for you man. Love your channel.

      • Fit and 50

        I do mention I make money from the links, and I have to declare to YouTube before I post a video that it contains a paid sponsorship. Even though I only make money if someone chooses to use the link. So I think I’m covered, but the rules are constantly changing.

        I appreciate you watchng my back

    • Ruben Rios

      At the refineries, I see alot of the older foremans and supervisors, with their stomachs sticking out way too much. I keep telling them to try and at least make some changes to their diet, but they are so set on their way of thinking that they don’t take the advice. A beer and hamburger diet is no good.

      • Fit and 50

        Staying healthy and fit through good nutrition and exercise is the only thing we can control to fight the affects of aging.

    • Schäfchen Schlau

      Hi Larry! Greetings from Berlin.

      • Fit and 50

        Hi glad you were able to make it by!

    • Chris Clark

      Hey Laurence, the slide at about 2:01 should be “Too little” and “Too much” not “To little” and “To much” 😀

      • Fit and 50

        Haha so true!

      • Chris Clark

        Easy mistake to make 🙂

      • Chris Clark

        Also, at 3:45 you said a 15% reduction of body fat, but it should by body weight. I would be at 0% body fat of that were possible.

        Seems like a nice goal 😂

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