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The Testosterone Report What destroys your testosterone Life is good and you start with our precious hormone balance and your healthy levels of testosterone, you are a teenager and your body releases more testosterone that you can handle, but you know that, sooner or later, when you finally become a grown man, something has to come and screw everything like a drunken brother-in-law in Christmas. Basically everything that damages the circuit involved in testosterone creation (which I previously explained while you were snoring) can trigger deficiencies. For example damage involving the pituitary gland, hypothalamus (remember these two terms, you will know why at the end of this material), or testes (bad surgery can do it or that awful kick in the balls that everyone found so funny), glandular malformations, infections, tumors, chemotherapy or radiation therapy… Those are the most extreme causes, but there are others more common: We know aging is a cause, but obesity 3 too, and diabetes 4 or hypertension 5 can play an important role (and obviously not a good one). Those studies referenced in the footnotes are just a sample, there are many more. As you can see our low testosterone can be a product of our lifestyle, but wait, there are more threats (yeah, fun never ends). One of them is xenoestrogens, another fancy word to describe estrogens (“female” hormones) that are external (not produced by our bodies) and have estrogenic effects in us, those xenoestrogens come from industrially made compounds that we use for many things in our daily lives, because it seems that we can not make one thing right without one hundred adverse effects. From deodorants to insecticides to plastics… we are bombarding ourselves with strange xenoestrogens that come to the party like uninvited aliens and, little by little, alter our precious hormonal balance. We don’t know yet all the consequences or its extent, because it’s mostly uncharted territory, but you bet it’s not going to be pretty, and every minute we are less men (and more swampy mutants) that our ancestors. Another critical factor is diet. As we will see diet plays a key role not only because unbalanced diets can provoke the obesity, hypertension, etc. but because it has a profound effect in hormones too. 3 S. Dhindsa, M. G. Miller, C. L McWhirter, D. E. Mager, H. Ghanim, A. Chaudhuri, P. Dandona. Testosterone concentrations in diabetic and non-diabetic obese men. Diabetes Care, 2010; DOI: 10.2337/dc09-1649 4 Dhindsa, S. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, November 2004; vol 89: pp 5462-5468. 5 3 Zoppi, F. R., et. al. (2002). Sexual activity and plasma testosterone levels in hypertensive males. American Journal of Hypertension, 15(3), 217-221. 9