The male hormones are produced, mostly in testes and small portion of the adrenal glands. Regulating production of these hormones depends on the integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, a system that integrates the hypothalamus in the brain, the pituitary gland, also in the brain and the gonads.
Testosterone is the most important male hormone and the adult male produces approximately 7mg of testosterone every day. Blood test this production is observed when the normal testosterone level is between 300 and 1000 nanograms per deciliter. Between the morning and night there are variations in the production of testosterone, and the evening lower levels.
According to studies - Low levels of testosterone, which is the primary male sexual hormone, they also perceive that the patient tends to raise levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body. Similarly, men with low testosterone had more frequently increased abdominal circumference, and resistance to insulin production (which inhibits diabetes).
The relationship between some of the health problems that often affect the older men has been widely studied throughout the world. The relationship between testosterone levels and chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems, as well as erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease - including hypertension, myocardial infarction and stroke.
The doctor explains that this is because the arteries and veins of the male sexual organ are thinner and therefore are affected so early damage caused by hypertension or diabetes. Also according to the urologist, 50% of men with diabetes have ED, which usually manifests itself 10 years after the onset of the disease.
The production of testosterone can also be altered by various conditions clinics, such as the use of some medications, obesity, liver disease, kidney disease and diseases of some glands, especially thyroid diabetes, coronary heart disease, depression and even by smoking.
Testosterone facilitates and promotes the growth of man, when associated with changes in body composition, such as distribution hair on the face, chest and pubic region, increase muscle mass and sexual functions. There are large individual variations in production and hormonal changes with age. In blood, testosterone is circulating usually bound to proteins (globulins).
In men, hormone disruption is not a natural way, as occurs in women. They do not stop producing testosterone with age. What happens is the gradual decrease of this production, but without ceasing. However, not everyone has this problem.
Symptoms: Testosterone has an almost similar to progesterone in women. Besides being a sexual hormone, arouses psychological conditions, such as welfare and provision. Its lack leads to physical problems such as loss of body mass and weakening of bones, and depressive disorders. The trouble for the lack of hormones in men may be even more pronounced than in women.
And as a consequence appear anxiety, loss of energy, and lack of physical and sexual interest, erection problems and irritability. All this takes place in a region of the brain called the limbic system. When testosterone does not reach this region is beginning to happen these disorders.
What for men was only a matter of improvement of quality of life can now become a necessity for health? New studies suggest that ayurvedic and natural remedies can be output to avoid or at least lessen the chance of problems such as diabetes, stress and body weight gain in some men. According to experts, decreased production of sexual hormones is directly related to these complications, which may even trigger heart disease.
However, the combination of balanced diet, regular exercise may be the key to breaking the vicious circle that is formed between the chronic health problems.
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