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The diabetes health risk every man over 40 needs to know about

by , 29 November 2013

Men: Do you suffer from low sex drive, constant tiredness, depression or a loss of strength? If so, low testosterone levels could be the problem. But the risk is far more serious than a lacklustre love life. You could be a type II diabetes ticking time-bomb!

For years, Nutrition & Healing’s Dr Jonathan Wright has been writing about the benefits and great promise of testosterone replacement therapy for men.

But now that this therapy has started becoming more popular and widely used, it’s important for anyone who’s considering it – or already on it – to know about a common complication that could come about from using testosterone replacement therapy.

It’s a complication so serious, that if it goes undetected it could be fatal.

But the good news is, once you’ve uncovered it, it’s relatively easy to fix…
Is this testosterone complication putting you in danger of developing diabetes?

What exactly is this complication?

“It’s called “hyper-aromatisation” and it occurs when the body makes too much oestrogen out of testosterone,” says the doctor.

Strange? It’s not – men need oestrogen too. But when your body man starts making too much oestrogen, leads to all sorts of problems.

One of them is prostate concerns, the other is diabetes!

The reason?

Because the surprising culprit behind most cases of hyper-aromatisation is insulin resistance.

The type II diabetes warning you’d never expect

Believe it or not, abnormal testosterone metabolism could be directly linked to risk for type II diabetes.

Insulin resistance is a pre-diabetic condition that points to you being on your way to having type II diabetes.

Luckily, it also means you can stop full-blown diabetes from forming if you’re smart.

Protect your manhood and ward off diabetes – at the same time

So how can you treat it?

“Basic diet is the most important aspect. The best, most nutritious way of eating to promote healthy insulin levels and healthy testosterone levels involves focusing on whole, organic unprocessed foods and organic, “free range” meats and “wild” fish. Exercise is important, too – at a minimum, you need to walk for 30 to 40 minutes, three to four times a week,” suggests Dr Wright.

And be warned: Even if you’re not on testosterone replacement therapy, if you’re over 40 and have any type II diabetes in your family, it’s a good idea to get your doctor to check your levels of testosterone and oestrogen. Doing so could help protect you from diabetes. 

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