Abdominal obesity, Low blood testosterone, and Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.).
These problems are not just aesthetic. Gut fat reduces blood testosterone levels, which decreases sex drive, the capacity for erections, energy levels, aggressiveness in business and self-confidence, according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine 12/2007
Erection problems often stem from abnormalities in the cell lining of the male blood vessels. Healthy cells secrete a chemical called nitric oxide, which is very important for delivering blood to the penis and other body tissues. Blood vessels in the ‘out-of-shape man’ lose their capacity to control blood flow and therefore are unable to instigate healthy erections. Excess abdominal fat is a sure sign of poor metabolic health and low nitric oxide release.
So guys, too much abdominal fat presents a triple threat; women perhaps won’t find you as attractive, low testosterone destroys your drive, and sexual performance goes down the drain.
1. Testosterone levels are increased by reducing alcohol, caffeine, processed fats and sugars in the diet.
2. Lifting weights and building muscle will help burn abdominal fat off faster, and stimulate production of Human Growth Hormone, DHEA and Testosterone.
3. Check your free testosterone levels with a doctor experienced in bio-identical treatment of testosterone deficiency, such as The Centre for Men’s health: www.centreformenshealth.co.uk
It is important to get 1 & 2 right first, and the results will be dramatic.