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London, January 16:
A British doctor has warned that chronic stress caused by economic uncertainty may reduce men’s testosterone levels.
Past studies have shown that low levels of testosterone can lead to increased risk of diabetes, osteoporosis and depression
, while increased levels are associated with higher sex drive.
Testosterone does not only affect men’s physical health but also the emotional and mental aspects of men’s health and quality of life.
The medical director of a top UK’s men’s health clinic, Dr. Richard Petty, said, “When a man becomes grumpy or irritable, it’s easy to blame work or simply the effects of ageing. In the short-term, stress can increase levels of testosterone and this is useful to help people respond quickly to pressures and new situations.”
Adding further Petty said, “But chronic stress, which is ongoing, is a major factor in the decline of testosterone.”
“Chronic stress occurs all too frequently due to our modern lifestyles, when everything from high-pressured jobs to unemployment keeps the body in a state of perceived threat,” Dr. Petty said.
The lower levels of testosterone could lead to decline in sexual function, decrease in muscle strength, loss of bone mass, fatigue, irritability, depression and lack of concentration. Besides lack of sex drive, there is often loss of drive and competitive edge in professional or business life.
Dr Petty urged males to slash down their stress levels as much as possible by getting enough rest, eating healthily and exercising.
A recent Australian study of 4,000 elderly males found lower testosterone levels in those who were depressed, which could in turn lead to decline in sex hormone estradiol, which has antidepressant properties.

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