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Can a beer gut lead to other more serious health problems?

Breathe personal trainers Josh Euler and Matt Logovic are a picture of good health.
Breathe personal trainers Josh Euler and Matt Logovic are a picture of good health. Contributed

OPINION: Today, we are exploring some common health questions men have such as:

  • Can a beer gut lead to other more serious health problems?
  • Is male menopause an actual health issue or just a myth?
  • And could testosterone therapy help you feel younger?

Now guys, it's not called a beer gut for nothing.

One of the highest calorie-containing and fat-accumulating substances we ingest regularly is alcohol.

It contains no nutrients at all, and the body basically views it the same way it does a large bucket of sugar.

On top of that, we tend to ingest far more of than we would if it were in a solid food form, that made us feel full.

Weight around the abdomen is the most dangerous type of fat, as it is controlled by, and releases hormones which effect heart health, liver function, insulin sensitivity, brain function, mood and even cancer development.

And what's the deal with male menopause?

Well, as we age, our hormone levels can change too.

Male menopause is real, and is due to a gradual decline in testosterone.

Some of the signs and symptoms range from loss of muscle mass and strength to changes in sleep patterns and feeling depressed.

Could testosterone therapy help? Possibly.

It is said that testosterone therapy can help men feel younger, stronger, with more motivation, vitality and a higher libido, while it can physically increase muscle mass and lower body fat.

The herbal supplement tribulus terrestis is a great natural alternative, but consult your doctor or natural therapist before embarking on any new therapy.

To ask Honor any health or diet-related questions, visit her on Facebook at Honor Tremain Thriving Nutrition.

Topics:  editors picks, honor tremain, men's health, opinion




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