Since last century, Obesity emerges as a worldwide epidemic disease. Numerous diseased conditions have been linked with obesity. The scientists found worrisome results while studying the effect of obesity in raising infertility in males. Obesity is considered as the secondary cause of hypogonadism or reducing the levels of male hormones involved in the process of reproduction. Hormones such as testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone are the primary reproductive hormones found in males. But being obese can cause hormone deficiency and make the male incapable of reproduction as excess weight has direct compact on sperm count and sperm characteristics. In this article we will throw light on the link between male hormones and obesity.
Fertility and Male Hormones
Fertility can be defined as the natural ability to produce offspring and run family generations. Fertility can be possible only if all the sex hormones are in normal levels and working efficiently. Sex hormones in males are testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone. Testosterone is considered as the major hormones in males as it plays a crucial role in developing deep voice, beard growth, heavy muscles, and strong bones. Testosterone is very essential for semen production, libido and the development of all reproductive organs. Testosterone gets converted into dihydrotestosterone which further spurs the growth of the prostate gland.
Level of testosterone and all other male reproductive hormones are at peak at the stage of puberty and beginning of adulthood. But after several years of stability, testosterone and other reproductive hormones start to reduce in early middle age. Usually the decrease in hormones is considered as 1% per year, that’s why most old aged men retain normal levels. But male hormones level can be reduced by some factors which further nudge some men into a condition of testosterone deficiency.
Obesity is a globally epidemic disease affecting over 600 million adults worldwide. In 2016, about 13% of the entire world’s population was classed as being overweight. The World Health Organization describes obesity and excessive weight as irregular aggregation of fat in the body that can give rise to various health risks such sleep apnea, cardiovascular disorders, osteoarthritis, erectile dysfunction in males and several types of cancers. Obesity is associated with a higher rate of conception and decreased pregnancy rates. It affects males and females equally. But it is shocking that men face a particular burden as obesity has a huge negative impact on male hormones, prostate health and sexuality.
How Obesity Trigger The Decreases In Male Hormones?
Obesity is one of the major factors reducing male hormones which include testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone. In males, testosterone and other hormones are produced by sex glands when they receives chemical signals from the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. But if you are obese or overweight then this whole process can be disturbed by estrogen. The estrogen can decrease production of testosterone by passing signaling to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus which tell your brain that no more testosterone is needed by the body.
By reduced testosterone levels, the motivation of gym and doing workout is strongly affected. Thus, scientists termed this phenomenon as “vicious circle” which means obesity reduces the level of testosterone by converting testosterone into estrogen and by negative impact of estrogen’s signaling on the brain. Thus, lack of workout motivation and decreased stamina makes the obese condition more severe. This cycle will continuously repeat again and again threatening the metabolic balance and overall health.
Obesity is really a serious factor of rising infertility disorders in males. For example, a research was performed on the 1667 men of ages 40 and scientists observed that one percent increase in body mass index refers to two percent decrease in level of testosterone. In 2008, 1862 men of ages 30 were chosen to study the effect of obesity on male hormones. In this study, scientists found that circumference of waist are also a strong indicator of low testosterone level. Increase of four inches in waist induces the risk of low testosterone levels by 75 percent while ten years of aging induces the risk of low testosterone by 36 percent only.
Complications with Decreased Male Hormones
Here are some complications which can arise by decrease in male hormones
- Increased body fat
- Increased fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
- Hot flushes
- Irregular production of body hairs
- Decreased muscle’s mass/strength
- Decreased body metabolism
- Fragile bones
- Decreased sexual desire
- Decreased body stamina
Treatment for Obesity
If you are overweight or obese, there is no need to worry. You can easily reduce your body weight by using Ayurvedic or herbal remedies. The Ayurveda system of medicines is more than 5000 years old and originated from India. It is a traditional and most effective medicinal system as all Ayurvedic medicines are prepared by using standard extracts of herbs obtained from Mother Nature.
By following basic principles of Ayurveda, PLANET AYURVEDA formulated THINNER YOU PACK to help the patients suffering from obesity. All products of this pack are totally herbal and natural as only best quality extracts of herbs are used in preparing them under the guidance of expert M.D. Ayurveda Doctors. No preservative, chemical, starch, binder, color or any synthetic material was used in these products. Thus they possess no side effects and are completely safe for consumption by any person of any age. Take a look at this marvelous pack.
Thinner You Pack By Planet Ayurveda
- Trim Support
- Stholyantak Churna
- Garcinia Capsules
- Guggul Capsules
1. Trim Support
Trim Support capsules are prepared by Planet Ayurveda by using pure quality extract of some marvelous herbs such as Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), and Triphala (The myrobalans).All these herbs are very advantageous in regulating metabolism of fat and maintaining fitness of the body. Consumption of these capsules for reducing weight and body fat will show great results.
2. Stholyantak Churna
Planet Ayurveda’s Stholyantak Churna is a blend mixture of 14 wonderful herbs like
- Chirbilva (Holoptelea integrifolia)
- Babool (Acacia arabica)
- Ashok (Saraca indica)
- Vidang (Embelia ribes)
- Balbach (Iris ensata), etc.
Standardized extracts of these herbs are formulated in manufacturing of this Churna, thus it is very useful in weight maintenance by avoiding fat deposition in body parts and pacifying Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Along with weight control, this churna will strengthen your immune system, provide nutrients, and prevent various diseases.
Dosage: 1 tablespoonful twice daily with normal water after meals.
3. Garcinia Capsules
Standardized extract of a premium herb Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia) is formulated in Planet’s Garcinia capsules that will help you in improving body metabolism, staying fit and improving stamina. You will start observing the benefits of these capsules within a few days of consumption.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice in a day with normal water after meals.
4. Guggul Capsules
Guggul capsules of Planet Ayurveda consist of best quality extracts of Guggul (Commiphora mukul) herb which is well described in ancient Ayurveda literature and known for its uses in treatment of multiple health related ailments as well as reducing weight. Regular consumption of Planet’s Guggul capsules will protect you from numerous diseases and improve overall health in both males and females.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice in a day with normal water after meals.
Other Weight Management Tips
- Be physically active and induce sweating. Do exercise daily for at least one hour or more according to your stamina and weight. You can do swimming, running, cycling, jogging, yoga, gym, weight lifting, aerobic exercise or any kind of physical workout that fasten your heartbeat.
- Be habitual of eating healthy meals only and avoid junk, fried, packed, and processed foods as they are not healthy and can cause accumulation of fat in the body. Include sufficient amounts of green vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains in your diet. This will help you in maintaining healthy body metabolism.
- Consume large quantities i.e. 3-4 liters of water or other no calorie unsweetened beverages daily. This will flush out toxins from the body and improve functioning of all body organs.
- Plan your meals in advance; you can decide healthy food choices in a diet that will not be influenced by physical hunger. Home-cooked meals and low calorie snacks such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains will help you in controlling hunger throughout the day.
- Always stay motivated and positive about your health. If you do overeat by mistake, learn to pick yourself and move on. Believe each day as a new fresh start.
By reading this article, we get know that obesity or high body mass index is not only associated with type-2 diabetes or cardiovascular disorders, but also comprises the complications of male sex hormones and infertility. So, achieving proper weight is very essential, which you can do by above mentioned herbal remedies and management tips.