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How Low Testosterone Affects Your Health

Dropping levels of this male hormone can cause more than sexual problems. It can also affect your mood, weight, and concentration.

The Relationship Between Fat and Testosterone

Maintaining a normal testosterone level is not simply a matter of choosing and sticking with the right treatment. Getting and staying fit is also essential.

According to Sabanegh, fat speeds up the metabolizing of testosterone. The more fat you carry around, therefore, the faster you'll burn through the already-depleted hormone.

"Your general health makes a difference," Sabanegh says. In other words, if you want to get the most out of your treatment and your testosterone, exercising, eating right, and keeping your weight down must be a big part of the prescription.

Evans is doing just that. In addition to sticking with his testosterone patch, he plays golf every week, walks three miles a day, and works in his garden. He's also keeping active in the bedroom. That makes him a happy man. And he's not the only one who's happy.

"My sex life -- everything -- is good, and so is my wife. She's happy, too."

Reviewed on December 02, 2012

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