Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lifestyle Changes, Not Testosterone, Can Improve Low Energy

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lifestyle Changes, Not Testosterone, Can Improve Low Energy

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Dear Doctor K: I often feel quite tired. My doctor says this fatigue may be caused by my low-normal testosterone level. I'd rather not go on testosterone therapy. What are some other ways to enhance my energy?

Dear Reader: Research studies have not demonstrated a clear value in giving testosterone therapy to men who may be experiencing symptoms of low-normal or slightly low blood levels of testosterone. Lifestyle changes can go a long way toward improving your energy and overall health. I'll describe some of them here.

- Eat for energy. A diet packed with vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein, not only provides the finest energy-boosting foods, but also promotes good health. And don't forget water. If your body is short on fluids, one of the first signs is fatigue. …

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