Most people just think of testosterone as the “sex hormone.” It’s more than that. In fact, it’s one of the most beneficial hormones in your body. This is especially true when it comes to mental functioning. As you start the new year, having a sharp mind is crucial during the panicky rush after the holidays. Unfortunately, if you’re older than 35, testosterone begins to decline. It’s important to make sure your testosterone is at its most optimal levels. If it’s not—it may need to be increased. Here’s how that can affect your mind.
Boosts your memory
Testosterone enhances your memory. This is an asset in more ways than one. In your career, you can be more productive, motivated and efficient because it helps with brain power. Even when it comes to financial matters, an improved memory can help you with strategies and budgeting. If you feel like your memory is lacking, you should consider getting your hormone levels tested.
Improves cognitive performance
Everyone has moments of slower brain function. If it becomes a continual problem (and again, you’re over the age of 35), it might be something more. A major symptom of low testosterone is poor mental acuity. A good cognitive performance is key when January rolls around. When you’re drained from a long day of work, your mind is probably less sharp than normal. Testosterone helps give you back the mental clarity needed to feel sharper and more focused, with better mental acuity.
Helps prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia
If the first few benefits weren’t convincing enough, this one should be. No one wants to have Alzheimer’s or dementia later in life. Optimal testosterone levels can help prevent both of these. Now that you know this, you should find out if your testosterone is lower than it needs to be. A simple blood test at The Broadway Clinic can let you know if this is the case.
The Broadway Clinic offers blood tests so people can find out if their testosterone levels are healthy. If they’re not, The Broadway Clinic also provides BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy), which targets testosterone and other hormones—like estrogen, melatonin, progesterone, thyroid, etc.—to restore your body back to optimal levels.