Everyone struggles to maintain concentration on occasion. Some tasks just don’t hold our attention as well as others. But are you noticing your lack of concentration is creeping up more often? Maybe you sit down to complete a work project, only to realize you have no idea what needs to be done yet.
You can’t remember where you left your keys or even your co-workers’ names!
Your cognitive decline could be due to low testosterone levels. A 2006 study revealed that men with low testosterone performed poorly in more than one cognitive skill set.
What’s Going On?
Memory loss is inevitable with old age, but low testosterone levels may be speeding up the process. In fact, testosterone deficiency has been shown to correlate with Alzheimer’s disease. As you grow older, your memory worsens. At the same time, your testosterone levels are slowly decreasing with each year.
After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone level decreases by about 1 to 2 percent each year. By the time a man reaches the age of 50 or so, he starts to also lose cognitive abilities. Testosterone has been linked to memory loss and lack of concentration. Add that on to the decreasing cognition resulting from aging, and you’ve got double memory loss!
What Could Happen?
If you don’t seek assistance for low T, you are setting yourself up for more than just a poor ability to concentrate. As stated earlier, low testosterone levels have been linked to serious memory loss diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. If left untreated, testosterone deficiency will amplify the memory degeneration already caused by old age.
Think of what you will be losing by allowing your testosterone levels to take over your mind.
- You won’t remember important conversations.
- You may lose focus while working on the simplest of tasks.
- You will become more and more frustrated by the things you can’t remember, or the things you can’t pay attention to.
What is the best Form of Treatment?
People will tell you that eating certain fruits and spices or working puzzles can jump start your brain. This may be true to a point, but blueberries and Sudoku aren’t a cure-all. You must talk to your doctor about replenishing you testosterone levels. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapies can help restore your cognitive abilities. By normalizing your testosterone levels, you’ll soon be able to focus better and remember thing easier.