Testosterone and estradiol are not the only important hormones for aging men, that we should be worried about. Another hormone, one that is very important for our health and cannot survive without, is cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands.
Cortisol is our primal stress hormone. When it’s released in our blood system, it reduces some bodily functions such as digestion and metabolism. Instead other functions like our muscles is put on high alert. This was great back in Homo Sapiens early days when we were chased by a Sabre-Toothed Tiger. But maybe not always so great for the modern man. And definitely not when we’re talking chronic stress. Stress can even kill you.
A fitness site for people over the age of 40 has a great primer on the most important hormones for aging men:
Hormones are molecules we have in our blood system. Our organs use them to regulate our physiology and behavior. You can say they are like signals the body can use to change the state of things.
But incorrect hormone levels in our blood could cause all sorts of issues. Weight gains could be one of them. Here I’ll talk about two hormones that are very important when it comes to weight control – Testosterone and Cortisol.
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