A Low-Carb Diet for Hypogonadism

March 29, 2023

Low-Carb Diet for Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is a condition in which men do not produce enough testosterone, also known as testosterone deficiency. Symptoms include decreased sex drive, lower energy, and even feelings of depression. Over time, men with hypogonadism can develop erectile dysfunction, male infertility, a decrease in muscle mass, and more.

It is well known that testosterone deficiency also goes hand in hand with metabolic syndrome (including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unmanaged cholesterol levels, and excess abdominal weight). Statistically, men with the highest risks of hypogonadism are 45 years of age or older, and currently have obesity and type 2 diabetes.

However, there is a solution, including natural treatment for hypogonadism. Just as weight gain and diabetes can increase your risk, reducing excess weight and abdominal circumference, as well as managing blood sugar can help improve men’s testosterone levels and erectile function. Studies have found that following a diet that is low in processed and refined carbohydrates can help do exactly that! Additionally, after following the diet for 3 months, the chances of improving testosterone levels and erectile function continued to increase.

So instead of choosing refined carbs such as white bread, pastries, sodas, cereals, and chips, opt for natural carbohydrates! This includes filling up on whole grains, fruits, veggies, legumes, beans, brown rice, quinoa, root veggies like potatoes, and more!

The Austin Urology Institute has been consistently voted as one of the best in the city. Dr. Shaw has one several awards for best urologist in Austin. Dr. Shaw is also an expert in male sexual health and fertility. For more help improving testosterone and erectile function through diet and lifestyle choices, Austin Urology Institute has you covered. Schedule a consultation with our Austin nutritionist by calling us at 512-694-8888 or by scheduling an appointment here.