Vitamin deficiency - How do you know if you have it? / Life Style Changes.
how do you exactly know you have a vitamin deficiency?
Is it mostly by symptoms? or is there certain tests you can do to figure that out?
I read that proper diet, exercise and taking some vitamins can help with rasing testosterone or atleast having feeling better.
I havnt been eating that healthy lately. And not exercising.
So i wish to change that now. I need some advice.
Im 24 years old 5'8 and weigh 150 pounds.
The symptoms i feel is: LOW energy level, E.D, Low Libido, Brain Fog, Fatigue, cannot handle stress, anxity, depression, dont feel well being.
I used to smoke cigarettes , drink beer/alcohol and smoked weed and did cocaine. Yeah i know i really screwed myself up. I used to hang out with the wrong kind of people. Even if someone offers me a beer now i would say no. I gave up all the bad habits 2-3 years ago. And i will never do anything again that would mess up my health even more. I really learned my lesson.
I have low testosterone of 250-350. Im taking Bromocriptine to lower prolactin. My prolactin was slighty high which is 22.
1. How do i find out what vitamin deficiency's i have? What tests can i take to find out?
2. What vitamins should i start taking and how much? I heard taking too many vitamins can be bad. So im confused on what to take and how many i should take. I hear people on the board taking B6 vitamin and vitamin D etc.
Right now im taking :
A. Centrum Chewables multivitamin.multi mineral- 1 tablet a day
B. Oscal Chewable Calcium Supplement. (I dont drink milk because im lactose intolerance) - 1 tablet a day
C. I have Omega-3 Complex by natrol sitting here...havnt took it in a while.. should i start taking these? are they good?
3. For the proper diet can someone recommend something? Or how can i get more information on what i should be eating? should i see a nutritionist?
4. For exercise - i should start jogging on the treadmill for a start right? anything else? start lifting some weights maybe?
Also another question: Are there people who help you with this kind of stuff and make a plan for you to follow?
I want to improve my health before i see Dr. Crisler. But i want to do it regardless for myself.
For an attempt to "restart" i heard you have to have a good diet and be in good shape to be successful in a restart.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by HQproperty; 09-04-2008 at 11:07 AM.