100 Reasons Why Your Testicles Are Shrinking
Are you looking for the cause of the testicular atrophy that’s afflicting you?
Read through the list below to discover what may be causing your testicles to shrink.
- You work around chemicals
- You spend a lot of time in hot tubs or jacuzzis
- You’re using one or more prescription medications
- You regularly wear tight polyester shorts or underwear
- You haven’t downloaded my free testicle enlargement ebook
- Your wife or girlfriend is the dominant person in your relationship
- You abuse alcohol
- You’re eating very few foods high in fat-soluble vitamins
- You wear excessive cologne
- You live or work in a city with lots of air pollution
- You’re dealing with money stress
- You have insomnia
- You work the midnight shift at work
- Your wife or girlfriend recently divorced or dumped you
- You have sleep apnea
- You’re dominated by another male at work
- Your body fat levels are too high
- You’ve replaced meat with soy-based protein in your diet
- You haven’t dumped your conventional cosmetics
- You masturbate excessively to internet porn
- You’ve been fired or demoted at work
- Your keep your cell phone in your pocket near your package
- You’re regularly exposed to diesel fumes
- You’re a vegan
- You have insulin resistance, high blood sugar, or diabetes
- You rarely exercise
- You’ve stopped waking up with early with morning wood
- You’re a long distance marathon runner
- You suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression
- You regularly sleep less than 8 hours per night
- Your job is extremely stressful
- Your wife or girlfriend has recently cheated on you
- You don’t have sex at least once a week
- You’ve stopped hanging with the boys doing man stuff
- You have cardiovascular disease
- Your doctor has put you on testosterone replacement
- You have cirrhosis of the liver
- You’ve been diagnosed with gonorrhea or syphilis
- You’re over the age of 40
- You have Klinefelter’s syndrome
- You have an inguinal hernia
- You’ve been exposed to high-dose radiation
- You have undescended testicles
- You have a varicocele vein inside your sack
- You have hypertension
- It’s been a long time since you’ve had great sex
- Your wife or girlfriend is pushing you down
- You have Cushing’s syndrome
- You have chronic inflammation
- You’re a former or current steroid abuser
- You have substantially less muscle than you did 5 years ago
- You haven’t addressed your food allergies
- You’ve used finasteride or propecia to prevent hair loss
- You’re undergoing treatment for prostate cancer
- Your girl is always the one who initiates sex
- You’ve suffered a recent public humiliation
- You’ve recently lost a business or filed for bankruptcy
- You’re the low man on the totem pole at work
- It’s been a long time since you’ve achieved a big win in life
- You’ve suffered a testicular trauma or serious injury
- Your testosterone to estrogen ratio is out of whack
- You have arteriosclerosis
- Your girl earns the cash and you’re a stay at home dad
- You exercise to burn calories and not to increase anabolism
- You eat fast food 3 or more times a week
- You’ve recently had the mumps
- You have very low levels of testosterone
- You have no passion in life
- You’re not lifting any heavy weights
- You regularly eat more carbs than you burn
- You have kidney problems or outright renal failure
- You’re not getting enough sun and paint yourself with sunblock
- You spend 25 or more hours a week watching television
- You haven’t removed plastics from your environment
- You regularly handle thermal cash register receipts
- Most of your food comes out of a can or a plastic container
- You use a pharmaceutical drug that contains estrogen
- You have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- You have chronic anemia
- You drink water out of low-quality plastic bottles
- You frequently quit in life when the going gets rough
- You’re often submissive and passive in the bedroom
- You’ve had vasectomy surgery
- You drink 12 or more beers a week
- Surfing the internet is your primary pastime
- You have sickle cell disease
- You avoid dietary fat because it’s “bad” for you
- You’ve stopped achieving big goals, you’ve settled
- You’ve never heard of the word xenoestrogen
- You have hay fever and use meds to control it
- You’re smoking tobacco products
- You binge drink frequently on weekends
- You’ve stopped competing in business and in sports
- You suffer from chronic pain
- Your diet is high in refined sugar and bleached white flour
- You haven’t dropped your Coca Cola habit
- Your significant other doesn’t respect you
- Your in-laws push you around
- You don’t respect yourself
- You haven’t addressed the cause of your testicular atrophy
Update – Ways to Fight Back Against Testicular Atrophy
There are quite a few things on that list above – and they all have something in common.
Yes, they are all causes of testicular atrophy, but I’m talking about something a bit deeper.
Everything on the list above is either a cause or a symptom of low testosterone.
That’s the real smoking gun in this mystery. Testicular atrophy might have a wide range of causes, but nearly every single one has close ties to low testosterone levels.
The good news is that plenty of the things on the list above are fixable using natural, low cost methods. In fact, some of them are totally free – they just require lifestyle changes and discipline.
Below are a few of the most important things you can do to fight back against testicular atrophy.
Cut Out Chemicals
There’s a reason why quite a few of the points above relate to chemicals. There are tons of chemicals in stuff you interact with daily that seriously crush testosterone levels.
Whether you work a job in a chemical factory, live a city with air pollution, inhale toxic fumes, or eat or drink out of plastic containers – these can all slash your T levels.
Plastics are one of the worst, and they’re nearly impossible to avoid. Plastics contain compounds like phthalates, Bisphenol A, and xenoestrogens. All of these chemicals are proven to hurt testosterone levels. (source, source, source, source)
The solution? Use metal, paper or glass instead whenever possible.
Eat Organic Foods
This one is closely related to the issue of chemicals.
The reason I say eat organic is because typically, food from commercial farms is heavily dosed with harmful pesticides.
Why is that bad? Studies have proven that certain pesticides can seriously lower testosterone levels. (source)
In fact, one study of farmers found that those who only farmed organic produce had significantly higher testosterone levels than those who used pesticides on their crops. (source)
Reduce Alcohol Intake
Don’t worry – I’m not going to tell you to stop drinking completely.
But cutting down your alcohol intake can have big benefits for your testosterone levels. That’s especially true if you use alcohol excessively.
There’s plenty of science to back this up. Studies from the last 20 years have consistently proven that heavy alcohol consumption can result in a significant drop in testosterone levels. (source, source, source)
Cool Off Your Testicles
I know this sounds a bit strange, but the temperature of your balls plays a big role in how well they function.
That’s why they hang outside your body – if they get too hot, they pretty much shut down and won’t produce any testosterone.
Ever noticed how when your balls get cold, your scrotum tenses up? And vice versa when your balls are nice and warm? That’s your body’s way of regulating their temperature, known as the cremasteric reflex.
If you constantly wear tight-fitting underwear or pants, your balls might be getting too hot too often. That will seriously hurt your testosterone production.
So get some loose shorts, wear boxers, or even go commando!
Urinary phthalate metabolites are associated with decreased serum testosterone in men, women, and children from NHANES 2011-2012
Oestrogenic activity of parabens in MCF7 human breast cancer cells
BPA May Lower Men’s Testosterone, Study Finds
Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys
Widely Used Pesticides with Previously Unknown Endocrine Activity Revealed as in Vitro Antiandrogens
Semen quality and sex hormones among organic and traditional Danish farmers. ASCLEPIOS Study Group
Sex hormones and adrenocortical steroids in men acutely intoxicated with ethanol
Effects of acute alcohol intoxication on pituitary-gonadal axis hormones, pituitary-adrenal axis hormones, beta-endorphin and prolactin in human adults of both sexes
Effects of acute alcohol intake on pituitary-gonadal hormones in normal human males.