2 Common Reasons Why Men Lose Focus and Concentration

June 2, 2021

2 Reasons Why Men Lose Focus and Concentration

Men, have you lost your mental focus and ability to concentrate? You may be wondering what happened. You used to be so sharp and on top of your game, but now everything feels like you’re in a fog and you have a hard time conducting business or taking care of finances.  This lack of mental clarity is a common symptom experienced by men as they age, and you can do something about it.

2 Reasons Why Men Lose Focus and Concentration
1. Low Testosterone

Optimal testosterone levels are important for brain function. Spatial cognitive abilities, as well as general cognition and memory, decline with aging and declining testosterone levels. Studies have found a positive relationship between testosterone and mental health in men. Supplementation of testosterone in older men results in improvement of spatial abilities.

The positive effect of testosterone on memory is well documented. Numerous clinical studies in andropausal men showed improvements of learning and memory after testosterone supplementation. Even a short 6-week testosterone treatment resulted in improved spatial and verbal memory of older men. Testosterone has even showed a positive effect on spatial and verbal memory in Alzheimer disease patients. (1)

Testosterone is an important modulator of cerebral functions. In hypogonadal men, testosterone supplementation enhances vigor and energy. Current data suggest that testosterone supplementation in hypogonadal men of all ages will enhance many aspects of mood and cognition. (2) Research shows that testosterone levels moderate cognitive functioning performance in males. (3)

2. Low Thyroid Function

The brain uses a lot of energy, so when you have a slowed metabolism caused by hypothyroidism, you will experience a decline in your mental sharpness. It becomes difficult to maintain focus, sharp memory and clarity. Low thyroid function is a common cause of brain fog, depression (4), difficulty concentrating and short term memory loss.

Hypothyroidism is often associated with mood disturbances and cognitive impairment, implying that thyroid hormones are critical for normal brain functioning. In particular, hypothyroidism has been associated with several cognitive deficits, including general intelligence, psychomotor speed, visual-spatial skills and memory.(5)

The Natural Solution

The key is to replenish your hormones and put back in what is missing. We use bioidentical testosterone and compounded thyroid that are identical to the hormones made by your own body.

Other Ways to Improve Mental Clarity
  • Eat clean and healthy
  • Cut back on simple carbs
  • Stay hydrated
  • Address allergies
  • Address food sensitivities
  • Avoid gluten
  • Avoid sugar
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • De-stress
  • Exercise – gets blood pumping, increases oxygen levels
A Word About Cholesterol Lowering Drugs 

If you are taking a statin drug like Lipitor, which is a cholesterol lowering drug, you need to know that they can cause rapid loss of mental clarity, mental confusion, memory loss and amnesia. Dr. Duane Graveline, a NASA Scientist Astronaut, was placed on Lipitor and found himself with amnesia – he didn’t even recognize his own wife. He wrote a book about this called Statin Drug Side Effects and the Misquided War on Cholesterol. He dedicated the rest of his life to research and warning others about the dangers of statin drugs.

If you are taking any prescription drug at all, you owe it to yourself to find out what the side effects are. Remember, all drugs are toxins that have to be detoxified by your liver, and medications are no exception.

See for Yourself – Harriss’ Story

Harriss experienced lack of energy, motivation and focus. He couldn’t think clearly and it was difficult to set business goals.  He also gained weight and wanted to rest all the time.  Learn how Harriss got his energy and zest for life back!

We Can Help

Are you ready to get back on track and be on top of your game? Your brain health depends upon healthy testosterone and thyroid levels. Don’t wait – take our symptom checker to find out if your symptoms could be caused by a hormone deficiency.

1. On the Effects of Testosterone on Brain Behavioral Functions
2. Testosterone and The Brain
3. Free Testosterone Levels, Attentional Control, and Processing Speed Performance in Aging Men
4. The Link between Thyroid Function and Depression
5. Verbal Memory Retrieval Deficits Associated With Untreated Hypothyroidism


Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us

"*" indicates required fields

By filling out the above, you agree to receive educational, informative emails on alternative medicine and hormone balancing. You will have the option to unsubscribe at any time.


AboutHotze Health & Wellness Center

Since 1989, Hotze Health & Wellness Center has helped over 33,000 patients get their lives back using bioidentical hormones that restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen immune systems, and increase energy levels. Our treatment regimen addresses the root cause of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, and candida.

Led by best-selling author, radio host and leading natural health expert, Steven F. Hotze, M.D., our medical team has over 100 years’ combined medical experience backed by a staff of nearly 100 caring professionals who provide an environment of hope and extraordinary hospitality for each of our patients, who we call our guests. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.



Do you want to live a healthy, happy, purpose-driven life? Do you want to restore your health so that your loss of energy, weight gain, joint pain, depression and lack of drive or motivation won’t hold you back from achieving your personal and professional goals?

Dr. Steven Hotze wants that for you, too. In fact, in his powerful and passionate video entitled, “What I Believe”, Dr. Hotze shares how his Christian worldview and pivotal experiences have ignited a deep desire to offer the message of hope and optimal health to all who need to hear it.

Follow Us

As seen on:

  • ABC
  • Fow News Channel
  • NBC
  • CNN
  • The Biography Channel
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The Early Show
  • Good Morning Texas
  • Great Day Houston

Our Doctors

At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, our doctors are changing the way women and men are treated through the use of bioidentical hormones. Our natural treatments have helped over 33,000 individuals with hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, candida, detoxification and nutritional deficiencies.

Meet our doctors

Guest Testimonials

Kathyrn R.

"After a traumatic accident, I was told that I was in early menopause in my 20s and could never have children, however after restoring my hormones, I am now expecting baby #7!”

Read More guest testimonials
Pam White
Pam White
At Hotze Health and Wellness YOU can truly find restoration of your health and vibrant life! You will find the most caring and effective healthcare available! Don't hesitate call them today!!!
Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry
Doctors are not the final authority in our journey of achieving/maintaining health and wellness but having a good team of doctors in your support and guidance community is not only helpful it is wise and also essential. The team and staff at Hotze Health and Wellness are health professionals that you can trust to help you navigate all the misinformation that may be keeping you separated from your optimal level of health.
Caral Reeves
Caral Reeves
Hotze Beauty is a first class facility! Extreme level of professionalism , knowledge & genuine care❤️‍🩹
Julie Hryszko
Julie Hryszko
I’ve been a guest at this facility for 15 years. They are the most efficient, thorough and caring group of individuals I’ve ever experienced. Dr Hotze looks to change the way a typical doctor treats patients and looks for root causes to eliminate medical issues instead of treating “symptoms”. My life has improved 100% since my initial visit. The cost of the treatments are worth it.
Shavon Sisson
Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
Kori Misson
Kori Misson
I cannot accurately describe in words how I feel about this practice and the entire staff. I have had quite a few health issues throughout the years, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens, weight gain, hair loss, irritability, and that is just the beginning. I had pretty much given up on feeling good, just decided to "live with it" and hope for the best. Two very close friends love the Hotze Wellness Clinic and they have experienced life changing health. Made my appointment and from the beginning I felt heard. Not a in and out fast food style practice. They are looked and are looking at my entire body for overall health and wellness. Connections from mind and body to clinical blood work, even dental questions....they care and I feel as if I can trust them. I am on a path to complete wellness and my goal is to have my RA back in remission as it once was....make yourself a priority. Having hope is an incredible feeling!