Men’s Health and Wellness

Men’s Health and Wellness

As men age it is common for their testosterone levels to begin declining from the age of 30.  Additionally, because of many environmental factors and what are known as endocrine disruptors in our environment we are seeing a more significant decline in testosterone levels then previously.

This can lead a man to suffer from a number of hormone-related complaints due to a lack of adequate levels of testosterone.

The medical term for this is known as andropause or male menopause. It is very real and some men's can suffer significantly from the effects of falling testosterone. It is very important to identify and measure hormone levels as we age to ensure that we are able to avoid any health situations that may arise such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, lowered vitality and a lowered libido due to insufficient levels of testosterone.

Some of the symptoms men can experience are shown below:

Symptoms for Male Andropause

  • Increased bellyFat
  • Heart Disease and then increase risk for cardio metabolic disease
  • Increase risk for type 2 diabetes due to poor insulin sensitivity
  • Loss of Ambition
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Loss of Muscle
  • Loss of Strength
  • Inability to build muscle even with weight resistance exercise
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Poor sleep
  • Declining Energy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Declining Libido

Naturopathic Treatments

At Integrative Health Solutions,  Dr. Bronner Handwerger NMD makes sure to individualize and create a protocol that is suitable for each and every man. That begins with a thorough assessment of laboratory values to understand exactly what's going on so that a proper treatment plan can be developed. Every man is different and therefore, it is essential to have that deeper look into each person.

We also have therapies that help increase a man’s testosterone naturally without having to utilize testosterone. Dr. Bronner feels this is very important to try and reset a man’s endocrine system first before jumping ahead to doing testosterone replacement therapy. For  many younger men who have low testosterone this is a great place to begin and the results can be terrific. Please feel free to inquire for more information regarding these therapies.

It is well known that increasing a man's testosterone has shown to provide tremendous benefits.

Some of these are :

  • Overall positive wellbeing.
  • Decreased levels of irritability, tiredness, nervousness, anger
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Improved sexual performance and libido
  • Increase in the body mass and a lower fat mass.
  • Increase in the muscle strength
  • Decrease in the heart disease risk