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Can Functional Medicine help with Low Testosterone?

Do you have these symptoms?

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased strength
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Thinning hair
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty concentrating

Low Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

While accustom to hearing about menopause and all of the symptoms women experience, most men don’t realize that they too undergo a similar transition called andropause. Andropause, often referred to as “male menopause”, is a decline in testosterone production that commonly begins in a male’s forties. The gradual change in hormonal status can cause a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Concentration problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low libido
  • Decreased urinary outflow
  • Fatigue

As if these issues aren’t enough, the decrease in testosterone left unbalanced can also be responsible for a condition called metabolic syndrome. This syndrome can include:

  • Insulin resistance / high blood glucose
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL cholesterol
  • High LDL cholesterol
  • Clotting disorders
  • Elevated C reactive protein

What is the best way to check hormone levels?

Saliva hormone testing is established as the best method for accurate analysis of your active hormone levels. Testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol can be measured in saliva.

There is a solution:

Find out more about how Functional Medicine can help with low testosterone