Low-T and its Effect on Mens’ Health

Picture of vital, health and happy man raising his arms to the sun in triumph“We are very much at the mercy of circumstance, but it is how you choose to respond to circumstance that determines the quality of your life.” Chris Matakas, Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

How is Your Quality of Life?

Life is a journey with many highs and lows. The majority of men and women have a desire to make their journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The question is how can we improve our own journey through life?

To get a better understanding of how to improve one’s journey through life is to examine the definition of health-related quality of life. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It goes beyond direct measures of population health, life expectancy, and causes of death and focuses on the impact health status has on quality of life. [1]

Is Low-T Affecting Your Health?

Unfortunately, a person’s quality of life can diminish when his or her health issues start to decline. There are a number of factors that can diminish a male’s optimum health, and one of those factors is low testosterone, or “Low-T”. Most men are too prideful to disclose their health issues. However, when a man’s health concerns start to appear and effect not only himself but also his loved ones, it finally reaches the point of action.

The health issues that affect most men because of low testosterone are symptoms such as poor sexual function (erectile dysfunction), low energy and strength, and depression. These are all difficult issues for a male to discuss with love ones let alone a health professional. Fortunately, there are a different protocols to treat low testosterone. If one can maintain normal testosterone levels in his forties, or even later, there are studies that have shown to improve many parameters that are thought to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. This includes increased lean body mass, decreased visceral fat mass, decreased total cholesterol, and glycemic control. [2]

We Have a Treatment Program Tailored for You

Sunshine Health Care Center offers multiple treatment protocols for low testosterone that can be tailored to fit each individual patient. A Naturopathic physician evaluates the patient by means of a thorough consultation and physical examination at the clinic. We evaluate a patient’s dietary and lifestyle and its effects on the body’s own ability to produce testosterone naturally. For instance improving one’s sleep pattern through remedies or nutraceuticals can support the body’s on natural ability to produce testosterone.

We offer a number of programs through hormone replacement therapy to help sustain your vitality. Instead of having to rely on a medication, such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, we can offer other option treatments, such as testosterone creams compounded at the local apothecary shop or the administration of weekly testosterone injections. Once on a program we monitor our patients continuously through monthly blood work and physical examinations to assure that the patient is being cared for safely.

Optimal Mens’ Health Equals Better Quality of Life

The objective is to promote the patient’s optimal health, which in turn supports, improves and maintains the patient’s quality of life. If one is proactive and takes advantage of the tools that are available to one is able to optimize their health and be able to reflect on their journey through life without any regrets.

 

To get started, call (623) 266-1722 to set up a free 15 minute consultation with Sunshine Health Care Center. We look forward to helping you on your way to a healthier, happier you.

References:
1 Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being Retrieved
2 Stanworth RD, Jones TH (2008). "Testosterone for the aging male; current evidence and recommended practice". Clinical Interventions in Aging 3 (1): 25–44. PMC 2544367. PMID 18488876.

* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products and therapies, while proven beneficial, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.