Naturopathic Medical Clinic
West Valley, Peoria, AZ

Quality of Life vs. Low Testosterone in Men

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”.

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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]