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Men’s Hormones & Low T

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Men’s Hormone Therapy Helps Correct Low Testosterone Levels

Hormone therapy’s not just for women. Low testosterone levels (aka Low T) can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms. Testosterone treatment can hep restore the body’s ideal hormone levels and improve overall wellbeing.

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How Testosterone Works

Hormones act as your body’s chemical messengers. Traveling through your blood, they deliver commands to your organs and tissues. This means your hormones are responsible for everything from your muscle growth to your sex drive. 

Even the slightest hormone imbalances can cause minor to severe health issues. Our Premier Integrative doctors in Santa Rosa, CA work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan. We use an integrative combination of prescription medications and holistic solutions to balance your hormones and help you reach your health goals.

Treating Low Testosterone

It’s a common misconception hormone imbalances are a thing only the fairer sex experiences. During midlife, men experience them as frequently as women. 

These imbalances can cause a variety of undesirable signs and symptoms, include but are not limited to: 

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Inability to maintain muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Short- and long-term memory loss
  • Irritability 
  • Decreased motivation
  • Prostate cancer

Unfortunately, male hormone imbalances are frequently not addressed. This can be the result of a variety of factors including general awareness and societal pressures.

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Your Health Matters

Prioritizing your health goals with testosterone treatments can help you feel even better than a ‘young man.’ Because now the strength of youth and wisdom of experience are within your grasp.

Traditional medicine approaches male hormone imbalances with a one-size-fits-all testosterone therapy plan. At Premier Integrative, we recognize that not all men are the same. 

Our naturopathic doctors work closely with each patient to evaluate their testosterone levels and create a personalized treatment plan. This includes running a full diagnostic and laboratory assessment, so we can improve symptoms by addressing their underlying cause.

Hormone Imbalances Don’t Just Affect Older Men

At all stages, both men and women can experience hormone fluctuations.
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There Are a Variety of Triggers

In addition to age and development, these fluctuations can be triggered by diet and lifestyle changes. They could be a result of environmental changes. And sometimes they can be brought on by stress.

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Lifestyle Changes May Not Be Enough

There are some instances when you can restore your body’s optimal hormone levels with a simple change to your daily routine. However, this often takes time and is often not the most effective solution.

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Bioidentical Hormones Offer a Fast & Natural Solution

Testosterone replacement therapy, on the other hand, can help you quickly and naturally balance your hormones.

Save the “Grin & Bear It” Mentality for the Gym

The side effects of low testosterone don’t have to be part of aging. Balancing your hormones can help you achieve the quality of life you want.

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Men’s Hormone Therapy FAQ

What is the pituitary glad and does it effect men?

About the size of a pea, the pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain in both men and women. This small, but mighty gland is responsible for releasing several vital hormones into the bloodstream that control many of the body’s endocrine system glands. If the pituitary gland is not functioning properly, the proper release of hormones can be disrupted, impacting the body’s ability to function.

Do Male Sex Hormones Impact Sexual Function?

Male sex hormones, especially testosterone, can impact a man’s ability to perform and his desire to do so. However, these aren’t the only side effects of a hormone imbalance. According to a research article published in the Journal of advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research:

…testosterone is not just a sex hormone. There is an important research being published to demonstrate that testosterone may have key actions on metabolism, on the vasculature, and on brain function, in addition to its well-known effects on bone and body composition.

Can Testosterone Treatments Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

A 2018 meta-analysis published in Endocrine Connections “suggests that higher testosterone level can significantly decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in men.” By treating low testosterone, men suffering from Type 2 Diabetes can experience improvement and even (in some cases) remission of their Type 2 Diabetes.

Does Low T Cause Sleep Apnea?

Symptom reports from patients indicate a link between men who suffer from Low T and those who experience sleep apnea. However, further research doesn’t show a clear link between the two. 

In a 2020 research article, ‘Obstructive sleep apnea is not an independent determinant of testosterone in men,’ published in the European Journal of Endocrinology, researchers found that obesity is more closely tied to Low T. Furthermore, they reported that managing obesity in men with low testosterone could have a positive effect on sleep apnea.

Is a Blood Test Required to Diagnose Low Testosterone?

While a variety of symptoms can point to a testosterone imbalance, the only concrete way to diagnose Low T is through a blood test. A research study published in The Journal of Urology defined the ‘normal’ levels of testosterone. The study also identified the need to rethink these levels and the cutoff for testosterone deficiency. 

Even minor deficiencies can have a significant impact on a person’s overall well-being. Though traditional medicine may not address these slight variances, Premier Integrative’s naturopathic doctors take an in-depth and personalized approach to treating each patient.