Naturopathic Low Testosterone Treatment
Testosterone is an important hormone that is mainly produced in the testicles. It helps control men’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength, libido, sperm production and red blood cell production. As men age, they slowly but surely produce less testosterone. Testosterone levels are at their highest during adolescence and young adulthood, but somewhere around age 30, testosterone levels begin to gradually decline. You may feel ashamed about going to the doctor to discuss low testosterone, but you are certainly not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. are affected by having low testosterone levels, and most of them don’t seek help for it.
Some of the other main causes of low testosterone are:
- Excess weight
- Alcohol, tobacco, or drug abuse
- Hot flashes
- Sudden weight gain without any change in diet or routine
- Rise in cholesterol, specifically LDL cholesterol
- Memory loss
There are a host of symptoms associated with having low levels of testosterone. It can lead to a decreased sex drive, infertility, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, diminished muscle mass and a decrease in bone strength. In fact, low levels of testosterone have been linked to a having a higher chance of developing osteoporosis. Men with low levels of testosterone often report feeling fatigued and have difficulty concentrating or focusing as well. Low testosterone levels can be attributed to the natural aging process, or the disease called hypogonadism.
Some other telling signs that you may be suffering from low testosterone are:
The naturopathic doctors at Flow Natural Health Care are committed to the health of all of our patients. Flow Natural Health Care is the premier low testosterone treatment center in the greater Portland/Clackamas area. We will accurately diagnose your testosterone levels and determine the best course of action to help you feel like yourself again.
Contact Flow Natural Health Care today to schedule a consultation with one of our professional and friendly practitioners! 503.974.9283