When we think of testosterone, we tend to think of one thing – you got it, it’s sex. But the role of testosterone is far more robust than its well known function within the context of sexual health. It helps to maintain healthy bone density and muscle mass, support natural energy production, stabilize mood and assist in the production of healthy sperm cells.
While it is normal for men’s testosterone levels to slightly reduce each year after age 40, there are many factors that may be lending to an untimely and steep decline. Such factors include poor diet, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, excessive alcohol consumption, high levels of stress and being overweight. Fortunately, these are all issues that can be addressed when working alongside a licensed naturopathic doctor.
Assessment always begins with understanding the baseline. Through a thorough intake during the initial assessment, as well as through acquiring new baseline blood work, a naturopathic doctor will be able to help show you where you’re at, and work with you to create the path to take you to where you want to go.
Do you feel drained all the time? Not motivated to do the things you used to love? Or maybe your sex drive just isn’t what it used to be? Well then, it may be time to check your testosterone levels.
Book a FREE 15 minute discovery call with our Men’s Health focused ND, Dr. Emile to learn more about how naturopathic medicine can help you!
Dr. Emile Sabga, ND