- Dr. John Dowling, N.D.
In today’ s times, many men suffer from type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, adrenal stress, liver or kidney disease, infertility and sleep apnea. Did you know all of these are indications for testing testosterone levels? Some Naturopathic doctors have also noticed low testosterone in patients suffering with Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other inflammatory conditions.
In fact, The Endocrine Society guidelines recommend testing for low testosterone in men with a variety of chronic diseases or conditions — including end-stage renal disease, moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV-associated weight loss, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), infertility, or osteoporosis or low trauma fracture.
Furthermore, according to the Endocrine Society guidelines, Testosterone Replacement therapy (T RT) is recommended for symptomatic men with classical androgen deficiency syndromes aimed at inducing and maintaining secondary sex characteristics and at improving their sexual function, sense of well being and bone mineral density.
Testosterone has many functions in men’s bodies including having a positive influence on:
- Blood Sugars
- Blood Lipids
- Blood Pressure
- Erection Quality
- Muscle Mass
- Bone Density
- Sleep Quality
- Mental Awareness
- Overall Mood and Health
To determine if you also have classical androgen deficiency symptoms, Dr. Dowling can ask you a series of recognized questions aimed at determining if screening is warranted. If the c riteria are met, Dr. Dowling is happy to screen and interpret your labs with you. He can order other labs if you need further workup into why your hormones are imbalanced. He can offer treatments aimed at correcting deficiencies while keeping your other hormones in balance. These treatments range from herbal interventions to even Testosterone Replacement Therapy. All therapies , even herbal, should be periodically monitored to ensure safety.
Contact McQuinn Naturopathic today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dowling to see if you can get your hormones to match your age and feel like yourself again.