Testosterone Screening

  • 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.

Testosterone Screening

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
  • Inflammation
  • Fertility
  • Muscle Mass
  • Bone Density
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Quality
  • Mental Awareness
  • Libido
  • 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.