Have you noticed you seem to be feeling fatigued, losing muscles and gaining fat? Has your sex drive diminished, or you seem to struggle with achieving or maintaining an erection during sex? You may be experiencing lower testosterone levels. At New You Health and Wellness, in Wauwatosa, WI, our functional medicine practitioners are highly trained at identifying and managing hormonal imbalances so you can restore your health and well-being!
The research found overweight men (i.e., with high BMI) had the most significant reduction in testosterone. It is also more common in men who don’t exercise regularly and those who eat high amounts of bread, pastries, dairy products, and desserts. But even if that doesn’t describe you and you just want to optimize your performance in and out of the bedroom and gym, the functional medicine practitioners at New You Health and Wellness will help you determine how to optimize your hormone levels naturally without needing to take testosterone. Once you begin taking testosterone your body decreases the production of testosterone further and you end up needing more and more and eventually it can stop working for you.
At New You Health and Wellness, our practitioners seek to identify the root cause of your condition and offer a holistic treatment plan to address any contributing factor influencing your testosterone levels. Our one-on-one programs always emphasize the individual, meaning we design programs that are unique to you and only you!
What are the common signs and symptoms of low testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone produced in both men and women. Testosterone affects your physical appearance, including muscle development and sexual development. This hormone in men also stimulates sperm production and sex drive and helps influence your mood and energy levels.
Testosterone production typically decreases with age in both men and women. If your levels get too low, it can affect different aspects of your health and overall well-being. In addition, you may experience a range of symptoms.
Signs of low testosterone are often subtle and can include:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction (i.e., difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection)
More severe and advanced stages of low testosterone can lead to the following conditions:
- Hair loss
- Loss of strength and reduced muscle mass
- Increased body fat percentage
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Mood changes (i.e., depressed mood, moodiness, and irritability)
- Difficulties with concentration and memory
Not everyone knows that women can experience low testosterone too. Women with low testosterone may experience similar symptoms as men, including:
- Low libido
- Muscle weakness and weight gain
- Changes in mood, including a feeling of sluggishness
- Sleep disturbances
Diminishing testosterone levels in women is a typical result of menopause and aging. In some cases, problems with the ovaries, pituitary gland, or adrenals can lead to lower levels. If left untreated, low testosterone in women may also contribute to more serious issues like heart disease, poor memory, and loss of bone density.
Our team provides life-changing results by addressing the whole person with evidence-based approaches to health and wellness, including optimal hormone balance. We tailor each program to your individual needs and design a program that incorporates all the tools for your personal success!
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