Can Functional Medicine help with Low Testosterone?
Many think that only older men have trouble with Low Testosterone, however it is becoming an issue for younger and younger patients. Don’t get discouraged, there are solutions to restoring vitality and energy!
As men reach their mid 40’s, up to 40% will start noticing physical and mental changes due to decreased testosterone production.
Even with regular exercise, once hard muscle will be gradually be replaced by increased body fat, especially around the middle. And a full, thick head of hair will gray and become thinner. Once frequent sex will decline as both the desire and the ability to perform decrease.
Low T Symptoms
Symptoms of low testosterone usually develop gradually, and affect many different systems (not just physical) so if you’re experiencing any of the following, it’s worth it to talk with Dr. Bailey about testosterone, and what you can do to optimize your levels.
Symptoms of Low T include:
- Low sex drive
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Decreased feelings of well-being
- Brain fog
- Loss of muscle mass or strength
- Irritability, moodiness
- Less body hair
There are also a collection of less visible symptoms with which your functional provider will be able to diagnose low testosterone:
- Bone thinning or osteoporosis
- Higher body fat percentage
Low testosterone is fixable with a comprehensive approach through integrative medicine by combining diet and lifestyle modifications with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), if necessary.