In a previous blog post, we focused on “Food as Medicine.” This month, we’d like to discuss the importance of ensuring good gastrointestinal health as an essential element to overall men’s health. It is not uncommon that poor gastrointestinal function may act as a significant limitation to health, providing unpleasant symptoms and limiting proper absorption of macronutrients, essential vitamins, and minerals. If there is an underlying gastrointestinal issue, it will result in a diminishing effect of nutritional intake.
As another year draws to a close, this is the season to reflect on your experiences from the past and imagine what you hope to achieve in the next year. At EveresT Men’s Health, our mission is to help every man realize his best health potential, which is why we hope you prioritize your health in 2019.
The are many lifestyle and hormonal factors that contribute to men’s weight gain. For starters, when you approach your mid-30s, your metabolism begins to slow down. That in combination with other lifestyle choices in your 40s and 50s may leave you with low energy and less motivation to hit the gym or make conscious food choices.
Low testosterone (or low T) is a clinical condition in which low levels of testosterone are found in association with specific signs and symptoms. Low T can be a result of chronic medical conditions; an imbalance in hormones from weight gain, caused by certain medications; or part of the body’s natural aging process.
For many men in their 30s and 40s, sleep deprivation may sound like a normal part of the aging process. Between working 8 or more hours at the office, budgeting finances, and raising a family, it is not uncommon for men to feel fatigued and exhausted throughout the day. However, sleep deprivation is a serious condition that men should not ignore. In fact, it may be a sign of low testosterone
As you approach your 40s, you may start to notice that maintaining a healthy body weight requires more time and effort than simply going to the gym. That’s because as you age, your body loses muscle mass and your metabolism starts to slow down—which may cause other health issues down the road, including heart disease and sleep apnea.
At EveresT Men's Health clinic, many men come to us for our expertise in testing and treating men determined to have low testosterone. Our primary focus is to be a knowledgeable resource for men who question whether changes in energy may be related to deficient testosterone levels. If we identify low levels, we will explore hormonal correction through testosterone replacement therapy. Currently, available methods include injectable testosterone, topical applications, and implantable hormonal pellets.
Low testosterone is not uncommon, especially in older men, as testosterone levels decrease with age. This is not the only cause for low T, however. Men of all ages can be affected, and there are a number of different factors that can influence these hormone levels – as well as treatment options.