We are experienced with treating men’s health issues that may include hormone imbalances, chronic fatigue, prostate abnormalities, andropause, low libido, erectile dysfunction or sports’ health concerns.
Hormone imbalances in men may occur at any age. They can affect energy, fertility, libido, moods, endurance and erectile function.
During aging, starting in a man’s fourth decade, prostate issues can develop that may affect daily functioning. Benign enlargement of the prostrate is the most common presentation that occurs. Alternatively, inflammation of the prostate, or prostatitis, may develop that can be uncomfortable or painful. Prostate cancer is a more serious diseases that can also present.
Also as men age, andropause – or an age-related decline in male hormones – may occur. This can affect quality of life, relationships, sexual intimacy, energy, motivation and strength.
How does a naturopathic doctor address men’s health concerns?
A naturopathic doctor assesses your overall health, diet and lifestyle along with any symptoms that may be the result of hormone imbalances.
Initially, dietary and lifestyle modifications will be implemented that may lead to improvements in energy, strength, moods, sleep, virility and endurance.
At some point, a saliva hormone test may be recommended to better understand which hormones are suboptimal, and to what degree. Saliva hormone testing provides an assessment of bioavailable hormones – that is, the hormones levels in your tissues. This is different than blood hormone levels because they measure total circulating hormone levels.
Based on the understanding of which hormone levels need normalizing, your naturopathic doctor may recommend nutrients, herbs or acupuncture to help your body re-balance hormone levels naturally.
Our naturopathic doctor, Makoto Trotter, is well versed and experienced in treating male hormone imbalances and men’s health concerns. He will take a detailed intake of your health history, chief concerns and symptoms to determine the best treatment plan to optimize your health. Contact Zentai Wellness Centre for further inquiries or to book an appointment.