Author: Karen Latter, naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist
So with this in mind, let’s look at some of the indicators of low testosterone:-
The conventional approach is to look at Androgen Replacement therapy (ART), which is increasingly being used for men whose testosterone levels decline with age. Experiments have found ART benefited users by increasing lean body mass, maintaining bone mass, increased red blood cells count and capability of it to carry oxygen, reduced cholesterol and LDL levels. As well as increasing libido and general wellbeing. However, studies have noted adverse effects of ART including fluid retention, alteration of serum lipid profile, liver toxicity, increase in sleep apnea, impairment of spermatogenesis and increased in prostate cancer risk. One of the biggest risks is an increase in prostate cancer rates because tumours of the prostate are androgen sensitive. Therefore ART should be used on a risk benefit basis.
There is another approach to consider, and that’s a more natural one based on diet, lifestyle and nutritional and herbal supplements. Here are my 5 tips to get you started:-
For an individual assessment and a programme that is specific to your needs make an appointment with one of the naturopaths at Northern Beaches Health & Fertility.