Testing Your Testosterone Levels?

Your Plantation, Fl Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialist Can Help!

A recent study shows widespread testosterone deficiency amount US men, (1) with low testosterone in younger men on the rise.  A recent study correlated low testosterone with a 50% increase in mortality over a seven-year period (Malkin et al 2010).    Other studies have implicated low testosterone in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, gynecomastia (male Breasts), decreased growth hormone, depression, obesity, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, osteoporosis/osteopenia, fatigue, increased cholesterol, heart disease, urinary problems, low sex drive, hair loss or thinning hair.

Your Plantation, Chiropractor and Functional medicine specialist recommends accurate, easy, safe and effective saliva testing to evaluate male hormone health.

Male hormone test panel evaluates testosterone levels and six other important hormones:

DiHydrotestosterone:  Known as the bad testosterone, is made when there is too much insulin, stress or toxicity.  It is responsible for the enlargement of the prostate, male pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP).

DHEA/ DHEAS:   DHEA is made by the Adrenal Glands.  High levels DHEA can lead to too much estrogen or testosterone.  DHEA is a frequently supplemented in hormone therapy and needs to be closely monitored.

ESTERONE AND ESTRADIOL:  Estrogens are thought of as female hormones.  Men taking testosterone shots should have these levels very closely monitored.  Estrogen is often made from the conversion of testosterone due to aromatase enzyme and other factors that are increased in the presence of heavy metals, toxins and insulin. Activity of aromatase enzyme increases with aging.  The presence increases blood coagulation, causes weight gain, prostate cancer and the increased growth of breast tissue.

PROGESTERONE:  Also known as a female hormone, though it does have some benefits in decreasing DiHydrotestosterone.  It can also cause increased breast tissue, obesity and can cause depression.

ANDROSTENEDIONE:  A weak male hormone that can make male or female hormones.  Unmonitored intake can increase estrogen and should be closely monitored in all hormone therapies.

Your Plantation, Fl functional medicine specialist uses safe, convenient and accurate saliva testing to assess your hormone levels.  If you are getting testosterone injections, knowing these levels can help prevent cancers as well as enable you to add functional medicine protocols to achieve optimal hormone levels.  So many men on testosterone therapy end up with cancers and other unpleasant results.  Some physicians add an HCG cocktail to testosterone shots that, though HCG has not been proven to cause cancer, it is what cancer cells secrete in order to grow undetected in the body.  HCG is frequently tested for in blood as one of the most important cancer markers.

Early detection of imbalances is like catching a cavity before a toothache.  Please call our office if you have any questions for your Plantation Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Doctor, Lisa Owen.   (954)745-8380.

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