Low Testosterone Impacts More Than Sexual Health
Testosterone plays a role in various aspects of men’s health, including building muscle, moderating mood, and reproductive integrity. Ample research shows that men’s testosterone levels have been dropping by about 1% annually since at least the 1980s.
We at Innovate Health in the Fort Worth area want to help you put a stop to low T. While it’s a global issue, you don’t have to just deal with it. We’ll show you how to combat low T.
Testosterone Levels Affect You Head to Toe
Testosterone plays a critical role in a variety of functions, including libido. It’s also used for muscle mass and strength, bone mass, fat burn/storage, red blood cell and sperm production.
Low testosterone can lead to:
- Low sex drive
- Weak muscles
- Less muscle mass
- Low sperm count
- And even hot flashes
Fat cells transform testosterone into estrogen and obesity reduces reduces levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), a protein that carries testosterone in the blood, making this a vicious cycle. Low T is connected to insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes.
In addition to obesity and natural aging, other factors can play into low testosterone levels, including injury, chronic illness, chemotherapy, stress, and certain medications.
Correcting testosterone levels requires a delicate balance. There are many health issues associated with too much testosterone, including exacerbating prostate cancer or having heart health issues. You absolutely need to consult a health professional on the safest, most effective way to correct low T.
Achieve Optimal Testosterone Levels at Innovate Health
Dr. Payne is a Fort Worth chiropractor who has undergone rigorous training to accurately diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries in the spine, extremities, and the whole body. Our medical team does a thorough consultation, patient history, and lab work to determine which of our therapies can help you with low testosterone.
Have questions or are ready to schedule an appointment? Call us at (817) 329-3552 or go online and fill out an appointment form.