Men, How Low is Your T?
Men with low testosterone are at greater risk for a myriad of chronic diseases. In a perfect world, disease would result from dysfunction of easily adjusted individual factors. However, the reality is that the majority of chronic disease plaguing Americans is multi-factorial, and it is crucial to look at the whole picture. Men’s Health Month is an excellent opportunity to discuss the health effects of low testosterone (“low T”) and their implications for overall well-being. Often overlooked is the connection between low T and metabolic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease. What’s not clear, at this point, is what the most common initial cause is in this proverbial “chicken or egg” cyclical scenario. The good news is that we have natural ways to increase testosterone and reduce the other risk factors for those very same chronic diseases.