Guys – Do you wake up in the morning and find yourself to be crankier than normal? Do you find yourself snapping at your loved ones over things that you once wouldn’t care as much about? Do you have lower energy and get fatigued easier than you used to, especially when you work out? Are you anxious or depressed? If you answered yes to these questions, then our Male Mood Enhancement Program may be the right thing for you.
As men age and enter into their 40’s and 50’s, they enter into what is has been commonly called a “Mid-Life Crisis.” The prototypical man in this age group is seen spending thousands of dollars on a hot flashy new car or motorcycle to compensate for his declining hormone levels. They often feel depressed or anxious for no reason at all, they feel tired and sluggish and sex with their partners isn’t as interesting as it once was.
“Andropause” is a multi-factorial process that takes place in men roughly around their late 40’s and into their 50’s. Just like women who go through menopause during roughly the same time period in their lives, andropause has a wide variety of effects on men including altered mood and depression, lowered energy, decreased muscle mass, increased obesity and a decrease in sex drive.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to investigate the cause of why a man feels like he just doesn’t feel like he used to. Two major reasons for altered mood in men during andropause are declining testosterone levels and declining dopamine levels. Along with standard laboratory tests a simple blood Hormone Profile test can determine if you have lowered testosterone levels and a specialized Urinary Neurotransmitter Test can determine if you have altered neurotransmitters, like dopamine, contributing to your altered mood.
Through nutritional supplementation with vitamins and amino acids, testosterone replacement therapy, acupuncture, and botanical medicine, Naturopathic Doctors can help you start feeling more energetic and more like yourself once again.