My work in hormone balance isn’t just with women – men can experience symptoms of hormone imbalance with age as well. Testosterone is about much more than libido – it is also essential for mood, energy, muscle strength, bone density and many, MANY other actions in the body.
We know that testosterone levels decline with age – with that decline starting as early as 30 years old. Additionally it has been found that men today are making up to a quarter less testosterone than their grandfathers did.
If you suspect you may have low testosterone, take this quiz. And if the results suggest you have low testosterone book an appointment to discuss further testing, lifestyle and treatment options. There are options available, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
ADAM – Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men
This symptom based questionnaire will help diagnose low testosterone levels in men. When used with laboratory testing a diagnosis of low testosterone, or andropause, can be made.
If you answered yes to questions 1 or 7, or at least three of the other questions you may have low testosterone levels. Be sure to discuss the results of this quiz with your Naturopathic Doctor, don’t delay – the effects of low testosterone can negatively impact your quality of life and future health.
The advice provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is meant to augment and not replace consultation with a licensed health care provider. Consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor or other primary care provider is recommended for anyone suffering from a health problem.