Dads and Testosterone

Dr. Sharon Norling

A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life. He’s a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless. But in the end, it shows in the sound, well-adjusted children he raises.

But there are few things as valuable as a father who will do everything he can, and provide all the tools he has so that his children can become better than him.

Being a dad is one of the most important and rewarding responsibilities a man can have. But do you have the right tools?

How are you feeling? Are you experiencing fatigue, weight gain, depression, irritability, decreased sense the well-being, lack of motivation, or muscle loss? You may also be experiencing low libido and erectile dysfunction.

This may be a hormonal imbalance or low testosterone. The problem is you were trying to be a great dad but you may not have all the tools. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a solution? Well, there is. Have your hormones tested (testosterone, thyroid, adrenal function, and neurotransmitter).

Once tested you can be treated with natural effective therapies that balance your hormones and normalize your testosterone.
OK, let’s be honest, it is usually the low libido and erectile dysfunction that bring my male patients into the office to be tested and treated.

However, there are significant health risks that occur when a man has low testosterone. If the testosterone is below 300 there is a three and one half times the increased risk of cancer mortality, double the risk for heart attacks, and increased the risk for type two diabetes. Inflammatory diseases increase as well as osteoporosis and obesity.

Decades of research have shown the health benefits of normalizing testosterone. A recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology, April, 2016, showed after 3 years 125 non-testosterone therapy patients suffered major adverse cardiovascular events, while only 38 medium-dose and 22 high-dose patients did.

Low testosterone is generally treated by injections or bio identical hormonal crème. I have studied with Dr. Morgantaler, a professor at Harvard, who has spent his life’s work studying testosterone (40 years). He recommends your testosterone is 600-800.

These are the comments I hear in my office when men are treated for low testosterone.

“I feel like myself again”
“I feel normal”
“My wife enjoys spending time with me again”
“I have more patience with my children”
“I don’t have to plan for sex like I did with the pills”
“I feel younger”
“I wake up with excitement for my day”
“I’ve taken up my hobby again”
“I feel alive”

So, Dads have your testosterone tested and if it is low consider being treated appropriately. You deserve to be happy, energetic, focused, and healthy so you can be the best Dad!

Sharon Norling, MD, MBA

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