The most common health issues that men face and that we routinely help with include: an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls (collectively referred to as Metabolic Syndrome) and changes in testosterone.
Metabolic syndrome occurs when you have three or more of the following measurements:
- Waist Circumference > 40 Inches
- Triglycerides > 150 mg/dL
- HDL Cholesterol > 40 mg/dL
- Blood Pressure > 130/85 mm Hg
- Fasting Glucose > 100 mg/dL
Testosterone plays a critical role in maintaining both physical and mental health. From its peak in the late teens and early 20’s, the production of testosterone begins to taper at approximately age 30. This physiologic decrease is commonly known as andropause and can cause changes in sexual function, mood, energy level and body composition, but may also have significant impact on cardiovascular risk as men with low and low range testosterone levels are at a greater risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease.