The endocrine system produces essential hormones for our bodies to function, influencing our organ systems, metabolic rate, blood pressure, and nervous system function. But even minor disruptions in hormone levels can lead to widespread problems. In addition, chronic diseases can develop years in advance without notice, and it’s often around age 40 or over that most people start to experience a subtle decline in their health. When you consult with Dan Wool, NMD, for a men’s health assessment, he spends time and truly cares about helping you lead and maintain an active, healthy life with natural, holistic care.
Why Choose Naturopathy for Men’s Health?
Men’s health comprises a range of health issues, including problems with libido, energy, and overall wellness. However, one of the biggest problems present in men’s health is the lack of emphasis on health problems, as only 40% of men see their doctor regularly. This increases the risk of chronic diseases in men, including prostate diseases, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and thyroid problems. These issues can often stem from ignored problems such as hormonal imbalances, which include low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Dan Wool can help you stay healthy by addressing both your symptoms and underlying conditions, taking a whole-body approach that includes all factors related to your health. By using naturopathic treatments, Dr. Wool can tackle many common health problems faced by men, including:
Male Hormone Balance
The endocrine system produces essential hormones for our bodies to function, influencing our organ systems, metabolic rate, blood pressure, and nervous system function. But even minor disruptions in hormone levels can lead to widespread problems. For men, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol and thyroid hormones are typically the most affected when the hormones become unbalanced. causing symptoms such as weight gain, bone loss, prostate hyperplasia, and low libido.. However, most treatments attempting to target hormonal imbalances in men are limited without looking at the relationship between the person’s symptoms and their entire body.
Dr. Dan Wool can provide naturopathic treatment to tackle hormonal imbalances and can provide excellent resources for men seeking to improve their health through holistic methods. These treatments include:
Herbal (botanical) medicine: Adaptogenic herbs support the adrenal glands and can help to regulate stress response and hormone balance including these herbs, which help to manage cortisol, include Ashwagandha (Withania), Rhodiola, Eleuthero, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Cordyceps mushrooms, Ginseng and Licorice. Herbal supplements and other medications can address and resolve issues of poor hormonal balance by improving the efficiency of the endocrine system by supplementing the body’s needs through all-natural substances.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Dr. Wool can prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as a primary way to address hormonal imbalance. Bioidentical hormones are safe because the plant-derived components have the same chemical structure as your body’s hormones. It is critical to test male hormone levels, customize the dosage and manage the levels of surrounding hormones such as estradiol, estrone, progesterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and cortisol. Rebalancing hormones can give you back your energy, sense of well-being, and quality of life.
Peptide therapy: With more than 60 FDA-approved peptides currently on the market, peptide therapy can be recommended as an adjunct to treatment for hormonal imbalance. Some peptides are administered by subcutaneous injections but can also be provided as topical creams, nasal sprays, or oral capsules, or lozenges.
Nutritional supplements: In other cases, addressing nutrient deficiencies and making proper dietary changes can help improve hormonal balance, increasing testosterone and decreasing the energy drain from the wrong fuel. Dr. Wool can provide nutritional assessment and recommend supplements to support testosterone and overall hormone balance, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Manganese.
Dr. Wool’s Hormone Balancing Plan for Men’s Health
Through his hormone balancing plan, Dr. Dan Wool, NMD, can provide naturopathic therapies to tackle all areas of men’s health, including male hormone imbalances. His treatment plan goes through the following steps:
- Meet and Assessment: When meeting with Dr. Wool, he will perform a thorough 90-minute intake and exam to assess your current symptoms, medical history, and other factors that play into your hormonal health.
- Testing for Men’s Health: Dr. Wool will order and perform a complete male hormone panel wellness and blood panel to determine what’s causing your hormone imbalance and determine your best treatment options.
- Test Result Review: Dr. Wool will provide a comprehensive review of his findings after receiving the test results.
- Treatment for Men’s Health: Dr. Wool can prescribe a personalized combination of treatments to control hormonal imbalances and reestablish the body’s natural function. Some treatment options that can be provided include herbal and nutritional supplements, bioidentical hormone therapy, IV nutrition, and dietary changes.
- Follow-Up and Review: Once the treatment plan is in place, Dr. Wool will schedule regular follow-up appointments to assess and optimize hormone levels, reconnect with his patients and track their progress with their hormonal health.
Schedule a free in-person or telehealth appointment to learn more about men’s health care. Call his office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or use the online booking feature today.