Beginning around the age of 30, male Testosterone levels begin to drop. You may accept this decline as a natural part of life and aging but this is simply not true. Why accept this as fate when you could do something about it?
For many reasons whether it be environmental (chemical versions of estrogens), dietary (low nutrient intake), psychological (depression) or chemical (drugs and environmental toxins), testosterone levels are dropping at a precipitous rate in not just older, but younger men as well. In fact, if you look back at historical data your grandfather’s testosterone was nearly twice as high as yours at similar points in your life and it is well documented that testosterone levels have dropped by half over the last 2 generations.
Low testosterone levels can have devastating effects on your health and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This makes it absolutely essential that a responsible physician observe the patient, listen to symptoms, then evaluate and treat accordingly to restore his health and vitality. The great news is that all of the side effects and symptoms of testosterone deficiency can be reversed, many of them faster than you would think. Depending on the root cause of your testosterone deficiency treatment plans differ from patient to patient.
Common signs and symptoms of andropause or low levels of testosterone levels are: fatigue & lethargy, low sex drive, decreased muscle mass, depression & mood swings, increased body fat, decreased bone mass, hair loss and lack of motivation. Depending on how low and fast we need to move treatment range from nutrient, herbal all the way up to prescription Testosterone and DHEA as needed.
Men on appropriate testosterone supporting or replacement therapy will experience increases in strength, improved erections, increased sex drive, decreased body fat, improved blood markers and better results in their annual physicals. For many men, this can be life changing.
Don’t accept your symptoms and lack of vitality as a part of the aging process you can do nothing about. Take control of your hormones and ultimately your health and you will immediately begin to look and feel younger.
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo