This is the first video in Dr. Ball’s video blog on functional medicine. In functional medicine, alternative medicine, and chiropractic, the practitioner strives to find the cause of a person’s problem instead of just using a ‘band-aid’ approach. The hope is that the person will stop needing the therapy and live their life without having to continuously take something.
Low testosterone can lead to many problems including reduced sex drive, loss of muscle, muscle weakness, sexual dysfunction, depression, irritability, mood swings, pot belly, and weight gain. We know that its bad. So what should we do? The common response is to immediately give you synthetic hormone replacement or bio-identical hormone replacement.
This series is to educate the public on the fact that for most people, hormone replacement therapy is a band-aid approach. Many times people are given testosterone in a transdermal or injected form before their clinician has dug for the root cause of the problem. If you are suffering from low testosterone or know someone who is, then be sure to work with a practitioner who is willing to dig for the root cause.