June 14, 2017
Celebrate Father's Day
by Spreading Men's Health Awareness

June is the month for celebrating the men in our lives, but did you know that it is also Men's Health Month? The purpose of this month is to bring awareness to the many preventable health problems facing men and boys. As men aren’t typically thought of as a population eager to seek help from a practitioner, this month can serve as a great reminder to providers as well as patients to the importance of regular medical care for illness as well as routine screenings and wellness exams.

While there are a multitude of health concerns among men, metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that include elevated blood sugar, excess abdominal fat, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels, is extremely prevalent. A CDC report from 2009 estimates that 34% of Americans meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome and this prevalence increases with age (51% of males over the age of 60 fall into this category.) Although there are multiple factors leading to this syndrome, many researchers believe the natural decline in testosterone of the aging male may play a large role in the development and progression of metabolic syndrome with mounting evidence pointing to testosterone deficiency as major cardiovascular risk factor and key component in the development of central adiposity. Additionally, central fat deposits have high aromatase activity, converting more testosterone into estradiol, further impacting the decline of testosterone…a vicious cycle.

This Father’s Day, the rest of June, and beyond remember the men in your practices. BHRT (when appropriate based on testing), diet, and lifestyle changes can make a big impact on health, even complex health concerns such as metabolic syndrome. For more information on men’s hormonal health, as well as fundamentals to treat endocrine and neurotransmitter imbalances in all your patients, join us on June 24th for our Core Training in Denver, CO. Visit www.labrix.com for more information.

References:
  • Ervin RB. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among adults 20 years of age and over, by sex, age, race and ethnicity, and body mass index: United States, 2003¬2006. National health statistics reports; no 13. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009.
  • Jones, T. (2010). Testosterone deficiency: a risk factor for cardiovascular disease? Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism,21(8), 496-503. doi:10.1016/j.tem.2010.03.002
Disclaimer:

All information given about health conditions, treatment, products, and dosages are for educational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice.

 
 
 
 

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