Men’s Health

Forgive the flippancy, but everyone knows how hard it is to get men to deal with their health issues. I can honestly say that the men I have treated (usually after their wives have dragged them in) have been very satisfied with the Naturopathic consultation.

Men like clear and to the point explanations about their health issues and what treatment options are available to them. They want to know what the treatment will do, how long will they need to have the treatment for, etc. (Yes, I know, they like the one-pill-once treatment.)

Men too, have issues with stress, anxiety and with the pace at which we have to live. Weight, cholesterol, sugar imbalances, prostate problems, impotence and sexual issues are just some of the disorders which natural therapies can help.

Preventing health issues is always better than treating them. Sometimes something as simple as a liver detox can make you feel healthier and give you more energy, especially if you have a tendency to occasionally indulge in too much alcohol or don’t eat as well as you should.

Men’s health usually centers around the heart and vascular system, with problems such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol. Although hypertension needs to be treated by a GP, there are supplements and herbs that can strengthen the heart and vascular system, helping to prevent any further deterioration. If there is a family history, these nutrients can help prevent heart and BP problems. High cholesterol can be lowered or prevented by some simple dietary changes, or if necessary, taking some natural medicines.

There is also a condition called “metabolic syndrome” which is indicted by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes, low HDL (good) cholesterol, and abdominal obesity (looks like beer belly). This condition has become quite prevelant in society today, especially in “middle age” men. This syndrome or any of these dysfunctions, can be treated by natural therapies. Other health issues such as prostate enlargement, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety depression or obesity are quite common, and natural solutions for them are available.