Programs for Men
Men also suffer, often silently, the symptoms of hormone loss and/or imbalance. This state of being is called andropause and can be life altering. Symptoms of hormone imbalances in men include:
- Low libido
- Weight gain, especially around the middle
- Loss of muscle mass in the pectoral muscles (development of breasts)
- Poor sleep
- Brain fog/poor memory
- Athletic goals
- Healthy aging
- Overall health and longevity
Traditionally men, if they even discuss this with their doctor, will undergo only a blood test for testosterone. If testosterone is in the low but normal range often it is untreated. In the low range, testosterone cream and/or shots are given. More often than not no significant improvement is felt. This testosterone given to a man in a dysregulated state will often be converted to other hormones such as cortisol and estrogen and can even produce undesirable effects.
Using the research based functional medicine model of Balanced Interventional Wellness™, our team has created the ultimate personalized program to address these hormone imbalances and deficiencies in both women AND men.
Our trademarked Balanced Interventional Wellness model, strives to uncover the root causes of symptoms and correct them. This approach enables us to help our patients minimize their medications, resolve their symptoms and achieve optimal health, wellness, and hormone balance.
Because hormone balance can only be achieved when the whole body is balanced, a full wellness evaluation is necessary whenever hormones are evaluated. The body’s system of hormones not only includes the sex hormones, but leptin (satiety), ghrelin (hunger), insulin and cortisol, to name a few. These hormones are strongly influenced by gut health, diet, nutrient deficiencies, exercise, stress, and sleep patterns. We consider all of these factors in these evaluations.
In order to balance hormones, a partnership between the patient, doctor, and coordinator is needed. The nature of our practice is to evaluate your symptoms with state of the art lab testing and then formulate a comprehensive personalized treatment. Please remember that you will get out of this program what you put into it. You are ultimately responsible for your health. We are going to partner with you on this journey and every patient’s progress is different and unique. It is critical to your success to keep all of your appointments and be committed to the recommended treatment plan.
At your initial visit various functional blood, saliva and/or urine tests may be required. These tests are separate and not included in the cost of the visit. Visit Hormone Balance Testing for more information.
We assess your test results and devise a plan of treatment, including diet, exercise, and supplement recommendations. Our offices conveniently stock high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements, making it easy to get therapeutic strength and correct doses you may need. Make a Functional Nutrition appointment to learn your health status and receive a personalized treatment plan.
Your Initial Visit - In this first visit, our wellness team will review current and past health symptoms, familiarize ourselves with your medical history and get an idea of your health goals. We will also discuss our options for lab testing, and provide an initial meal and wellness plan. This visit is $100 and will be approximately 45-60 minutes.
Your Results Visit - This is an extremely comprehensive visit that reviews your test results. Meals, exercise and supplement recommendations will be tailored to support your health goals and optimize a healthy lifestyle, as well as to meet your body’s specific nutrient requirements. This visit is $150 and will be approximately 45 minutes.
Additional Visits - We recommend that you incorporate one of these visits at least quarterly into your health plan and have nutritional testing completed yearly to track your progress. This visit is $100 and will be approximately 30-45 minutes.
These appointments with a nutritionist are not covered by insurance.