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Low Testosterone and Mitochondrial Function

In a functional medicine clinic, your practitioner will look into mitochondrial function as a possible cause of disease. Mitochondrial function can play a role in many psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and...

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Low Testosterone and Dopamine

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that is involved in your reward cascade. When people are risk takers, they typically have low dopamine. People who are more likely to worry and be careful, typically have high dopamine. But how does this play a role with testosterone....

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Low testosterone and Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity can strike anywhere in the body. Multiple Sclerosis is autoimmunity of the lining of the immune system. Psoriasis is autoimmunity of the skin. Hashimoto's is autoimmunity of the thyroid. Autoimmunity can also affect the testicles. In this instance, the...

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Low Testosterone, Estrogen, and Aromatase

This is the fifth video in our series on testosterone. Most people do not know this, but there is a chemical that your body can make that causes your testosterone to turn into estrogen. This chemical is called aromatase. In a functional medicine or alternative...

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Low Testosterone Video Series, Part 2: The Pituitary Gland

Hey everyone. This is the second video in this series on low testosterone. The cause of low testosterone that we are covering today is low functioning of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is under command of the hypothalamus. It's role is to send hormones out...

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Low Testosterone Video Series: Introduction

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...

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Testosterone Deficiency: An Autoimmune Etiology?

Auto- means self and immune is the system that grants you protection against outside invaders. If the body is in a state of autoimmunity then that means the body’s immune system has gone off the deep end and started attacking the body’s own self by creating antibodies...

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Aromatase: It Turns your Testosterone To Estrogen!

Anyone who wants more testosterone also wants less estrogen. The symptoms of estrogen being too high in men match up to the symptoms of lower testosterone. In addition, a man may have increased emotional lability in addition to the inability to build muscle and burn...

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Low Testosterone: Stress Destroys Test!

We do not want to just give someone testosterone while the thing causing their testosterone is still there. We have already learned that doing that can cause the patient to become resistant to testosterone. This is because their receptors are becoming resistant to the...

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Giving Testosterone: Aiming Short of the Cause

If you are having low testosterone as a man, you are probably extremely frustrated. Any person would be. It not only feels horrible to have lower testosterone, but it also is extremely unhealthy. Many people think that a man with low testosterone, or T as it can...

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