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  • How Men Can Take Better Care of Their Health | with Diane Pascoe

    November 30, 2022 2 min read

    When it comes to prevention, early detection and optimising health, men's health often takes a back seat to women's health. Men are more likely to put off routine checkups and also delay seeing a health professional for symptoms of ill health.

    Fatigue, grumpiness, sleeplessness, cravings, “moobs”, inflammatory conditions, belly fat and more seriously cardiovascular disease are often symptoms and conditions that come with ageing.

    These things often have a negative impact on quality and enjoyment of life and even longevity. Many of these symptoms usually reflect an underlying health problem. It is so important to pay attention to symptoms, not ignore them and take action, and a reason why, as a naturopath, we like to be aware of sub optimal blood test results. This way, protocols can be set to steer the body in the right direction before the need for medication.

    An article published by The University of Sydney found that men are less likely than women to seek medical or health advice - a concern as Australian statistics reveal that at every stage of life, men are more likely to die than females.

    An alarming article published in 2019 found that only 12.2% of American adults were considered to be metabolically healthy - which means having optimal levels for waist circumference, healthy glucose levels, adequate blood pressure and blood lipid levels such as triglycerides.

    Regular health checks with your GP and trusted health professionals are of utmost importance. Medication may be required but that alone is often not enough. However, from a naturopathic perspective there is a great deal that can be investigated further and individualised protocols recommended to work toward optimal health. Sub optimal levels on standard blood tests reveal a great deal about the quality of health and wellness the individual is experiencing and therefore taken into consideration when recommending a protocol.

    A naturopath can provide an individual protocol and guidance for the person to implement and follow a plan over a period of time to address the following:

    • Muscle mass
    • Fatigue
    • Sleep issues
    • Irritability, grumpiness or lowness of mood
    • Inadequate testosterone, DHEA, cortisol or progesterone
    • Elevated cortisol or oestrogen
    • Individual dietary needs and monitoring
    • Blood sugar regulation

    Prevention is the key when it comes to ageing well, which is why it's important to have key biomarkers checked regularly by a qualified health professional, like a naturopath. The sooner positive and holistic steps are taken, the greater the benefits, leading to simply feeling good, enjoying life more and being less reliant on medication.

     

    Does one of your loved ones need some support? Diane is an experienced practitioner with an interest in supporting and helping men to thrive as they find balance between work life and family life.You can book a complimentary 10-minute Discovery Call with Diane here to find out if this is the right fit for you.
    Diane Pascoe, has decades of experience helping her patients to overcome and manage chronic fatigue, stress and anxiety, low mood, and weight loss, with a particular focus feeling good in every way and enjoying the journey of getting to that point.

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