Distress in Men Signals Increased Risk of Diabetes

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By BodyLogicMD 

A recent research study of more than 32,500 men published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that men who experience emotional distress (preoccupations or ongoing worries that persist over six months) are almost two times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than men with more stabilized moods.

Unstable moods can also be an early sign of declining testosterone levels in men. Low testosterone has been associated with varying forms of emotional distress such as depression, anxiety, irritability, and low energy in both men and women.

A number of studies have backed the effectiveness of testosterone therapy for both stabilizing moods and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A 2012 study published in Current Diabetes Review found that while there was not a direct correlation between testosterone and diabetes, men with low T who restored testosterone levels to normal through testosterone therapy saw decreases in risk factors for diabetes, such as reduced muscle mass, weight gain, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. During the study, researchers observed that men who were successfully treated for low testosterone experienced improvements in mood, increases in energy, and engaged in more physical activity, thus contributing to behaviors that reduced diabetes risk.

Treatment for Men with Low Testosterone

Recent research has heralded the benefits of testosterone therapy in reducing the risk of other chronic diseases as well. In 2015, a study of 83,000 men found that men who had low levels of testosterone experienced a reduced incidence of heart attack and stroke when treated with testosterone therapy to restore healthy testosterone levels.

Testosterone therapy is emerging as an effective treatment option for both men and women who struggle with effects of low or declining testosterone levels. Treatment plans that include bioidentical testosterone therapy have been reported to offer a number of benefits, including:

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Stabilized moods
  • Improved sex drive
  • Healthy weight management
  • Reduced risk of certain diseases

If you are suffering from symptoms of low testosterone, don’t take any risks with your health. Contact an expert practitioner of the BodyLogicMD network who is specially trained and certified in treating conditions of hormone imbalance and helping patients reduce their risk of disease.

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