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Why We Take an Integrative Approach to Men’s Hormonal Health

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Men’s hormonal health is often an overlooked and oversimplified issue. For many men, starting a conversation around their hormonal health can feel like a daunting and unfamiliar prospect. Pressure to adhere to traditional masculine stereotypes leads to the complexities of men’s health often being neglected. Just like women, men experience hormonal fluctuations throughout their lives, and imbalances can significantly impact their physical and mental health. That is why, at the Marion Gluck Clinic, we take an integrative approach to men’s hormonal health, where we analyse not just a patient’s hormones, but their overall wellbeing. 


Common Male Hormone Imbalances and Their Effects 


Low testosterone is one of the most common hormone imbalances in men. The sex hormone, found in both men and women, plays a vital role in many different functions within the body. For men, it regulates sex drive, mood, energy levels, muscle mass, bone density and cognitive function.

As men age, testosterone levels naturally decline, which can lead to a condition known as andropause. Symptoms like fatigue, low libido, erectile dysfunction, and weight gain can become prevalent, significantly impacting men’s mental health and quality of life. While the physical effects of low testosterone may be more widely known, the impact it has on men psychologically, many struggle to talk about. From anxiety and depression, to a lack of motivation and drive, there are many symptoms that men can experience. 

But testosterone isn’t the only factor that plays a role in men’s hormonal health. Thyroid hormones, the stress hormone cortisol, among other hormones, all contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Imbalances in any of these hormones can manifest as mood disorders, sleep disturbances, and even chronic health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

You can find out more about how to test for a male hormonal imbalance in our blog or find the answers to the common hormone imbalance questions every man should know

“Low Testosterone affects men sexually, mentally and physically.  Use a symptom checker if you’re not sure, learn more about the issue, as well as seeking professional advice. It is fundamental to get your Testosterone level checked in a blood test, to get the treatment you need to optimise your hormones, relieve your symptoms and regain your health and wellbeing.  At Marion Gluck, we use comprehensive testing and diagnosis to understand a patient’s symptoms and prescribe the most effective treatment for each of our patients.”

– Dr Edward Rainbow


Why Men Struggle to Seek Help 


Unfortunately, many men hesitate to speak out when they are experiencing issues with their hormones. This comes from the stigma and embarrassment that men can feel when talking about their health concerns. Societal expectations of masculinity often discourage men from expressing vulnerability or seeking treatment, particularly when it comes to their sexual function or mental health. This silence leads to delayed diagnosis and treatment which can ultimately worsen the impact of their hormonal imbalances. Our expert male hormone specialist, Dr Edward Rainbow, explains further.


Why Mental Health Matters


We know that men’s hormonal health cannot be addressed by only focusing on the hormones themselves. The mind and body are intricately connected, and ignoring the mental health aspect of hormone imbalances paints an incomplete picture. 

For example, chronic stress can disrupt your hormone production, which can then increase your risk of anxiety and depression. This is why we take an integrative approach, recognising the interconnection between hormones, physical health, and mental wellbeing.


What Does An Integrative Approach Mean? 


At the Marion Gluck Clinic, we don’t just look at the hormonal imbalances, we consider the whole person. Our approach involves getting to understand our patients and their story. This helps us to identify the underlying issues that may be causing the hormone imbalance and ensure we prescribe the right treatment. 

Going beyond just hormone levels, our approach takes into consideration a range of factors. 


  • Addressing underlying mental health conditions not only improves your overall wellbeing but also helps to get your hormones back on track. We work closely with patients to understand what might be causing worry in their lives and offer support on how to tackle it. 


  • Understanding you as an individual and evaluating how lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, stress, and sleep are affecting your hormonal health and overall wellbeing. 


  • Comprehensive testing to get a detailed picture of your hormonal health, including blood tests and what is known as a DUTCH test to evaluate hormone levels.



By addressing all these factors, we create comprehensive treatment plans to get to the root causes of your hormonal health concerns, not just treat the symptoms. This personalised approach empowers you to take control of your health and experience a renewed sense of vitality and well-being.


Our integrated treatment and hormone balancing therapies allow us to support men in achieving optimal health and well-being and help them to recognise the importance of balanced hormones in the broader context of their lives.


Remember, you don’t have to go through this journey alone. At the Marion Gluck Clinic, we provide holistic and personalised treatment plans to help men live healthier, happier lives. If you are experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance, then book a consultation with our expert male hormone doctors now.  



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