What Are Hormones?
Produced within the body, hormones regulate many different systems involving reproduction, mood, bone density, cholesterol metabolism, weight, muscle-to-fat ratio, and more.
Hormone Imbalance in Men
Male hormones regulate bodily functions and processes in men, and when these hormones are imbalanced, it can have serious effects on the body. While our hormones can become unbalanced as we age, there are many other things can impact hormone balance in men. Our diet, consistently experiencing stress, living a sedentary lifestyle, genetic predisposition, and even some environmental factors can often impact hormonal balance.
What are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men?
Ranging from mild to severe, the symptoms of an imbalance in male hormones are frustrating and can affect everyday life. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men include:
- Low Energy
- Inability to Sleep
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
- Low mood
- Unstable Blood Sugar
- Low Blood Pressure
- Decreased Sexual Performance
- Low Libido
- A Loss of Interest in Sexual Activity
- Low Self-Esteem
What are the Common Emotional Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men?
A loss of libido is the most commonly reported emotional symptom of hormonal imbalance in men. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” is another common symptom. Irritability and mood swings are also frequently cited by patients. Chronic exhaustion, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings may also be experienced by those with a hormone imbalance.
The Mental Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
There are many mental symptoms of hormone imbalance. When the thyroid is overactive or underactive, or there are imbalances in a man’s stress hormones—adrenaline and cortisol—he can suffer from anxiousness, sleeplessness, moodiness, low mood, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help to address these concerns.
The Physical Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
The physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance include reduced sex drive, low libido, low sperm count, reduced muscle mass, reduced body hair growth, overdevelopment of breast tissue, and decreased bone density. Anyone who is experiencing any of these symptoms and believes that a hormonal imbalance is the cause should not hesitate to contact a certified BioTE provider. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is specifically designed to help treat the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
Emotional Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Hyperthyroidism, a condition where the thyroid becomes overactive, and hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid is underactive, can both cause anxiousness, moodiness, and panic attacks. Imbalances in the body’s stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol can cause a variety of emotional symptoms including low mood, anxiousness, moodiness, jitteriness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Hormone therapy for men can take the form of patches, creams, pills, or pellets, all containing testosterone. The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement for men uses pellets and may be able to help with many different symptoms commonly associated with hormonal imbalance.
What is the Goal of Balancing Hormones in Men?
The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide patients with an enhanced sense of well-being. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew, or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, balancing male hormones may be able to help reduce the risk of certain concerns connected to hormone health.
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