Hormones are small chemical messengers that are important to your body’s health and well-being. They work together to coordinate different bodily functions by carrying information through the bloodstream to tissues, organs, and muscles to tell your body what to do. Many hormonal imbalances are thought to be linked to female issues, but men are not exempt from hormonal imbalances.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?
Many factors contribute to hormonal imbalances, so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause unless you’re trained to do so. Our team is equipped to treat hormonal imbalances, including those in men. If you’ve felt “off” lately or are experiencing symptoms that you didn’t experience before, it’s a good idea to work with someone that can help you regain your life. What are some of the reasons men have hormonal imbalances?
Why Do Hormonal Imbalances Happen?
Hormones are very delicately balanced, and many factors can contribute to them becoming unbalanced. Some of the most basic root causes can be aging, emotional factors, and medical conditions. While the root causes vary, there are some common causes that can cause hormonal imbalances. Here are some other causes of hormone imbalances:
- Restricted diets
- Chronic stress
- Eating disorders
- Hormone therapy
From middle age on, the body produces a lower amount of hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Even though this is a normal process, it can impact people’s lives by causing mild to severe symptoms.
Hormonal Imbalance Signs in Men
Testosterone is an essential hormone for men, impacting their sexual health, energy levels, development, and physical well-being. When testosterone or other hormone levels are imbalanced, it can greatly impact life. Men with hormone imbalances may often experience some or all of these symptoms:
- Anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues
- Breast tissue development
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry skin
- Erectile dysfunction
- Puffy face
- Weakness and fatigue
- Hot flashes
- Joint stiffness
Hormone Imbalance Can Impact Your Daily Life
Without treatment, many symptoms can affect your daily life. When you feel depressed or anxious, you may feel less interest in doing the activities you once loved. A loss of libido can impact a man’s life significantly, especially if their partner’s libido is normal. This can add additional stress and anxiety to life.
A Catch-22 Situation
In addition, if you’re experiencing fatigue, it can keep you from exercising regularly because you just don’t feel like it. When you don’t exercise regularly, you may experience increased symptoms of hormonal imbalance like reduced muscle mass and weight gain. With the appropriate treatment, hormones can become rebalanced, and you can live your life again.
You Don’t Have to Suffer
If you’ve been struggling with hormonal imbalance symptoms, don’t despair. We’ve worked with many patients over the years to help them rebalance their hormones and regain their health and lives. We treat each patient individually as hormones are so unique, and we develop a treatment plan specific to your imbalances. Call our office today to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to working with you.