[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]he issues because of male hormone imbalances can have a profound physical and psychological effect. Aging symptoms are generally the result of a loss of testosterone which is the most commonly produced male hormone. Once men reach the age of 20, their level of growth hormone begins to fall and when they reach 40 years of age, they have approximately 50% of the growth hormones they had 20 years previously. 80 year old men have around 5% of the growth hormone they had at 20 years of age. Yet aging is not always the culprit. Here are some examples of common male hormonal imbalances:
- Andropause: This is often described as the ‘male menopause’ and occurs as men get older and experience a decline in testosterone.
- Hypothyroidism: A condition which involves an underactive thyroid gland that fails to produce enough thyroid hormones.
- Hyperthyroidism: This is when your thyroid gland is overactive and produces far too many hormones while also speeding up your metabolism.
- Adrenal Fatigue: A healthy person produces a significant amount of cortisol. However, your cortisol level will be greatly reduced if your stress levels remain high for a lengthy period of time.
Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalances
Male hormone imbalance symptoms tend to appear very slowly and their almost imperceptible nature means that these issues creep up on you and are only noticeable when they cause extreme pain or stress. Common symptoms include:
- Increased body fat
- Low sex drive
- Loss of hair
- Loss of memory
- Gynecomastia (also known as ‘man boobs’)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood swings
Although it is relatively rare, there are various chromosomal problems that can result in hormone imbalance. One such condition is called Klinefelter syndrome where the male in question has an extra Y chromosome that has been inherited from their mother or father. Those who suffer from this issue experience most symptoms during puberty and these include enlarged breasts, lack of body/facial hair and reduced muscle mass. There is also a condition called Kallman syndrome which leads to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism which causes hormone imbalance and could result in infertility.
It is important to remember that hormonal imbalances are not always caused by aging. There are a number of testosterone creams and pills on the market that promise results but they don’t always deliver. It is always more sensible to go down the natural remedy route and look to improve your lifestyle. If none of this works, only then should you look for synthetic treatments though most testosterone creams claim to be ‘all-natural’.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]