Hormone imbalance is not just a problem facing women. While women have more obvious hormone changes each month and over the course of their lifetimes, men too have fluctuating hormones and can suffer from hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalance in men causes mild to severe symptoms and can be treated.
1. Check your testosterone levels.
Low levels of testosterone may be the culprit behind many symptoms. There is a strong link between testosterone and hair loss. Testosterone is also the main player in libido and the ability to get an maintain erections, so men with low T often suffer from lower libido and erectile dysfunction.
2. Men can have too much estrogen.
Men have estrogen too. Hormone imbalance due to low testosterone and excess estrogen leads to weight gain. It can also be the cause of gynecomastia, or breast development in men.
3. Tired or feeling low may be a symptom.
Poor sleep or having lower energy levels is also a symptom of hormone imbalance in men. It can even cause problems with mood and has been linked with depression.
4. Drinking too much affects hormone levels.
Consuming too much alcohol has adverse effects on male hormone levels. Alcohol causes testosterone levels to drop and leads to increases in estrogen. If you drink, watch your alcohol consumption.
5. Treatment is available.
If, after thorough history and testing, hormone imbalance is found to be the culprit behind your symptoms, hormone therapy can help. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy along with lifestyle changes can keep you living optimally.
If you are experiencing signs of hormone imbalance in men, finding a doctor that specializes in hormone health can help you on the path to feeling your best. At NuLife, Dr. Eftekhari, can pinpoint hormones that are out of balance and, if needed, work with you to develop a treatment plan both from a medical and lifestyle perspective. Call Nu Life today to schedule a consultation at 949-257-2315.