Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance In Men
Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice.
When talking about hormonal imbalance in males, this usually increases androgen levels, progestogens, and estrogens. It is not correct to think that such imbalance is more often seen in females. The undiscovered hormonal problem in males will, in time, bring about serious diseases: obesity, heart pathologies, and impotence.
10 Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
- Changes to the body shape. Decrease in the percentage of muscular tissue. Moreover, there can be deposits by the female type and growth of breasts.
- Deterioration of the body hair. At first, hair becomes thinner and breaks more, then it starts to fall out. With this, the skin becomes thin and dry.
- Potency deterioration. The loss of libido, erection problems, decrease in the size of testicles, and the amount of ejaculated sperm. There can also be a loss of interest in sex and shorter sexual contacts.
- Loss of the life tonus. Lethargy, fatigue, low efficiency. Possible apathy, depression, irritability, frequent mood swings, memory impairment, insomnia.
- Dysfunction in the activity of organs and systems. Tumors of the prostate gland and testicles, prostatitis, adenoma of the prostate, loss of the bone density, development of atherosclerosis, diabetes, blood pressure increase, and shortness of breath.
- Spots. The greasy secretion becomes viscous, clogs the ducts and pores, which leads to the development of acne. These symptoms are often seen in teenagers but can happen ingrown males in 10% of cases. This is caused by androgens and a imbalance of adrenal glands, pituitary gland, thyroid gland hormones.
- Hair loss. The baldness of the scalp, while the vegetation on the rest of the body, becomes more pronounced. Hair can grow in places where it has not grown before: shoulders, back, buttocks; not considering face, breast, and stomach. The density of body hair is noticeably increased.
- Expression of muscularity. Highlighting muscle definition, reducing the percentage of fat. This factor is primarily related to those men who have regular exercise and do sports (the body transforms faster due to high androgen levels during exercise).
- Sexual hyperactivity. This is manifested by increased libido, a man constantly wants sex, increased frequency of erection. In the absence of sex, wet dreams are common.
- Increased aggressivity, frustration, anger attacks.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) helps to improve the quality of life and decrease the risk of unwanted symptoms.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance in Males?
A Male's primary sex hormone is testosterone. Its average concentrations support the development of secondary sexual characteristics, activity, good potency.
The Following Reasons for Hormonal Dysfunction are Identified in Males
- Inherited diseases. This includes genetic diseases and disfunction of the intrauterine development caused by problems with maternal health, radiation, intake of "harmful" medications by mother, alcohol, or other toxins.
- Acquired dysfunctions. This includes damage to genitals, infectious diseases, trauma (including post-surgical). Lack of physical activity that causes retentive processes in the small pelvis is also considered a reason for hormonal imbalance. Exhaustion is also not less damaging.
- Unbalanced diet "poor" in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Alcohol, smoking, and drugs also increase the probability of the occurrence of hormonal imbalance. This includes excessive beer consumption, as there are phytoestrogens in hops that disrupt hormone synthesis.
- Long-term stress. This action is similar to a continuous chain — a man is in stress, his cortisol levels increase, testosterone is oppressed, provoking an increase in oestradiol, thereby further worsening the well-being of men.
- Negative external effect. This includes working with toxic compounds (for example, while working in hazardous industries, living in an environmentally unfavorable area, using aggressive chemicals), consuming certain medicines, anabolic steroids, irradiation. Moreover, wearing tight underwear (especially in summer, when it is hot) causes the genitals to overheat (thermoregulation is lost) and disrupt their blood supply.