Hormone Services For Aging Males Dallas
The Aging Male – Hormones for Men- As men age, they experience a more gradual loss of hormones compared to women. Testosterone is the big one that causes the most concern and receives the most attention.
However, several other hormone imbalances including thyroid, adrenal stress hormones, human growth hormone (hGH) and even estrogen can significantly impair quality of life and render men more susceptible to developing chronic diseases.
These imbalances include:
This is male menopause. The main cause of andropause is due to a steady decline in testosterone levels. Most men will begin to feel the subtle changes of andropause in their early to mid 40s.
As men age and body fat increases, estrogen levels usually rise resulting in increased risk for prostate cancer and heart disease and well as development of gynecomastia (man boobs) and weight gain.
Low thyroid levels are surprisingly common in men and frequently go undiagnosed. Low energy, fuzzy thinking and weight gain are some of the many symptoms seen.
Stress hormones increase with age and take a huge toll on health and sense of well being. Our stress level is usually under-appreciated yet contributes in a big way to several chronic diseases.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
The symptoms of hormone imbalances in aging men begin subtly and are frequently ignored and dismissed as just part of getting older. They include:
- Loss of libido
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Increased body fat
- Muscle loss and weakness
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Erectile dysfunction
- Depression or anxiety
- Sleep difficulties or insomnia
- Gynecomastia (man boobs)
These hormone imbalances are easily corrected under expert physician guidance. More importantly, acting proactively is key to help prevent the chronic diseases associated with aging.