Aging in men normally result in decline of growth hormone and testosterone. Studies have found that hormone production in men decreases by about 14 percent every ten years after a man reaches 20 years old. This may create a hormonal imbalance in men after some time. Some of the most common hormonal imbalances in men are; Adrenal fatigue; this is caused by elevated and prolonged stress levels. It in turn inhibits the adrenal gland from producing enough stress hormone cortisol. Andro-pause is also another common hormonal imbalance in men. It is referred to as the ‘male menopause’. It is brought about by lower testosterone production as the man is aging. Hypothyroidism is another common hormonal imbalance in men which happens when the thyroid gland is underactive therefore, not producing enough thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism is just the opposite of hypothyroidism and is as a result of overactive thyroid gland. It causes production of high thyroid hormones which increases metabolism in the body.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men may take a while to start showing. They are not as fast as that of women. Some of them include; low libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, fatigue, heart palpitations, muscle loss or weakness, increased body fat, lack of energy, constipation, depression and anxiety, and insomnia. If it is your case then you might contact the consultant.
Some causes of hormonal imbalance in men are; steroids, environmental pollution, diet, and aging. Abuse of steroids causes hormonal imbalance and high blood pressure. In the long run, it will cause kidney failure, liver issues, anger and reduction in testicles size. Environmental pollution releases toxins in the air which when inhaled or absorbed into the body can alter the secretion of hormones. Pollution as a result of petro-chemical activities is a good example. Diet plays a huge role in production of hormones in the body. A lot of food we eat these days contain synthetic estrogen one way or another. The only sure way to avoid it is by consuming organically grown foods.