Balance in our lives is almost always considered a good thing. Most of us try to eat a balanced diet, we do our best to balance our time wisely, and we balance work and play. Likewise, we’re at our best when our hormones are balanced.
Balance As It Applies To Your Hormones
Did you know that your hormones are responsible for making everything in your body work? It’s true. Any bodily function you can think of is driven by hormones.
But your hormones don’t work independently. They all work together, and one hormone needs to be balanced with another for your body to function at its best. When our hormones aren’t balanced, the various systems in our bodies get out of whack, and don’t work very well. And that’s when we experience symptoms.
A number of factors can cause a man’s hormones to be out of balance at different times in his life; but andropause (or male menopause) is probably the most notable. Andropause is fundamentally about hormone levels diminishing as we get older, and about our hormones becoming unbalanced.
Some Facts About Hormone Balance
- Hormone imbalance is part of growing older. No one escapes it.
- For men, hormone imbalance primarily affects testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol.
- It’s the interplay of hormones that controls the entire chemistry of the body. So any hormone imbalance can lead to serious health complications, including chronic illnesses such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
- Hormone balance = optimal quality of life. Most of us remember feeling our healthiest in our younger years. That’s because when we’re young our hormones are balanced, and they’re at healthy levels.
Luckily, getting older does not have to equal hormone imbalance.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
Key hormones such as testosterone and thyroid are sometimes referred to as the “feel good hormones” for men. These important hormones (and others) begin to decline when a man is in his mid to late 20s; and they continue to decline for the remainder of his life. This decline causes hormone imbalance, and leads to the many symptoms men experience as they enter andropause.
The following are just some of the symptoms men experience as a consequence of andropause, and the unbalanced hormones that come with it:
But how you feel is only part of the equation. Hormone imbalance can also make it harder to fight off illness.
What Is Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
At Renew Man, our doctors will listen to how you are feeling, and note the symptoms you describe. Then they’ll pair what you tell them with where your hormone levels are presently (determined via lab testing). Your Renew Man doctor uses this information as a basis for working with you to create an individualized hormone treatment program designed to get you back to feeling your best.
It’s that easy. Combined with good lifestyle choices (i.e. a healthy diet, adequate levels of physical activity, and stress management) hormone replacement can yield results in as little as 2 weeks.
Contact us to learn more about hormone imbalance and how our skilled network of doctors can design a safe and effective treatment program uniquely suited to your needs. You can reach us at 800-859-7511, or request a consultation through our contact form.