Mood swings in men are a primary symptom of Andropause. Irritability as a result of a hormonal imbalance is a reality, especially for men between the ages of 40 and 60.
Irritable Male Syndrome
Irritable Men Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is the term used to describe the mood swings in men. Irritability in men is often a result of high stress cortisol levels and low testosterone levels. Some men respond by acting out while others hold these feelings in and become depressed. Behaviors characteristic of men with Irritable Men Syndrome include:
Although Irritable Male Syndrome is most often caused by high stress and/or low testosterone; high estrogen levels can also cause irritability in men. The main source of this imbalance is a declining level of testosterone associated with andropause and aging. Other factors can contribute to the andropause-related mood swings in men including weight gain. This creates fat cells which produce estrogen from testosterone. The higher the estrogen levels and the lower the testosterone levels, the greater the likelihood of irritability in men. Furthermore, high levels of the stress hormone cortisol diminishes testosterone levels, causing the same increased likelihood of mood swings in men. Certain medications can also cause hormonal imbalances.
The Solution: Treatment for Irritable Male Syndrome
Men experiencing Irritable Male Syndrome or Irritable Male Syndrome are often in denial and find fault everywhere except themselves. As a man, it is difficult to recognize and admit that there is something wrong with yourself, that something has changed; hormonal problems are too often viewed as a women thing. The truth is that you are not crazy, something is wrong and something can be done to fix it. Male hormone testing is the first step to determine your hormone levels. Bioidentical hormone therapy integrated with a customized nutrition and fitness program has been the solution for many men. Feeling better is within your grasp.
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Aging takes a toll on the body and – believe it or not – a decline in optimal health can occur at any age. Weight gain, hair loss, fatigue and low libido are just a few examples of the common symptoms of aging that should not be brushed off as a simple “fact of life.” The skilled physicians within the BodyLogicMD national network offer a 360° preventive approach to optimal health through personalized fitness programs, tailor-made nutrition plans and natural bioidentical hormones. Our innovative and comprehensive solutions will allow you to experience renewed energy, restore youthfulness, and live a longer, full-quality life – just as nature intended.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?
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The aging process affects us all in different ways. Over the course of a lifetime, we are exposed to a multitude of environmental and dietary toxins which take their toll on our bodies. Along with the normal aging process, these toxins contribute to a natural decline of hormones. The responses to these declines vary from person to person. Genetics and lifestyle choices such as personal habits, dietary intake and physical activity all have a role to play in your exposure and how well your body functions as you experience the aging process. Uncomfortable symptoms and notable changes in the body around this process can be linked to menopause and perimenopause in women, and andropause in men.
All of these factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:
- Weight gain
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What are bioidentical hormone therapy services?
- A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
- Natural hormone balancing
- Ongoing evaluations
- Quality compounded pharmacy
- Highest quality supplements
- Fitness programs
- Nutrition planning
- Stress reduction plans
The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctible. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.