Hormone Imbalance Symptoms in Men
Men who experience hormonal imbalance can suffer from wide-ranging symptoms. However, there is a Method of hormone replacement therapy that may help relieve these symptoms. Learn about the common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men and the services that Biote Certified Providers can offer below.*
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Produced within the body, hormones regulate many different systems involving reproduction, mood, bone density, cholesterol metabolism, weight, muscle-to-fat ratio, and more.*
While our hormones can become unbalanced as we age, many other things can impact hormone balance in men. Diet, consistently experiencing stress, living a sedentary lifestyle, genetic predisposition, and even some environmental factors can often impact hormonal balance.
A loss of libido is the most commonly reported symptom of hormonal imbalance in men. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” is another common symptom. Irritability and mood swings are also frequently cited by patients. Chronic exhaustion, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings may also be experienced by men with a hormone imbalance.*
The Biote Method offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets. These pellets, which are the size of a grain of rice, are inserted subcutaneously in a quick procedure. The pellets will then dissolve and be absorbed into the body, providing consistent doses of hormone therapy for up to three to six months. Some report feeling the benefits of BHRT after the second insertion.
The early symptoms of andropause can be a lot to deal with. Keep reading for more information on andropause therapy and the Biote Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
Symptoms of Andropause in Men
Similar to how a woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones as she ages, andropause is when a man’s testosterone levels decrease. Hormonal imbalance in men can be brought on by andropause. Even the most common andropause symptoms can be life-altering.
Andropause symptoms include low libido, decreased sexual function, and sleep disturbances. Anxiousness and low mood, which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce the quality of life, are male menopause symptoms.
The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men are often disregarded until they impact the quality of life so severely that treatment is aggressively sought. Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men may include: Low energy* Sleeplessness* Weight gain* Brain Fog* Decreased sexual performance* Inability to maintain muscle mass* Low mood* Anxiousness Elevated blood sugar* Abnormal heart conditions* Decreased bone density*
Testosterone naturally decreases as men age, and may result in undesirable issues when it dips too low. Fortunately, hormone replacement pellet insertion offered by Biote Certified Providers may help improve low testosterone (low T) symptoms.*
Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men
There are essentially two causes of low T—primary hypogonadism and secondary hypogonadism. Primary hypogonadism occurs when the testicles are injured and have not descended or if one suffers from Klinefelter syndrome. Secondary hypogonadism is from pituitary disorders, medications, elevated blood sugar, and aging. Some signs of low T in men include low mood, decreased sex drive, and physical weakness.*
There are several low T symptoms. However, indicators of low T are not always obvious. Here are some common symptoms of testosterone deficiency: Low energy* Loss of body hair* Loss of muscle mass and strength* Weak bones* Mood swings* Low mood* Hot flashes* Low sex drive* Low semen volume*
If a patient is experiencing low T symptoms, it is important to contact a Biote Certified Provider to identify the cause. Pellet therapy may help correct low T and may help with other unseen risks of low testosterone.*
Metabolic syndrome can be caused by a hormonal imbalance in men. A metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that can increase the risk of elevated blood sugar, abnormal heart conditions, and stroke.* Learn more about the male metabolic syndrome symptoms, its causes, and how Biote may help men who find themselves in need of hormone therapy below.
Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome in Men
Metabolic syndrome consists of several conditions that increase the risk of abnormal heart conditions, stroke, and elevated blood sugar. Metabolic syndrome symptoms include high blood pressure and high triglycerides.*
There are few early male metabolic syndrome symptoms. Elevated blood sugar and high blood pressure may signal advanced metabolic syndrome symptoms in men.*
Many sufferers of male metabolic syndrome symptoms have difficulty adapting their lifestyles to fight their condition. The recommended self-care of metabolic syndrome symptoms can involve physical exercise, dietary modification, blood glucose monitoring, quitting smoking, and anti-diabetic medication. If these remedies are not enough, Biote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, may help alleviate some metabolic syndrome symptoms in men.*
Since one of the causes of metabolic syndrome can be unbalanced hormones, BHRT may help reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms in men by balancing the hormones in the body. To learn more, connect with a local Biote Certified Provider in your area using our Find a Provider.
As one of the main producers of hormones in the body, problems with the thyroid can cause hormone imbalance in men. Thyroid symptoms in men can affect their everyday life. Learn more about these symptoms and how Biote may be able to help relieve them below.*
Thyroid Symptoms in Men
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that regulates many different metabolic processes throughout the body. The thyroid is just below the Adam’s apple and wraps around the trachea. Thyroid disorders affect the structure and function of the gland and can create thyroid symptoms. These disorders can be acute or chronic.*
There are several kinds of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, and thyroid nodules. The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism when the thyroid produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone. It can arise from issues within any part of the thyroid feedback loop, including the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. Hypothyroidism symptoms can include fatigue, poor concentration, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold, fluid retention, muscle aches, and low mood.*
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the practice of using bioidentical hormones to supplement low hormone levels or balance high hormone levels in the body. Biote Certified Providers offer hormone replacement therapy to those experiencing thyroid symptoms to help them regain emotional and physical balance.*
Hormones control most bodily processes and functions, so when just one of them becomes out of balance, it can affect our entire body and may include mood and emotional state. Keep scrolling to learn more about how a hormonal imbalance can affect men’s emotional state and how the Biote Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help.*
Emotional Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Hyperthyroidism, a condition where the thyroid becomes overactive, and hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid is underactive, can both cause anxiousness, moodiness, and panic attacks. Imbalances in the body’s stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol can cause a variety of emotional symptoms, including low mood, anxiousness, moodiness, jitteriness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.*
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, may help restore the body’s hormones to their proper levels. Using pellets that are customized for each patient’s needs, these pellets are inserted subcutaneously in a quick, in-office insertion. The pellets then dissolve and are absorbed into the body, providing hormones for three to six months. BHRT may help to improve hormone imbalance, as well as the accompanying emotional symptoms.*
When hormones aren’t at their proper levels, the resulting hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc throughout the body. Men experience states of hormonal imbalance during their life, including puberty and aging. Hormone imbalance might also be brought on by stress, an acute injury or illness, poor nutrition, inadequate exercise, or several other factors. Bote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, may help address these physical symptoms. Keep reading to learn more about the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance and how Biote may help.
Physical Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
The physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance include reduced sex drive, low libido, low sperm count, reduced muscle mass, reduced body hair growth, overdevelopment of breast tissue, and decreased bone density. Anyone who is experiencing any of these symptoms and believes that a hormonal imbalance is a cause should not hesitate to contact a Biote Certified Provider. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is designed to help address the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance.*
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, may help restore the body’s hormones to their proper levels. Using grain of rice-sized pellets that are compounded according to each patient’s needs, pellets are inserted subcutaneously during an office visit. The pellets then dissolve and are absorbed into the body, providing hormones for up to six months. Some report feeling the full benefits after the second insertion. BHRT may help address the causes of hormone imbalance, rather than just the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance.*
The mental symptoms of hormone imbalance are often misdiagnosed or ignored, so it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance. Keep reading to learn more about the mental symptoms of hormone imbalance and how the Biote Method may help.
Mental Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
There are many mental symptoms of hormone imbalance. When the thyroid is overactive or underactive or imbalances in a man’s stress hormones—adrenaline and cortisol—he can suffer from anxiousness, sleeplessness, moodiness, low mood, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. The Biote Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help to address these concerns.*
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, helps restore the body’s hormones to their proper levels. Using pellets that are compounded according to each patient’s needs, pellets are inserted subcutaneously in a quick procedure. The pellets then dissolve and are absorbed into the body, providing hormones for up to three to six months. However, some report feeling the full benefits after the second pellet insertion. BHRT may help to relieve the causes of hormone imbalance, rather than simply the mental symptoms of hormonal imbalance.*