Hormone Imbalance Effects on Men

Most men don’t recognize hormonal imbalance until they experience the symptoms and seek medical attention because their quality of life is already getting affected. Hormonal imbalance has symptoms that overlap with changes in the body brought about by lifestyle changes and aging. If left untreated, they can lead to chronic diseases and other stressful health conditions. A small hormonal imbalance can produce side effects throughout the body. The symptoms of hormone imbalance depend on what specific glands or hormones are affected.

For men, the most common types of hormonal imbalances are andropause, (also known as male menopause) hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.

The most common symptoms of hormone imbalances in men are:

Weight Gain

It is often attributed to low testosterone levels, hypothyroidism, or high cortisol levels. These conditions decrease metabolism which results to unwanted increase in body weight.

Low sex drive

Losing desire for sexual activity is usually caused by underproduction of testosterone. This health issue impacts relationships and can become a difficult psychological challenge to men.

Hair loss

Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are known to trigger hair loss. In addition, a hormone byproduct of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is considered responsible for hair loss. DHT makes hair follicles become smaller, stopping normal hair growth, and causing hair fall.

Erectile Dysfunction

Hormone-induced impotence can be caused by te