Hormone balance is vital to your health and well-being. Although present in only tiny amounts, hormones act on every cell of your body. Hormones not only have individual effects, but also interact with each other to produce dramatic effects on multiple body systems. When hormones are out of balance, these imbalanced interactions may provoke a wide range of symptoms.
Male hormone imbalance
The testes produce nearly 95% of all male testosterone. The balance is supplied by the adrenal glands. They also produce small amounts of estrogen. The brain produces the pituitary hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the testes. As a man gets older, testosterone levels fall and estrogen levels tend to rise. Lower testosterone levels may affect bone density, muscle strength, body composition and sex drive. The imbalance that occurs when testosterone is low in relation to estrogen may also contribute to prostate problems.
Symptoms of male hormone imbalance (in alphabetical order)
Decreased mental clarity
Decreased muscle strength
Decreased urine flow
Increased abdominal fat
Increased urge to urinate
Low sex drive
Unlike menopause, the production of male hormones doesn’t stop abruptly. Instead, the production of hormones by the testes (the male equivalent of the ovaries), tapers steadily with age. This decrease in hormone production is related to changes in sexual function, mood, energy level, and body composition.
Common symptoms: Lower sex drive; erectile dysfunction; decreased muscle strength and mass; bone loss; decreased mental clarity; low energy level; fatigue; and other symptoms of male hormone imbalance.
Main hormones involved: Testosterone; estrogen.
Hormone Restoration Therapy
Human hormones have normal lab values and restoration therapy is a matter of identifying a hormone deficiency and replacing it with the same human, biologically identical hormone. At Pharmacy Specialists we believe that keeping these hormones inside the physiologic range is important and should be maintained with follow-up testing. Too much of any hormone is too much whether it is human hormone, synthetic or other species. Call (407) 260-7002 for more information or schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacists to start on the path to a healthier, better YOU!