Hormone fluctuations not only affect women, but it can affect men as well. In fact, hormone swings have been linked to a condition known as irritable male syndrome. This condition was recently recognized as the cause of behavioral changes in men between the ages of 30 to 60, but what are the symptoms of irritable male syndrome, and how is it treated.
Irritable male syndrome is the term used to describe inexplicable mood swings and other symptoms in men, which occur due to changes in hormone levels.
Symptoms of irritable male syndrome
Men who are prone to bouts of irritability and depression, could be suffering from irritable male syndrome. The disorder is brought on by high levels of cortisol (stress hormone), which cause a drop in testosterone levels. Testosterone is a very important male hormone that assists with sexual development, and contributes to bone and muscle growth.
Men with irritable male syndrome often become withdrawn and very emotional. They also experience reduced libido, along with physical symptoms such as wrinkles, weight gain, decreased energy levels, loss of muscle mass, and pain in areas such as the hand and feet (learn more).
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the most common treatment used to address the symptoms of irritable male syndrome. BHRT rebalances testosterone with the use of bioidentical hormones. These are plant-based hormones that are also found naturally in the body.
BHRT for irritable male syndrome is available at the Fountain of Youth Med Spa in Victoria, TX. Dr. Nhi Le can customize a BHRT program for you to ensure that you are receiving the components that are most beneficial. BHRT is used alongside nutritional supplements, an exercise program, and a nutritional plan, to alleviate testosterone deficiency. Why not call (361) 576-9100 today for a consultation.