Symptoms of hormonal failure in men and what to do
Hormonal failure in men is much less common than in women, however, a strong half of humanity has to deal with this problem. Such an imbalance in the body can occur at any age, but men at the age of 40 are mostly at risk. Because of the hormonal imbalance, all body systems break down, which has detrimental consequences.
The main male hormone that supports normal body function is testosterone. An insufficient amount of this hormone leads to the manifestation of many problems. Moreover, such violations can occur both in young and in old age.
The first signs of an abnormal testosterone production are manifested in adolescence and are expressed by insufficient development of the genital organs. Both primary and secondary sexual characteristics are affected. There is a low body weight. It is known that hormones affect the character of a man, so any disruptions can lead him out of balance.
Each age group is characterized by certain indicators of hormonal levels. This background is changing throughout life. Deviation from the average indicates that somewhere there was a failure.
The reasons for this phenomenon are various. These include the mode of sleep and rest, the presence of destructive habits, diet, lack of mental balance, health problems. So, drinking alcohol can cause changes in hormonal levels.
Such factors as inflammatory processes in the body and genitals, injury to the latter, and diseases of the internal systems can affect the imbalance. HIV, AIDS, diabetes mellitus have a strong effect.
For male hormonal disruptions characterized by a slow process. Everything happens not so dramatically: it should take some time for the first signs of changes in the body to appear. Not even one year. Hormonal failure does not always occur due to aging - more often these are two independent phenomena.
An imbalance usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 65. It is during this period that the amount of testosterone decreases as it binds to another hormone. The cause of the appearance of female hormones in the male body can be called overweight.
Causes of hormonal imbalance failure
Causes of hormonal failure in men can be many different factors, the main ones are:
- chronic fatigue, constant lack of sleep,
- stress and depression
- chronic infectious diseases
- genetic predisposition
- bad habits, drug use,
- acute viral infection,
- incorrect treatment with hormonal drugs
- endocrine problems
- living or working in adverse conditions
- disruption of the adrenal glands, pituitary or testes,
An important reason is the functioning of the renal system and liver. Disruption of these organs can cause hormonal imbalances. When taking tests, it should be borne in mind that indicators can change quickly, even within one day. The hormone may be abundant, and after an hour it is already lacking. Hormonal problems with an excess or lack of testosterone in the male body can only be identified by an experienced doctor.
Signs of hormonal failure in men can be different, and do not always allow to determine the disease. Most often, an imbalance is observed manifestation of the following symptoms:
- general weakness
- decreased activity, fatigue,
- depressed state
- drastic weight loss or obesity
- muscle pain,
- fragility of bones, brittle hair and reduced skin elasticity.
In addition, a prominent symptom that precedes hormone failure is a decrease in libido. Hormonal insufficiency can be expressed by certain problems with the cardiovascular system, the development of diabetes and nervous disorders in men. An oversupply or lack of hormones can lead to osteoporosis.
A striking manifestation of hormonal disorders are acne and acne. Often this feature occurs in adolescents during the rebuilding period.
When acne or other signs appear, and if hormonal imbalance is suspected, a man should immediately come to the doctor’s appointment, as well as to the endocrinologist and dermatologist.
To determine the hormonal failure, men need to visit the attending physician and undergo a number of studies that will identify violations in the body. A qualified doctor will help determine the presence of pathology and explain what to do in this situation.
The patient donates blood for analysis, to determine the level of hormones, as well as urinalysis. In addition, they can prescribe a study of the cardiovascular, genital and endocrine systems, as well as an abdominal ultrasound scan and an ECG.
For the most accurate diagnosis and determination of problems with the hormone testosterone is best to conduct a full examination.
The doctor prescribes treatment based on the results of studies and tests, as well as the patient's age, general state of the body, degree of imbalance, presence of concomitant chronic pathologies and other aspects.
Based on the data obtained in the study, the attending physician prescribes treatment to the patient suffering from hormonal disruption. First of all, to restore the normal balance of hormones, it is necessary to adjust the work:
- the liver
- thyroid gland,
- pituitary gland.
These organs are responsible for the production of hormones and disorders in their work often lead to changes in the hormonal background. Recovery in this case will take a long time.
With advanced age, the patient is likely to be prescribed a drug that compensates for the lack of the hormone testosterone in the body. Often his reception is appointed for life, since the processes of natural aging are already running, and it is almost impossible to normalize the work of the organs.
In oncology, the treatment of imbalance is based on the degree of neglect of the disease and the site of the tumor. The patient may be prescribed a course of chemotherapy or surgery.
Treatment of hormonal failure in men is carried out by hormones, special means, for example, Andriol, Nebido.
In some cases, resorting to traditional medicine. Only a doctor is able to answer which remedies will work for failures.
For successful treatment and early recovery, the patient must observe the following doctor's recommendations:
- reduce the amount of physical activity
- follow a diet
- avoid stressful situations.
Male hormonal disruptions can be treated with the help of popular recipes. However, they should be used only after consulting a doctor.
- Celery juice has a good therapeutic effect, which should be taken 2 teaspoons three times a day.
- Another remedy is carrot juice in a quarter-glass dosage at the reception, three times a day.
- Hormone imbalance is also treated with a knotweed medication. 20 grams of it is dusted with boiling water, and then heated in a water bath for 15 minutes. Infusion is allowed to cool and infuse for 40 minutes. After filtering, squeeze and take 2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day.
In any case, before taking any medications, including folk methods, with the first symptoms of the disease, you should visit a doctor.
From an excess of hormones in the body will help protect the right lifestyle. These are certain rules of nutrition, diet. Avoid fatty and spicy foods, as well as fast food and other junk food. You also need to stop smoking, alcohol and taking drugs. Do not forget about physical activity.
Excess testosterone or deficiency can be restored only by the attending physician; do not self-medicate.