A hormone imbalance can affect many different areas of your life, from your physical health to your sexual performance. You may believe that the changes you are experiencing are simply the result of getting older, but hormones could be to blame instead. The good news is that problems with keeping hormones balanced can easily be treated. At The Novus Center, we can quickly test you for hormone issues and get them fixed quickly.

11 Common Signs and Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction affects many men. Some men think that it’s because of aging and that there is nothing they can do about it. Others may be too embarrassed to seek medical help.

The truth is that your ED may not be simply due to getting older. An inability to achieve or maintain an erection can be caused by unbalanced testosterone levels in your body. If you have found that your sexual performance isn’t what it used to be, you could need testosterone treatment.

Low Sex Drive

When men do not have the proper levels of hormones in their bodies, their desire for sex can begin to decrease. Experiencing erectile dysfunction, another sign of improperly balanced hormones can also cause men to not want sex the way they used to.

Together, these two symptoms are bad news for your sex drive. It can also cause trouble in your relationship when you are not feeling ready for sex as often as you once did. When your testosterone levels are appropriately balanced, you are likely to find that your interest in sex will return. 

Lack of Energy

Feeling run down and tired isn’t necessarily due to aging or stress. It could be that your hormone levels aren’t what they should be. Feeling tired and not wanting to engage in physical activity is a symptom. So is mental exhaustion. If you are experiencing a lack of energy, getting your hormones checked is a good idea.

Decreased Muscle Mass

If your muscles are becoming smaller even though you are working out at the same rate as before, you may have low levels of testosterone in your body. Having these hormonal levels balanced can get your strength training back on track. Your muscles will increase significantly in size as the fat in your body decreases.

Trouble Sleeping

Not getting enough sleep can lead to all kinds of problems in your daily life. You may be cranky or withdrawn, and you might not want to exercise or engage in other important activities. It can also cause you to get sick more easily and to heal more slowly. Sleep is very important to your overall well-being, and insomnia and changes in your sleeping patterns can be a sign that your hormones need to be adjusted.

Inability to Concentrate

If you are blanking out or lacking focus when you try to complete a mental task, the trouble could be with your hormones. The chemicals in your body need to be in the right proportions for you to be mentally alert and focused. When they aren’t, you may find that your work performance suffers and you can’t think as quickly as you used to.

Depression

A lack of enthusiasm for life is a terrible feeling and often signals depression. If you are feeling depressed and down most of the time, you might need help with your hormones. Getting your hormones back in top working order can allow the chemicals in your brain to help you think more clearly and feel better about yourself and life.

Increase in Body Fat

Gaining weight can cause you to feel terrible about your life, and it’s frustrating when your body just keeps adding fat even though you are staying active and eating healthy foods. It can also make you more susceptible to heart disease and other illnesses. Your hormones can have a lot to do with how your body stores fat and gains weight. When you can get your hormone imbalance under control, you will be able to go back to having healthy fat levels again.

Body Hair Loss

Testosterone is largely responsible for causing a male body to develop body hair during puberty. When your testosterone levels begin to decline, you may notice that your body hair has become thinner or that it is falling out. Keeping your hormones under control will help to restore the hair on your legs, arms, chest, and other areas of the body.

Infertility

Experiencing an inability to conceive is a heartbreaking circumstance that can create problems in your relationship as well as cost a lot of time, effort, and money to deal with. But your infertility problems could be caused by a simple, fixable hormone problem. The wrong levels of hormones in your body can lead to problems like a low sperm count and other sexual issues. You may find that you can conceive once you have addressed any problems with your hormone levels. 

Decreased Confidence

When your hormone levels are fluctuating and unbalanced, you may not feel well mentally. You may be struggling to be successful in areas of your life like relationships, work, and physical fitness. This array of symptoms can wreak havoc with your confidence and your sense of self-esteem. When you no longer feel good about yourself, you may give up on some of these activities. This can cause your trouble to continue or even get worse.

A hormone imbalance can truly wreak havoc on your life and cause significant changes in your physical and mental health. You don’t have to live with improper levels of hormones in your body. Getting your body’s chemicals in order is a simple and quick process. If you are experiencing symptoms of your male hormones being out of control, contact us at The Novus Center. We can test you for an imbalance and can provide several different types of treatments specifically chosen according to your lifestyle and preferences.