In men, depression is often caused by low testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone that is important for the male body and mind to function properly. When sufficient testosterone is not being produced by the body, this is referred to as hypogonadism (a defect of the gonads that results in the underproduction of testosterone).
Among the many symptoms related to andropause, commonly referred to as male menopause, depression is one of the most difficult to manage. Andropause is characterized by declining testosterone levels as a result of aging. Fortunately, testosterone can be replaced through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Hormone replacement therapy for men is a safe and effective way to eliminate depression in men due to low testosterone.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression due to low testosterone, Global Life Rejuvenation can help you get your life back with hormone replacement therapy. Treatment plans are monitored and administered by our professionals in order to balance testosterone levels in men and alleviate depression. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
The Role of Hormone Imbalances in Male Depression
A study published in 2006 analyzed 2,000 men aged 45 and older and concluded that nearly 40% of these men were diagnosed with hypogonadism. When a man has low testosterone, depression is more likely.
Hormones have an enormous impact on mood. While depression can be rooted in a number of emotional and psychological issues, imbalanced hormones may both contribute to and cause depression in men experiencing andropause.
Additionally, there may be a relationship occurring between the various symptoms presented during andropause and the emotions that come along with them. For example, the emotional effects of having erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, weight gain and hair loss, may intensify depression associated with low testosterone.
Hypothyroidism may also contribute to depression in men going through andropause. This condition is characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Serotonin is an essential neurotransmitter that regulates mood and behavior. It’s sometimes referred to as the “happy hormone.” When thyroid levels decrease, as a direct result, serotonin levels also decrease.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Depression in Men
Hormone replacement therapy for andropause depression is a treatment option for men aimed at addressing the strong relationship between hormones and depression. Our Global Life Rejuvenation experts and anti-aging physicians will craft a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) program that balances testosterone, thyroid and other hormone levels in order to help restore your positive outlook on life.
A customized nutrition program, along with pharmaceutical-grade supplements and a fitness program, may also treat other possible contributors to male depression, such as vitamin B-12 deficiency.
The first step toward a happier you is to test current hormone levels. Contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to get tested, and start living longer and happier.
Is HRT Safe for Treating Male Depression?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to what they once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes as a result of aging. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT for men is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among men, HRT has been proven to help prevent cardiovascular risks and type 2 diabetes. We don’t want anyone to suffer from hormonal problems related to aging when there’s a much better option available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at 866-793-9933 to learn more about how hormone replacement therapy can help treat male depression.