After the age of 30, testosterone levels start to decrease in men. When low testosterone starts to affect a man’s health, this is referred to as andropause (or “male menopause”). During this time period, men often report mood swings. Irritable male syndrome (IMS) is a term used to describe hormone-related mood swings, which are an unpleasant reality for both the man and those around him.
Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment is available to help alleviate symptoms of irritability and mood swings. HRT for men is a safe and effective way to treat irritable male syndrome that is administered and monitored by our professionals.
If low levels of testosterone, or other male hormones, are causing your mood swings, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians have successfully used HRT to help men balance their mood. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
The Role of Hormones in Mood Swings & Irritability in Men
Irritable Male Syndrome is often a result of high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and/or low levels of testosterone. High levels of cortisol tend to lower testosterone levels.
Increased levels of estrogen associated with andropause may also cause irritability in men. For example, weight gain, a common symptom of andropause, creates fat cells, which then produce estrogen. Higher estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels are strongly associated with irritable male syndrome.
Some men respond to these mood swings by lashing out at others, while others turn their volatile emotions inward, often becoming depressed.
Men experiencing IMS typically exhibit chronic behaviors and emotional states such as:
- Argumentative behavior
- Demanding behavior
- Chronic dissatisfaction
- Being unloving and withdrawn
Irritable Male Syndrome Treatment With HRT
Irritable male syndrome treatment using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one of the most proven medical treatments for addressing mood swings caused by andropause.
Men suffering from irritable male syndrome often view hormonal imbalances as “women’s problems” and find reasons for their mood swings, anger, and anxiety everywhere except within themselves. It may be difficult to admit that something has changed inside your body that is affecting your mind, or even that your behaviors are being driven by hormones.
The good news: there are solutions that can get you off this roller coaster. While everybody has bad days, bad days shouldn’t be every day!
Testing hormone levels is the first step to feeling better. If you’re going through andropause and are experiencing mood swings, treatment with HRT – coupled with a nutrition and fitness program – might be the solution for you.
Is HRT for Men Safe?
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 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 unnecessary mood swings when there’s a treatment option available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at 866-793-9933 to learn more about how hormone therapy can eliminate andropausal mood swings.