When was the last time that you had your hormones checked? If you’re under the age of 65, you’re more than likely laughing at that question. After all, you’re young! You don’t have a hormone deficiency? That’s only for elderly men! The problem with this line of thinking is that it isn’t true at all. Due to a number of different factors, younger men – those who aren’t middle-aged yet, but are no longer in their teen years – can experience issues with their hormone levels.
The specialists at Integrative Hormone Center & Pharmacy have years of experience in diagnosing and treating testosterone imbalances. Men of all ages are susceptible to diminishing testosterone and the effects it brings with it. At IHC, we have comprehensive assessments paired with treatment plans that will get you back to good health.
Peak Hormone Levels
It’s common knowledge that men’s hormone levels tend to peak around age 20. Once they’ve reached that level of sexual maturity and have hit their last growth spurt, their testosterone levels peak and begin to fall. By the time that they reach their 30s, they may not have much of this hormone left – or at least it won’t be at the appropriate levels. Normally, the rate at which their testosterone levels fall is around 1% per year. This is completely average. The problem is that, due to a number of environmental factors, this hormone decreases much faster, leaving men in their late 30s and early 40s (or even younger) with a number of issues.
Causes of Testosterone Imbalance
In many cases, your testosterone levels can decrease more rapidly than they should because of environmental factors. For example, pollution in the air, steroids in the meat that you eat, and even chemicals in the water can cause this to happen. In other cases, it’s genetic. You might be genetically predisposed to having low testosterone levels. Either way, the levels of this hormone in your blood are somewhat out of your control, at least, until you go to a specialist to get treated.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
If you’re wondering whether or not you have low testosterone levels, there’s one way to find out – get tested by a doctor. A simple blood test will let you know for sure. However, there are some symptoms that you need to know about, as they are hallmarks of this type of hormone imbalance. You might experience:
- Low energy levels
- Lack of mental clarity, aka brain fog
- Reduced stamina and strength.
According to the National Institute of Health, the primary indicator of young males suffering from low testosterone is decreased energy levels. So, If you find yourself coming home from work every day, completely exhausted and heading for the couch, when in the past you had much more energy, then you could be suffering from a hormone imbalance.
Get Your Testosterone Levels Checked
The important thing to note here is that you don’t need to be elderly in order to have a hormone imbalance. This occurs in younger men as well and you can be treated for this condition, regardless of age. There are ways of restoring your testosterone levels, leaving you feeling like your younger self again. If you are worried you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance, want to get your levels checked or have questions regarding TRT, call or book an appointment online with the specialists at the Integrative Hormone Center & Pharmacy to learn more.