shutterstock_92835067When it comes to the aging process, most people associate irritability with menopause; however, middle-aged men often experience irritability and hormone-related mood swings.

Andropause – a condition that afflicts middle-aged men in which their testosterone levels dip – typically causes irritability and mood swings in men between the ages of 30 and 60.  This irritability is caused by hormonal imbalances, which can also cause the following symptoms:

  • Weight gain
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Mental fogginess
  • Lower sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression

The official name for these mood swings is Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS).  IMS occurs when high cortisol levels (which can cause weight gain and anxiety) meet low testosterone levels.  These hormonal levels can lead to outbursts, volatile emotions, depression, and anxiety.

While andropause is a common condition that affects the majority of men, that doesn’t mean you have to put up with these debilitating symptoms.  At the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, Texas, anti-aging expert Dr. Nhi Le can help treat irritability and mood swings associated with low testosterone levels.

Hormone replacement therapy is a unique type of treatment that can help address some of the most common symptoms associated with andropause.  Dr. Le uses bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plants and are identical to hormones found within the body.  During your treatment, Dr. Le will measure your current hormone levels, which ensures that she’s creating the most specific and relevant hormone therapy for you.

Over the course of your treatment, Dr. Le will also develop an exercise regimen, nutritional plan, and provide you with supplements to help complement the results of your hormone replacement therapy.  During your treatment, you expect to see the following benefits:

  • Greater sense of satisfaction
  • Better moods
  • A decrease in mood swings and irritability
  • Increase in sexual appetite
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Decrease in body fat
  • Greater mental clarity
  • Improved concentration

Don’t let irritability and mood swings control your life.  Get control over your life – and feel better! – with testosterone replacement therapy at the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, Texas. Call (361) 576-9100 to learn more!