Irritable Male Syndrome: What You Need to Know

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 […]

Testosterone and the Male Sex Drive

Valentine's Day coupleWhen it comes to sex drive, many men pride themselves on their virility and libido – and that’s precisely why a sudden drop in sex drive can be so unnerving.

A low libido is a common symptom of andropause, which typically occurs in middle-aged men who don’t produce as much testosterone as they did in their younger days.  In addition to a lower libido, andropausal men often experience fatigue, a decrease in muscle mass, and a general sense of lethargy.

Andropausal men may also experience difficulty getting and maintaining an erection.  This can be a frustrating experience for men who have previously enjoyed an active and healthy sexual appetite.

Fortunately, […]

How Can Human Growth Hormone Therapy Help Me?

The older you get, the more comfortable and content you get in your own skin.  While you wouldn’t trade your years on this earth for anything, you would like to get back that kind of youthful energy, sex drive, and muscle definition that you used to have.

But you don’t need a time machine to enjoy those sensations again – you just need human growth hormone therapy from the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, Texas!

At Fountain of Youth Medical Spa, anti-aging expert Dr. Nhi Le administers human growth hormone (HGH) therapy designed to counteract […]

The Biggest Cause of Muscle Loss in Men

 

Hormone theory for low testosterone levels

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They say with age comes wisdom – but they didn’t mention anything about losing muscle mass.  You worked hard to develop your lean muscle, and you’re not about to lose your definition just because you’ve celebrated a few birthdays.

Unfortunately, men tend to experience muscle loss as they age.  This condition is known as andropause muscle loss, which is the muscle loss that’s caused by a combination of aging and hormonal imbalance.  While most men tend to experience this condition in their 50s and 60s, some men as young as 20 have […]