The Effects of Adrenal Fatigue in Men
If you believe that you suffer from adrenal fatigue (also known as adrenal dysfunction), you may notice that you’re tired throughout the day and have difficulty sleeping properly at night. You may also notice that your sex drive is significantly reduced from normal levels, and you may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Your risk of catching colds and more serious infections is heightened, so you may spend more time with the coughs and sniffles than usual. You may feel anxious or depressed due to overwhelming stress and lack of sleep.
Men do not have the added stress of going through menopause like women do. However, men suffer from andropause, which describes the hormonal changes in men as they get older. Adrenal fatigue and andropause are devastating in many cases. You may first notice that you have difficulty falling asleep and feel exhausted in the late afternoons, but you may end up leaning on caffeine and other energy-enhancing supplements to make it through your day without losing focus or drive.
The constant stress that causes fatigue of the adrenal glands is even more difficult to handle when your hormones are not properly balanced. The body starts producing too much cortisol in response to the stress, and eventually is unable to produce adequate amounts of this hormone due to fatigue. It is the low levels of cortisol in the body that will tip off our Medical Practitioners that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue.
How to treat this condition
The fastest and most effective way to treat this condition in men is hormone replacement therapy. Men often choose this treatment for the same reasons as women. They want fast relief from the exhaustion and lack of focus that is turning their life upside down.
Pros vs Cons of Hormone Caplet Therapy
Before considering treatment, our Medical Practitioners will provide a saliva test to determine your cortisol levels at critical times of the day and night. Once the results are back our Medical Practitioners will review them with you and discuss an appropriate treatment plan using hormone treatment to get you back to feeling like you again.
How do I get started?
Call to schedule your free consultation to learn more about bio-identical hormone treatment and whether its right for you. If it is right for you, you will undergo a series of tests. Once we get the results, the doctor will interpret the test and meet with you to discuss the course of treatment.