Hormones 101

October 22, 2018
Hormones are our body’s most underrated helpers. The importance of hormones is often overlooked, but they play an integral role in mood, libido, our immune system and more. When your hormones are imbalanced, the other areas of your life might just follow suit. It is a common misconception that hormone issues are just for women to deal with, often citing menopause as the main suspect. However, hormone imbalances can occur in men at a certain age, too. These changes are called andropause, and they can greatly affect a man’s health and wellbeing. Hormones in Men Men have plenty of important hormones in their bodies, from growth hormones to insulin and more. The heavy hitter is definitely testosterone, which men tend to have a lot more of than women. Testosterone affects reproductive tissues, growth, muscle mass and other areas of the body. When a man’s testosterone levels begin to shift, so can his quality of life, and an average man’s testosterone levels decrease 1-2% each year. Hormone imbalance in men typically occurs in men ages 40-60, and symptoms often include:
  • Difficulty getting erections
  • Decreased libido
  • Lower energy
  • Depression
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decrease in body fat
Where Help Is (And Is Not) When it comes to hormone imbalance in men, there is hope. You can get your hormones back in shape and feel much better. Unfortunately, Western medicine tends to ignore male hormone imbalance and focus their efforts on women. Prescriptions may be tossed at you to help with the symptoms that you’re experiencing, but these can pile up fast. Luckily, there are many tried and true alternative methods that can greatly improve hormone imbalance in men. Natural Hormone Therapy is a safe way of greatly reducing the effects of andropause, and MedStudio has made hormone therapy their focus. We believe wellness can be achieved naturally, and we want to help you get there. Experience MedStudio No matter where you are on your journey with hormone imbalance, MedStudio is here to guide you. We offer many treatment options for hormone imbalance and natural hormone replacement therapy to food sensitivity testing and supplementation. Don’t let your hormones control your life. Give us a call today at 952-807-0415 to schedule a consultation at our Oakdale or Minnetonka clinics to learn more.