A Hormonal Imbalance Could Be Leading You Into a Mid Life Crisis
Life can feel dull sometimes. Occasionally, we feel the need to change things up by chasing excitement and pleasure. These urges can become much more common during midlife, thus the popularity of the term ‘midlife crisis”. During a midlife crisis, people often look externally to find a solution, but the real answer lies internally. A hormonal imbalance can lead to the same feelings commonly associated with a midlife crisis, and typically happens at the same time in life.
When a man reaches his 40s or early 50s, his outlook on life tends to change. All responsibility falls on his shoulders. He is no longer parented, and may even be taking care of his own parents as well as his children. A middle age man is often more reflective on life, thinking more about past decisions and dreading the future ahead. Youth and opportunities have escaped him, and it feels like there is no going back and that he has lost a step in life. The passing of time is felt more than ever, and he feels trapped. Trapped in a lifestyle that feels unfulfilling and not where he imagined himself at this point in life. He feels the need to break out, and it leads to impulsive decisions.
This is where we see the stereotype of the middle-aged man that purchases brand new sports cars, drastically changes his appearance or has an affair. He wanted to change his life in a hurry, but those were temporary fixes. So what is a long-term solution? How can he feel better physically and mentally, positively change his appearance, and have an improved sex life? The answer is in his hormone levels.
Function of Testosterone
Testosterone is a sex hormone that is produced at a higher rate in men than in women. It stimulates sexual characteristics in men and is produced mainly in the testes. Testosterone is responsible for helping maintain these bodily functions:
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
- Red blood cell production
- Fat distribution
- Muscle mass
After the age of 30, testosterone levels begin to decrease slowly. This is a natural result of aging. Even though there is a hormonal imbalance, it may not be noticeable right away. Most men who experience the common symptoms of low testosterone are middle-aged, which lines up with the same time frame that you would typically see a male midlife crisis.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
So what happens to the body when it experiences hormonal imbalance? There are many symptoms that can arise when testosterone levels are low, including:
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
- Hair loss
- Decreased strength/muscle mass
- Hot flashes
- Trouble with memory and concentration issues
- Lowered motivation and self-confidence
- Lower sperm count
- Fewer spontaneous erections
If men are naturally seeing a decrease in their sexual performance, physical appearance, and are feeling down about themselves it is no wonder why they start to make sudden changes in their lives. What we see as a sign of a midlife crisis may really be a sign of long term health problems. Luckily, through hormone replacement men can restore their health and prevent the impulsive decisions that accompany a midlife crisis.
Bioidentical Pellet Therapy for Men
Often times when men think about testosterone treatments, steroids come to mind. They picture a guy in the gym that is huge, looks unnatural, and has anger issues. The truth is, optimal hormone levels are custom made to restore what has been taken from you. You are able to be taken back to your prime. No more unnecessary weight gain, erectile dysfunction, or lack of confidence. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an all-natural solution to an all-natural problem.
Bioidentical pellets are plant-derived and have identical molecular makeup to the hormones in your body. The pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and is tailored to your specific needs. Each pellet is injected and absorbed into the body and lasts about 3-4 months. During that time, the pellet releases hormones in order to maintain the correct levels the body needs at all times. BHRT pellet therapy allows you to set it and forget it, allowing you to be the best version of yourself again. The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes and is perfect for hormone balance and preventing a midlife crisis in men.
BHRT at Restorative Health
If you are experiencing any symptoms of hormonal imbalance, don’t hesitate to find out if BHRT is right for you (take our free online hormone test here). We are currently offering free consultations for first-time patients to speak with a specialist about customizing a treatment program for your needs. Financing is available while also working with your insurance provider to help mitigate any out of pocket costs. Don’t allow yourself to feel like you’ve lost a step or that the prime of your life has escaped you. Give yourself permission to call (314) 300-9199 today to restore what has been taken from you and to live your life the way you should be.