|Conditions and Symptoms Affecting Men’s Health |
Men’s health can be impacted by several conditions and symptoms including:
- Mood Swings and Depression
- Decreased Bone Density
- Chronic Fatigue
- Erectile Dysfunction
Andropause is a condition that causes men to experience a reduction in testosterone levels. Men’s testosterone levels begin to drop an average of two percent every year after the age of 30. Common symptoms of andropause include mood swings, decreased bone density, reduced muscle mass, chronic fatigue, lowered libido, and erectile dysfunction.
Mood Swings and Depression
Mood swings and depression can have a negative impact on men’s health and are often associated with hormone imbalance. Mood swings are closely linked to depression and can cause extreme reactions to various situations. Mood swings can range from anger, impatience, and anxiousness to defensiveness, abuse, and threatening acts of violence. Depression is usually the cause of mood swings and affects thousands of men worldwide. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately three million men in the United States suffer from depression every year (cdc.org, 2015).
Decreased Bone Density
Men make up approximately 18 percent of people who suffer from decreased bone density (Osteoporosis). One of the most common reasons for osteoporosis in men is declining testosterone and estrogen. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin and brittle, which causes them to fracture and break easily. At EZCare Clinic, we can help men develop a health plan that includes calcium and vitamin D supplements combine with a consistent exercise program.
Chronic fatigue is a common symptom that affects men’s health during declining testosterone levels. When men experience these symptoms over an extended period, they may become depressed, have mood swings, experience insomnia, and gain weight. Chronic fatigue can also contribute to increasing frustration, impatience, and anger. Our doctors can assist you with a customized diet plan and exercise routine that is focused on men’s health. Call our San Francisco or San Jose office to schedule an appointment for a consultation and begin your testosterone treatment plan today.
Lower testosterone levels may also cause erectile dysfunction in men. Erectile dysfunction is caused by the reduction of blood flow to the penis and the supporting muscles. Diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking alcohol are also major contributors to a reduction of blood flow in the body. Fortunately, Testosterone Replacement Therapy and a prescription for Viagra from EZCare Clinic may help to improve erectile dysfunction. Treatment programs may also include access to counselors, dietitians, and exercise therapists.