What Causes Hormonal Imbalance in Men?
Aging naturally causes male hormonal imbalance, as menopause does in females. Doctors refer to the gradual drop in testosterone level among middle-aged men as andropause. This process occurs slowly in most men, and the symptoms are typically relatively mild. In some cases, physical trauma, cancer treatments and other issues can cause hormonal imbalance.
Gradual reduction in the level of testosterone, and the resulting hormonal imbalance in middle aged men can be due to the natural aging process. But, certain factors can speed up this process and cause a significant reduction in the level of free testosterone within a short period of time. Apart from aging, the most common causes of hormonal imbalance in men are excessive use of steroids, diet and environmental pollution. Anabolic steroids that are used by many men to increase the level of testosterone in the body can sometimes reduce the natural production of this male hormone. When synthetic testosterone is used for a prolonged time period, the body reacts by decreasing the natural production of the hormone. Even many foods can have a huge impact on the level of testosterone in the body. Nowadays, foods like, milk, eggs, chicken, beef and even fruits can contain synthetic estrogen. Farm animals are given synthetic estrogen, in order to fatten them up and also to increase the producti
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