Consider hormones as the supervisors of your cells. They give the cells orders, which respond to the signals the hormones deliver. Some hormones are reportedly more vital than others but they all in some way or another is essential to the proper functioning of the body for optimal health.
When all the hormones in the body are in sync, you have bodily homeostasis and right hormonal balance. These external factors can cause an upheaval and imbalance to occur in men:
- Chronic stress
- Bad nutritional habits
- Lack of exercise
- Micronutrient deficiency
When an imbalance occurs, the body may not function as well as it should. The hormonal balance becomes shifted. Other contributors to hormonal shifts include reduced testosterone and excessive estrogen. Below are just two symptoms that are indicative of an issue that may need attention.
Clouding of consciousness or brain fog
Some men experience this and perceive it as usual and merely something that happens, but having a cloudy feeling in the head can cause acute memory loss and an inability to think. As mentioned above, it can be caused by a lack of proper nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. When brain fog occurs, cortisol, a stress hormone, is increased in the body and testosterone can lower. Doctors recommend controlling stress levels, exercise, and a wholesome diet to ameliorate this condition.
Low libido and little interest in sex
Testosterone has been studied massively over the last 100 years. From studies and observation, it has become well known that it is necessary for developing the sexual characteristics of men and the ability to have an erection. It also the cause of a declination in a man’s interest in pursuing sexual activity. Many men feel that low libido, erectile dysfunction, and lack of sexual interest are natural occurrences, and they do not correlate the experiences to decreased testosterone production.
There are hormonal replacement therapy options, as well as natural remedies. Fenugreek, Tribulus root, and ginger are natural supplements that have been proven to help men with testosterone levels. While there are biological indicators of imbalance, the only accurate way of knowing is by having your health care provider conduct a blood test.