Healthy Aging Medical Centers in Essex County New Jersey is dedicated to helping men rise above the challenges that present with the many conditions associated with age related hormone decline such as adrenal fatigue syndrome. Dr. Rand and his team offer numerous affordable and non-invasive treatments to help men regain their quality of life and improve overall health and wellness. Healthy Aging Medical Centers is a concierge medicine practice, where men can have complete access to the doctor through unlimited office visits, emails, and phone consultations. The comprehensive healthy aging programs provided by Dr. Rand can help men identify and overcome hormone imbalance and decline. Healthy Aging Medical Centers is located in West Orange New Jersey and custom tailors natural hormone replacement programs for men in the Essex County New Jersey areas of Irvington, Newark, Millburn, Livingston, City of Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Nutley, Belleville, West Orange, Verona, Caldwell, Fairfield, Cedar Grove, Maplewood, Montclair, Roseland, South Orange and more.
Adrenal Fatigue and Men
Adrenal fatigue has become an increasingly common ailment in aging men. Usually the result of high levels of stress over an extended period of time, adrenal fatigue syndrome is the result of the body’s inability to naturally manage and balance stress hormones. When a man feels stressed, the adrenal glands are forced to secrete adrenaline and cortisol to counteract the inflammatory effects of stress on the body. If stress persists over a long period of time, the body will begin to steal the materials needed to produce other hormones in order to synthesize more cortisol to keep up with the persistent demand. Because the adrenal glands produce essential hormones, the body’s constant demand for cortisol can cause a hormone deficiency or imbalance which can often be the underlying cause of adrenal fatigue syndrome.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome in Men May Include:
- Inability to cope with stress
- Feeling burned out all the time
- Mental fogginess
- Loss of concentration
- Difficulty remembering things
- Difficulty getting up in the morning
- Lack of motivation
- Chronic headaches
- Frequent infections
- Low libido
Customized natural hormone replacement therapy programs can help men overcome the affects of adrenal fatigue syndrome by replacing deficient hormones and helping the body regain balance. Men who are experiencing the age related hormonal changes associated with andropause may experience more severe symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome than a man in his younger years due to the pre-existing hormoen imbalance associated with the transitional time of life.
Low Testosterone & Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
The primary male androgens are mainly produced in the testes and the adrenal glands. When hormone production begin to decline as a natural part of the aging proces, the adrenal glands serve as a reserve source of male hormones. Many men have burned out their adrenal glands ability to serve as an effective backup by the time they reach this stage in life through extended exposure to stress and other environmental factors. It is this hormone deficiency and the body’s inability to keep up that results in adrenal fatigue syndrome and the many undesirable symptoms of male hormone decline and imbalance.
In men, the most active male sex hormone is testosterone. Testosterone levels can become deficient during andropause due to a decline in hormone production that comes with aging. DHEA and pregnenolone are precursor hormones for testosterone production which are produced in the adrenal glands. As men age, the availability of these two precursor hormones may become diminished further impacting testosterone deficiency. In a man that is both aging and stressed, the body may have a limited amount of precursor hormones, and it may have to use what is available to produce more cortisol. The body chooses to produce cortisol as opposed to testosterone because a person could literally die from the internal inflammation and chemical reactions caused from stress, and cortisol’s job is to keep the body in homeostasis during the aftershocks of the stress response.
Men who are suffering from the affects of adrenal fatigue syndrome often experience a combination of symptoms including hair loss, low libido, erectile dysfunction, chronic fatigue, reduced stamina, muscle atrophy, high blood pressure, reduced motivation, anxiety, thinning bones, irritability, and depression. Balancing hormones with natural hormone replacement therapy and testosterone replacement therapy for men can help to reduce the symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome and improve the functioning of the adrenal glands. As a result, men can naturally regain testosterone balance and prevent or reduce the many symptoms related to male hormone decline and andropause.
Healthy Aging Medical Centers in West Orange New Jersey recommends supplements and dietary changes in addition to customized male hormone replacement therapy programs to treat and improve the symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome. Dr. Rand and his team have extensive experience treating men of all ages for the affects of adrenal fatigue syndrome and male hormone imbalance.