Male Mood Swings

Male Mood Swings (aka Irritable Man Syndrome): A Common Symptom of Low Testosterone

Many men and their significant others are concerned that using testosterone will cause them to become more aggressive and lead to mood and personality changes. This assumption is based on side effects experienced by athletes or bodybuilders who abuse steroids for performance enhancement. The goal of these athletes is to make their normal testosterone levels abnormally high so they will become bigger, faster, and stronger and perform better in their sport.

Unlike athletes using steroids for the wrong reasons, our male patients suffering from low testosterone are treated with physiological doses of testosterone to restore testosterone levels to the levels they experienced in their 20s. This results in benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, including improvement in mood and emotional stability with no side effects

Testosterone replacement therapy for men reverses the negative emotional/mood changes associated with low testosterone levels. Natural testosterone replacement therapy can help you to become the happy, emotionally healthy person you once were. Low testosterone levels in men can result in emotional liability (i.e., instability) and mood changes such as:

  • Irritability and anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Worry and tension
  • Frustration
  • Demanding nature
  • Sadness
  • Impatience
  • Aggressiveness
  • Unloving and withdrawn behavior

What Causes Mood Changes?

“Irritable man syndrome” is generally a result of high cortisol levels and low testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels may occur due to andropause or cortisol imbalance.

Cortisol imbalance can cause unpleasant emotional/mood changes by negatively affecting the functions of other hormones. For example, cortisol imbalance can negatively affect the functions of testosterone, which results in unpleasant emotional/mood changes.

Cortisol imbalance in men

can also directly cause unpleasant emotional/mood changes. Cortisol is an important hormone needed for stress management. Due to our fast-paced society, many men either have high cortisol levels due to chronic stress or low cortisol levels (if adrenal fatigue has occurred).

Your Solution for Emotional and Mood Changes: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Hormone balance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men will reverse all emotional/mood changes caused by male hormonal imbalance. Our expert hormone therapy doctors will also educate you on living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a customized nutrition plan, nutritional supplement regimen, exercise routine and stress management. This healthy lifestyle plan will work with the bioidentical hormone therapy to reverse all symptoms of hormone imbalance.