Depression can be one of the most threatening and impactful symptoms of male menopause. Andropause is often caused by low testosterone levels. Testosterone is important to many of the bodies functions and low levels of testosterone contribute to hypogonadism, when a man has a sense that he just does not feel right.
Can low t cause depression? Yes, it often does. Men with lower testosterone levels have a 400% increased likelihood of being diagnosed with this deblitating sadness. Thyroidism, or low thyroid levels, are also a contributor when one’s hormones are off balance as the Thyroid hormone T3, when low, decreases the release of serotonin which is essential for regulating mood and behavior. It has also been shown that men with higher levels of B-12 and folic acid have better incidence of dealing with depression.
Hormones are essential in helping to control one’s mood, sleep and many other aspects of our daily life. Depression can of course have many varied emotional or psychological causes but imbalanced hormones can also cause or compound this problem.
Many of the symptoms of low testosterone including low libido, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, muscle loss, hair loss, memory loss, etc., have often been the cause for depression so other Low T symptoms can have a downward cyclical effect.
Since there is such a strong link between hormonal issues, depression and testosterone deficiency a consultative treatment program through Hormone Therapeutics can be an effective program to treat andropause related or driven issues. Your physician, and anti-aging expert, will examine your hormone levels and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan that may include increasing your testosterone levels, and balancing your other hormones, including thyroid, to establish a stable balance specifically for you. We will also help you to develop a customized nutritious diet that includes supplements and a fitness regimen to help you work through the various causes including a B-12 deficiency.
Your first step is to sign up today for a free consultation. Let Hormone Therapeutics develop a program for you to fight your depression and live well, age well through a custom testosterone therapy program.
If you suffer from depression and any of the symptoms below, you could be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy: