Understanding hormonal imbalance in men

The primary two hormones that imbalance each other are testosterone and estrogen. Let’s look at the symptoms that come with high estrogen and low testosterone in men.

Low Testosterone Symptoms

  • Fatigue and muscle weakness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced libido
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis (especially in elderly men)

High Estrogen Symptoms

  • Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts)
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Higher risk of prostate cancer
  • Higher risk of stroke

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance in Men

Hormonal imbalance is very common in boys going through puberty. During this period they might experience excess estrogen and low testosterone, which can cause moobs (excess fat tissue around the breasts), mood swings, fatigue and other symptoms. In most cases, the hormones balance back with age.  

However, there are many factors that can lead to hormonal imbalance, including:

  • Underlying health conditions & prescribed medication
  • Abusive use of illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Unhealthy diet, which can lead to insulin resistance and affect hormones
  • Being overweight (excess fat can lead to high estrogen)

What can you do if you suffer from hormonal imbalance?

If you notice any of the symptoms above, or you have any reason to believe you could be suffering from a hormonal imbalance,we recommend consulting a doctor. You can start by booking an appointment with your local GP.  

If you have enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, we specialise in this field and you can contact us directly for a complimentary and confidential consultation.  

You can find out more about gynecomastia on NHS here or on our website here.

Book A Free Consultation 

Directly with Dr. Nurein

Contact us to find out more about our gynecomastia treatments, including a price estimate, available surgery dates and the option to book a free consultation directly with Dr. Nurein. You can book a free gynecomastia consultation in person with Dr Nurein, at our clinics in London and Sheffield, or an initial video consultation.