If you’re on this website and you’re reading this blog or any of the other information we offer, the odds are you have a concern about your hormone levels. There might be a number of concerns, such as energy levels, sexual health, or weight loss. When you visit us at Men’s Vitality Center, testosterone replacement therapy might be in the forefront of your mind. But before we take that step, we check all your hormones.
Remember that the hormones within your body work in a complicated and delicate state of harmony. A deficiency in one kind can throw off the efficiency of another. Introducing more of one kind of hormone can create problems. Ideally, we seek to achieve a healthful balance of all your hormones, and one of the hormones we’ll check is estrogen. In fact, there isn’t a single chemical called “estrogen,” but rather a number of different chemicals. Believe it or not, but low estrogen levels can mimic many of the symptoms of low testosterone. Some of these symptoms are:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hot flashes
- Irritability and mood swings
It all sounds familiar, right? In its way, estrogen is just as important for us guys. It affects brain function, bone strength and maturation, and sexual health, among other biological processes. They’re not exactly unimportant, which is why our job is to test everything and get all of your hormones into balance. So just remember that, while low testosterone can be a concern, low estrogen is just as important.