Hormones & Depression
Hormones and what they can cause
CAN HORMONES CAUSE DEPRESSION?
Studies show that depression is a serious side effect of hormonal deficiencies in specifically HGH and testosterone. Men have been found to be 400% more likely to become depressed when deficient in these hormones It’s true — we’ve seen and treated it many times at our men’s clinic in Tulsa. When a male hormone imbalance causes these chemicals to get to a low enough level, they cause negative symptoms such as low energy, mental fogginess, weight gain, or loss of muscle mass. These low levels can also affect the thyroid’s production of serotonin (also known as the happy hormone). With serotonin production decreased, and the combination of other negative side effects, it’s easy for men to slip into depression.
Depression caused by male hormone imbalance, sometime described as male menopause, becomes more serious given that men are 70% more likely to commit suicide than women, and 60% more at risk of chemical dependency. It’s important to get professional treatment in alleviating the problems associated with depression. Tulsa Men’s Clinic analyzes your hormonal levels to determine what symptoms need to be treated, and gives the best recommendations for depression and male menopause treatment.
THE SOLUTION: TREATMENT FOR MALE MENOPAUSE DEPRESSION
As depression in men is often caused by male hormonal imbalances, it is important to get treatment for male menopause or depression. Tulsa Men’s Clinic offers a wide range of options for treating issues caused by hormonal imbalances, including depression. Our staff will work closely with you to make sure your needs are being met, and address any questions or concerns you may have.