Posted January 7, 2022
By Dr. Luis Dominguez In Men's Health

Losing muscle mass can be frustrating. Thankfully hormone therapy can reverse this issue and is available at the HRT clinic in Miami.

HRT Clinic Miami FLSo you’ve been hitting the gym, eating healthy, and staying on track with your workouts. But then you see your slow-to-increase muscle mass and feel discouraged.

Or maybe you don’t work out, but you see a decline in your muscle mass. What’s happening?

The chances are that something you’re doing is less effective than it could be because of a hormonal imbalance – specifically, low testosterone levels. Thankfully, there is hope.

Hormone replacement therapy is available to help balance out hormones. Before we dive into why hormone imbalance leads to loss of muscle mass, let’s go over what types of hormonal imbalances to be aware of.

What Types of Hormone Imbalances Can Men Have?

For decades, scientific research has been all over the map on which hormones cause what kind of changes. These environmental factors are generally referred to as “hormone imbalances.”   

Since the mid-1990s, however, there has been a fairly consistent body of research that supports the role that each hormone plays in various medical conditions, as well as its effect on the body’s internal chemical balances. 

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For men, in particular, the following are the types of hormonal imbalances to educate yourself on so you can get the treatment you need with an HRT clinic in Miami:

  • Andropause (commonly referred to as male menopause)

    Andropause is the medical term for hormonal male menopause. It is best known as the result of declining testosterone levels and/or declining estrogen levels.

    The term “andropause” is a result of the findings that men experience similar symptoms to those of women during menopause, including hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings.

    In fact, as seen in research studies on menopausal issues, many of the same treatment methods that have been found to help women during menopause have also been found to be beneficial to men.

  • Adrenal Fatigue

    Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is a scientific term used to describe the general tiredness, lack of energy, and irritability that many people experience when their adrenal glands are overworked.

    The adrenal glands are two walnut-sized organs located on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands secrete the hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline, and corticosterone to help us deal with stress.

    This is why when hormones are imbalanced, it can cause extra stress and anxiety.

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is a disorder in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can lead to many of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

    Hyperthyroidism has been associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, but it can also be a culprit of your hormone problems.

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a disorder in which the thyroid gland produces too little or no thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism can lead to many of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. It can also cause similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism.

How Imbalanced Hormones Lead to Muscle Mass Loss in Men

Imbalance in hormone levels is one of the causes of reduced muscle mass in men. The most common imbalance is due to a decline in testosterone and/or an increase in cortisol. Catabolic hormones like cortisol hinder the growth of muscle when the process breaks down molecules and then releases energy. 

If you have a higher imbalance of catabolic hormones, you will notice reduced muscle mass. Otherwise, men with higher testosterone levels will tend to have increased muscle mass and decreased fat mass.

Testosterone and estrogen directly affect the function and structure of other musculoskeletal tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Strength training is a great way to offset the catabolic effects of cortisol. However, it’s not always that simple.

If there is a true hormonal imbalance, you may need help from an HRT clinic in Miami. 

The reason why hormone replacement therapy is needed instead is that if you train consistently, you will experience a decrease in cortisol levels.

However, if you take a week off, you will probably experience an increase in cortisol levels. Therefore, once you achieve a stable hormonal balance, only then should strength training be done consistently.

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help

HRT clinic Miami FLHormone replacement therapy helps to balance out an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen. As your hormones regulate, you will be able to work on your muscle mass more efficiently.

If you do notice muscle mass loss, it’s important to take care of the issue as soon as possible. When you have prolonged muscle loss and reduced muscle mass, it can turn into osteoporosis, and that can be irreversible.

Hormonal replacement therapy is an easy process. You start with a consultation at the HRT clinic in Miami, go through an assessment to obtain your personalized blueprint and plan, then start treatment. Everyone is different, but usually, people claim they notice changes in just weeks.

Not only will you benefit from achieving muscle mass again, but you can help your body in several other areas that you may not realize are happening due to a hormonal imbalance.

Contact NuLife Institute to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our patient advocates to discuss any concerns or questions. Our number is 305-400-0005.

We look forward to providing you with an assessment and helping you achieve your goals while reversing your hormonal imbalance. We can’t wait to help you gain muscle mass and healthy hormone levels so you can feel your best again!

Meet The Doctor

Miami hormones specialist

Dr. Luis Dominguez, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Dominguez’s primary area of specialization is the power of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). He has extensive expertise in sexual health and regenerative medicine …

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