How to Fix Your Male Moodiness
Posted: November 6, 2014
Surprise, guys: Women are not the only ones who get moody and irritable. Men can experience mood swings and emotional ups and downs, but too often these symptoms get swept under the rug.
After all, guys are supposed to keep their emotions to themselves, and most try to keep it that way. But sometimes strong hormonal changes can make men over 40 highly emotional.
Do men go through their own version of menopause? It depends who you ask. If you ask men, the answer is a resounding no; if you ask women, they’re not so sure.
A guy has to adjust to hormonal and physiological changes. When his testosterone levels are down, generally due to aging, fatigue and mood swings are not uncommon for a man in his 40s.
It’s Not Depression
The important thing to remember is that your mid-life irritability and feelings of sadness are transitory — hence the term “mood swings.” You might wake up in angry, then feel very lonely when you see no new e-mails in your inbox. When you do get an email 10 minutes later, with a link to an adorable puppy-and-kitten video, you feel all mushy inside.
What is happening? Some internal changes in your body are affecting the way you view things, and that’s a normal and healthy part of the life cycle.
Clinical depression, on the other hand, is usually triggered by a traumatic external factor, such as the death of a loved one, failure of a business venture, or drugs and alcohol.
What You Can Do About It
You can accept the fact that your body is going through changes that your mind doesn’t fully understand. And you can minimize your hormonal imbalance by keeping your testosterone levels in check. In addition eating well and exercising, find your nearest Low T Center to learn your numbers.
If you are experiencing mood swings or emotional changes, testosterone replacement therapy may provide some relief. Make an appointment today to find out.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.