Article By: Dr. Laurie Blanscet, An Optimal You physician | Oct 05, 2015
Men and Hormones
Men are more likely to have their hormonal imbalance under diagnosed than woman are. I have provided a simple questionnaire that you can use to determine if you (or the man you love) may have a hormonal imbalance.
Please answer the following questions with none, mild, moderate, severe, or extremely severe. Your answers will help you to better understand the severity of your hormonal imbalance if an imbalance exists.
Do you have the following:
Decline in your feeling of general well-being (general state of health, subjective feeling)
Joint pain and/or muscle aches (lower back pain, joint pain, pain in a limb, general increase in aches and pains)
Excessive sweating (unexpected/sudden episodes of sweating, hot flushes independent of your activity level)
Sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, waking up early and feeling tired, poor sleep, sleeplessness)
Increased need for sleep, often feeling tired
Irritability (feeling aggressive, easily upset about little things, moody)
Physical exhaustion/lacking vitality (general decrease in performance, reduced activity, lacking interest in leisure activities, feeling of getting less done or of achieving less or of having to force oneself to undertake activities)
Decrease in muscular strength
Depressive mood (feeling down or sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings, feeling nothing is of any use)
Feeling that you have passed your peak
Feeling burnt out, having hit rock bottom
Decrease in beard growth
Decrease in ability/frequency to perform sexually
Decrease in morning erections
Decrease in sexual desire/libido (lacking pleaser in sex or desire for sexual intercourse)
After answering the above questions look at how many you answered with mild or more severe symptoms. This will give you an idea of the severity of your hormonal imbalance.
If this questionnaire has shown you that there may be an issue with your hormones, then the next step is to get your hormone levels evaluated by a medical provider who specializes in hormone balancing.