There are many men who tend to overdo their training and this results in insufficient recovery time. Overtraining can cause many problems like constant fatigue, decline in performance, decreased motivation, emotional problems and mood swings. The most common male hormone imbalance symptoms from overtraining are mood changes and emotional instability.
Men who tend to over train constantly underperform. In addition, they also suffer from depression, extreme fatigue, they are susceptible to infections and have heavy muscles. However, most of these symptoms are not taken note of and they think that the answer to these problems is increasing the training schedule rather than getting ample rest.
Numerous studies have been done on male hormone imbalance symptoms from overtraining and most results are extremely conflicting. Earlier studies showed that athletes who over train have poor response to stressor hormones like ACTH, cortisol, and gonadotrophin hormone. This can cause insulin induced hypoglycemia. In addition, athletes who over train have increased levels of salivary cortisol and lower testosterone to cortisol ratio.
Some researchers believe overtraining causes an increase in the levels of stress hormones which then suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicle axis leading to what is known as the male version of female amenorrhea and this causes a reduction in testosterone to cortisol ratio.
It is well known that overtraining affects the endocrine system and this causes an imbalance of hormones. Male hormone imbalance symptoms from overtraining can be varied from muscle soreness to mood swings to depression to irritability to anxiety. In addition, because the endocrine system is affected, recovery from overtraining does not occur.
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