Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes of irritable male syndrome?

Irritable male syndrome (IMS) is a condition where a male feels hypersensitive, irritated, frustrated and angry. This is known to be connected to hormones in your body and can be remedied nutritionally and with intermittent fasting.


  • Mood changes

  • Cognitive changes

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Lack of sex drive

  • Irritation

  • Frustration

  • Anger

Cause #1: Low testosterone

Testosterone is the main male hormone that has to do with the reproductive system, muscle growth and your mood. What is important to know is that most low-testosterone problems come from high amounts of other hormones, like estrogen and insulin.

-Estrogen is a female sex hormone that also exist in a male body (in small amounts). Too much estrogen will lower the amount of testosterone in your body.

-Cortisol is a hormone that is produced when your body is undergoing physical or mental stress. High cortisol will push your testosterone down.

-Insulin is a fat-storing hormone that is produced by your body when your blood sugar goes high. High insulin will push your testosterone down.



  • Consume foods that will lower estrogen:

    • cruciferous vegetables (natural estrogen blockers)

    • DIM (concentrated cruciferous)

    • white button mushrooms

    • mushrooms in general

    • celery

    • parsley

    • olive oil

  • Avoid foods that will increase estrogen:

    • soy

    • vegetable oils

    • GMO foods

    • alcohol

    • soy-fed chicken

  • soy-fed beef


  • Take vitamin B1:

• nutritional yeast

• benfotiamine

  • Improve your sleep

    • Avoid blue lights (computer/phone) before going to bed

    • Disconnect electronic devices from the outlets before going to bed

    • Take naps if needed

    • Try to go to bed before 10:30 p.m.

  • Avoid watching news (bad news can keep you in a state of fear)

  • Take magnesium

  • Take vitamin D

  • Take long walks outside (at least 45 minutes)

  • Regularly exercise


  • Avoid sugar and refined carbs

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

In addition to that improve your testosterone:

  • Consume more foods with cholesterol (helps to make testosterone)

  • Consume moderate amounts of protein (6 to 8 oz of protein in a meal)

  • Full-body exercises

  • HIIT exercises

  • Improve sleep

  • Consume zinc (100 mg / day)

  • Consume korean red ginseng

  • Take L-arginine

  • Take D-aspartic acid

Other causes:

  • High cortisol

Last updated: Jul 02, 2023 16:50 PM