Hormonal imbalance occurs when there are either too little or too much hormones in the body. Even though we might not get to see or feel the hormones, they play a very important role in the functioning of the organs and the body as a whole, hence even the slightest hormone imbalance is likely to throw off the normal functioning of a woman’s body. Hormone imbalance can be caused by several factors such as genetics, age, diet, medication, or environmental conditions. A sure way to know whether or not you have a hormone imbalance is to visit a doctor specializing in women’s health. You should always be on the lookout for these 3 signs of hormone imbalance :
Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Unexplainable weight gain or weight loss can be a result of a hormone imbalance. Since the body relies on the hormones to regulate your appetite and metabolism, a hormone imbalance will mean that you will either be eating more than you should or you will not burns the food you ate, which can translate into weight problems. There are different types of hormones that can cause weight gain or weight loss and some tend to affect specific areas of your body such as the hips, stomach or hands. Some types of hormones that may affect your weight include estrogen, insulin, Progesterone, leptin, cortisol and testosterone.
Fatigue or low energy
Are you finding it tough to get out of bed? maybe you always seem to experience midday burnouts or are you just tired all the time and can’t function normally. These maybe symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Fatigue is a very common problem amongst elderly women but younger women in their 30’s and 40’s also experience fatigue due to hormone imbalance. Instead of drinking coffee all day in order to stay awake, contact your local doctor for an evaluation.
Another crucial sign of hormone imbalance in women is low libido. Low libido exists among women of all ages and very few actually do anything about it. Hormones are intimately involved with desire and satisfaction from intimacy. Some wrongly believe these changes are inevitable with age. In most cases an office evaluation and hormonal testing identify the source of the problem. Many women, even those past their childbearing years, can achieve a satisfying level of intimacy with the correct treatment.
Depending on your condition, preference, and Dr. Tahery’s advice, there are numerous hormonal treatment options to choose from. We specialize in bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are identical to the natural hormones produced by a women’s body and therefore better tolerated.