Hormone Imbalance and You: What You Should Know as a Woman About Symptoms and Treatment
Inside of a woman’s body, there is a delicate balance of hormonal functions taking place every day. When these hormonal cycles are disrupted, it can cause all kinds of problems. It can make you feel really unwell and even change important bodily abilities, like the natural ability to fight cancer and stay well. Here is a look at some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and how treatment works.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Hormone imbalance seems that it should be easy to spot, but the truth is, the problem can show itself in a host of different ways. Therefore, sometimes issues with hormonal imbalance can be diagnosed as something else. A few of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance for a woman include:
- Irregular periods, problems with fertility, and unpredictable monthly cycles
- Unexplainable weight loss or weight gain
- Feelings of anxiety, depression, and mood swings
- Changes in sleep patterns or insomnia, as well as fatigue
- Thinning hair or abnormal hair loss
- Low libido or lack of interest in sex
Risks of Hormonal Imbalance
Not only will your hormones being off-kilter cause you to feel pretty bad, your hormones not being as they should can put you at risk of developing certain other medical conditions. For example, hormonal imbalance can cause you to be more at risk for:
- Heart Disease
Treatment for Hormonal Imbalance
Thankfully, you do not have to deal with hormonal imbalance and suffer from the symptoms indefinitely. There are all kinds of reasons why your hormones may be fluctuating, depleted, or not present enough in your body. Your doctor may recommend some form of synthetic hormone replacement therapy, but in a lot of cases, there are underlying issues that can be treated to bring your hormones back into balance. Contact us at Avant Gynecology for more information.
Avant Gynecology serves patients at two locations: Piedmont Hospital in Buckhead and Northside Hospital. Our mission at Avant Gynecology is to provide exceptional, compassionate care to women at every stage of their lives. Our providers strive to be at the forefront of knowledge and skill in the fields of women’s health and gynecologic surgery, so our patients can get the best care possible. Avant provides state-of-the-art surgery services and comprehensive gynecologic care, such as annual exams, diagnostic and screening tests; a full range of contraceptive options; specialized services such as bio-identical hormone therapy, hormone pellets, ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation, and more.