More than just unpredictable mood swings or low libido, there are signs of hormone imbalance that can make your life complicated or…not nearly as vital as you would like. Hormonal imbalance symptoms can hit men and women regardless of age, race, or even physical condition. If you notice signs of hormonal imbalance, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of a professional to determine which type of hormone imbalance you may be experiencing.
Most people know what hormones are. They are those chemicals in the body that regulate many of your body’s function, everything from the way that your emotions work to how high your sex drive runs. They can leave you feeling fatigued or depressed when they are too low; irritable, bloated, or unexplainably aggressive if they are too high. They can affect your weight and your energy level and even how much you sweat or how much hair you have. Hormones are extremely important to have a body that runs well and efficiently. And if you’ve got any plans of having a family, your hormones need to be in balance.
The Balancing Act
Hormone imbalance can present through any number of symptoms, all of which can help identify the imbalance and how best to treat it. A few of the most common hormone imbalances include:
- Estrogen Deficiency
Hot flashes, shortness of breath, night sweats, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness, dry skin, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, depression, memory loss, heart palpitations, yeast infections, vaginal shrinkage, painful intercourse, inability to reach orgasm, lack of menstruation.
- Estrogen Excess
Water retention, fatigue, breast swelling, fibrocystic breasts, premenstrual-like mood swings, loss of sex drive, heavy or irregular menses, uterine fibroids, craving for sweets, weight gain.
- Progesterone Deficiency
Headache, low libido, anxiety, swollen breasts, moodiness, fuzzy thinking, depression, food cravings, irritability, insomnia, cramps, emotional swings, painful breasts, weight gain, bloating, inability to concentrate, early menstruation, painful joints, asthma, acne.
- Progesterone Excess
Drowsiness, menstrual cycle changes.
- Testosterone Deficiency
Low or absent libido, depression, lethargy, weakness, foggy thinking.
- Testosterone Excess
Acne, weight gain, fluid retention, male hair growth patterns, exaggerated moods, aggression, impatience, frustration.
- DHEA Deficiency
Low bone density, chronic fatigue, difficulty losing weight, mood swings, sparse hair.
- DHEA Excess
Acne or oily skin, increased facial hair, deepening of the voice, mood swings.
Fatigue, weakness, nausea, anorexia, hypotension, low blood sugar.
Obesity, thinning/bruising skin, slow wound healing, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety, sleep disorders.
Testing for Hormone Imbalances
A hormone imbalance test will be necessary to determine what type of hormone imbalance you have, and at Everwell Specialty Pharmacy, we offer clients complementary
Ask Everwell consultations with our medical experts and health professionals who can discuss your concerns and help you identify symptoms. Based on your needs, we may recommend the use of the saliva hormone tests that we offer in our offices so that you can collect your samples at home and mail them for testing. Once they’ve come back, we’re on-hand to offer you advice and guide you along in the next steps of finding a solution that’s right for you.
Balance out your health! Come into Everwell Specialty Pharmacy today for your complimentary Ask Everwell consultation with our team of experts and learn how to find a healthier you!