Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Many different symptoms can occur when women experience hormonal imbalance. Learn about the common symptoms of hormone imbalance in women, how Biote may help, and how to get started below.
What Are Hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced within the body that regulate many different systems, including reproductive and sexual function, mood, bone density, and cholesterol metabolism. Essentially, hormones are what help manage our bodies to help make sure they are working effectively.
What Is a Hormone Imbalance in Women
In women, a hormone imbalance can occur anytime there is too much or too little of a particular hormone. This shift in hormones levels can cause unwanted side effects and can be brought on by various factors, both internal and external. Patients can determine if they have a hormone imbalance through a simple test and lab work, measuring a patient’s current hormone levels.
What Can Impact Hormonal Balance?
Many things can lead to hormone imbalance in women. The most basic factor that may affect hormones is diet. Consistent stress, a lack of physical activity, and environmental factors can also impact hormonal balance. Another factor is genetics.
What Are the Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women?
The most common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include several physiological, reproductive, and emotional concerns.
One indication of excessive estrogen production is weight gain. Since estrogen can be produced by fat cells and the ovaries and adrenal glands, the cycle of overproduction can quickly become vicious and difficult to break out of without medical intervention.
Before menopause, many women will experience noticeable hormonal fluctuations before their periods; however, severe PMS can indicate a hormonal imbalance. A loss of libido can also indicate hormonal imbalance, as well as discomfort during intercourse.
Chronic fatigue, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings are widespread symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” may also indicate hormone imbalance. Irritability is also a frequently cited symptom.
How Can BHRT Help Women Optimize Their Hormones?
At Biote, partner pharmacies offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets. These pellets are just the size of a grain of rice, can be inserted subcutaneously in minutes. Within two to four weeks after a pellet insertion, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may begin to work, and many patients report a return to their regular activities. Biote’s Method of pellet therapy is bioidentical and lasts three to six months.