Are you tired all the time? Moody? Irritable? Are you gaining weight without explanation?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you might be suffering from a hormone imbalance.
Hormones are chemicals that regulate the actions of your cells and organs. Think of each hormone as an instrument in an orchestra — when in tune, they play the perfect melody. But if one is out of tune, it can throw off the entire concert.
A hormone imbalance—when one or more hormone(s) are either deficient or in excess—can cause of symptoms like fatigue, depression, low libido and/or mood swings.
Managing these symptoms can be a stressful ordeal; however, there is good news: for most, hormonal imbalance symptoms can be treated effectively with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
In order to find relief, you must first understand the underlying cause(s) of your symptoms. Take our quiz to learn more about the symptoms that could signal a hormone imbalance. If your results indicate that you may be suffering a hormone imbalance, further diagnostic testing can help determine which specific hormones are out of balance—allowing you and your physician to build a targeted treatment plan.
Understanding the symptoms of hormone imbalance and recognizing them when they occur is the first step to getting your health back. Know your body, be on the lookout for unexplained changes and see your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above. You might be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, which although troublesome, is treatable.
Do your quiz results reveal that you may have a hormone imbalance? Further testing can help distinguish which specific hormones are out of balance so a trained BHRT physician can provide the best hormone treatment option designed just for you.
Reviewed May 29, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith