Hormones send messages throughout the body and help regulate a variety of bodily processes. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can throw off the delicate balance of hormones in the body. When a hormonal imbalance occurs, you may experience a variety of signs and symptoms.
By knowing the signs that your hormones are out of balance, you can seek out treatment and regain your hormonal health. Here, we’ll discuss the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance and how bioidentical therapy may be able to help.
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
There are many different hormones that play various roles in your body. As a result, the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can vary depending on the specific hormone that’s out of balance.
With that in mind, some of the most common signs that your hormones are out of balance include:
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Low libido
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Increased heat or cold sensitivity
The Various Causes of Hormonal Imbalance
There are several possible causes for a hormonal imbalance. Stress, injuries, and certain medications can all throw off your balance of hormones. Various conditions, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, Cushing syndrome, and Addison’s disease can also impact your hormonal health and require treatment.
One of the most common causes of hormonal imbalance is the body’s natural aging process. Women undergo a process called menopause, at which point the body stops producing estrogen. The hormonal changes that occur with menopause can cause symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Many men also experience hormonal symptoms in older age.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormone therapy is a safe, effective treatment option for hormonal imbalance. Often recommended for men and women in their older years, this treatment replenishes hormonal balance in the body with hormones that are identical in molecular structure to your body’s natural hormones.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, schedule an appointment at MindBodySpirit Care for an individualized treatment plan.