Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women

Millions of women struggle with hormone imbalance. For many women, this condition is not limited to middle age because women experience so many hormonal fluctuations across their lifetime. From monthly menstruation to pregnancy and perimenopause to menopause, a woman’s hormones endure significant changes during each stage. In some cases, hormonal levels never return to “normal,” leading to symptoms like those listed below.

Almost every major body process is dependent on hormones, including mood, stress, sleep-wake cycles, fertility, appetite regulation, and metabolism. The imbalance of even a single hormone can cause a serious disruption to your well-being. Conditions of hormone imbalance like thyroid disorder, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) may affect women long before menopause, meaning you don’t have to be in your 40s or 50s to have a hormone imbalance.

While symptoms of hormone imbalance are vastly similar to the symptoms many people experience as they age or when stress is high, it’s not normal for those symptoms to cause discomfort for weeks or months on end. And, it’s certainly not normal to be chronically distressed, anxious, or irritable to the point your job and relationships are impacted.

Menopause

Symptoms and side effects of menopause may occur long before the menopausal years. Perimenopause, or the phase when a woman begins to experience the symptoms of menopause but is still menstruating, occurs when the ovaries begin to produce less progesterone and estrogen. For some women this can also lead to lower levels of testosterone.  

The decline in sex hormones can cause many women to lose sleep, energy, and focus, while also experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, hair thinning, dizziness, breast pain and so much more. In fact the list of menopausal symptoms is significant: 

The list of potential symptoms may be overwhelming for many women to fathom. For women who have experienced some of these symptoms, there is good news: there are safe and effective treatment options that are also easy and convenient.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural menopause treatment option. More than 10 major medical organizations have endorsed hormone therapy as the best treatment for symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormones are an exact structural match to the hormones found in the human body, offering enhanced safety and efficacy.

Today, bioidentical estradiol and bioidentical testosterone are available as pellet hormone replacement therapy. Women no longer have to experience the hormonal roller coaster that occurs with other forms of hormone therapy and there is no need to remember to take a pill or slather on a cream each day.

If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, it is time to seek the expertise of a provider who understands hormone health and can help you effectively treat hormone imbalance. EVEXIAS Health Solutions trains and certifies providers to understand the delicate and complex balance of hormone function so you get the most comprehensive and effective treatment possible.

Thyroid Disorders in Women

Just under 15 percent of the U.S. population suffers from a thyroid disorder with 60 percent living with the condition and no diagnosis. The tiny, seemingly benign butterfly-shaped gland in your neck plays a rather significant role in all your metabolic processes. The hormones of the thyroid gland: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) operate in a delicate feedback loop. If one hormone is over or under produced, you can experience some very uncomfortable symptoms and even be at increased risk of serious disease. That is why it is important for women who are experiencing symptoms of thyroid dysfunction to talk to their medical provider. 

Thyroid disorders can be broken down into two categories: an overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism and an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. Women struggling with thyroid issues may experience myriad of symptoms, including: 

Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Reduced or excessive production of thyroid hormones leads to a thyroid hormone imbalance. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and is responsible for stimulating the thyroid gland to produce and secrete T3 and T4. Other hormones, like cortisol, can influence thyroid function.

This is why it is important to choose a provider who is trained and certified in hormone health. To adequately test thyroid function, your provider should review all the thyroid hormones, as well as cortisol and reverse T3. The disorder may not be limited to low production of TSH but instead may be an issue converting T4 to T3. In some cases cortisol production is so high, TSH is suppressed. Levothyroxine or synthetic T4 (branded as Synthroid) is most commonly prescribed to treat the imbalance. However, this is only an effective treatment if the issue is low TSH or T4. If your body does not convert T4 to T3, levothyroxine will not solve the problem. T3 is the more active form of thyroid hormone, meaning low levels will cause symptoms.

EVEXIAS Health Solutions train providers to look at a complete thyroid profile when making a diagnosis and planning for treatment. Bioidentical hormone therapy is an effective treatment option and can be customized to address all forms of thyroid hormone imbalance.

Hormone Therapy for Women

The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women have become well-known. When hormonal imbalance is treated with bioidentical hormones, the safety and effectiveness expands, helping patients relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance naturally and without the side effects associated with non-bioidentical treatments. 

Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources like yam or cactus plants. The ingredients are compounded in a lab and designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body. This allows bioidentical hormones to fit into your hormone receptors perfectly.  

Women suffering from menopausal hormone imbalances, thyroid hormone imbalances, or experiencing any number of hormone imbalance symptoms can find relief with a natural treatment customized to support hormone optimization and your personal lifestyle and goals.  

EVEXIAS Health Solutions trains providers to partner with their patients and develop treatment plans for hormone imbalance that get to the root cause of the problem. Complete lab profiles are assessed and results are carefully analyzed to ensure that all hormones and their dependencies are being addressed. Your treatment plan will include exactly what your body needs to achieve optimization—not just some arbitrary range of “normal.”   

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