One of the main concerns shared by our doctors at the Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado is the number of younger women (25-40) we see with major hormone imbalances especially here in the Denver area. Most all women between the ages of 25 and 90 years can be affected by hormone imbalance. They experience a wide range of symptoms, from those with relatively minor impact to ones that can cause substantial suffering. Hormone imbalance can be attributed to a number of different causes, two of the major contributors are diet and lifestyle. Our lifestyles have changed a great deal over the last couple of generations and it has changed how our bodies function.
Signs of a Possible Hormone Imbalance
Some of the most common symptoms that could indicate a hormone imbalance include the following:
Estrogen Deficiency – If the level of estrogen in the body is too low you may experience a range of symptoms including shortness of breath, interrupted sleep patterns and/or insomnia, hot flashes, headaches, depression and anxiety, mood swings, sexual dysfunction and disruption to the menstrual cycle.
Elevated Estrogen Levels – When the body is producing too much estrogen women will often experience sugar cravings, fluid retention, chronic fatigue, bloating, weight gain, fibroids in the breasts and/or uterus and irregular menstruation.
Progesterone Deficiency – anxiety, mood swings, irritability, lack of sex drive, unexplained weight gain, bloating, cramps, swelling or tenderness in the breasts, acne flare ups, mild confusion, a loss of concentration and joint pain.
Higher Levels of Progesterone – An elevated level of progesterone can often result in changes to the menstrual cycle and unexplained drowsiness.
A Lack of Testosterone – When there is not an appropriate level of testosterone in […]