For our bodies to operate they require a certain level of hormone production. Created by the endocrine glands, hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to more complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and moods.
As we age, our hormone production changes. In many people this leads to hormone imbalances. These imbalances create a variety of symptoms in women and men.
At Affirm Health Center, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that uses tiny bioidentical hormone pellets. Each treatment is customized to the patient, and we’ve had great success with these treatments for our patients.
In this blog, we address some of the signs and symptoms that could be signaling you have a hormone imbalance.
What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because they control such a wide range of our body’s operations, even a small imbalance can create an assortment of problems.
Here are some of the main symptoms of hormone imbalance in women:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men?
For men, testosterone is one of the main hormones. People equate low testosterone simply with sex drive and function, but there are far more symptoms:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain fog