Hormones are responsible for a wide range of functions in the human body. They affect everything from mood and energy levels to metabolism and sexual function. When hormone levels become imbalanced, it can lead to a whole host of problems.
Here are five warning signs that you may have a hormone imbalance.
Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling exhausted all day long, despite getting a full night’s sleep? Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance. If you’re not getting enough rest, it could be a sign that your hormones are out of whack.
2. Brain Fog
Do you find it hard to concentrate? Are you forgetful or having trouble completing simple tasks? Brain fog is another common symptom of hormonal imbalance. If you’re struggling with mental clarity, it could be time to check your hormone levels.
3. Weight Gain
Unexplained weight gain can be a sign that your hormones are imbalanced. If you’re eating healthy and exercising regularly but still seeing the number on the scale creep up, talk to your doctor about having your hormone levels tested.
4. Mood swings
Are you feeling more irritable than usual? Do you find yourself crying for no reason or having sudden outbursts of anger? Mood swings are often caused by hormonal imbalances. If your emotions seem out of control, it could be time to get your hormone levels checked.
5. Sleep problems
Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep through the night? Not getting enough rest can throw off your whole system and make it difficult to function during the day. If you’re struggling with sleep, talk to your doctor about checking your hormone levels.
Hormone imbalances happen in men and women of all ages. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting your hormone levels checked. Early diagnosis and treatment can help relieve your symptoms and get your hormones back into balance.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
As women age, they experience menopause, which is when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and the body no longer produces estrogen. According to the Mayo Clinic, the average age women in the United States begin menopause is 51.
As men age, they may experience andropause, which is a decrease in testosterone production. According to the Mayo Clinic, testosterone levels begin to decline 1% a year after age 40. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with these conditions by replacing the hormones that are no longer being produced by the body.
At Madison Family Wellness, we offer Biote bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Biote uses hormones identical to the ones your body produces, making them safer and more effective than synthetic hormones. If you’re struggling with hormone imbalance, Biote BHRT may be the solution for you