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Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms, Causes, and testing

Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms, Causes, and testing September 7, 2020

There are lots of different hormonal imbalances because there are lots of different hormones, but millions of people suffer from some type of imbalance of these hormones and even the smallest amount of imbalances can affect how we feel drastically.

We can evaluate imbalances in three hormonal systems that tend to communicate with each other the most:

  • Adrenal Hormones (stress hormones)
  • Sex Hormones (testosterone or estrogen, and progesterone)
  • Thyroid Hormones

The stress hormones such as cortisol or DHEA can manifest problems with fatigue, lethargy, and diurnal rhythm (sleep-wake cycle), belly fat, or water retention. Thyroid issues can be too extreme, but the most common are metabolism, energy, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, skin, hair, and nail problems, or anemia.

Issues with sex hormones will affect men and women differently.

Men: Libido changes, muscle mass, body hair growth reduction, energy or erectile dysfunction, and just to name a few.

Women: Mood swings, irregular or painful periods, weight gain, water retention, tenderness of breast, energy, etc.

Since all three hormones communicate with each other, if there is a problem with one, the other two can be affected and it goes all the way around with all of them.

Hormonal imbalance testing is extremely easy and lab work is always local and convenient to you and not just to see where your levels are, but also how they affect one another.

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