What Are Hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced within the body that regulate many different systems, including reproductive and sexual function, mood, bone density, and cholesterol metabolism. Essentially, hormones are what help manage our bodies to help make sure they are working effectively.
What Can Impact Hormonal Balance?
Many things can lead to hormone imbalance in women. The most basic factor that may affect hormones is diet. Consistent stress, a lack of physical activity, and environmental factors can also impact hormonal balance. Another factor is genetics.
What Is a Common Physiological Symptom of Hormone Imbalance in Women?
One indication of excessive estrogen production is weight gain. Since estrogen can be produced by fat cells, as well as the ovaries and adrenal glands, the cycle of overproduction can quickly become vicious and difficult to break out of without medical intervention.
What Are Common Reproductive Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women?
Before menopause, many women will experience noticeable hormonal fluctuations before their periods; however, severe PMS can indicate a hormonal imbalance. A loss of libido can also indicate hormonal imbalance, as well as discomfort during intercourse.
What Are the Common Emotional Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women?
Chronic fatigue, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings are very common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” may also indicate hormone imbalance. Irritability is also a frequently cited symptom.
How Can Women Optimize Their Hormones?
At BioTE® Medical, partner pharmacies offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets. These pellets are just the size of a grain of rice, can be inserted subcutaneously in minutes. Within two to four weeks after a pellet insertion, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may begin to work, and many patients report a return to their regular activities. BioTE Medical's method of pellet therapy are bioidentical and last three to six months.
Identify With the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?
How do patients learn more about the BioTE method? First, they use our find a certified BioTE provider tool to contact a certified BioTE provider near them. Providers request extensive lab work looking at current hormone levels and other indicators of a hormone imbalance. Based on a hormone consultation and a review of the blood panel, a certified BioTE provider will determine their candidacy for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.