When it comes to a man or woman’s mental, physical, sexual and reproductive health, hormones play a significant role. The hormones that are secreted by every person’s endocrine gland operate like guiding forces for bodily functions. Sometimes there can be factors such as environment, lack of exercise, poor diet and lack of adequate sleep that can cause these imbalances. Sometimes the problem might involve a more serious issue, such as a hormonal imbalance, that needs medical attention.
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Even the tiniest shift in the production of a particular hormone can change how you feel in dramatic ways. There can be sudden and unexpected highs of emotional zeal followed by feelings of dreariness immediately afterward. The kinds of symptoms experienced by men and women with hormonal balances differ. However, there are general signs of a hormonal imbalance that can apply to both men and women.
- Sudden increases in weight.
- The thinning or loss of hair.
- Adult acne on the face, back and chest.
- Sweating while asleep at night.
Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance specifically in men can include erectile dysfunction (ED), a decrease in sex drive, development of breasts and loss of muscle mass. Sometimes these changes can lead to male infertility and even hot flashes. Our doctors might prescribe any one of a number of testosterone replacement therapies for to remedy this problem many men have way too early in life.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Women experiencing a change in hormonal balance will often experience confusion when it comes to the frequency of their periods. Sometimes a false pregnancy alarm is sounded if a period doesn’t show up when it’s expected. Other times, women might experience a growth of facial hair or extreme hair growth in other parts of the body they never experienced before. This is a medical condition referred to as hirsutism. Other symptoms in women include, but are not limited to:
- Vaginal dryness and pain.
- Pain while having sex.
- Loss of hair.
- Heavy, irregular or missed periods.
- Significant weight gain.
- Vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy occurs when estrogen levels in a woman’s body are greatly reduced. This causes inflammation of the vaginal wall as well as drying and thinning. In this situation, our physicians might prescribe estrogen therapy.
Sometimes a hormonal imbalance in women can cause emotional upheavals that linger on for months at a time, disrupting their lives and triggering severe depression. Millions of women, from young to mature, might have these symptoms and not take it into consideration. A simple hormone supplementation program under the knowledge and care of physicians like our own could have most likely helped in many of these kinds of instances.
Find out more about the options available for relieving symptoms of hormonal imbalance at ARR Medical Group in San Juan today. Contact us to schedule your consultation!