Hormones have a big impact on our overall health and happiness. They are chemical messengers that spend their day relaying important messages to your body’s organs and tissues. When they are in harmony, it is a thing of beauty. A hormone imbalance, however, can cause a long list of unpleasant symptoms and affect many body processes. While a certain degree of hormonal fluctuation is normal, even small changes to the delicate balance can have an impact.
What are the Effects of a Hormone Imbalance?
Men and women have a different balance of hormones in their body. As a result, some of the biggest effects of hormonal imbalance are different between the sexes. There are some symptoms, however, that can affect anyone, including:
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Constipation or increase in bowel movements
- Muscle weakness
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Thinning and/or weakening hair
- Loss of interest in sex
- Blurred vision
- Muscle aches and pains
- Build-up of fatty tissue between shoulder blades
Hormone Imbalance in Women
Normal fluctuations of hormones occur for women during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. The most common medical diagnosis that leads to hormone imbalance is called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Many of the symptoms unique to women have to do with estrogen.
Hormone Imbalance in Men
For men, the unique hormone that can cause issues is testosterone. Although there are not as many effects specific to men, they can still greatly impact quality of life.
Treatment Options for a Hormone Imbalance
If you think you or someone you love has a hormone imbalance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of caring professionals at Rockstar Wellness Clinic. We would be happy to schedule you for a consultation, where we can discuss both symptoms and treatment options. We can also answer whatever questions you may have about hormone replacement therapy.
Rockstar Wellness Clinic is conveniently located in Hot Springs. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!