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What are Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance?

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June 14, 2024

Hormones act as chemical messengers, aiding in a wide range of bodily functions, from your metabolic health to your sexual function, reproduction, mood, and sleep cycle. Even the smallest fluctuations in hormone levels can impact how you feel both mentally and physically. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of a hormonal imbalance and potential causes, as well as what to do next and how our local pharmacy can help!

How do hormone levels become unbalanced?

There are many probable reasons why your body may produce too little or too many hormones– everyone goes through hormonal changes during puberty, and women’s hormones are greatly affected during pregnancy and menopause. Other factors that could contribute to an imbalance include medication side effects, chronic stress, and autoimmune conditions. An imbalance can be short-term and temporary, like those during pregnancy; however, some imbalances can be chronic conditions that require consistent treatment, such as thyroid hormone imbalances.

What are signs of a hormonal imbalance?

Both men and women can experience abnormal hormone levels with varying degrees of symptoms. Some may start out mild and progress gradually over time, making it a little more difficult to pinpoint. But if you notice any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing some of the common signs of a hormonal imbalance:

signs of a hormonal imbalance in women

  • Irregular heart rate (slow or fast)
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Diarrhea, constipation, digestive problems
  • Chronic fatigue, muscle weakness
  • Changes in mood, anxiety, depression
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Hot flashes
  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness/erectile dysfunction

So you think you may have a hormone imbalance…what can you do about it?

Our expert pharmacists have experience with helping men and women overcome their hormone imbalance, whether related to sexual health, thyroid health, adrenal function, etc. Our compounding pharmacy in Magnolia TX can create custom formulas of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as part of your treatment plan, along with diet and lifestyle changes as well as natural supplements. Not only can you get a personalized dose, but you can also choose which form would be the best for you– creams, liquids, capsules, troches, and many more!

How can I get started on BHRT?

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Our simple consultation process starts with an in-depth evaluation form and lab testing to learn more about you, your symptoms, and what hormone levels need to be corrected. Then, we will meet with you and discuss your results, answer any questions, and speak with you at length about treatment options. Afterward, our consulting pharmacist will collaborate with your healthcare practitioner to ensure the personalized plan meets your needs and if any alterations or modifications are needed.

Now you know some of the signs of a hormonal imbalance and what you can do about it! Schedule a hormone wellness consultation with us today, and let’s help you start feeling better with a customized evaluation and care plan!

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