Understanding Female Hormone Imbalance

It is true that the conditions of female hormone imbalance, such as menopause, are an inevitable part of the aging process, but that does not mean that you have to live with the related symptoms. With bioidentical hormone replacement, you can find relief from the different symptoms of female hormonal imbalance including menopause, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, perimenopause and even PMS (premenstrual syndrome).

Female Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

What is Female Hormone Imbalance?

Millions of women around the world are affected by female hormonal imbalance. Thousands here in Hawaii alone are affected by it, and it is possible that it may be affecting someone even closer to home – you. Many women simply dismiss the signs of female hormone imbalance, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, weight gain and “brain fog,” as mere side effects of aging, but getting older does not mean that your quality of life has to suffer in this way.

lab testingWomen’s Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is one of the fastest-growing and most effective treatment options for women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. Because bioidentical hormones are derived from plants, they are a safer option than synthetic hormones, making them a more effective solution to conditions of female hormone imbalance.

lab testingSymptoms treated by hormone therapy

Whether you are going through menopause or dealing with a thyroid disorder or chronic fatigue, the symptoms of most hormone imbalances can be very similar. You can find solutions with hormone replacement therapy if you have been experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Low libido
  • Depression
  • Impaired sexual function
  • Lower energy levels
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decline in mental clarity
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Decline in mental clarity
  • Higher incidence of injury or illness
  • Slower healing from illness or injury
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Increases in body fat
  • Loss of body strength

 lab testingMenopause

The top reason that women seek hormone replacement therapy is menopause, and it is the most widely known condition of hormone imbalance as well. Most women begin menopause in their late 40’s to early 50’s due to their ovaries no longer producing eggs and the subsequent hormones that are released to initiate their monthly cycle.

The stage just before menopause is perimenopause, which is when a woman’s menstrual cycles can start to become irregular, and she may start experiencing symptoms similar to menopause. When a woman’s menstrual cycle has been absent for 12 consecutive months, that is when she is determined to be no longer in perimenopause and to have entered menopause.

Many women struggle with their health, and often even their sense of self, during both perimenopause and menopause. When are being plagued by symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain and fatigue it can be difficult live your life normally. The menopausal experience can also be intensified by conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or cancer.

Hormones control almost every action in our bodies, from temperature regulation to metabolism and the sleep cycle, so it is no wonder that when these levels change dramatically during menopause so many women experience symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, low energy, weight gain and mood swings. But it doesn’t have to be like this – when you restore balance with your hormones, it can minimize or completely eradicate these symptoms.

A comprehensive treatment plan for hormone balance in women has benefits that extend far beyond simply addressing symptoms. At RevitalizeMaui, we deliver medically-based solutions for women going through perimenopause, menopause or who are dealing with other conditions of aging here on Maui and beyond via telemedicine.

Schedule an appointment today if you think you have symptoms of female hormone imbalance.

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