Your endocrine glands are your body cells that deal with hormones. They make hormones, store hormones, and release them into your bloodstream.
When your endocrine glands aren’t functioning properly, hormonal imbalances can occur. Endocrine glands such as your thyroid gland, parts of the pancreas, and gonads control some of your body’s vital organs.
So when your endocrine glands aren’t functioning the way they should, they can’t give the proper information to those organs, often resulting in you feeling pretty crappy.
Plenty of medical conditions that cause hormonal imbalances result from the improper functioning of your endocrine glands.
Some of these are fairly common, such as hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid).
As with most things, our lifestyle habits (or lifestyle predispositions) can impact our hormone levels – sometimes leading to hormone imbalances.
Some of these won’t surprise you – chronic or extreme stress can impact hormone imbalances. This brings up a great example of the type of integrated approach to BHRT we take here at EvexiPEL.
If something like high stress is impacting your hormone levels, we will make every effort to figure out exactly what’s causing the stress, and what we both can do to prevent it moving forward.
A poor diet, or lack of getting the proper nutrition your body needs, can be another cause of hormonal imbalances.
This is another case where an integrated approach to pellet therapy will result in the best sustainable, long-term solution.
We can insert a pellet into your body, but if your diet doesn’t change, you’re probably going to need to see us again before too long.
We don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money by giving you the same treatment over and over. We’d much rather work with you on how to:
- Improve your diet
- Find a balance together of lifestyle alterations and BHRT
Severe allergies or infections are examples of lifestyle predispositions that can cause hormonal imbalances.
Once again, in cases like these, it’s extremely important to us at EvexiPEL to find out the root cause of your hormonal imbalance.
Infections or allergies are often issues that can be resolved – or at least partially resolved – if you’re aware of the cause of them.
If it turns out the root cause of your hormone imbalance is a severe allergy, we would be happy to work with you to create an integrated solution, combining our superior pellet therapy treatment with methods of reducing your allergy.
Men vs. Women
When discussing the causes of hormonal imbalances, it’s important to note that this stuff works differently for women than for men. Let’s start with women:
If you’re a woman, there are several times in your life that hormone imbalances are much more likely to occur.
These include puberty, during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. So if you’re going through those stages and feeling a little weird, don’t fret – you’re not alone, and it’s very normal!
Men don’t go through quite so many stages that make them susceptible to hormone imbalances. It’s mainly just puberty and aging.
There are, however, certain medical conditions that can cause hormone imbalances in men that don’t apply to women – a big one is issues with your pancreas.
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with your body. Maybe you feel a little off, but you can’t quite put your finger on why, or – most importantly – figure out what to do about it.
Well, we’re here to help! Often feeling bloated, loss of libido, and having severe mood swings (and much more) can be signs of hormonal imbalance.
Hormones are the messengers that dictate the way our cells and organs function, so it’s a big deal if they’re off kilter, and can majorly impact your quality of life.
Luckily, there’s a solution! Read below for some common signs of hormone imbalance in women.
Signs and Symptoms
It is important to note that we’ve listed just a few examples of symptoms of imbalanced hormones.
If you’re experiencing hormone imbalance, you may recognize every single one of these symptoms, none at all, one or two, or things not even on this list!
Either way, we’d love to chat and figure out if Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the solution for you.
1. Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles are common symptoms of hormone imbalance, especially before menopause.
2. Memory Fog
Loss of memory (or “foggy” memory) can mean a few different things, but one of them could be hormonal imbalances.
Changes in estrogen and progesterone can make it harder to recall things. Once again, this is especially common before or during menopause.
This sign is a common symptom of hormone imbalance, and in this case, are caused by your thyroid generating too much thyroid hormone, which can make you sleepy.
4. GI Issues
These could come in the form of:
- Belly fat that won’t go away
- Food cravings
- Weight gain
Paired with other symptoms such as infrequent menstrual cycles or fatigue, stomach problems can be a sign of hormonal imbalance.
5. Mood Swings, Anxiety, and Depression
Changes or decreases in hormones can cause moodiness – estrogen impacts key brain chemicals that dictate your mood, anxiety, and depression levels.
6. Hot Flashes, Vaginal Dryness, and Night Sweats
Your estrogen levels dropping due to a hormonal imbalance can reduce the flow of vaginal fluids and cause tightness.
If this occurs along with hot flashes and night sweats, this could be a sign of hormonal imbalance.
7. Difficulty Achieving Arousal and Orgasm
Female bodies produce testosterone too! If your levels are lower than usual – a hormonal imbalance – this could lead to a decreased sex drive.
8. Muscle Loss, Aches, and Weakness
If your body is producing an imbalance of hormones, this can impact your muscles:
- Causing aches and pains
- Longer recovery periods from injuries
- A loss of muscle altogether
If any of this is sounding familiar to you, don’t fret, we can help! Find EvexiPEL Certified Provider Today to see if BHRT is right for you.
Our pellet therapy has been proven to be a superior method of treating hormonal imbalance, and nothing makes us happier than seeing our patients living their best lives again.