Symptoms to Look For If You Think You Are Suffering From a Hormone Imbalance

It isn’t always easy to tell when your hormones are out of balance. Symptoms that may seem totally unrelated to each other, or not indicative of a hormone imbalance, may leave you feeling “off” without knowing why. Here at Wellness at Century City, in Los Angeles, Jessica Cho, MD, specializes in helping men and women bring hormones back into balance through integrative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapies.

Depending on your individual symptoms, Dr. Cho customizes a treatment plan that helps you return to optimal health and wellness, so you can feel like yourself again. Take a minute to learn which symptoms to look for if think you’re suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

Hormone imbalance isn’t just a women’s problem.

Though we tend to think of women experiencing hormonal issues during periods, pregnancy, and menopause, a hormone imbalance is not exclusively a women’s problem. In fact, men are more likely to experience testosterone imbalances, though both men and women have testosterone in their systems.

Hormones regulate most bodily functions, so when these chemicals that your endocrine system produces are too high or too low, you may experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Typically, the symptoms depend on which hormones are unbalanced.

Both men and women can experience imbalances related to:

Women are more prone to estrogen and progesterone imbalances, and men may experience testosterone issues, especially as they get older.

Symptoms may be similar for both men and women.

Hormone imbalances for both women and men often lead to common symptoms such as:

These symptoms are common with hormone imbalances because hormones regulate metabolism, appetite, sleep cycles, and body temperature, among other things. Brain fog is a common sign of a hormonal imbalance for both men and women, too.

Women and men also have their own set of hormone imbalance symptoms.

Naturally, there are symptoms that are particular to men and women, such as:

Women

Men

Even children may experience hormone imbalances, especially as they enter into puberty.

Underlying medical conditions may contribute to hormone imbalances.

If you think you’re suffering from a hormone imbalance, and you also have a known medical condition, that could also be a contributing factor. For example, if you have diabetes, an overactive or underactive thyroid, adrenal insufficiency, or you’re undergoing cancer treatments, hormone imbalances may occur.

Stress, an eating disorder, and certain medications may also lead to uncomfortable symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Sometimes your symptoms are short-lived, but in other cases, you need help regulating your hormones. As an integrative physician, Dr. Cho takes a whole-person approach to diagnosing the underlying causes of your symptoms, so you can become more balanced long-term.

Before creating an individualized treatment plan that not only relieves unpleasant symptoms, but regulates your hormones as naturally as possible, Dr. Cho reviews your health and medical history. She considers things like your age, body type, and size so that she can prescribe the most specific amounts of bioidentical hormones. Dr. Cho supplements just what you need so you feel more like yourself again, with renewed vitality and a better quality of life.

Don’t suffer indefinitely with a hormone imbalance. For the medical expertise you need in a compassionate environment, call Wellness at Century City today, or request an appointment online.

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