Unbalanced Hormones & Common Symptoms

November 13, 2019
The way your body metabolizes hormones is unique to you. And each woman responds to menopause & unbalanced hormones differently. (Just like there are no two snowflakes that are the same.) In this crazy busy world of today, many women might not be in tune to their bodies or realize there’s even a change happening. (Some women have no symptoms and can transition with grace and ease. If that sounds like you – count your blessings as you’re one of the lucky ones! ?) For others, moderate to severe symptoms seem to move in and start causing trouble. It’s like a menopausal dwarf burst through your front door and declared “hello – it’s me and I’m here to stay!” Issues come up and interrupt work and impact your daily routines. So not fair! Any of these symptoms sound familiar?
  • Varying period cycle lengths – not like clockwork anymore
  • Changes in heaviness of periods
  • Severe PMS symptoms – maybe now only 1 week out of the month “is okay”
  • Mood changes – like on a roller coaster ride and you didn’t buy a ticket
  • Loss of sex drive – “please don’t touch me”
  • Trouble sleeping – sleep for 2 hours, then awake or toss & turn for rest of night
  • Anxiety – little things cause big issues, highway driving is difficult, it’s illogical
You could just ignore these symptoms of unbalanced hormones as stress. Did you know as your natural hormone levels start to dip lower (and you’re more stressed) the symptoms often worsen? Still not fair! And no – you’re not going crazy or alone in how you feel. There’s hope! Your feelings are more common than you realize. Many of us have been there, done that. Estrogen, Estrogen, Oh my estrogen Estrogen goes up and down during a woman’s cycle each month and most experts agree that it may help protect against heart disease (2) and osteoporosis (3). What does low estrogen look like:
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of sensuality
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Not feeling “like yourself”
Progesterone – my happy place Progesterone is often called the happy hormone or the hormonal harmonizer. It helps to balance estrogen, stabilize your moods and helps with sleep. Natural progesterone also helps raise good cholesterol (4), helps protect your brain (5), and helps protect your breast tissue (6). Symptoms of low progesterone:
  • Irregular periods
  • Light or heavy flow
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Water retention
  • Weight gain
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Headaches
Testosterone – icing on the cake For women, testosterone is in your body in much smaller amounts as compared to men. It plays an important role in your overall wellness. (Men just need more.) Low testosterone has also been linked to migraine headaches (7), fibrocystic disease (8), and bladder incontinence (9). It plays a role in preventing osteoporosis (10), cardiovascular disease (11), atherosclerosis (12), and diabetes (13). Signs of low testosterone might show up as:
  • Weight issues
  • Muscle loss
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Problems with focus and concentration
  • Low self-confidence
  • General loss of zest and vitality
Natural Solutions When it comes to unbalanced hormones – there is always hope. There are natural methods that can help improve your hormone levels and reduce or eliminate symptoms. You can get your hormone levels back into balance & your body feeling better! Natural hormone therapy along with good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is a safe way of reducing the effects of menopause and andropause. We believe hormone health & wellness can be achieved naturally and want to help you get there. Experience MedStudio No matter where you are on your hormone balancing journey, we’re here to guide you. We offer safe, natural therapies and treatment options for unbalanced hormones. You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore or let your hormones take control your life. Call at 952-807-0415 to schedule your free 30 min discovery session today.        
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