Hormones play a vital role in every woman’s health and well-being. When hormone levels fluctuate, this can affect your mood, sexual desire, fertility and ovulation. In other words, the imbalance of hormones may impact negatively on how your reproductive system responds.

Every month, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone are produced. When estrogen and progesterone levels do not balance, this may have a dramatic effect on your health. The gonadotrophin releasing hormone, also affects the functioning of the hypothalamus which in turn affects the pituitary gland, which then affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.

The imbalance of estrogen hormones can also cause menopause and all the symptoms associated with it. These hormones are influenced by certain factors such as nutrition, diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress, emotions, age and ovulation.

Below are the symptoms of deficiency that is related to each Hormone:

Estrogen deficiency

  • Arthritis
  • Bladder problems( infections, leakage)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Decrease in memory
  • Decrease in sexual function/ interest
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diff losing weight
  • Dry eyes
  • Elevated Blood pressure
  • Food cravings
  • Increase in facial hair
  • Increase in insulin resistance
  • Infertility
  • Low energy especially at the end of the day
  • Oily skin
  • Panic attacks
  • More wrinkles
  • Restless sleep
  • Thinner skin
  • Vaginal dryness

Testosterone deficiency

  • Anxiety
  • Decline in muscle tone
  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Decrease HDL ( good cholesterol)
  • Dry skin and poor elasticity
  • Dry, thin hair
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersensitive, hyperemotional; states
  • Saggy chicks
  • Low self esteem
  • Thin lips
  • Weight gain

Progesterone deficiency /Estrogen Dominance

  • Premenstrual breast tenderness
  • Premenstrual mood swings
  • Premenstrual fluid retention and weight gain
  • Premenstrual headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Heavy period with clotting
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibrocystic disease of the breast
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility Problems
  • More than one miscarriage
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased libido
  • Anxiety and panic attacks or depression
  • Hot flushes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Symptoms of adrenal fatigue
  • Decreased immunity
  • Digestive problems
  • Emotional imbalances
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of being overwhelmed
  • General feeling of unwelness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Lack of stamina
  • Loss of motivation or initiative
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Low thyroid function unresponsive to treatment

Symptoms of low thyroid levels

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Brittle nails
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Decreased memory
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Low body temperature
  • Muscle weakness
  • Puffy fac
  • PMS
  • Weight gain

If you are suffering from more than 3 of these symptoms it can be a hormone deficiency, we advise you make your appointment with Dr. Anna Sepiolo today.  Dr. Anna is American Board Certified Diplomate in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.