For our bodies to operate they require a certain level of hormone production. Created by the endocrine glands, hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to more complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and moods.
As we age, our hormone production changes. In many people this leads to hormone imbalances. These imbalances create a variety of symptoms in women and men.
At Dr. Jensen’s, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women, offering a variety of treatment approaches. Each treatment is customized to the patient, and we’ve had great success with our bioidentical hormone replacement treatments.
In this blog, we address some of the signs and symptoms that could be signaling you have a hormone imbalance.
What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because they control such a wide range of our body’s operations, even a small imbalance can create an assortment of problems.
Here are some of the main symptoms of hormone imbalance in women:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
What is the goal of hormone optimization therapy?
In a nutshell, the goal of our hormone therapy is simply to get you back to feeling your best, losing the fatigue and other issues. Many of these symptoms — exhaustion, hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and others — are often misdiagnosed by doctors. We find these are often linked to hormonal imbalance. This is the root cause of many complex conditions because hormones control virtually all of the basic processes in the human body.
If you’re a woman and are experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help you with bioidentical hormone replacement. Please call us at (385) 424-4567 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jensen.