If you’re like most women, you’ve ignored minor health symptoms at some point. In many cases, those symptoms eventually pass and you’re no worse for the wear. But what about when those seemingly minor symptoms persist? Is there something deeper going on? And more importantly, should you be worried?
Sometimes, persistent minor health symptoms can point to sneaky hormonal issues that are often overlooked. And without a proper diagnosis and hormone therapy treatment plan, those symptoms aren’t likely to go away on their own.
Curious whether you might be dealing with a sneaky hormonal imbalance? Read on to learn about three of the most commonly overlooked signs of hormonal problems in women.
Far too many women think that prolonged, inconsistent menstruation is normal. It’s not. While many women experience irregular periods at some point in their lifetime, menstruation should level out on its own when the endocrine system works as it should.
When menstruation is inconsistent over a prolonged period, however, that may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. If you struggle with irregular periods or even severe PMS symptoms, bioidentical hormone therapy may be able to help. Talk to your doctor about getting your hormones tested to determine whether hormone therapy may be an option.
Depression or Persistent Changes in Mood
Persistent feelings of depression or pronounced changes in mood are often thought to be the result of lifestyle factors or flawed thought patterns. Many women write these symptoms off as natural emotional fluctuations. But what they don’t realize is that depression can also stem from hormonal imbalance.
Since symptoms of depression and other mood changes frequently vary in intensity, many women mistakenly attribute their symptoms to life events or other causes. They seek psychotherapy or medication to alleviate those symptoms, and unfortunately, those treatments have little effect. Sound familiar?
If you suffer from persistent, low-level depression or other seemingly unexplained changes in your mood, don’t ignore those symptoms! They may be a well-camouflaged sign of a hormonal imbalance. It may be time to talk to your doctor about getting hormone testing to determine whether bioidentical hormone therapy can help you.
Over 30% of women experience vaginal dryness at some point in their lifetime. It’s one of the most prevalent, yet overlooked symptoms of hormonal imbalance because many women aren’t willing to talk about the issue.
For some women, vaginal dryness is a temporary problem that eventually resolves itself. For others, however, the issue persists and can cause significant discomfort if it grows severe. Unfortunately, since dryness is frequently inconsistent — even when it’s the result of a hormonal imbalance — many women tend to brush it off as nothing more than an annoyance. In reality, though, they should be seeking treatment or at the very least, more information.
Because the production of vaginal lubrication is primarily controlled by estrogen, vaginal tissues are highly sensitive to estrogen imbalance. And when women suffer from an estrogen deficiency, they can experience a pronounced case of vaginal dryness that can make intimacy highly uncomfortable.
If you frequently suffer from vaginal dryness, even if the issue is inconsistent, it may be time to talk to your doctor about bioidentical hormone therapy. Re-balancing hormones is often the only way to resolve this issue long term.
Considering Bioidentical Hormone Therapy? Contact Arijai Aesthetics
If you suspect you suffer from a hormonal imbalance, don’t wait to get treatment. Contact our team at Arijai Aesthetics today to discuss your bioidentical hormone therapy options and whether hormone therapy may be the right treatment for your symptoms. You can give us a call at 952-435-0605, contact us online, or schedule a free virtual consult for more information.