Do you think you may be experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance? If you’re a man or woman over the age of 35, you may be right. In some cases, hormonal decline can even begin much earlier. As your body begins downregulating its production of sex hormones, you may experience a variety of irritating health symptoms that can seriously disrupt your life and health. But you don’t have to live with those symptoms because bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help alleviate them.
Curious if you might be a candidate for BHRT? Read on to learn the symptoms that typically indicate the presence of hormonal imbalance.
Do you frequently feel super warm for no reason? Hot flashes can last for 30 seconds to several minutes and they’re a telltale symptom of hormonal decline. Approximately 70% of women approaching menopause experience hot flashes, and if you’re one of them, you know they can seriously interfere with your day. Luckily, bioidentical hormone therapy can help alleviate your hot flashes if your physician determines you’re a candidate for the therapy after performing hormone testing.
If you’ve been sweating excessively while you sleep, you may be suffering from hormonal decline. However, there are several other medical conditions that can cause night sweats, so if you’re consistently waking up drenched in sweat, it’s time to see a doctor. Your physician can perform hormone testing to determine if your hormones are unbalanced, and if they are, hormone pellet therapy can help get them back on track.
Dramatic Mood Fluctuations
Have you been experiencing rapid mood swings that you’re not used to? Whether you’re dealing with minor mood changes or serious mood disruptions like major depression, that may be a sign you’re dealing with hormonal imbalance.
While premenstrual syndrome can prompt mood changes as a result of hormonal and neurotransmitter fluctuations, if you’re aging, PMS may not be the culprit. Instead, declining sex hormone levels could be causing psychological changes that cause you to feel happy one moment and sad or upset the next.
Since dramatic mood fluctuations can seriously affect your mental health, you should see a physician for hormone testing if you’re having this issue. BHRT can restore hormonal balance, but before you can get the therapy, you must confirm the presence of hormonal decline.
Vaginal Dryness or Painful Sex
When your estrogen levels decline, the walls of your vagina may begin thinning. This is known as vaginal atrophy, and the condition can result in itching, irritation, pain, and dryness. You may notice your symptoms are especially prevalent during intercourse, but they may be irritating throughout the day as well.
If you’re suffering from persistent vaginal pain or irritation that you think may be related to hormonal imbalance, it’s in your best interest to get hormone testing from a qualified physician. Bioidentical hormone therapy can treat vaginal atrophy and carries fewer risks and potential side effects than traditional hormone therapy.
Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Hormonal imbalance may be the culprit. Unfortunately, many women assume that their difficulty sleeping is due to anything but hormones, but making that assumption could leave you exhausted, irritated, and unwell.
While it’s true that several conditions and lifestyle habits can interfere with your ability to sleep, hormones play a major role in regulating your sleep cycle. If you’ve optimized your lifestyle habits for good sleep and you’re still not getting enough shut-eye, consider seeing your physician for hormone testing.
Looking for a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Provider in the Twin Cities?
Whether you’ve never yet had hormone replacement therapy or you’re looking to make the switch to BHRT from your current hormone therapy, our team at Arijai Aesthetics can help. We specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE pellets and can help you rebalance your hormones and get your body back on track. To learn more or schedule a consult, feel free to call our office today at 952-435-0605 or request a free consultation online, and we’ll be in touch!