Elevate Wellness Clinic can be a lifeline for women living with a hormone imbalance in Atlanta. We provide products and services designed to help alleviate the negative symptoms of female hormone imbalance. In this series of blog articles, we explain why diagnosing hormone imbalances in women is important, discuss what the common symptoms of female hormone imbalance are, and explore the available female hormone treatments in Atlanta. Those treatment options include female hormone replacement therapies, estrogen replacement therapies, menopause treatments, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT).
If you missed Part 1 of this article, you can find it here: https://elevateatl.com/female-hormone-replacement-therapy-Atlanta-Intro/
Those looking for support in treating female hormonal imbalances in Atlanta, Georgia can find relief at Elevate Wellness Clinic. We understand what is happening and we are always available for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances in Women
Hormones play a role in a lot of areas of your health, so a hormone imbalance can manifest itself in a lot of different ways, including ones you might not have expected. But there are a handful of symptoms that often appear in women with hormone imbalances, which we’ll get into.
Keep in mind that these are pretty nonspecific symptoms that can be caused by a lot of things, so if you have a few, don’t panic. It may or may not be a hormone imbalance. If you suspect your hormones may be imbalanced, check with a doctor you trust. This information is just to help you narrow down the possibilities and see if it sounds like a hormone imbalance might fit your experience. (Please note: The symptoms discussed in this article are specific to hormonal imbalance in women. For hormonal imbalance in men, please read our Low-T blog articles to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy for men in Atlanta.)
Most people assume weight is just a matter of “calories in, calories out.” But that’s not entirely true – your weight is also strongly affected by the hormones in your body. That’s why a hormone imbalance can cause weight gain or unexplained (sometimes sudden and unlooked-for) weight loss. Some people with hormonal imbalances also develop a hump of fat between their shoulders.
In cases where weight gain is not attributed to a hormonal imbalance, there are now medical options that have been developed in recent years that do not require surgery and have been delivering great results. For example, Elevate Wellness Clinic specializes in medical weight loss in Atlanta and we have been extremely busy this past year assisting clients reach their weight loss goals.
Changes in Your Bathroom Habits
We don’t often think of your bathroom habits as a hormonal issue, but as we said, a hormonal imbalance’s effects can be far-reaching. This can include:
- More frequent bowel movements
- Frequent urination
Heavy or Irregular Periods
- Missed periods
- Stopped periods
- Frequent periods
Distinctive Hair and Skin Changes
This can include:
- Growing excessive hair on your face, chin, or other areas of the body that didn’t have as much hair before
- Acne on the face, chest, or upper back
- Hair loss
- Thinning hair
- Fine, brittle, breakable hair
- Dry skin
- Developing a puffy, rounder face
- Developing purple or pink stretch marks
- Darkening of the skin, especially along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath the breasts
- Skin tags
It can be disorienting or even distressing for some people to experience their appearance changing for no apparent reason. If these changes are causing you distress, you can talk to your doctor to help determine the root cause. If you are not finding answers to your satisfaction, you are welcome to schedule some time with our specialists. We can help you manage your symptoms and find the right solution for you.
One of the first things you might notice from a hormonal imbalance is vaginal changes, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during penetrative sex when there wasn’t pain before
- Vaginal atrophy
These can be uncomfortable and upsetting symptoms to deal with. But there are plenty of solutions that a qualified physician can suggest to help remedy these issues.
Whether or not you’re undergoing menopause, with a hormone imbalance, you may experience symptoms like night sweats and headaches – both classic menopause symptoms.
It’s no wonder that hormonal changes affect fertility. If you’re trying to get pregnant and are struggling, you may want to talk to your doctor. It could be a hormonal issue at play.
Other Physical Changes
Hormonal changes and fluctuations affect the way we feel physically every day, but we often don’t notice them because we’re so used to it. If your hormones have been thrown off-kilter, you might notice symptoms like:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
- Increased or decreased heart rate
- Heightened sweating
- Increased sensitivity to temperature
- Increased thirst or hunger
- Blurred vision
Mental and Emotional Changes
Most women have plenty of experience with their hormones affecting their mental and emotional state. When your hormone levels are not optimal, your state of mind can feel completely different. This is especially true for women experiencing chronic hormonal imbalance. Other symptoms may include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Nervousness, anxiety, or increased irritability
Sometimes “feelings” of anxiety are incorrectly attributed to hormonal imbalance, when in fact, they are not due to fluctuating hormones at all. Sometimes mental health or emotional symptoms could be the result of a vitamin deficiency. At Elevate Wellness, our physicians can determine where your symptoms may be originating from. As a leading medical clinic for Injection Therapies in Atlanta, we can assess whether you may benefit from a B12 Shot.
What Can Women Do to Address Issues from a Hormone Imbalance?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms in this article, there is no need to suffer in silence. A woman’s body is complex and there will be times in your life when you may experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance or fluctuation. If you live in the Atlanta area, we can help you navigate those symptoms. You can talk with us or your doctor about your symptoms to assess whether they are hormone related. If they are, we can help you find a solution so you can start feeling like yourself.
At Elevate Wellness Clinic, we are experts in hormone treatment therapies designed to address the symptoms of female hormonal imbalance at various stages of your life or if you may be experiencing symptoms due to a medical or biological condition.
What to do next? Contact us today schedule a FREE evaluation! We would love to discuss your choices for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and help evaluate your medical options for treating female hormonal imbalance in Atlanta.
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