Hormonal Imbalance: Things You Need To Know About This

Here are the necessary things you should know about hormonal imbalance.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE – Here are some of the important and necessary things that all people must know about hormonal imbalance.

Hormones are ones who dictate our appetite, sleep patterns, how we respond to stress, our libido, happy or anxious, and everything in between. They are produced by glands in the endocrine system. It goes through the bloodstream to the tissues and organs.

Also, hormones regulate metabolism, appetite, heart rate, sleep, reproductive cycle, sexual functions, general growth and development, and body temperature. And when you say hormonal imbalance, it depends on what glands and hormones are affected.

Meanwhile, medical conditions causing this in women are:

  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • hormone replacement or birth control medications
  • early menopause
  • primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)
  • ovarian cancer

Symptoms in women:

  • heavy, irregular, or painful periods
  • osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones)
  • hot flashes and night sweats
  • vaginal dryness
  • breast tenderness
  • indigestion
  • constipation and diarrhea
  • acne during or just before menstruation
  • uterine bleeding not associated with menstruation
  • increased hair growth on the face, neck, chest, or back
  • infertility
  • weight gain
  • thinning hair or hair loss
  • skin tags or abnormal growths
  • deepening of the voice
  • clitoral enlargement

Natural causes of this in men:

  • puberty
  • aging

Medical conditions causing hormonal imbalances in men:

  • prostate cancer
  • hypogonadism (low testosterone)

Symptoms in men:

  • reduced sex drive
  • erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • low sperm count
  • reduced muscle mass
  • reduced body hair growth
  • overdevelopment of breast tissue
  • breast tenderness
  • osteoporosis

Treatment for women:

  • Hormone control or birth control
  • Vaginal estrogen
  • Hormone replacement medications
  • Eflornithing
  • Anti-androgen medications
  • Clomiphene and letrozole
  • Assisted reproductive technology

Treatment for men:

  • Testosterone medications

Treatment for anyone:

  • Metformin
  • Levothyroxine

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Source: Medical News Today

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