Your hormones play a vital role in how you look and feel. When your hormones are out of balance, it affects everything from your skin to your moods. A hormonal imbalance affects how well your body functions. Your OBGYN doctor can help you regain control of your hormones again.

How a Hormonal Imbalance Can Affect You

Your hormones will fluctuate throughout your life. Normal life stages like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can cause a hormonal imbalance. You may experience a sudden drop in hormones if you have had a procedure like a hysterectomy. When you have a hormonal imbalance, you may experience signs and symptoms like these:

  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Weight gain, especially around your belly
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Lack of energy, fatigue, and headaches
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
  • Dry, itchy, irritated skin
  • Thinning hair and hair loss
  • Hot flashes and night sweats

If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms listed above, it’s time to visit your OBGYN doctor. Your OBGYN doctor will do a comprehensive medical examination which may include testing to determine your current hormone levels. Your OBGYN doctor will develop a customized treatment plan to regulate your hormone levels.

Dietary and lifestyle changes such as exercise are an important part of your treatment plan to feel your best. Your OBGYN doctor can also help you with stress management techniques to decrease mood swings and other mental health issues.

One of the most important treatments to consider is hormone replacement therapy, known as HRT. Today’s HRT therapy often uses bio-identical hormones. Bio-identical hormones are identical in structure to human hormones, so they offer many important advantages including:

  • Having fewer side effects
  • A longer-lasting treatment
  • Creating a steady stream of hormones
  • A safe treatment, with an extensive record of research and testing
  • Helping to increase bone density to avoid osteoporosis

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy also doesn’t increase your risk of a stroke, blood clots, or a heart attack the way some other hormone replacement products can.

Want To Know More About Hormonal Imbalance Treatment for Women?

To find out more about the signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance and how bio-identical hormone replacement therapy from your OBGYN doctor can help you, talk with your OBGYN doctor today.