The 5 Female Hormone Imbalances - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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The 5 Female Hormone Imbalances

ByJoanne Aponte, ND May 23, 2023

Do you feel like your hormones are out of Whack?

These are the 5 Female Hormone Imbalances and the symptoms you might be experiencing.

Symptoms of Estrogen deficiency

  1. Weight gain
  2. Insomnia & Early Waking
  3. Hot flashes & Night sweats
  4. Low Libido, Vaginal dryness
  5. Skipping periods, Scant periods
  6. Muscle/Joint aches and pains
  7. Depression/Anxiety

Symptoms of estrogen excess

  1. Heavy periods
  2. Tender Breast, Fibrocystic breasts
  3. Uterine fibroids
  4. Menstrual Migraines
  5. PMSĀ  & Mood swings
  6. Water retention/swelling
  7. Weight gain (abdomen and hips)

Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency

  1. PMS and Mood swings
  2. Heavy or prolonged periods
  3. Spotting before your period
  4. Short cycles < 25 days  or long cycles > 35 days
  5. Excess Estrogen Symptoms
  6. Recurrent Miscarriage, Fertility challenges

Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

  1. Low libido
  2. Fatigue
  3. Depression
  4. Trouble building muscle mass
  5. Weight gain

Symptoms of Testosterone excess

  1. Hair loss & thinning
  2. Acne, oily skin
  3. Excess hair upper lip/chin
  4. Mid-abdominal weight gain
  5. Aggressive tendency

Figuring out your specific hormone imbalances can be tricky. There can be quite a bit of overlap in the symptoms especially when it comes to Estrogen and Progesterone. Specialty hormone testing through urine, blood and saliva can be very helpful in pinpointing your individual imbalances.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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