Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in WomenImbalanced hormones can stem from age, certain conditions, and genetic factors. Hormone changes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms for women, including:
- Dry, red, or itchy skin
- Puffy skin on the face
- Irritability, anxiety, mood swings and even depression
- Trouble sleeping
- Appetite changes
- Heart rate and/or blood sugar changes
- Breast tenderness
- Thinning hair
- Low libido
- Weak bones
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
Reasons to Start Women’s Hormone Replacement Treatment
Hormone replacement treatment can help women experiencing hormone changes to improve their overall health and wellness. Key reasons why women may begin hormone treatment include:
1. It can relieve uncomfortable symptoms from perimenopause and menopause.
Perimenopause and menopause in women can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, mood swings, irregular periods, trouble with focus and memory, and lower libido, among others.
2. It can lessen women’s risk for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thinner and porous, which may lead to bone fractures. Women’s risk for osteoporosis increases after menopause, but hormone replacement may offset this risk.
3. It may protect against heart disease in some women.
Some research has shown that women who start hormone replacement therapy after menopause have a decreased risk for heart disease.
4. It may help to hold off signs of skin aging.
Skin’s elasticity can decrease with age, partly due to hormonal changes. Balancing your hormones with hormone replacement therapy can help maintain skin’s elasticity.
5. Women need testosterone too.
At any age, a low level of testosterone will make you feel tired, unable to build muscle or lose weight and have a decreased libido. Restoring the testosterone levels will make a big difference in your level of wellbeing.
Methods of Hormone Replacement for Women
There are multiple forms of hormone replacement treatment for women to choose from. After speaking with your doctor about your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms, you’ll discuss the hormone replacement options that may work for you.
Hormone replacement treatment traditionally comes in the form of creams, gels, oral tablets, skin patches, and vaginal rings. Hormone replacement pellets are a form of treatment that may be used as an alternative to other forms of hormone therapy. Pellets may be a convenient and effective treatment method for women because you don’t have to remember to take a pill, apply a cream, or change a patch. Also, pellets release a consistent amount of hormones into the bloodstream, leading to fewer fluctuations that can happen with other hormone treatments.
At Bionuu in Littleton, we provide women’s hormone replacement treatment, including hormone replacement pellets, to our clients. Contact us today to learn how you can benefit from greater hormone health.