Hormonal Imbalance in Women: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

In women, hormone imbalances are linked to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause and thyroid disorders. Symptoms develop when your body releases excessive / inadequate amounts of some hormones.

Causes of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

  • Symptoms are caused chiefly due to an erroneous relationship between estrogen and progesterone levels in the body.
  • Alterations in the estrogen progesterone balance has a dramatic effect on health.
  • Synthesis and release of hormones varies depending on factors like: nutrition, stress, exercise and ovulation or the lack of ovulation.
  • Also birth control pills, household chemicals, car exhaust and environmental toxins affects hormone balance.
  • A faulty diet, consumption of processed and refined foods
  • Stress plays a pivotal role
  • HRT or hormone replacement therapies

Hormonal Imbalance in Women Symptoms

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women could manifest in the late 20?s or the 40?s. Symptoms aggravate as the woman ages, more than ever, if neglected in the former stages.

The following are common manifestations:

  • Weariness and fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • PMS
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Endometriosis
  • Headaches
  • Giddiness
  • Decreased libido
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating and water retention

Also see Hormonal Changes in Women

    Hormonal Imbalance in Women Treatment

    The treatment for hormone balance is a multi-disciplinary approach.

    Talking to your gynecologist and nutritionist is very crucial. Life style medications like eating a wholesome diet, cutting out on refined foods, regular exercise, and adequate de-stressing are very essential.

    Additionally, medications may be required to treat any medical disorder (thyroid disorders, adrenal insufficiency, etc.

    2 thoughts on “Hormonal Imbalance in Women: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

    • March 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm
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      I am suffering from poly-cystic ovarian disease. Is it responsible for hormonal imbalance in my body?

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      • April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm
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        Yes it is true. Poly-cystic ovarian disease can cause imbalance in the hormones, especially the female hormones called estrogen and progesterone. This can lead to change in menstrual cycle such as irregular periods or absence of menstrual cycle, skin dryness, infertility etc.

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