Many women experience hormonal imbalance symptoms, and if a woman feels unwell and isn’t sure why, she may be one of them. Learn more about the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women below and contact a Biote Certified Provider for a consultation.*
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women
Many different symptoms can occur when women experience hormonal imbalance. Learn about the common symptoms of hormone imbalance in women, how Biote may help, and how to get started below.*
Hormones are chemicals produced within the body that regulate many different systems, including reproductive and sexual function, mood, bone density, and cholesterol metabolism. Essentially, hormones are what help manage our bodies to help make sure they are working effectively.*
In women, a hormone imbalance can occur anytime there is too much or too little of a particular hormone. This shift in hormones levels can cause unwanted side effects and can be brought on by various factors, both internal and external. Patients can determine if they have a hormone imbalance through a simple blood test and lab work that measure a patient’s current hormone levels.
Many things can lead to hormone imbalance in women. The most basic factor that may affect hormones is diet. Consistent stress, a lack of physical activity, and environmental factors can also impact hormonal balance. Another factor is genetics.*
The most common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include several physiological, reproductive, and emotional concerns.*
One indication of excessive estrogen production is weight gain. Since estrogen can be produced by fat cells and the ovaries and adrenal glands, the cycle of overproduction can quickly become vicious and difficult to break out of without medical intervention.*
Before menopause, many women will experience noticeable hormonal fluctuations before their periods; however, severe PMS can indicate a hormonal imbalance. A loss of libido can also indicate hormonal imbalance, as well as discomfort during intercourse.*
Chronic fatigue, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings are widespread symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” may also indicate hormone imbalance. Irritability is also a frequently cited symptom.*
At Biote, Biote Certified Providers offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets. These pellets are just the size of a grain of rice and can be inserted subcutaneously in minutes. Typically, within up to two to four weeks after a pellet insertion, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may begin to work, and many patients report a return to their regular activities. Some report feeling the full benefits after the second insertion. Biote’s Method of pellet therapy is bioidentical and lasts up to three to six months.
Adrenal fatigue can severely affect women, dramatically impacting their quality of life. Biote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has helped numerous women relieve their adrenal fatigue symptoms and may be able to do the same for your patients.*
Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms In Women With Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue occurs when our adrenal glands are unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones. The reduced number of hormones can affect every part of the body. Adrenal fatigue, like all conditions, acts on everyone differently. Moreover, adrenal fatigue also impacts many parts of the body differently. The diverse range of symptoms of adrenal fatigue make it difficult to diagnose, especially since all systems affected by adrenal fatigue are so interconnected.*
Female adrenal fatigue symptoms can present differently from person to person. However, some of the most common symptoms include extreme difficulty waking up in the morning, high levels of exhaustion throughout the day, very low tolerance for any stress, uncontrollable cravings for salty foods, and a weakened immune system. Biote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help relieve female adrenal fatigue symptoms. Other common adrenal fatigue symptoms in women include anxiousness, low sex drive, weight gain, poor circulation, low mood, dark circles under the eyes, respiratory complaints, and low blood pressure.*
One of the major causes of adrenal fatigue symptoms in women is getting insufficient sleep for an extended period. In the early stages of adrenal fatigue, sufferers under intense stress may see their cortisol levels rise, and other hormonal cycles interrupted. However, in the latter stages of adrenal fatigue, adrenals become hindered by stress and fail to provide adequate quantities of cortisol.*
Our research has shown that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, may be able to improve female adrenal fatigue symptoms. Use our Find a Provider tool to locate a Biote Certified Provider to learn more.
The emotional symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can affect our everyday life. Hormones are responsible for regulating most bodily processes and functions, and even the slightest imbalance can seriously affect emotional health. Emotional health is an important part of our wellbeing and can have a ripple effect on our mental and physical health.*
Emotional Symptoms of Women With Hormone Imbalance
One of the most important hormones when it comes to our emotional wellbeing is estrogen. Estrogen can increase serotonin and beta-endorphins, which are associated with positive mood states. Decreased levels of estrogen have been associated with panic attacks, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings. BHRT can help replace the estrogen that is dropping and return it to normal levels, which may relieve emotional symptoms of hormone imbalance and return patients to better health.*
Many patients report that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, has been a consistent way to address the emotional symptoms of hormone imbalance. BHRT may restore hormone balance to the body by replacing hormones that are lost or regulating hormone levels that are too high. Every BHRT therapy that Biote Certified Providers recommend is custom-made to fit each individual patient’s needs. A pellet with each patient’s dose is then inserted subcutaneously in a procedure that only takes a few minutes. These pellets will be absorbed into the body and may provide consistent relief of symptoms for up to three to six months.*
At Biote, we know how hysterectomies can affect women. Biote provides training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that uses pellets. The Biote Method of pellet therapy may help to lessen symptoms after a hysterectomy. Read below to learn more.*
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance In Hysterectomy Patients
A hysterectomy refers to a surgery wherein the uterus is removed. There are several kinds of hysterectomy surgeries. After a hysterectomy is complete, symptoms of low hormones often ensue. For those who are significantly affected, Biote Certified Providers offer options that may help relieve symptoms in women.*
A hysterectomy is performed to alleviate uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic discomfort, gynecologic cancer, abnormal bleeding, and uterine prolapse. A common reason for a hysterectomy is to resolve the issue of uterine fibroids, which is when the uterus produces noncancerous growths that cause low back discomfort and prolonged menstrual cycles.
A hysterectomy involves complete or partial removal of the uterus, ovaries, and other adjacent organs. There are six different kinds of hysterectomy surgeries, the most comprehensive being a radical hysterectomy. This involves complete removal of ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and uterus, the result of which typically causing intense hormonal imbalances in women.* Another type of hysterectomy is a total hysterectomy. This is when the uterus is removed as well as the cervix, while a partial hysterectomy is when the upper part of the uterus is removed, but the cervix and ovaries are left in place. When a woman’s ovaries are removed, this is called an oophorectomy. If the fallopian tubes are removed, this is called a salpingectomy. If both the fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed, this is called a salpingo-oophorectomy. The kind of hysterectomy a patient receives ultimately is determined by her medical provider’s recommendation, based on her symptoms.
After a hysterectomy, a woman will immediately feel the full effects of menopause, meaning that she may be faced with a severe hormonal imbalance. This is rarely a comfortable transition for women, and it can have extreme physical and emotional side-effects. The effects of sudden menopause and recovering from the surgery can be very challenging for women to get through on their own, and many will consider hormone replacement therapy to make the transition more tolerable.*
BHRT pellets may help to supplement the hormones that the body no longer produces following a hysterectomy. Use our Find a Provider tool to locate a Biote Certified Provider and learn more about the path to relief!*
What are the earliest signs and symptoms of menopause? Keep reading below for in-depth information on menopause, as well as the options for addressing the hormone imbalance that causes menopause symptoms in women. It may be possible to improve these symptoms when working with a Biote Certified Provider.*
Menopause Symptoms In Women
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing hormones. Menopause is a significant source of hormonal imbalance in women, and this hormonal imbalance can cause numerous symptoms. The signs of menopause can be severe and affect everyday life, so it’s important to recognize menopause symptoms early.*
Even normal symptoms of menopause are challenging to bear. The signs of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sleep disturbances. The symptoms of menopause can cause low mood and anxiousness, which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce the quality of life. Menopause symptoms can affect a woman’s mental health, as well as her physical health.*
The three stages of menopause are perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Perimenopause is the beginning stage of menopause, starting as early as a woman’s 30s. Menopause begins after a full 12 months after a woman has stopped her period, and postmenopause are considered the years after this.
BHRT replaces the hormones lost during menopause, which may help relieve the symptoms of menopause. Contact a local Biote Certified Provider in your area using our Find a Provider tool to learn more about menopause symptom relief using the Biote Method of hormone optimization.*
The mental symptoms of hormone imbalance can be frustrating and difficult to manage. Hormones are chemicals produced by glands in the endocrine system. Hormone imbalances happen when one of these glands is not functioning optimally and releases too much or too little of a hormone into the bloodstream. Because of the important role hormones play in regulating bodily functions, even a tiny hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc throughout the body. Keep reading to learn more about the mental symptoms of a hormone imbalance.*
Mental Symptoms In Women With Hormone Imbalance
The mental symptoms of hormone imbalance are inconvenient and frustrating, regardless of whether they are mild, moderate, or severe. Hormones regulate the processes within the body, including those in the brain, and even the slightest abnormality can have serious effects on our mental health. The mental symptoms of hormone imbalance include irritability and anxiousness, low mood, mood swings, mental fogginess, and more. Mental health is an important part of overall wellbeing and ignoring these symptoms may worsen the problem.*
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, can be an option to address the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance because BHRT is used to raise hormones in the blood when levels are too low. Every hormone pellet inserted by a Biote Certified Provider is customized based on extensive lab work and patient consultation. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously in a quick, simple procedure, and as the pellets dissolve and are absorbed by the body, they may provide consistent relief for up to three to six months.*
Metabolic syndrome symptoms can be tough to deal with and may be caused by hormonal imbalance in women. Learn more about female metabolic syndrome symptoms, its causes, and how Biote’s Method of hormone replacement therapy may help relieve symptoms.*
Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome In Women With Hormone Imbalance
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of several characteristics that increase the risk of abnormal heart conditions, stroke, and elevated blood sugar. These characteristics include obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides.*
There are a few early symptoms of a metabolic syndrome, such as elevated blood sugar and high blood pressure, which indicate metabolic syndrome.*
Since one of the causes of weight gain can be unbalanced hormones, BHRT may help reduce weight gain by treating the cause of the weight gain by balancing the hormones in the body. Biote’s Method of pellet therapy, or BHRT, may help reduce weight gain or other metabolic syndrome symptoms through its ability to balance hormones.*
The three phases of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause) are brought on by the natural decrease of hormone production that takes place during the process of aging. However, even normal perimenopause symptoms can be stressful. Learn more about the normal perimenopause symptoms and explore how Biote Certified Providers may be able to help!*
Perimenopause Symptoms In Women
Perimenopause is a name given to the beginning stages of menopause. Perimenopause includes changes in the menstrual cycle, trouble with incontinence, increased urinary tract infections (UTIs), decreased libido, low mood, and mood swings. Perimenopause symptoms may also include skin thinning, hair becoming brittle, and a weakening of bone density.*
Many symptoms are associated with the beginning of perimenopause. Some of the most common early symptoms include reduction of the menstrual cycle, hot flashes, insomnia, discomfort with intercourse, and incontinence.*
Exercise during the day, proper nutrition, getting as much rest as possible, and improving our bedtime routine may help reduce the severity of perimenopause symptoms. Some simple suggestions for improving our bedtime routine include not leaving mobile devices near the bed, avoiding foods that can reduce the quality of sleep such as chocolate, caffeine, or alcohol, and going to bed at the same time every night. Problems controlling urination may also be lessened by strengthening the pelvic floor with Kegel exercises. Other self-directed treatments for incontinence can include abstaining from alcohol and drinking plenty of water.
If these treatments aren’t enough, a Biote Certified Provider may help provide relief from perimenopause symptoms using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This Method of hormone optimization helps rebalance a woman’s hormones and may help limit some perimenopause symptoms.*
Dealing with the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be frustrating and sometimes debilitating. Ranging from minor to life-altering, the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance can vary widely. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream and can be caused by a malfunction in the thyroid, reproductive glands, or any other gland that produces hormones. Hormones play an essential role in the body—regulating our tissues and organs, telling them what to do and when to do it—so even small hormonal imbalances can wreak havoc on our everyday lives.*
Physical Symptoms In Women With Hormone Imbalance
Physical symptoms associated with the more common causes of hormonal imbalances include unexplained weight gain or weight loss, difficulty sleeping, changes in blood pressure, brittle or weak bones, unexplained and long-term fatigue, changes in appetite, and more.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, can help relieve the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance by restoring low hormone numbers to their ideal level. Biote’s Method of hormone therapy is customized to meet each patients’ needs. Pellets are inserted subcutaneously in a quick procedure. These pellets then dissolve and are absorbed into the body, releasing doses of hormone therapy for up to three to six months. Biote’s Method of pellet therapy uses bioidentical hormones that resemble the hormones the body produces.*
Menopause is the point of a woman’s life where her ovaries cease estrogen production. During this process, hormonal imbalance is occurring, beginning in the earliest stages of perimenopause. When a woman has not had a period for over a year, she is considered postmenopausal. Learn about the symptoms of postmenopause in women below.
Postmenopause Symptoms In Women
Many different things can occur during the stage of a woman’s life where she is considered postmenopausal. Many women are relieved by the end of their hot flashes and the lessened severity of their mood swings during this time; however, many health issues can arise with lowered estrogen levels. After the twelfth consecutive month where a woman does not have a period, she is considered postmenopausal.
The official indicator or symptom of postmenopause in women is going a full year without a menstrual cycle. Other postmenopause symptoms include changes in sex drive, headaches, difficulty concentrating, hair loss, weight gain, racing heart, difficulty sleeping, and numerous changes emotionally, which can seriously affect everyday life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, replaces hormones that the body loses during postmenopause. Our Method of using pellet therapy through bioidentical hormones duplicates the molecular structure of the body’s hormones. In the Biote Method, a Biote Certified Provider subcutaneously inserts BHRT in pellet form in a quick procedure.*
Menopause is the point in a woman’s life where her ovaries cease estrogen production. During this process, hormonal imbalance is occurring, beginning in the earliest stages of perimenopause. When a woman has not had a period for over a year, she is considered postmenopausal. Learn about the symptoms of postmenopause in women below and how Biote Certified Providers may help lessen postmenopause symptoms.*
Premenstrual Symptoms In Women
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, occurs in women before their menstrual cycles. Normal premenstrual symptoms in women include bloating, uterine cramping, headaches, tender breasts, sleep problems, low sex drive, lower back discomfort, constipation, and weight gain. Normal symptoms of PMS will also have some mood and behavioral symptoms. These PMS symptoms include low mood, irritability, anxiousness, decreased alertness, and withdrawal from family and friends. All normal PMS symptoms should not be severe or long-lasting enough to impact a woman’s quality of life significantly. PMS occurs in the second half of the menstrual cycle, between ovulation and the beginning of menstrual bleeding. There may be a difference between cycles in the quantity of menstrual blood and the severity of PMS symptoms for many women.*
Premenstrual symptoms decline as a woman nears menopause and hormone levels decrease with aging. PMS symptoms may also become less severe by reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and eating a balanced diet.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, can help balance the hormones in a woman’s body and potentially lessen the symptoms of PMS. Biote’s Method of BHRT may offer some relief from premenstrual symptoms in the form of pellet therapy.* Pellets release hormones into the body consistently, at a pace similar to our own body.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that regulates many different metabolic processes throughout the body. Thyroid disorders affect the structure and function of the gland and can create thyroid symptoms. These disorders can be acute or chronic and may be addressed through thyroid replacement therapy.* Keep reading to learn more about the kinds of thyroid disorders, various thyroid symptoms in women, and how our network of certified providers may help relieve thyroid symptoms.
What Is the Thyroid?
There are several kinds of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, and thyroid nodules. The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone. It can arise from issues within any part of the thyroid feedback loop, including the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus.
Hypothyroidism and other thyroid issue symptoms can include fatigue, poor concentration, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold, fluid retention, muscle aches, low mood, and excessive menstrual bleeding.*
If your patients are suffering from female thyroid symptoms, consider the Biote Method of pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, uses bioidentical hormones to supplement low hormone levels or balance high hormone levels in the body. The Biote Method of pellet therapy may relieve thyroid symptoms to help regain emotional and physical balance.*