Causes of Hormonal Imbalance that Aren’t Menopause

Causes of Hormonal Imbalance that Aren’t Menopause

Hormonal imbalances can make you feel exhausted, irritable, off your game, sick to your stomach, or even cause chronic headaches or muscle pains. Identifying a hormonal imbalance is the first step to treatment.

At Ketaesthetic in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, our experienced team of specialists can help you balance your body’s hormone levels with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). We offer HRT using pellets that release a slow, steady dose of the correct hormones into your body to restore balance.

Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

Since hormones are not a visible aspect of your body, imbalances aren’t always easy to spot. However, there are some signs to look out for that can help you determine if you should discuss hormonal imbalance symptoms with your doctor.

Sudden weight loss or gain

Weight loss of ten pounds or more without any change in diet or exercise could indicate a hormonal imbalance. Similarly, weight gain without a noticeable increase in food may suggest that your hormone levels need attention. 

When your body is extremely over or underweight, your risk of hormonal imbalances grows. People who have had eating disorders are also at higher risk for hormonal imbalances.

Sleep problems

When you sleep, your body produces progesterone. If the body doesn’t produce enough of this hormone, you may find it hard to get to sleep. Sleep is linked to most of the body’s functions, so a lack of sleep affects you in numerous ways. 

Hair loss and thinning hair

Hair loss and thin hair are often a sign of thyroid problems which are linked to hormonal imbalances. This symptom can be obvious as you may lose large amounts of hair just by brushing or washing it. 

Chronic acne

A few blemishes here and there are nothing to be concerned about. However, acne that won’t go away can be a sign of hormonal imbalance caused by excess androgen levels. 

Memory fog and fatigue

Often related to the thyroid, memory fog is a condition where you find it hard to remember things, feel dazed, or extremely fatigued despite getting enough sleep. This can also be a sign of a hormone imbalance. 

Non-menopausal causes of hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors. While menopause is one of the most common causes of hormonal imbalances, other causes of hormonal imbalances include:

Hormonal imbalances can also develop due to conditions where your immune system attacks your hormonal glands, such as in the case of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. 

Getting answers and help for hormonal imbalances

We can check for many hormone issues through blood tests, urine tests, pelvic exams, and ultrasounds. We treat hormone issues with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to replace the estrogen or testosterone levels in your body and restore them to a healthy balance. With our HRT pellets, you only have to have your treatment done three or four times a year.

To schedule a consultation to discuss a potential hormonal imbalance, call our Ketaesthetic specialists at 973-604-3848 or request an appointment online

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