How Do You Know If You Have Unbalanced Hormones?


Hormones are incredibly important chemicals in the human body. With over 50 different hormones in our bodies alone, it’s clear that they do many different things and help us live in many different ways. But like any experiment with chemicals, it can be hard to get them perfectly balanced.

Like with a beaker you’ve used in science class, it’s difficult for the human body to balance its chemicals perfectly. That’s usually okay. To have all the hormones slightly off rather than perfectly aligned with our needs is normal. That’s why when hormones are measured in levels so they have a margin of error. But sometimes, hormones can be unbalanced even beyond the margin of error. When this happens, you can experience some issues that cause you discomfort, pain, and other not-so-fun symptoms.

That’s why Optimus Health offers several different procedures to treat unbalanced hormones, but how do you know when to ask for help? Optimus Health can explain.

Signs that You Have Unbalanced Hormones

It’s not always obvious when you suffer from hormone imbalance. While you may be able to know if something is wrong, the many symptoms of hormone imbalance in people assigned-male-at-birth (AMAB) and assigned-female-at-birth (AFAB) crossover with many other conditions. Many conditions cause hormone imbalance, which means they should be treated rather than the hormone imbalance itself.

So you can recognize when you might have a hormone imbalance, we have some of the most common symptoms listed here. This way, you know that you may have unbalanced hormones and can see your doctor or us for help.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in People Assigned-Male-At-Birth

Typically, those who are AMAB have hormone imbalances in testosterone. They can experience hormone imbalances from other hormones, such as estrogen and androgen, but odds are likely that it will be from testosterone. This type of hormone is produced in the testes and can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Decrease or loss of body hair
  • Enlarged breast tissue
  • Decreased or loss of sex drive
  • Loss of muscle mass

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in People Assigned-Female-At-Birth

Those who are AFAB tend to have similar but not exactly the same issues as those who are AMAB. They experience most hormone imbalances with their sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone – which are produced in the ovaries. They can also experience excess testosterone and androgens if they’re suffering from hormone imbalance. Their common symptoms include:

  • Acne on your face, chest, and/or upper back
  • Hair loss from your head
  • Periods with severe symptoms
  • Excess body hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Decreased or loss of sex drive
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal dryness

Conditions that Can Be Caused by Hormone Imbalance

Hormone imbalances can cause more than just someone to be uncomfortable. They can also lead to life-threatening and long-lasting conditions if not diagnosed and treated quickly enough. These conditions include:

  • Diabetes: This is a condition where your pancreas isn’t making enough insulin, which is another hormone in your body. You basically have a near-permanent hormone imbalance, but for a hormone that you need to live.
  • Thyroid disease: This can take the form of low or high hormone levels in your thyroid. Your thyroid makes hormones of the same name for your bloodstream, which keep your metabolism working.
  • Obesity: Many hormones affect how your body can process the food you eat. This can lead to you being unable to process and digest certain foods at the same rates as others, leading to you gaining more weight than others and becoming obese.

Contact the Unbalanced Hormone Experts at Optimus Health

Unbalanced hormones can wreak havoc on a person’s life in more ways than one. Even if the hormone imbalance isn’t life-threatening, you deserve to be comfortable and to live your best life. We have multiple treatments that can help fix unbalanced hormones and reduce your symptoms until you’re at a healthy place. For more information and help, contact us today.

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