Women have more fluctuations in hormones due to menstrual cycle, childbearing, perimenopause and menopause. High estrogen can cause mood swings and tender breasts while low estrogen can cause weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats. Low progesterone can cause anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Menopausal women should be getting some hormones from their adrenal glands; if these glands are not optimized, it can negatively affect this process.
For men, low testosterone can cause weight gain, low libido, and lack of motivation while increased estrogen can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction or increased development of breast tissue.
These are just a few examples of imbalances and their causes. There are simply too many imbalances that can occur to name them all, but we can all agree that when our hormones are out of balance, we can feel out of control.
There are different options for hormone replacement, some more natural than others. Herbal support is a great option and bioidentical hormones are another. Making sure hormones are balanced helps the body function optimally. Talk to our supportive staff to see what time of the month is best for you to get the most accurate information from your Hormone Testing.