Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance in Women Over the course of our lives, all of us go through periods of significant hormone imbalances. For women, the most significant of these changes is menopause, which marks the end of the reproductive function. At New Vitality, MD located in Kildeer/Deer Park, IL, we understand that such hormone imbalances in women are a simple fact of life. While you may not have a choice about when they occur, there are a wide variety of treatment options available to help manage the symptoms. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our specialist to determine if you are experiencing a hormonal imbalance. What to look for: The signs of hormonal imbalances in females may be familiar to you as the common signs of menopause: Hot flashes Night sweats Foggy thinking, decreased focus and cognitive ability Lower sex drive Depression and apathy Lack of energy, general fatigue Weight gain, especially around the waist or hips New Vitality MD is committed to helping you manage your signs of hormonal imbalances in women. What is Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen dominance is a specific imbalance where a woman’s progesterone levels are low in comparison to her estrogen levels. Symptoms of this hormonal imbalance in women include: Increased tenderness in breasts Fibrocystic breasts Abdominal and hip area weight gain Decreased libido Increased irritability, mood swings, PMS Period arriving at irregular intervals Thyroid dysfunction, often mistaken for hypothyroidism Fibroids Heavy bleeding and pain during periods Depression Headaches Poor sleep quality or insomnia What causes Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen is the primary hormone during the two weeks prior to ovulation. It is counterbalanced by progesterone for the two weeks after that. Leading up to and during the beginning of menopause, women can have their cycle without ovulating. When this happens, levels of progesterone can plummet, causing hormonal imbalances in women. Contact New Vitality MD in Kildeer/Deer Park, IL, to discuss all the treatment options now available to treat signs of hormonal imbalances in females. Our friendly, professional team is ready to schedule your Free consultation today.