How would you know if you have a hormone imbalance? Most of the women I see already have an inkling that something is out of balance by the symptoms that they are experiencing
Symptoms Of Hormonal Imbalance
- Hair loss
- Irregular periods
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Heavy periods
- Painful periods
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine polyps
- Excessive facial or body hair
- Premenstrual migraines
Most often they have already visited their family doctor who “checked their hormones” and told them “everything is normal” or offered them the birth control pill.
Three Main Problems Here
- By checked their hormones, most doctors mean they’ve done a very superficial screening of hormones, LH, FSH, maybe estradiol and maybe progesterone, but often not measured on specific dates of the menstrual cycle that make the results clinically meaningful.
- When “everything is normal” even though you feel that hormones are imbalanced, it’s because the “normal” ranges for hormones are extremely wide and so even abnormal people fall into the “normal” range.
- Birth control pills only mask the existing hormone imbalance, they don’t correct it.
If you feel like you have a hormone imbalance, always ask for a copy of blood work results so that you can see exactly how extensive testing was and exactly where your results fall in the “normal” range (normal is always in quotes because lab ranges rarely refer to what is actually normal, it is more often an average of unhealthy people).
99% of the time you will find that either: a) only a very few hormones have been tested and/or b) one or more of your results were borderline.
This is spot on! I has a severe hormone imbalance that went untreated for several years. By the time I was able to get the proper testing done, I had 5 cysts on one ovary, 10 on the other, and my insulin level was 4x higher than normal (causing me to be on the high end of "pre-diabetes"). At first I was only offered birth control as a treatment option, but in reality I needed to be on a medication to control my insulin levels. Now almost a year later I have lost over 40lbs without changing my diet or exercise program, and my A1c is normal. My menstrual cycle is still a bit off, but it's much better than it was! Ladies, if you feel there is something wrong with your body insist on the proper testing!! It could literally save your life, and it will most certainly change your life for the better.
İs there any way for a women to produce 2 eggs in her ovalution time? İ am planning a baby after 6 months. With in this 6 months i will make my body healthy enough for conceiving. İ wish for twins.
So what do we do if our Dr runs the normal generic panel of blood work and says you are normal? Then just says they will prescribe BC pill to sort out symptoms. They always do that to me. I had to have an endometrial biopsy because of irregular periods and heavy bleeding. Biopsy was fine. Still feeling horrible. I don't want to go back on BC pill, have been off for about 7 years.
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Hormonal imbalances is a direct result of stress n anxiety, if u can manage this you can achieve success, meditation and yoga is a sure way out Ravi N Sruti
Dear Ayurveda , is there an effective and a permanent solution to fixing this issue? Also does panchakarma help?
Yes I know. I took them for years before I had my son. I used them for birth control not hormonal reasons. I no longer need birth control so I get frustrated when drs want to prescribe to me. I don't understand why they don't test all the hormone levels and just treat the ones that need balancing.
It is tough with conventional medicine. Drs just want to give you birth control pills to sort it out. Not a solution in my mind.