Some of the most common hormonal imbalance symptoms in women could be gynecological problems such as infertility, miscarriage, period disturbances, polycystic ovarian syndrome and so on. There could be symptoms relating emotional and psychological functions to such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, and memory problems.
Hormonal imbalance symptoms could also manifest in physical ways such as weight gain, bloating, acne, headaches, thinning hair on the head and excess hair on the face and limbs, fatigue and tiredness, insomnia, blood pressure disturbance and so on.
The hormonal imbalance symptoms that a woman has depend upon the kind and extent of the hormonal imbalance. The type of hormone that a woman is either deficient in or has in excess and the treatment will also be determined by this.
Estrogen Imbalance Symptoms
If a woman is deficient in estrogen this will result in symptoms such as irregular menstruation, tiredness, insomnia, libido problems, joint pain, depression, mood swings, low self esteem, memory problems and a host of other problems.
An excess of estrogen can also cause symptoms such as PMS, fibroids, allergies, fertility problems or miscarriage, blood pressure problems, cramps and many others.
Some of these symptoms of low estrogen can be considered to be normal when they occur in menopausal women and may not be cause for concern or need treatment unless they are severe or bothersome. However when these symptoms occur in younger women, they could be a sign of premature ovarian failure that could in turn lead to a host of other problems and so should be treated.
Estrogen dominance is more commonly seen in women who are overweight or obese. Also women with high blood pressure, poorly controlled diabetes may find that they have hormonal imbalance symptoms that correspond to excess estrogen.
When the levels of progesterone are higher than required they may result in hormonal imbalance symptoms such as excessive sleepiness, scanty menstrual bleeding, vaginal dryness, bloating, and decreased immunity to certain infections.
Low progesterone could cause thyroid problem, low blood sugar, weight gain, water retention, fibrocystic breasts, depression, infertility and many other symptoms.
Sometimes progesterone is low in relation to estrogen levels, in which case it is known as Estrogen Dominance. However sometimes both progesterone and estrogen levels are low and so it has to be determined what combination of factors are at work to produce the symptoms that a woman has.
In general androgen is thought of as male hormone and an excess of this in women could cause certain troublesome symptoms. Acne could be a problem, ovarian cysts of polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive hair on the arms and face as well as thinning hair on the head, and infertility could be the result of excess androgen hormone s in women.
Sometimes periods could be absent altogether and in other cases they could be irregular. Women may tend to put on weight around their abdomen, and cholesterol problems may also be seen.
Hormonal imbalance symptoms of low androgen in women could mean lower sex drive, vaginal dryness, and feelings of tiredness and being unwell.