I’ve been helping women balance their hormones and optimize fertility for over ten years now, and while every client’s personal situation is different, I see the same symptoms of hormone imbalance over and over. This week on the blog, I thought it might be really helpful to share the top ten symptoms of hormone imbalance I see time and time again, what causes the symptoms my clients experience, and most importantly, what to do about it.
Because if you’re reading this, odds are you’ve experienced one or more of these symptoms!
First and foremost, while you can get a good idea of where your imbalances lie according to your symptoms, it’s still really important to test your hormone levels to uncover the exact imbalance that may be happening which is at the root of the symptoms you’re experiencing. I always tell clients that trying to treat hormone imbalance or infertility without knowing EXACTLY what your hormones are doing is like trying to play darts with a blindfold on. Not the best idea 😉
The Comprehensive Hormone Panel is the hormone test I recommend for all women to get a baseline reading of the most important hormones to be aware of. This includes all the sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), adrenal hormones (cortisol x4, DHEA), and a full thyroid panel (TSH, free T3, free T4, and thyroid antibodies). Testing is done during your luteal phase in the comfort of your own home, and will give you powerful information to address any and all symptoms of hormone imbalance that you’re experiencing.
There are also some important basic foundational recommendations everyone should incorporate, regardless of where your imbalances lie:
Make sure you’re eating whole, real, organic food the majority of the time. This means organic veggies and fruits, high quality fats and oils, wild caught fish and seafood, pasture-raised eggs, and organic, pasture-raised meats. Second, make sure you’re drinking half your body weight in ounces of clean, filtered water every day. Third, make sure you’re moving your body every day, and getting at least 8 hours of deep restorative sleep every night.
With all that said, let’s dive into the top 10 symptoms I see most often in my practice.
Low progesterone and low thyroid
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Low progesterone, low thyroid
High or low cortisol, high or low estrogen, low thyroid, or high insulin
Optimize your quality of sleep by sleeping in a dark and cool room (68 degrees or less), and completely blacking out your room.
Low or high thyroid, high testosterone or high estrogen
Low thyroid hormones, low estrogen, low cortisol
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What led you to read this blog post? Have you experienced any of the symptoms of hormone imbalances discussed above? Have you ever had your hormones tested?
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