Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter! In this edition, we delve into the significance of hormones, explore common hormonal imbalances in women, and highlight how our laboratory can help you gain a deeper understanding of your hormonal health.
WHAT ARE HORMONES?
Hormones are chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands in the body. They travel through the bloodstream to various tissues and organs, where they regulate and coordinate a wide range of bodily functions.
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is an excess or deficiency of certain hormones in the body. These imbalances can result in a wide range of symptoms and health issues that may significantly impact a woman's quality of life. Some common hormonal imbalances in women include:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A hormonal disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries with small cysts, irregular periods, acne, and excessive hair growth.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): A group of symptoms experienced by some women before menstruation, including mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness, and fatigue.
Conditions such as: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) or Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid), can disrupt hormone production, leading to various symptoms like weight changes, fatigue and mood disturbances.
During this natural transition, a woman's hormone levels, particularly estrogen and progesterone, decrease, causing symptoms such as hot flashes, snight sweats, and mood swings.