HIGH/LOW SYMPTOMS

Finding the correct balance of hormones with your HRT can take some time. While regular blood testing is advisable when you are still in the tweaking phase of HRT, many doctors and in some cases countries adjust hormones solely based on external symptoms. This method can be problematic as some of the symptoms of hormone excess are similar to the symptoms of hormone levels being low.

 

As time goes on, many women develop keener instincts as to their own bodies and whether their hormones are moving in the right direction or the wrong one, and learn to adjust accordingly.While we urge women who are struggling through the tweaking phase of HRT to be proactive in pursuing regular blood testing to gage their levels, below we have included a signs and symptoms list to better deduce where your hormone levels fall.

 

Excess Estrogen:

 

  • Bloating

  • Water Retention

  • Weight Gain

  • Weight Gain in Stomach and Hips

  • Breast Tenderness and Swelling

  • Anxiety

  • Nervousness

  • Irritability

  • Decreased Sex Drive

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Fibrocystic Breasts

  • Headache

  • Breakthrough Bleeding (for women with a Uterus only)

  • Mood Swings

  • Hair Loss

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Brain Fog

 

Estrogen Deficiency:

 

  • Hot Flashes

  • Night Sweats

  • Vaginal Dryness (Atrophy)

  • Skin Dryness

  • Formication

  • Itching Skin

  • Dry Eyes

  • Muscle Aches

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Twitching

  • Brittle Hair and Nails

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Bone Loss

  • Brain Fog

  • Incontinence

  • Increase in UTI’s

  • Bladder Problems

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Crying Spells

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Memory Problems

  • Body and Joint Aches

  • Fatigue

  • Arthritis

  • Difficulty Reaching Orgasm

  • Decreased Sex Drive

  • Painful Intercourse

 

Excess Progesterone:

 

  • Depression

  • Decreased Sex Drive

  • Sleepiness

  • Candida Infections

  • Weight Gain

  • Swelling of the Breasts and Body

  • Headaches

 

Progesterone Deficiency:

 

  • Hot Flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Incontinence

  • Bone Loss

  • Brain Fog

  • Vaginal Dryness

  • Anxiety

  • Crying Spells

  • Weight Gain

  • Fluid Retention

  • Breakthrough Bleeding (for women with a Uterus only)

  • Arthritis

 

Excess Testosterone:

 

  • Acne

  • Oily Skin

  • Excessive Body Hair

  • Facial Hair

  • Loss of Scalp Hair

 

Testosterone Deficiency:

 

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of Sex Drive

  • Aches and Pains

  • Depression

  • Memory Problems

  • Decreased Muscle Mass

  • Brain Fog

  • Vaginal Dryness

  • Difficulty Reaching Orgasm

  • Hair Loss

 

Excess Cortisol (Adrenal Glands):

 

  • Fatigue

  • Bone Loss

  • Depression

  • Loss of Muscle Mass

  • Thinning Skin

  • Weight Gain in Abdomen

  • Night Sweats

 

Cortisol Deficiency:

 

  • Allergies

  • Cold Body Temperature

  • Aches and Pains

  • Arthritis

  • Sugar Cravings

  • Decreased Sex Drive

  • Night Sweats

  • Fatigue

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