5 Symptoms That Could Mean You Are Suffering From Low Hormone Levels

Men and women can experience hormonal imbalances that warrant replacement therapy with BioTE® pellets by the expert staff at Signature Skin Care. As women approach menopause, hormones including estrogen and progesterone decrease. As men age, they may experience a dramatic decrease in testosterone. Both sexes can experience issues with low levels of thyroid, DHEA, and other hormones, too.

Hormones act as chemical messengers, controlling a number of important bodily functions. When levels are low, you don’t feel like yourself. Look for these signs that your hormone levels are low and talk to the team at Signature Skin Care to find out about your options for hormone replacement therapy.

Sexual dysfunction

Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone, while testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. When women experience a decline in estrogen, they may also feel less excited about heading to the bedroom. Low estrogen levels also cause thinning of vaginal tissue and vaginal dryness that can make intercourse painful.

When men experience a dramatic decrease in testosterone levels, they may also lose some of their sexual desires. Plus, erectile dysfunction is a very serious side effect making it harder to perform.

Sleep disturbances

In women, estrogen promotes healthy sleep by helping the body use serotonin and other neurochemicals important to the snoozing process. When women have adequate estrogen levels, they usually experience fewer awakenings and fall asleep pretty readily. But, when your estrogen levels lower, you may suffer bouts of insomnia or frequent awakenings. Low estrogen levels also cause uncomfortable symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes that make sleep even more uncomfortable.

Men with low testosterone levels may experience sleep disturbances, including insomnia, too.

Increased body fat

Estrogen in women helps fat storage direct to the hips and thighs. As estrogen levels decrease, you may find this fat migrating more to your midsection, in a more male-like pattern of a bit of a belly. You may also find it harder to drop pounds when you have erratic hormone levels.

In men, low testosterone levels make it harder to hold onto muscle mass. Even if you’re working out, you may experience a decrease in lean mass and an increase in body fat.

Fatigue and waning energy levels

Low hormone levels – whether those be sex hormones, growth hormones, or thyroid hormones – can wreak havoc on your fatigue levels. If you’re getting plenty of sleep, but still feeling exhausted, low hormone levels may be to blame. Your normal motivation and drive may be missing, too.

Mood changes

Low levels of the sex hormones in men and women can lead to irritability, moodiness, and dramatic mood swings. If you’re finding yourself on edge or feel extra emotional, your hormones may be to blame. Depression is linked to low testosterone in men, too.

The other effects of low hormones, such as sleep disturbances, mood changes, and body changes, can further depress men’s and women’s moods.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of low hormone levels, don’t just tolerate them. Know that natural treatment to get these chemicals back into balance is available. Get your levels tested at Signature Skin Care and learn about the possibilities of hormone therapy to help you restore your health and quality of life.

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