3 Signs You Might Have A Hormonal Imbalance

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Are you experiencing medical symptoms that you can’t explain? You’re certainly not alone! Many men and women fall victim to hormonal imbalances, impacting overall quality of life. But how do you know if hormone imbalances are at play? Here are some of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalances for men and women. 

Weight gain

Have 10-20 pounds you can’t seem to lose? It might be time to check your hormone levels. Hormone imbalances affect people of all ages, but are most commonly seen in men and women above the age of 50 due to the natural aging process. More specifically, estrogen and testosterone imbalances can lead to weight gain, increases in body fat, decreases in muscle mass, and redistribution of body fat to the abdominal area. Cortisol and leptin levels may also cause weight gain. 


Menopause is marked by fluctuations in hormones, which can result in decreased quality of sleep and ongoing fatigue. This lower quality of sleep can be attributed to changing levels of a hormone called progesterone, a pregnancy hormone known to have a “sedative effect.” In womens’ younger years, progesterone functions to support pregnancy, however once a woman is past childbearing years, her body no longer produces as much progesterone, thus interfering with sleep patterns.

Men may also experience fatigue and decreased sleep quality resulting from hormone imbalances. In many cases, the culprit for these symptoms is low testosterone levels-a condition called hypogonadism. The male body secretes the most testosterone while sleeping, which means that poor sleep quality can result in lower-than-optimal testosterone levels. This can lead to even poorer sleep quality by causing a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which an individual repeatedly stops breathing while asleep. 

Memory loss

Are your memories just not sticking like they used to? Again, changing or imbalanced hormone levels could be the cause. Studies show memory loss affects more women than men. In fact, nearly two thirds of Alzheimer's patients are women. While there is no definitive reason for this trend, evidence suggests estrogen fluctuations during menopause can cause stress and memory loss.

Other hormonal imbalance symptoms

Hormones regulate how the body works, so naturally, symptoms can range from A all the way to Z. Below are several other hormonal imbalance symptoms to look out for.

  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness and/or tenderness
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased sex drive

Of course we wouldn’t worry you with all these symptoms without a solution. Inspire Medical specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and can help you find the root of your symptoms!


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