The ovaries produce many hormones. Chief among them are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone interact to coordinate a woman’s menstrual cycle during her reproductive years. The brain produces the hormones follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the ovaries. When any of the hormones coming from the brain or the ovaries are imbalanced, symptoms may occur. Imbalances are most common in puberty and menopause, but imbalances can happen at any age. Several conditions are well known to be associated with hormonal imbalance including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, breast disease, and menstrual irregularities.

Symptoms Of Female Hormone Imbalance (In Alphabetical Order)

  • Acne or Oily Skin
  • Bloating
  • Bone Loss
  • Decreased Fertility
  • Depression
  • Excess Facial and Body Hair
  • Hot Flashes
  • Heavy or Painful Periods
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritability
  • Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Loss of Scalp Hair
  • Low Libido
  • Memory Lapses
  • Mood Swings
  • Nervousness
  • Night Sweats
  • Poor Concentration
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Tender or Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Weight Gain