There is a lot of talk about hormone imbalances these days. It is sometimes hard as women to identify symptoms that could be related to hormones and then work to address those with our healthcare providers.

In Dr. Sara Gottfried’s book The Hormone Cure she discusses at length symptoms of hormonal imbalances including thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, cortisol and testosterone. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficult time falling asleep at night
  • Waking up between 2-4 AM and not being able to fall back asleep
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Problems remembering things
  • Craving sugar
  • Craving salt
  • Issues with your skin
  • Crying out of the blue
  • Painful periods
  • Irregular periods
  • PMS
  • Depression
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Cysts (ovarian, breasts or endometrial polyps)
  • Miscarriage

These symptoms may come on gradually and often become the new normal for women before they realize that they are indicating an imbalance in their bodies that can be addressed. Below is a link to a quiz by Dr. Gottfried’s Hormonal Imbalance Quiz that can be a good starting place. You can take the quiz and then schedule an appointment with Dr. Meyer or our Nurse Practitioner, Sarah Julianelle, to go over the results. We can order additional tests and work with you to create a complete comprehensive treatment plan.