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    Are you feeling tired, moody, and overwhelmed all the time? Do you have inexplicable weight gain and fluctuations in your menstrual cycle? If so, a hormone imbalance may be to blame. These are all telltale signs that you may need hormone replacement therapy.

    A hormone imbalance can happen to women at any age. That is why it is important to understand and recognize all the common signs of hormonal imbalances that could be impacting your daily life.

    If you have an estrogen or progesterone deficiency, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help restore your balance and give you relief from frustrating or uncomfortable symptoms. To get your hormone levels assessed, contact our team now to schedule an appointment.

    Most Women Have a Hormone Deficiency During Menopause

    Menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in a woman’s life that can bring about a lot of physical and emotional changes. One of the most significant changes women experience during this time is a decrease in estrogen production. Estrogen is a hormone that plays a crucial role in a woman’s reproductive system, and when levels drop, it can cause a wide range of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be an effective treatment for easing these symptoms by supplementing the body with estrogen and other hormones.

    Hormonal Imbalances Are Increasingly Common in Younger Women

    woman pondering what are the signs that you need hormone replacement therapy

    There are many symptoms that can signal a hormone deficiency, requiring hormone replacement therapy to restore balance.

    Hormonal imbalances are often associated with middle-aged women going through menopause. However, it’s important to remember that younger women can also experience these imbalances due to a variety of factors such as stress, poor diet, or environmental toxins.

    For example, chronic stress can lead to the overproduction of cortisol, a hormone that can then disrupt the balance of other hormones in the body. A poor diet lacking in essential nutrients can also interfere with hormone production, leading to imbalances. Additionally, exposure to environmental toxins, often in the form of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in certain plastics and personal care products, can mimic or interfere with the body’s natural hormones, leading to imbalances and related health issues.

    Whether it’s irregular periods, acne, or mood swings, these symptoms can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. Luckily, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can provide relief and restore balance. With the right treatment and lifestyle changes, women can regain control of their hormonal health and live their best lives.

    Signs You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy

    If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and they’re not improving with lifestyle changes, it may be time to talk to our healthcare providers about hormone replacement therapy. We offer effective options to help you get back to feeling like yourself again. Don’t suffer needlessly when there are solutions available!

    • Fatigue: Chronic tiredness or fatigue, which isn’t alleviated by rest, is a common symptom of hormonal imbalances. It can be caused by low levels of certain hormones, such as thyroid hormones or cortisol.
    • Anxiety or Depression: Hormones play a crucial role in regulating mood. Imbalances, particularly in hormones like serotonin, progesterone, and estrogen, can contribute to feelings of anxiety or depression.
    • Acne: Hormonal imbalances can lead to an overproduction of sebum, causing acne breakouts, typically around the chin and jawline.
    • Weight Gain: Hormones regulate metabolism and appetite. Disruptions can lead to sudden or unexplained weight gain, especially around the midsection.
    • Insomnia: Imbalances in hormones like melatonin, cortisol, or progesterone can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia.
    • Changes in Hair or Skin: Hormones play a significant role in maintaining skin and hair health. Imbalances can lead to hair loss or thinning, as well as dry, oily, or excessively sensitive skin.
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Hormonal imbalances can affect gut function, leading to symptoms of IBS such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
    • Low Sex Drive: Changes in sex hormone levels, particularly estrogen and testosterone, can lead to a decreased libido.
    • Hot Flashes: A sudden feeling of warmth, particularly in the face, neck, and chest, often accompanied by sweating and a rapid heartbeat, can be a sign of declining estrogen levels.
    • Heart Palpitations: Changes in hormonal levels can affect heart rate, potentially causing palpitations or the feeling of a rapidly beating heart.
    • Low Motivation: Changes in mood-regulating hormones can lead to feelings of low motivation or enthusiasm.
    • Brain Fog: Hormonal imbalances can affect cognitive function, leading to memory problems and difficulties in focusing, also known as “brain fog”.
    • Bone Loss: Declining estrogen levels can lead to a decrease in bone density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
    • Irregular Periods: Hormones regulate the menstrual cycle, and imbalances can lead to irregular periods, heavy bleeding, or missed periods altogether.

    Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Alleviate Many Symptoms

    Do you feel like something is off with your body but you can’t quite put your finger on it? Low hormone levels could be to blame. Our providers delve into the root cause of your hormonal imbalance so we can provide the ideal hormone replacement treatment for you. Bioidentical therapy might be just what you need to get back to feeling like yourself again.

    Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses hormones that are identical on a molecular level to the natural hormones found in the body. Derived from plant estrogens, these bioidentical hormones mimic the function of our natural hormones, thereby restoring balance. The therapy works by supplementing the body’s hormone levels to counteract deficiencies and alleviate symptoms. The dosage is customized to your needs, helping to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

    With hormone levels in check, you’ll regain the energy, focus, and overall quality of life you’ve been missing. Our healthcare providers will guide you through the process, monitoring your progress and making any necessary adjustments for optimal results.

    Support and Treatment from a Team That Cares About You

    Sudden or unexplained changes in your body could be signs of a hormonal imbalance. Fortunately, we can help. We are here to listen to your concerns, diagnose your condition, and recommend an effective course of treatment.

    Our goal is for you to live the best quality of life possible. Let us help you improve your health so you can live a happier and healthier life—contact us now to schedule an appointment!


    It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Dr. Sridevi Panchamukhi will be discontinuing her affiliation with HerKare. Dr. Panchamoukhi’s last day with HerKare was Monday, March 27, 2023. As a patient you may obtain copies of your medical records or arrange transfer of your medical records to another physician. HerKare Physician Group, PLLC will continue to maintain your medical records. You may reach out to to obtain copies of your records. We wish Dr. Panchamoukhi the very best.