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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN

Hormones that are produced in our endocrine glands act as chemical messengers. These vital chemicals travel all around our body and affect the way our tissues and organs function. In addition to that, hormones play a crucial role in controlling the major processes of our body such as reproduction and metabolism.

Hormonal imbalance is one of the most common health issues in women and reports claim that millions of women in the country are suffering from hormonal imbalance issues. It is crucial to note that having too little or too much of just a single hormone can bring severe changes to your entire body. Therefore, it is always better to ensure that you are not having any kind of hormonal imbalance issues by scheduling a visit to an affordable health clinic.

Symptoms

Apparently, the hormones in our body play a vital role in maintaining our overall health. So, if there happens to a hormonal imbalance, you might exhibit a number of symptoms or signs. Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women are as follows.

  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Excessive hair growth in on the chin, face, and other body parts
  • Acne on the chest, upper back, and face
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Skin darkening and skin tags
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal atrophy

If you were experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, get in touch with expert health care providers at a free womens clinic before things get worse.

Causes

There are a number of reasons for a hormonal imbalance to happen in women. The causes may significantly vary based on which glands or hormones are affected. However, some of the most commonly reported causes of hormonal imbalance issues in women are:

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Premature menopause
  • PCOS
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency

Treatment

Unfortunately, health care providers will not be able to diagnose hormonal imbalance with a single test. Therefore, you will be asked to undergo a few tests during your initial visit to a free womens clinic. This will help the health care providers to diagnose the problem and suggest the right treatment option that will help you to overcome hormonal imbalance issues.

About the Author

Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.