Hormone therapy for women, also known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a medical treatment to supplement or replace the natural hormones that a woman's body begins to stop producing during and after menopause.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women
Hormonal imbalances in women can lead to a wide range of symptoms, which vary depending on the specific hormone out of balance. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:
- Irregular periods or heavy bleeding
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood swings and irritability
- Fatigue and low energy levels
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Acne or other skin problems
- Hair loss or thinning
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Vaginal dryness or discomfort during sex
- Changes in libido or sex drive
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- PMS symptoms, such as bloating, cramping, and headaches
Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, diet, medications, and several underlying medical conditions, and a full medical assessment is an essential step in treating the underlying cause of the symptoms.